Why Visit Maldives

by : B Symn

Maldives is a collection of low-lying choral islands, situated in the Indian Ocean. It is a heaven for those who love scuba diving. If you are craving for beautiful sandy beaches, great resorts, scuba diving in the blue sea waters, then Maldives is the right place for you. This small country has highly developed tourism sector and many great tourist attractions.

Maldives main attraction is the sea and hence it can be referred as ‘a treasure trove of marine life.’ Various fish and plant species are found around the coral reefs. More than 700 species of fishes are found around these reefs, such as Trevally’s, Dogtooth Tuna, Tuna, Jacks, Sweetlips, Butterfly fish, Wahoo and Fusiliers.

There is a wide choice of water sports for the tourist such as windsurfing, catamaran sailing, para-sailing, banana-boating, water-skiing and beach volleyball. The capital and the most densely inhabited island of Maldives is Male that contains many important landmarks. The main tourist attractions in Malé are the National Museum, Sultan Park, White Islamic center, Presidential palace, Grand Friday Mosque. Grand Friday Mosque is the biggest and most beautifully decorated mosque in Maldives. Among religious sites ‘Muleeage,’ the tomb of religious saints deserves to be mentioned. Most of the tourist shops are situated in Male. These shops contain locally produced handicrafts, clothes and various other products. Another major attraction for tourists in Maldives is the natural landscape. Each of the islands of Maldives has beautiful natural sceneries. The peaceful environment surrounded with greeneries and water can be a great medicine for the stressed mind.

The Resorts of Maldives have all the modern facilities. The most interesting feature of these resorts is that they are basically floating cottages over crystal clear sea water. Surrounded by picturesque sceneriesHealth Fitness Articles, these resorts are situated in three different atolls. All these three atolls lie very close to the capital of Male. The resorts differ in their service and facilities.