The world’s number 1 luxury tour destination can only be one of the beautiful islands of the Maldives. Nothing compares to this Paradise archipelago. Found in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is actually a country of 1,192 islands, some of which line up to form 27 atolls. Water is clear-blue perfect making surfing and other water sports in the Maldives to die for.
The Maldives earns millions of dollars from its tourism industry every year, since about half a million people come to visit annually. Most tourists are, in fact, repeat visitors. The rich and famous come here, including A-List Hollywood actors such as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Sting, and Kate Moss, among many others.
The Maldives provides the best scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and surfing experience to its visitors, and the most exciting part is that there are so many resorts to choose from. Some of the most popular and sought-after beach destinations that are perfect for beach bumming are Cocoa Beach, Banyan Tree Island and Paradise Island.
Cocoa Beach is exactly what a dream beach Paradise looks like. A person may simply close his or her eyes, imagine the best kind of beach he or she could imagine, and for sure it’s Cocoa Beach: white powdery sand and crystal clear turquoise waters, a luxurious destination just an hour away from the Male International Airport. This place is so popular that it is never without guests. The beach is just a tiny part of this beautiful coral island reef with an amazing underwater flora and fauna.
On the other hand, Banyan Tree Island is only 20 minutes by boat from the airport. The island has exciting villas and houses for a perfect tropical getaway. The meals and accommodations are world-class, as well as the massage and flower aroma treatments. Vacationing in Banyan Tree provides a feeling of tranquility as though the tourist owns his or her own private beach.
Then, there’s Paradise Island. The name speaks for itself. This well-known luxury resort has amazing facilities, picturesque sunsets and sunrises, and the most enticing beach front. It is 20 minutes away from the airport by speed boat.
These are just three of the almost 100 resort-islands to choose from. There are private islands for the rich and famous, and packets of more affordable islands for the not-so-rich.
For the more adventurous tourists, the wonders of the deep are waiting for them. The Maldives has the best dive spots in the world, some of which, to name a few, are the Aquarium dive site in North Male Atoll for its rich marine life; Lion’s Head also in North Male Atoll for its amazing overhang that looks like the head of a lion; and Maldives Victory in Hulhule Island where the airport is located, for its intriguing wreck site.
The Maldives has everything for everyone. The powdery white sand is exciting for children; the romantic tropical resorts make this country the most sought-after honeymoon destination in the world; the treacherous dive sites are sure to challenge expert divers; and the clear, blue water are just perfect for surfing and other water sports in the Maldives.