The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest off the coast of Sri Lanka. The archipelago consists of several atolls and over 1,000 islands, of which more than 300 are inhabited and used for tourism.
For years, the island state has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The reason for this is the dreamlike natural landscape of the atolls, with their white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and crystal-clear, shimmering turquoise water.
The tropical hideaway is rounded off by lush, green rainforest vegetation!
While you'll be immersed in a sea of diverse and tranquil natural oases in many parts of the Maldives, the capital city of Malé is a colorful mix of culture, bustling markets and charming buildings.
Accommodation and hotels can also be found in the capital, or you can take a small plane or speedboat to one of the fabulous beach resorts or luxurious water bungalows - the beautiful beaches invite you to sunbathe and enjoy!
The tropical island paradise offers everything that makes your trip in the Indian Ocean an incomparable experience: snow-white beaches, turquoise water and a colorful underwater world off the coasts of the deserted islands! Peace seekers, pleasure travelers and nature lovers will experience their personal vacation paradise in the Maldives.
A special highlight during your visit is a guided dive off the coasts of the atolls, where you can experience the impressive underwater world live. Dive or snorkel with the gentle whale sharks and let yourself be carried by the waves - a colorful world under water awaits you!
On the Maldives you can also - with a little luck - experience an impressive and rare natural spectacle: the Sea of Stars! At nightfall, the sea begins to glow like twinkling stars in the night sky. An unforgettable phenomenon caused by a plankton species.
You can watch the sea glow best from the beaches of Vadhoo, Mudhoo or Rangali island - matching a romantic dinner on the beach, in the tree house or underwater restaurant.
Islands of the Maldives (a small selection):