The Maldives Islands make up an island nation consisting of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. They are situated south of India’s Lakshadweep islands, about 700 kilometers south-west of Sri Lanka. The Maldives encompass 1,192 small islands, roughly two hundred of which are inhabited.
If you’re a world-weary traveler, you probably need a bit of persuading to visit this paradise on earth. Here are 5 reasons to visit Maldives.
Welcome on board of one of the most exciting taxi in the world, the seaplane.
Please be aware, you are about to live an extraordinary experience. Flying on board of a seaplane in Maldives is one of the many ultimate experiences that the destination has to offer. If you go to Maldives, you will probably have the chance to fly with one of them as they are mainly used as transfers to bring passengers to the many remote resorts of the archipelago.
Flight duration can be as short as 10-15 minutes for the closest hideaway upto an hour to reach one of the most far away resort, Beach House Manafaru, located in the most Northern Maldivian Atoll of Haa Alifu.
- Twenty-Six Coral Atolls
When the talk is about Maldives, the first thing that strikes the mind is indeed the captivating coral atolls with white sandy beaches. These atolls rise as high as thousands of meters from the sea level. These coral atolls have paved way for attracting more and more marine life. Maldives is considered to be one of the best diving destinations, due to the extensive marine life out here. Each atoll of Maldives is taken care of by an independent Atoll Chief (Atholhu Veriyaa), who is appointed by the President of Maldivian Government.
- Great Seafood
Maldivian cuisine makes good use of native fish species, a staple ingredient on many restaurant menus in this small island nation. For a truly unique experience, patrons of the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, can enjoy contemporary European cuisine five meters below sea level. The intimate restaurant, whose name means ‘mother of pearl’ in the native Maldivian language Dhivehi, offers a luxury six-course set dinner featuring such delicacies as, Malossol imperial caviar with sour cream potato blinis, and yellowtail kingfish with a saffron champagne risotto and beurre blanc foam, followed by vanilla chocolate vantage with mango sorbet.
- Visa? What’s that?
Maldives grants visa-free or visa-on-arrival status to all nations of the world for 30 days, and an extension of further 60 days is available for a fee. The 30 day stay rule does not apply to the citizens of the following countries – Brunei (15 days) and India (90 days). Visitors who have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone must obtain visa in advance due to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
- Neon Blue Waters
Waters in the Maldives look spectacular in the day and like something out of a James Cameron movie in the night. Yes, it turns a thrilling shade of neon blue at night. Glowing blue water washes up on a beach in Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives. The result of a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, it occurs when a micro-organism in sea water is disturbed by oxygen
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