Think of sand, water and sun together, and the mind will immediately land up him/her up on Maldives, an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands. With its enthralling natural beauty, captivating turquoise blue water, tall palm trees and white sandy beaches, it is sure to lure every beach lover to take a trip to Maldives.
For beach lovers, this place is going be no less than heaven, as Maldives offers them ample options to indulge in water sports like swimming, wind surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, water-skiing and kite boarding.
And for those who just like to watch and relax, Maldives has luxurious spa hotels, cottages near the beaches and cruise boats, known by locals as Safari boats.
Travelling in the Maldives primarily takes three forms: private yacht, sea planes (air taxis) and boats.
The boats are the Maldivian equivalent of a car, while planes and private yachts are mainly reserved for tourists. Yatra.com offers several exciting and affordable Maldives tour packages, availing one would help tourists explore the best of this country in an utterly convenient manner.
The climate in Maldives is almost throughout the year.
With sun gazing on the beaches, and seasonal rains keeping the climate temperate, Maldives is awesomely pleasant and ideal for tourists. The country is the smallest in Asia and also has the smallest population.
The country is divided into 24 atolls, each one is a giant ring-like coral formation, spread over hundreds of kilometres and is further divided into many small islands. Some amazing islands in Maldives that are worth-exploring on a Maldives vacation are Mirihi Island, Bandos Island, Vabbinfaru Island, Kanuhura Island and Nalaguraidhoo Beach.
Diving into the deep blue sea and experiencing the abundant underwater life is one of the best experiences one can have in the Maldives.
There are several beachside resorts that offer training and opportunities for scuba diving. The crystal clear water gives the diver high visibility of the surfeit range of underwater creatures. Another activity that tourists with a young heart would definitely want to do is surfing the perfect waves.
Kuda Villingili, Thulusdhoo and the Eastern reef of North Male Atoll are places that are famed for scuba-diving activities.
Maldives cuisine is a delight for every sea food lover. Famous for its food made out of fish mainly, the cuisine here has a lot of influence of Sri Lanka as well as south India.
A typical Maldivian meal comprises fish and rice.