The Maldivian archipelago is truly a paradise on earth and is one of the world’s premier tourist hubs. It is an all year round destination and thousands throng the Maldives annually. Resorts have their own islands but there is accommodation for the not so up market budgets too. Standards at a Maldives island hotel are high and if you are seeking beauty, luxury and peace then Adaaran Select Meedhupparu With calm Indian Ocean waters and a magical underwater world the Maldives are ideal for snorkeling and diving.There are many dive sites with most of them being drift dives.
The Ari Ari Atoll has many dive sites while Fotteyo Kandu in Vaavu Atoll and Okobe Thila in North Male Atoll are good too. House reefs are good for snorkeling. The underwater world in the Maldives is magical and mysterious. There are several ecosystems including vibrant coral reefs and puffer, and lion fish, manta rays, barracuda, sharks, wrasse and nudibranchs are among the many species inhabiting the Maldivian underwater kingdom. A ride in a glass bottom boat will give you great views of this underwater world or dining at an underwater restaurant. All other forms water sports can be indulged in the Maldives. Relax on sun kissed beaches and watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets. To get an insight into Maldives visit an inhabited island and the southernmost atoll Addu (Seenu) is a good place for this. Dolphin and whale watching can be done here too. Try a traditional Dhoni ride. The Maldives is a child friendly place with most resorts having children’s and teen’s clubs.
Male, the capital of Maldives has many attractions. The fish market, the National Museum, Hukuru Miskiiy, the oldest Maldivian Mosque made of coral stone and the Grand Friday Mosque of white marble with a golden dome are among the premier sites here. Maldivian cuisine has to be tasted to be believed. Three main components in it are tuna, coconut and rice. Many spices and vegetables are also used. Mashuni is a blend of tuna, coconut and chilli while Garudhiya is a tuna based soup.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+