The Maldivian archipelago located 300 miles southwest
of the southern tip of India and 450 miles west of Sri
Lanka is a beautiful string of 1,190 low-lying coral
islands scattered across the equator in the vast expanse
of the Indian Ocean, giving us a rare glimpse of what
is aptly described as a tropical paradise. Just consider
this-sparkling white sun-kissed beaches; crystal-clear
lagoons studded with profusely- coloured corals; azure
warm seas with an undisturbed, exotic marine life; palm-fringed
islands; the pervading serenity; all of it summerised
by the famous Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta on describing
Maldives as “One of the wonders of the world”.
The sun, the sand and the sea. These are just the three
simple realities beckoning tourists from far and wide to
these little islets, giving as a result, a glorious sense
of happiness and proving to be a heavenly getaway from the
world and its worries. The Maldives teaches the visitors
the pleasurable art of doing nothing, simply lazing around
and enjoying some of the most spectacular and colourful vistas
offered by nature.
No wonder then that tourists flock in large numbers to the
80-odd self-contained island resorts provided with all the
comforts and warmth exuded by traditional Maldives is considered
to be the ultimate destination, the future world for holiday-makers.