The Maldives archipelago consists of
1190 tiny islands scattered across the Indian Ocean
. Only 185 of these islands are inhabited, while the others are used largely for tourism and agriculture. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars perched atop a 960km submarine ridge, while the land features lush tropical vegetation with abundant local coconut palms
Scattered like emerald jewels across the turquoise Indian Ocean, the islands of the Maldives are as relaxing as they are picturesque. Soft white powdery sands entice revitalising strolls and lazy sun kissed beach days. Crystal clear waters are ideal for floating or marvelling at the abundant marine life
. Paradise days transition into hypnotic sunsets and magical island nights, culminating in the ultimate playground to find your own balance, from the lap of luxury.
The Maldives is renowned for its incredible diving opportunities.
The crystal clear water and shallow lagoons are perfect for snorkelling, while the reef walls offer a kaleidoscope of sea life for more experienced divers. The Maldives have an amazing diversity of sea life, with corals and over 2000 species of fish
, ranging from reef fish and reef sharks to moray eels, rays and whale sharks.
The local culture features a lively mix of South Indian, Sinhalese and Arab influences that is reflected in the traditional music, cuisine and art of the island.