If you look at the map of the world (see below), the Maldives are not hard to miss at first glance. A thousand kilometres southwest from Sri Lanka, is where you´ll find this beautiful group of almost 1200 islands, floating in the Indian Ocean. 187 of them are inhabited by ethnic Maldivians, who are renowned throughout the world for their hospitality towards visiting tourists. There are countless, amazing experiences to be had in the Maldives, but thanks to global warming and the rising level of the world´s oceans, the fantastic nature in this group of islands could be under water by the year 2100. So there is no time to waste – get moving if you want to see this fantastic travel destination!
The population of the Maldives is around the 400,000 mark, spread out across almost 200 islands. The various Maldivian islands are divided up into 20 administrative atolls. Malé Island with its sunny capital of the same name is situated in the Kaafu Atoll. In the capital, you can visit the historic Malé Friday Mosque, one of the most ornate in the city. Built of coral boulders in 1658, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as a unique example of sea-culture architecture. Definitely a first for many visitors!
A trip to the Maldives is really a must for any self-respecting hedonist! Take a walk along the soft, sandy beaches, or enjoy a relaxing session of morning yoga to get the day going as you watch the sunrise from a lotus position. Join a diving expedition you´ll never forget, on your own or with others who´ll be just as amazed as you at the coral and fish you´ll discover in these crystal clear waters. Enjoy a soothing massage in one of the Maldivian bungalows, built on stilts above the lagoon, and pinch yourself to be sure it isn´t a dream before you finish off with a dip in the warm waters around you. There is plenty to do on a trip to the Maldives.
One thing is sure – the people in this welcoming land will pamper you like you´ve never been pampered before. They know how to take care of their tourists. We guarantee it will be a trip you will never forget.
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