You will be hard-pressed to find a more romantic destination than the Maldives. Experience one of the most scenic and beautiful islands in the world on your next exotic vacation. Maldives holidays are perfect for honeymooners looking for some privacy.
Even though the Maldives is the smallest nation in the world, it is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. There are over 100 islands in the Maldives with a variety of activities and luxury resorts to suit just about any traveller.
The Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, located 23 degrees north of the equator. The islands are made up of cake slopes, with beautiful coral reefs embedded deep inside the sandy beaches. The coral reefs form a protective reef around the islands, preventing the water from escaping and washing away the historic buildings, wooden palaces and unique sea caves.
This is the perfect location for those who love a romantic setting, with resorts such as the Golden Tulip enjoying the best weather throughout the year.
One of the most popular places to visit is on the island of Mahe, which is also the capital of the Maldives. Many visitors are attracted to Mahe due to its unique towering coral hills that rise over the coral beds. Some of the coral hills are over 400 metres high, and locals consider them to be sacred. There are Hindu believers quarters located next to the coral hills, and many temples are built around them. Mahe is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus as well as tourists, and is a recommended stop for those on a Maldives honeymoon.
To The Point Of Perfection
There is so much to do and sample in the Maldives that many visitors return to see it all again on their second, final, and favorite holiday. The beauty and serenity of the Maldives teems with myriad tiny islands and reefs. The coral reefs and the beautiful atoll reefs hide a myriad of ships Unlike any other holiday spot on earth, the Maldives teems with a wide variety of holiday choices for all type of holiday makers.
Many resorts have extensive spa facilities with natural therapeutic treatments, and exfoliation techniques. What a great way to relax and rejuvenate!
The Maldives are also well known for their world class dive sites, and anyone who likes diving or snorkeling will find exactly what they are looking for on the Maldives. With crystal clear waters it is easy to spot the different species of underwater life without getting wet. Where else can you collect so many shipwrecks and explore shipwrecks for yourself? Many of the wrecks on the sea floor are relatively unexplored, so who knows what you may find?
Little Spots Are Big
Throughout the islands there are little spots that are world famous, and any holiday in the Maldives is incomplete without experiencing these. The most well known little spot in the Maldives is the Maldives Pearl Beach. An island made up entirely of coral and a mile long, this beach is located on one of the many islands off the western cost of the Maldives. The Maldives Pearl Beach is lively with 24 hour activity – including many different boarding and boating activities. It is also a virtual haven for photographers as the Coral Reefs lagoon is a shallow area of about 200 meters that drops to almost nothing at the ocean’s edge!
Another famous little spot in the Maldives is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This great mosque designed by the famous architect Fihan Chand Duran is located on the south end of the island of Son Bou. The structure is known as the HM Sultan Ahmed Mosque was actually the first mosque to be built on the island.
The Mosque is great for all tourists who visit the Maldives because it is unique and can accommodate any type of visitor. It is open daily for worship and for tours; so anyone interested in religion or tourists can have a look!