For a long time, the Republic of Maldives was one of the best-kept secrets in the world; a beautiful string of low-lying coral islands in the Indian Ocean, a paradise for watersports enthusiasts and sunseekers alike. Now the islands are developing quickly to become an increasingly popular long-haul destination. The country’s 26 natural atolls offer nautical delights from night-fishing trips, windsurfing and scuba-diving. Many islands embrace enormous lagoons, where bright blue-green water laps gently.
The Maldives “The beautiful garland in the Indian Ocean” or as some say, the necklace of pearls. This is the dream holiday destination for millions all over the world.
A country known as the idyllic, peaceful heaven, with more than 1800 “Robinson Crusoe” like coral islands surrounded by vast shimmering lagoons of aquamarine and turquoise and endless azure sea- the country with 99% water compared to the 1% land.
The nation’s largest attraction is the underwater coral gardens, with its colourful inhabitants ” the richest collection of multicolored fish and live coral reefs which adds up to a diver’s paradise. For the thousands of visitors who pursue this dream and find their way here, services of the highest quality is offered.
From October 1972 when the Maldive Islands opened its doors to international visitors till today, over 10 million tourists have visited Maldives, out of which 20% of tourists are regular repeat visitors.
With only 73 holiday resorts from over a thousand uninhabited islands, The Maldives boasts of a tourism industry based on quality over quantity.
For those who are active, a range of water-sports are offered. Excursions, night-fishing and safari cruises.what more can you ask for? If that’s not enough to keep you coming back again and again, then think of the best restaurants and shopping this nation has to offer. Before you know it, you will be extending your stay in this piece of heaven.