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Maldives

Composed of 1,190 coral reef islands forming an archipelago of 26 atolls, the Maldives are acclaimed as a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and clear cobalt and turquoise waters. The country was formed from ancient volcanoes now hidden under the Indian Ocean. It is the planet’s lowest country, resting at just 4 feet 11 inches above sea level. They cover 35,000 square miles, making it one of the world’s most dispersed nations. It is the least populated (300,000 people) and smallest nation in Asia, though its size belies its prominence as a tourist destination. It is the perfect destination to tie off a multi-nation trip, particularly to Sri Lanka or India. Male is the international gateway to the Maldives via Hulhule Island, and the surrounding island resorts are accessed by private speedboat.

Once a Buddhist nation, the Maldives is now predominantly Muslim. Ever resilient, the friendly people of the Maldives have battled el Nino, the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the uncertainly of climate change. Nonetheless, this singular country features some of the best sand, sun and surf to be found anywhere, with world-class diving and ultra-luxurious resorts.

Composed of 1,190 coral reef islands forming an archipelago of 26 atolls, the Maldives are acclaimed as a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and clear cobalt and turquoise waters. The country was formed from ancient volcanoes now hidden under the Indian Ocean. It is the planet’s lowest country, resting at just 4 feet 11 inches above sea level. They cover 35,000 square miles, making it one of the world’s most dispersed nations. It is the least populated (300,000 people) and smallest nation in Asia, though its size belies its prominence as a tourist destination. It is the perfect destination to tie off a multi-nation trip, particularly to Sri Lanka or India. Male is the international gateway to the Maldives via Hulhule Island, and the surrounding island resorts are accessed by private speedboat.

Once a Buddhist nation, the Maldives is now predominantly Muslim. Ever resilient, the friendly people of the Maldives have battled el Nino, the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the uncertainly of climate change. Nonetheless, this singular country features some of the best sand, sun and surf to be found anywhere, with world-class diving and ultra-luxurious resorts.

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TRAVELOGUES

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Under the Sea: The Maldives Welcomes its First Luxury Underwater Villa

Under the Sea: The Maldives Welcomes its First Luxury Underwater Villa

Author : Travelogues
At around $50,000 a night, the split level underwater villa, called the the Muraka, at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is unique in more ways than one.
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Asia’s Most Romantic Outdoor Movie Dates

Asia’s Most Romantic Outdoor Movie Dates

Author : Travelogues
These exclusive cinema experiences on tropical beaches, desert retreats, and mangrove forests will put your normal Netflix and Chill to shame.
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Stargazing in Paradise: Overwater Observatory Opens in the Maldives

Stargazing in Paradise: Overwater Observatory Opens in the Maldives

Author : Tyler Roney
With the Sky Observatory, the Anantara Kihavah adds to the myriad wonders of the Maldives by bringing the heavens closer to paradise.
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Train with Freediving Legend Umberto Pelizzari in the Maldives

Train with Freediving Legend Umberto Pelizzari in the Maldives

Author : Tyler Roney
With world records in most freediving disciplines, Umberto Pelizzari is giving lessons at the luxurious Soneva Fushi for a limited time.
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Family Reunion? Rent Out the Tiny, Decadent Coco Privé in the Maldives

Family Reunion? Rent Out the Tiny, Decadent Coco Privé in the Maldives

Author : Travelogues
If your relatives are looking for somewhere a little decadent to get together – somewhere quiet and completely alone – then this private island option in the Maldives is where you'll want to start.
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Five Unique Honeymoon Experiences In The Maldives

Five Unique Honeymoon Experiences In The Maldives

Author : Remote Lands
Maldives still maintains its position as the planet’s number one destination for couples looking for uninterrupted natural beauty, romance and relaxation. Here we take a look at why and how the magic is maintained.
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