Enjoying Sun, Surf and Sand in the Maldives

Home to sun drenched beaches and surrounded by the cool blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an ideal holiday destination for those looking to get away from it all. While only around 200 of the 1,190 islands that make up the Maldives are inhabited, visitors have plenty of beaches to explore and can enjoy some fun in the sun. A great place for a romantic honeymoon or a family holiday, the Maldives is a tropical paradise where one can escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Apart from just lazing about the soft sand, visitors can also take part in the many water sport activities on offer. Wind surfing, jet skiing, parasailing and wake boarding are some of the exciting water sports on offer here, while those looking for a more relaxed pastime can try their hand at deep sea fishing.

Travellers wanting to take in the country’s stunning marine biodiversity can indulge in some snorkelling and scuba diving. Sweetlips, Parrotfish and Angelfish are just a few of the many species of fish one will find in and around the reefs, while those planning to dive deeper may also come across one of around 37 species of shark that inhabit these waters.

Once the day is done however, the beaches here become perfect spots for a quiet romantic stroll along the sand with nothing but the stars overhead.

Many of the country’s islands each have an exclusive Maldives resort that offers an idyllic beach getaway. Travellers looking for such island based Maldives luxury hotels can stay at the Anantara Dhigu, Maldives that provides a fun filled holiday by the sea.

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