Despite being rendered breathless by the breathtaking views of the paradisiacal Maldives, many travellers aren’t familiar with the many natural aspects of these islands and what they are called. Read on to find out the difference between the turquoise lagoons and the brimming house reefs of these islands.
Many islands in the Maldives are formed in such a way that on one side there’s a house reef and on the other, a sparkling lagoon where one can experience a variety of water sports and activities.
The portion of the island that is opened to the house reef is where one can find the waves breaking. Some reefs are quite shallow, while the others can be found quite far down from the water surface, surrounded by colourful reef fish.
A lagoon can be described as a shallow body of water that is usually separated by a larger body of water by barrier islands or a peninsula. A lagoon can either be a coastal lagoon or an atoll lagoon.
Things to do
During a vacation in the Maldives spent at one of the Maldives island resorts, say, a property such as Huvafen Fushi Maldives, you can look forward to snorkelling in the colourful depths of its house reef and go surfing in its sparkling lagoons.