The Republic of Maldives is a South Asian country located in the Indian Ocean. Comprising of 1,192 coral islands grouped together in 26 atolls, Maldives boasts unique geographical and topographical features. Yes, there is no other country quite like it.
Considered by many as a dream destination, the country thrives on tourism. It is no surprise that you will have plenty to choose from when it comes to hotels and resorts. Maldives is at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists thanks to its scenic beauty and water-based activities, all of which are attributable to the country’s geographic location. Resorts such as PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives make for fantastic accommodation spaces offering wondrous luxury and world-class service.
Maldives consists of consists of 99% sea and 1% land, both of which are renowned the world over for their natural beauty and countless natural treasures. Its 26 atolls or ring-shaped series of coral islands have been categorised into 20 divisions for administrative purposes. The country’s prominent location and vast spread have resulted in it being at a strategic point in the Indian Ocean with access to several international sea routes.
Did you know that the Maldives is spread over 35,000 square miles? This makes it one of the most dispersed countries in the world. The largest island is Gan and belongs to the Laamu Atoll. While travelling between most islands is via sea or air, the islands belonging to the Addu Atoll are connected by Link Road (14 km), which was built atop the reef.
Of the country’s 1,192 islands, only 187 are inhabited. 106 of these are resort islands. Maldives is possibly the only country in the world which features single resorts on each island. Staying at one of these resorts gives guests the chance at a complete “island life” experience amid golden sands and crystal blue waters.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.