The Maldives has incredibly beautiful tropical scenery: graceful coconut palms leaning over crystal-clear lagoons, coral reefs promising great snorkelling and scuba diving, and lots of sunshine. In fact, all the ingredients that make up the classic desert island. With the increasing pace of life in the modern world, it has become the ultimate getaway for those who like the sun, sand, sea and tranquillity.
The islands of The Maldives lie scattered in the Indian Ocean. There are almost 2000 coral islands and islets in total. Around 90 of them are so tiny, one could walk around the perimeter in less than 5 minutes!
The Maldives has one of the least exploited Marine environments in the world and as such has gained a reputation as being one of the best diving destinations in the world, sought after by divers and snorkellers alike. It is a deserved reputation, with hundreds of breathtaking dive sites, a colourful and fascinating underwater world, perfect conditions throughout the year and visibility that can reach up to 60 meters.
Tourism in The Maldives is carefully managed; the strategy being to develop a limited number of quality resorts, each on its own island free from crime, traffic, commercialism and the stress of daily life.