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
summarised 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 90-odd
self-contained island resorts provided with all the comforts and
warmth exuded by traditional Maldivian hospitality. Which is why
Maldives is considered to be the ultimate destination, the future
world for holiday-makers.