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Visit The Maldives Before it is Too Late
The Maldives is probably one of the most exotic locations on earth. Primarily known for its holiday resort islands with crystal clear blue seas and glorious white sandy beaches.
The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India and Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea. They are made of a chain of twenty six atolls which stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll to the Chagos Archipelago.
The Maldives resorts are spread over a distance of about 35,000 square miles, which makes the Republic of the Maldives, to give it the correct and full name, the most geographic dispersed country on earth.
It has been said that the Maldives is the sinking nation, this is due to the rising sea levels widely thought to be caused by global warming. The average Maldives Island is only 1.5 metres above sea level. Perhaps this is one location on earth it would be better to visit sooner rather than later.
There are some islands that are entirely for locals, but currently around 115 island are designated as resort islands. There are also some local guesthouses on non-resort islands. This has started to prove an alternate destination for divers and people wanting a short break from the typical fives star luxury Maldives resorts.
When it comes to luxury the Maldives can deliver it in spades, most islands have been specifically design for tourism, with custom built accommodation, usually in either beach bungalows or over water sea villas.
The largest island in the Maldives Gan, is only 14km in length, but many of the other islands are very small and can be walked around in less than half an hour.
Life on a Maldives resort is simple, usually with great food, great beaches, and great or good snorkelling and diving. If you are not in to relaxing, sunbathing and a little swimming or snorkelling, you may struggle in the Maldives, it is certain not the holiday destination for nightlife seekers. The occasional band or evening spent crab racing will be the highlight of most evenings entertainment.
Probably amongst the most luxurious islands in the Maldives are
• Anantara Kihavah Villas
• Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
• Soneva Fushi
These island seem to manage to strike the perfect balance between luxury and Maldivian authenticity.
If you are looking purely for the snorkeling experience then one of the following islands will probably suit you best
• Lilly beach
• Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo
If you are considering the Maldives for your honeymoon then one of the following may suit best
• Gili Lankanfushi
• Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa
Whatever your reason for visiting the Maldives there is an island that is just right for you, there are plenty of resources on the internet that can help you choose, but there is no substitute for expert advice and for this we highly recommend a website written by leading travel author Adrian Neville, that is http://www.sevenholidays.com