Maldives with its sandy beaches, turquoise sea, coral reefs, rich marine life, Islands - inhabited and virgin, yearlong sun shine, warm and hospitable smiling people and world class resorts is a hot tourism destination.

Maldives are an archipelago of more than thousand coral islands grouped into twenty six coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Out of these thousand islands only about two hundred are inhabited. The trips to these islands, inhabited and virgin, are one of the main attractions Of Maldives Tourism.
The best way to experience the life of an ordinary Maldivian is to travel to an inhabited island. Some of these islands bear a slightly modern look: with brightly painted house walls and harbour areas. There are also the quite fishing villages with lots of tree-shade, swings, and the traditional wooden holhuashi - which are resting areas for fishermen coming after work.
Another attraction of tourism in Maldives is the opportunity to go night fishing. In a night reef fishing trip, the boat arranged leave before sunset to find a good spot near a reef. The boat crew tutor tourists on how to use lines, hooks and sinkers. Experienced people say that one can catch enough in one hour's time. After the catch one can head to a virgin Island in the night itself. There are a lot of uninhabited islands that it will not be difficult to find a deserted one. Tourists spend time under the stars, in a single light, while the fish gets prepared. They can feel the eerie loneliness while sensing the faintness of sand which has been untouched by human feet for long. The trip to desert island in day time is also an experience of its own. That seclusion among the raw unspoilt vegetation encircled by intimidating beaches and dazzling sunbeam- lined seas will be an enthralling, may be little frightening, experience.

Maldives have one of the richest coral diving areas. The Maldives seas have high visibility throughout the year letting you see fishes passing even fifty meters away. In addition to that, there exist over three thousand coral reefs and free flowing tides of monsoons. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Moreover the monsoon tides of Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. This in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species who gather in these waters lured by the abundance of food. One need not be a professional diver to enjoy the dive in Maldives. Drift dives guided by experienced instructors will let one savor the underwater beauty. Moreover, due to the multitude of coral reefs found, it will be possible to go to a different spot each day with a little travel.

Maldives, it is said has more sea than land. This fact makes it conducive for water sports and of course there is a culture of watersports in Maldives. Tourists can go snorkeling, wind surfing, para sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, water skiing and jet skiing. You can also go on catamarans to explore sea.

Maldives Beaches are considered among the top beach destinations in the world. The fact that there is yearlong sunshine and combination of turquoise water and powder white sand, makes beaches of Maldives an attractive option. There are over hundred different island resorts to choose from.

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