Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the archipelago of Maldives is a treasure trove for adventure enthusiasts. Be it thrilling water sports, exquisite local cuisine, luxury hotels and resorts, Maldives is a one-stop destination to experience it all.
First underwater cabinet meeting of the world
The Maldives is the first nation in the world to have hosted an underwater cabinet meeting. The meeting was conducted with the hope of raising awareness on the issue of global warming and the threats ensuing. Interestingly, the participants in the event were also seen wearing scuba gear and oxygen tanks in place of formal attire.
Home to 1190 coral islands and 26 atolls
Maldives shelters at least 26 atolls and 1190 islands. However, out of these 1190 islands, only 187 are populated whilst the remaining isles are considered standalone lavish resorts. Notwithstanding the size of this stunning archipelago, you can find a host of attractions to be enjoyed to your heart’s content.
No alcohol except at resort hotels
Being an Islamic state, Maldives has a strict policy against drinking alcohol in public. Whilst this may seem like a deal breaker for tourists coming from around the world, the good news is that a majority of all-inclusive hotels in Maldives the likes of luxury Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives serve guests with a range of cocktails and alcoholic beverages.
An Aquatic playground for whale sharks
Did you know that the Maldives is home to Whale Sharks? Considered the biggest fish in the world, the archipelago is also one of the very few destinations in the world where you can witness these exotic sea creatures all year round. If you are hoping to get up close to these enormous mammals in their natural habitat, a diving excursion might be an ideal choice.