Known for being a heaven on earth, this surreal bioluminescent beach of Maldives is a must visit especially those who are going on romantic getaways.
Located on Vaadhoo Island in Maldives, some say the waves of this glowing beach looks as if it’s decorated with Christmas lights. Others believe the mesmerizing ocean waters looks like a reflection of the sparkling stars above.
However, the truth is that this all natural show performed by tiny bio luminescent phytoplankton. These creatures are bioluminescent and emerge the blue glow.
Plan a romantic getaway to this beach
Despite the reason for their glow, it’s probably one of the most beautiful things you could ever see! If you are planning a trip to Maldives, consider staying at Maldives island resorts in close proximity to the glowing beach such as Naladhu Maldives.
When to visit
Try the shoulder season between June and August. Outdoor activities can still be enjoyed, hotel rates are moderate and crowds are less.
It’s almost like a dream. You’re walking along a quiet, peaceful sandy beach on a tropical island, and you can see millions of stars scattered across the water. As it hits the shore the water seems to glow in the moonlight. You touch your toes to it and to your surprise, the water really is glowing! It’s not glowing from the moonlight, nor is it a trick of the mind. The glow is actually “alive”!
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.