Make your next vacation an idyll holiday and visit the Maldives. Located in the northern Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea areas, this archipelago offers peaceful scenic retreats in tropical settings for your own personalized and relaxing sanctuary. There are 1192 coral islands in 26 atolls beautifully spread. Treat yourself to Maldivian tranquillity, see the sights, participate in the culture, take in the natural surroundings and feast on the cuisine.
The way of life is a stark contrast to the pace of city living, making these islands a perfect place to visit for rest and relaxation. The economy of Maldives is mainly based on fishing and other marine products as well as tourism that accounts for 28% of the GDP.
Indulge your Senses
Food is based on fish, coconuts and starches. Most food such as fruits and vegetables are imported because the high alkaline soil from the coral makes it hard for them to grow. Some islands have developed a layer of top soil making some planting and growing possible. Maldives exports fish, canned and frozen tuna. Alcohol is not allowed on the islands except for in resorts. However, the locals have their own brew. It’s called raa, and it’s made from the crown of the coconut palm.
Feel the Tropical Paradise
You may come to the Maldives to relax, but when visiting the islands you will find plenty of things to do. Relax and swim at the most beautiful beaches there are on Earth. Visit to the Manta Point on Baa Atoll that is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve provides for the memorable diving experience. Familiarize yourself with the nature and wildlife at the marine conservation centre as well. Many fishing, snorkelling and diving opportunities are available. Not certified to dive? No problem. Diving schools are available for your convenience with options for day and night diving experiences. Other outdoor activities include dolphin and whale watching, shark diving, wind surfing, and water and jet skiing. There are plenty of historic and religious sites to visit as well as the National Museum in Male. The Maldives are often called as ‘the tropical paradise’ and there many reasons for it.
Leave Your Foot Prints on the Beach
Beautiful resorts, beaches and diving are the two most important attractions that bring tourists to the Maldives. The white sand water front offers endless views of clear blue and quiet water. Bungalows extend out into the shallow areas, surrounding you with gentle waves with sounds that rock you into a peaceful and restful slumber. You will wake to quiet mornings and have the option to jump into the water and snorkel right from your retreat. The climate is tropical, but the storms are few because the reef protects the islands. This adds to the peaceful surroundings as you won’t have to worry about the weather and rounds your entire experience in the Maldives into true idyll holiday.