Interesting Facts about Dolphins – The Smartest Oceanic Animals

Extremely popular and highly intelligent, Dolphins have captured the attention of humans like no other animal. Best known for its curious and helpful nature, here are some other interesting facts about dolphins.

There are over 40 species of dolphins

Forty-three to be exact, out of which, thirty-eight of them are the oceanic variety and five are river dolphins. The oceanic dolphins are the most well-known dolphins and the ones most commonly seen by people. The river dolphins are rarely seen unless you live near their respective habitats.

They breathe air like us

Regardless of where they live, Dolphins need to breathe air to survive. They swim up to the surface at varying time intervals to breathe before diving under again. This cycle can last for as long as 30 minutes in the large species.

They are curious about people

Dolphins are naturally curious creatures. Archaeological evidence shows ancient civilizations that had access to the sea have interacted with dolphins. Even today, they aren’t shy of boats and have been known to swim right alongside people in the water. If you’ve ever been on a dolphin watching tour found at places like Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, for example, a luxury resort in Maldives, you would have come to notice how charming they can be.

They use echolocation

Dolphins have the ability to emit ‘clicks’ – sound waves that travel far and wide. The returning echo is used to map out their surroundings and detect any danger or prey nearby.

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Types of Accommodation in Maldives – Finding Your Perfect Escape

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Family Accommodation in Maldives | Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Just as important as what is on offer at a holiday destination is where you are going to lay your head at night! Yes, having the right room with the right amount of comforts can make all the difference. Of course in a place like Maldives, an added feature is the awe-inspiring backdrops that provide that added sense of allure.

While you do get city hotels with conventional rooms in places like the capital Male, you can enjoy a whole new kind of accommodation experience at luxury resort Maldives has to offer. Each of these options has something different be it the amenities or the setting.

One of the most distinctive and popular accommodation types would undoubtedly be over water suites or villas. Perched above the waters, be it lagoon or sea, these charming sanctuaries let you get up close with nature and soak up glorious coastal landscapes. This kind of accommodation available at resorts like Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, come with special added touches; these include having glass panel areas in the floor that offer fascinating views of ocean life below or steps leading directly to the waters where you can have a swim anytime you wish. Come sunset or sunrise (depending on which direction your abode is facing) sit back and enjoy Mother Nature’s amazing “show”.

Of course, if you prefer you could choose a bungalow or villa on land, specifically by the beach. This type of accommodation gives you the chance to experience coastal living at its best; fall asleep to the sounds of the sea and awake to the sight of the sunrise with the soft sands of the beach lying just across from your doorway. Water sports enthusiasts can also easily access the many beachside activities on offer, while there is nothing like lazing in the shade along the shore with your favourite book, as the world drifts slowly by.

For that extra bit of indulgence, you can look to stay at a pool villa (be it over water or by the beach). Such options are perfect if you want to enjoy a lazy dip or swim in your own private pool, while also taking in the breathtaking panoramas that Maldives is so richly blessed with.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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