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The Maldives encapsulates sheer tropical bliss in each of its low-lying coral islands. Located off the coast of India and Sri Lanka, this string of islands group into 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean.
These ancient coral reefs grew up on the edges of towering volcanoes which have long since sunk into the ocean, leaving behind the beautiful coral islands that lie there today.
Renowned for luxury and romance, these islands are a couple’s paradise. Sun-worshippers and watersport enthusiasts will be in heaven with expansive lagoons and cobalt blue water lapping white sandy beaches.
The beautiful coral reefs and lagoons make for exquisite watersport conditions. Night-fishing trips, speed boating, surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing are all very popular. The Maldives is considered one of the best places in the world for snorkelling with an exquisite marine life comprising octopus, turtles and endless species of fish.
Malé is the quaint and charming capital city of the Maldives. The island itself is about 2km long and 1km wide with a population of about 80,000 people. Mosques and markets decorate the small streets as well as shops selling the local handicraft. Malé is also home to a whale submarine, national museum, local fish market and much more.
Whatever island you choose to visit, you will not be disappointed. The sun, sea and sand in this tropical location will provide all you need for serene bliss. Honeymooners, couples and anyone in search of the holiday of a lifetime are sure to find it in the Maldives.
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Water sports: Explore the spectacular underwater life with a diving or snorkelling session. Some of the best sites in the world are found in the Maldives and all of the resorts have professional, fully equipped dive schools.
Boat cruise: Enjoy a serene sunset boat cruise around uninhabited islands where you'll be served drinks and snacks while local musicians play their traditional bode berk drums to attract dolphins.
Uninhabited islands: Experience secluded paradise with a day and a night spent alone on an uninhabited Maldivian island.
Shopping: Malé is the best place to go for shopping with most souvenir shops located on the northern end of Candace Magus. The local market sells a variety of local produce including local vegetables, fruits and yams, packets of sweetmeat, nuts and breadfruit chips as well as bottles of homemade sweets.
Dining: Malé has the widest variety of local and international restaurants. The resorts own all restaurants on resort islands. The food is international with everything except seafood imported.
Nightlife: The nightlife in the Maldives is very laidback with just a few informal discos at the resorts and bar areas sometimes offering live traditional or Western music. Beach parties and barbecues are also popular.
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