The Maldives are really about two things - islands and
water. Even the word 'Divehi', used to describe the Maldivian
language and people, translates literally as "island".
Made up of a group of low lying coral islands forming an
archipelago of 26 atolls, The Maldives is a honeymooner's dream,
the perfect romantic rendezvous and the ultimate wedding
anniversary destination. The islands are picture perfect with the
whitest beaches, tropical landscapes and aquamarine waters filled
with a dazzling array of tropical fish. Nautical pleasures are
definitely top of the agenda. The diving is superb and the
snorkelling among the best in the world. Add to this night fishing
and windsurfing and you have a water sport heaven.
Kunfunadhoo Island is reachable by a wonderful seaplane flight.
The journey itself is magical. You fly over hundreds of little
islands shimmering like diamonds before splashing down in the
tropical ocean. Here are resorts that offer the height in barefoot
luxury. You can indulge in your own private beach complete with
champagne breakfast at your wish. It truly can be your own bit of
But it is really for the diving that loving couples head to The
Maldives. In search of a new experience the beautiful Addu Atoll is
worth visiting for its fresh waters and water clarity. The
southern-most island of The Maldives provides the visitor with palm
fringed and sun-kissed beaches, an abundance of aquatic life,
interesting coral reefs and turquoise lagoons. Here diving safaris
are hugely popular with 25 dive sites dotted around the outer reef.
Demon Point offers advanced divers the opportunity to try drift
diving with mantas, grey reef sharks and napoleon wrasse. The
British Royalty wreck dive also offers a new experience for those
looking for adventure. Another dive that is particularly special is
at Mushimasmingili Thila where sharks, giant snappers and tropical
reef fish inhabit this pristine and exotic spot.
Your journey will likely begin and end in the capital Male. You
can happily while away some time here. Take in the Male Museum and
feast your eyes on local artefacts including the Sultan's throne.
The Friday Mosque is also worth a visit being built entirely from
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