trip to the exotic Maldives and stay in style
Photo: Maldives panorama CC BY-ND 2.0 Mac
you are looking for an exotic island destination offering the best in crystal
clear waters and clean white sand, you just canít go wrong by heading to
the Maldives. This island nation is nestled in the Indian Ocean and consists
of a double chain of 26 atolls lying between the southernmost part of India
and around 750 kilometers south west of Sri Lanka.
Maldives has experienced a varied history of occupations, including the
colonial powers of Portugal, the Netherlands and Britain from the mid-16th
century and the Maldives finally gained independence from Britain in 1968
and became the Republic of Maldives.
capital of the Maldives is the city of Malé, which is one of the
most densely populated cities in the world and is situated on North Malé
can be seen from the photo, the city completely occupies the atoll with
no space to extend any further. Besides being the most densely populated
cities, it is also the lowest lying and many are concerned as to the effect
on this city should sea levels rise. Malé itself consists of a central
island, an airport island, and two other islands.
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Malé itself is a busy place to visit, other Atolls in the Maldives
are of more attraction for holiday makers, some with exotic and traditional
accommodation, such as that on offer by Overwater
Bungalows. In these luxury villa accommodations you are literally sleeping
over the water and can walk out to a clear turquoise view with incredibly
blue skies, turning around to see palm-fringed beaches. There are several
beautiful resorts to choose from throughout the islands.
Maldives in the morning CC BY-ND 2.0 Mac
is the largest industry in the Maldives with the archipelago of islands
popular with tourists worldwide. The beautiful islands, crystal clear waters
and the charming people of the islands make for a great touristic draw.
tourist resort in the Maldives consists of islands offering exclusive
accommodation and the population of that island is made up of tourists
and employees of the resort, with no local people or houses. Each resort
offers a range of different sized accommodations along with restaurants,
shops, coffee bars, discos and diving schools for the newly initiated.
the restaurants, the typical Maldivian cuisine can be enjoyed along with
international options. The typical local food is healthy and delicious,
consisting mainly of fish and coconuts, which are used in the grated form
and squeezed to obtain coconut oil or milk to use in the dishes. Delicious
curries are most definitely the order of the day.
in the islands revolve around the beaches and sea, with water sports such
as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing
and kite boarding all great attractions.
conclusion, for those looking for an exotic paradise in which to spend
their next holiday, where sheer relaxation, gorgeous palm-fringed beaches
and crystal clear turquoise waters are the order of the day, the Maldives
is the absolutely perfect choice.
- Maldives Travel Guide -