The Republic of Maldives is home to a series of islands, over one thousand in number, of which only around one hundred host quality resorts. The panoramic beauty of the islands are not limited to the pristine waters and sandy beaches dotted with palm trees, but host an even more panoramic marine world that resides lazily beneath the calm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Replete with heavily populated coral reefs, and in the path of many a migrating marine species, the Maldivian islands are an iconic place from which to observe and enjoy the mysterious world that lies beneath the surface.
In one’s quest is for exploring the wonders of the marine world, staying at a Maldives resort such as Maafushivaru Maldives is an ideal choice since it provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy some fun in the sun and surf. For the adventurous few, underwater diving, scuba diving and snorkelling let you experience the treasures of the underwater world. There is much excitement to be had on the surface as well and one such option is dolphin and whale watching.
Guests have the option of hiring a safari boat and sailing off towards the horizon to witness a myriad of whales on a whale watching tour. During such a safari, tourists maybe able to witness the majestic Blue Whale as well as other species such as the Sperm Whale, the Melon-headed Whale, and the Pilot Whale. For those who wish to embark on a dolphin watching safari, the same process can be followed. The Maldivian islands are frequented by a variety of dolphins and Spinner Dolphins are a common sight.
The Maldivian islands enjoy the spectacular distinction of being among the top five places in the world that is ideal for watching whales and dolphins. Therefore, to not take advantage of this opportunity would truly be a shame.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.