Maldives Travel Guide
There is something romantic about floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean, lovers basking in the sun on a secluded beach, and divers marvelling at the living kaleidoscope of the underwater world. The Maldives, referred to as the flower of the Indies is an archipelago of approximately 1190 islands, 200 of which are inhabited. The origin of the Maldivians are lost in history making the islands all the more alluring and mysterious. It is a place where you would expect to stumble upon a message in a bottle. Choose from any of the island resorts, each island features it's own facilities. Sleep in charming thatched roofed cottages, leave your footprints in the sand, hire a canoe or do what the people there do best - nothing. The pace of the Maldives is slow. Very slow. All you have to do is marvel at the deep, blue lagoons and stroll along the white, sandy beaches. If you can handle that, escape the fast lane and discover the simple beauty and romance of the Maldives.
Bandos, one of the more popular tourist resorts has incredible beaches and a good choice of restaurants including a 24 hour open-air coffee shop, excellent dive school, deep sea fishing and extensive children facilities. Kurumba, the first tourist resort to be opened in the Maldives, has been dosed in deluxe-ities. With spa facilities, full entertainment and top-notch restaurants, Kurumba is popular amongst the big wallets. Kuredu one of the larger islands is surrounded by a shallow lagoon making it ideal for windsurfing, catamaran sailing and snorkelling. This is just a snippet of the 88 resorts available in the Maldives.
All islands have their own personality and flair, it is up to you whether you want deluxe accommodation or a more laid back approach. Which ever island you choose one thing is certain, you will be in for a complete chill out.
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