The Maldives might not come across as a place full of surprises. What you know and see about the Maldives is what you get…or is it? The islands might just have one trick up their sleeve to surprise you and that’s the glow-in-the-dark-beach!
So, want to know exactly where this glow-in-the-dark beach exists? That’s easy, it’s at Vaadhoo island which is a ferry or seaplane ride away from other villas in Maldives the likes of Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.
This island is situated in the Raa Atoll and is inhabited by not more than about 500 people. It is one of the most appealing tourist destinations in the Maldives.
So, what makes the beach look as if the stars have fallen in it? It’s all the science of bioluminescence! Microorganisms called plankton emit a sparkly blue light under the ocean at night.
Reaching the island
This is no difficult task with the island being just 8 km away from Male. Just hire a speedboat and you’ll be there in 15 minutes.