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Maldives – Nature at its Best!

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Sun, sand and sea, a thousand islands, massive lagoons with different depths and infinite shades of blue and turquoise, dazzling underwater coral gardens; a perfect natural combination for the ideal tropical holiday destination: Maldives. The Maldives is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean. Maldives is famous for its natural beauty which includes the blue ocean and white beaches, accompanied by pleasant temperatures.

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Things to do in Maldives

The Maldives is famed for its rare underwater beauty. The climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and windsurfing.

The profusion of psychedelic colours and the abundance and variety of life underwater have fascinated divers and snorkellers since Maldives was discovered as a diving destination. The highest level of visibility that one could expect – sometimes exceeding 50 metres – and warm temperatures throughout the year makes diving in the Maldives a delight you would want to experience over and over again.

Maldives has some of the best dive sites in the world and many visit the Maldives repeatedly for the sole purpose of diving. Snorkelling over the shallow reefs of the islands is an ideal way to explore the underwater world. The house reefs of most of the islands are just a few strokes away from the beach. Even the reefs are quite shallow and one may simply walk up to the reef to enjoy its beauty. Snorkelling equipment is available at all the resorts.

Surfing is relatively new to the Maldives, especially compared to more established activities such as scuba diving. For resort-based surfing, it is advisable to choose one of the resorts on the eastern side of North Male Atoll where you could get access to a number of excellent breaks.

A holiday on a cruise boat in the Maldives is often said to be the best way to truly experience the unique splendour and tranquility of this tropical paradise. Holidaying on a cruise boat makes it possible for you to sample many varied dive sites at different atolls and locations and lets you to sample island life and appreciate the unique beauty of different resort islands.

Spinner Dolphins are the most common species in the Maldives. While nothing with wildlife can be absolutely guaranteed, you will never have a better chance to watch wild dolphins playing in their natural environment than right here.

Another activity related to the Maldives is shopping! Exquisite malls with everything from garments to electronics are available especially in the capital, Male.

Places to Visit in Maldives

The well-known elegance and glamour of Hilton is enhanced at Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa. Sited on two islands of the renowned tropical paradise of Maldives, this six-star resort has spectacular water villas that are the best in the Indian Ocean, beach villas, spa water villas with private treatment rooms, over-water spa with glass-floored treatment rooms, restaurants with great menus.

Another place you should not miss is the Laguna Beach Resort which is an ideal getaway for any type of vacation. And if you are travelling with family, the crystal-clear lagoons immediately surrounding the white sands of Laguna Beach Resort are shallow enough for young beach-lovers to enjoy while a few minute’s snorkelling distance away colourful tropical fish swarm over a magnificent house reef.

Maldives, the small gem in the garland of pearls on the Indian Ocean is truly a piece of paradise.