In the Indian Ocean, a thousand pieces of paradise are scattered about in a collection of islets known as the Maldives Islands. Only 200 of them are inhabited, leaving the rest in pristine, natural condition. Coral reefs, warm waters, and white sand accommodate enchanting marine life and set the mood for either a romantic getaway or family holiday.
Leisure and recreation are the highlights here with the abundance of diving and snorkeling opportunities. Ship wrecks can be explored at such sites as The Ship Yard and the Halaveli Wreck
. The Aquarium is a dive site visited as a day trip and is excellent for exploring marine life. Coral, young fish, turtles, and even manta rays in the rainy season can all be seen here. Fish Head
is natural and very much alive in terms of sea life thanks to strict regulations that disallow fishing, anchoring, or even the collecting of shells and coral.
Accommodation in the Maldives Islands can be accessed solely by domestic flights or by speed boat. With resorts spread throughout the archipelago, flights by seaplane can take up to 45 minutes from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Maldives Islands for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.