Maldives

Heaven on Earth

 
With white sands, a calm and turquoise sea, warm temperatures during all year, coral reefs and various species of fishes, brightness and colours. This is the definition of paradise, and paradise is located southwest of Sri Lanka and India. It is known as Republic of Maldives.


For many people, Maldives are the dream destination. Perfect to relax, because the hotels are small, calm is huge and the tropical climate is inviting: even in low season, the temperatures are high and it is very rare to rain more than one or two consecutive days. In here there is no shortage of activities to do, usually organized by hotels and resorts. You can practice all kinds of water sports, but the most interesting are undoubtedly the snorkelling and scuba diving, as there is a whole amazing underwater world to discover!
 
Go by boat to an inhabited island, such as the friendly island of Himmafushi, a fishing village with small but cheerful alleys, craft shops, and where you can see fish drying in the sun. Take a seaplane ride and do not miss the experience of watching the bottom of the sea without getting wet, in the Whale Submarine - the world's largest passenger's submarine. But if you still think you're going to get bored to be so long in paradise, you can always go to the (small) capital, Malé, and visit the Medhu Ziyaaraiy's tomb, the Presidential Palace Mulee-aage, the Sultan Park, the National Museum and the Grand Mosque.


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