The Maldives islands are the perfect vacation spot for divers and snorkellers and simply those who like anything to do with the ocean! Not to mention, the luxurious living spaces and hospitality that the Maldives offers is simply unrivalled! Here are a few interesting facts.
There are 1190 islands in total in the Maldives, out of this, 200 islands are inhabited while the 80 other islands are resort island with luxurious Maldives villas the likes of Grand Park Kodhipparu. 99% of what makes up the Maldives which spreads across a total of 115 sqm is water which means there are plenty of good dive sites to explore!
The lowest country
The Maldives is the lowest country in the world which means that it is pretty close to sea level. The highest place in the Maldives is just 7 feet and 7 inches above sea level while the average land in the Maldives is just 4 feet and 11 inches above sea level.
In the year 2009, the cabinet of the Maldives did something extraordinary! They had an underwater meeting in the ocean to highlight climate change and create awareness about the fact that the Maldives is slowly sinking due to the effects of global warming.
Back in ancient times, the Maldivian people used shells as currency. In the present-day currency, you’ll see a cowry shell embedded on the coin depicted the ancient payment methods.