Top 500 places to visit before you die (P.1) Maldives: The paradise on Earth


( Made up of atolls, islands, and reefs, the Maldives is famous for being the embodiment of paradise. Best known for its gorgeous water, and white sand beaches, the Maldives is a gorgeous destination that often attracts honeymooners.

Luminous blue waters engulf a vast collection of islands, each island boasting unadulterated coastal perfection that lures sea wanderers into its sugar-white shores.


The postcard-perfect backdrop is where man and nature coexist: majestic marine wonders and swanky beach villas spread on the atolls, indulging the contemporary mermaids in an extraordinary holiday. While many itineraries already exist across its islands, newer and refreshed destinations hold much promise for the modern wanderer.


Tourism in the Maldives has started in 1972 with only three hotels, now – there are more than 100 operational resorts. The unique condition of Maldives is that one island is one resort, meaning that one hotel occupies the whole island. By doing so, resorts provide more privacy and more luxury for their visitors. The Maldives are also trying to stay eco-friendly and use more solar energy rather than diesel.


The Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) under the Köppen climate classification, which is affected by the large landmass of South Asia to the north. Because the Maldives has the lowest elevation of any country in the world, the temperature is constantly hot and often humid. The presence of this landmass causes differential heating of land and water. These factors set off a rush of moisture-rich air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwest monsoon. Two seasons dominate Maldives' weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeastern monsoon and the rainy season associated with the southwest monsoon which brings strong winds and storms.


The Maldives has a range of different habitats including deep sea, shallow coast, reef ecosystems, fringing mangroves, wetlands, and dry land. There are 187 species of coral forming the coral reefs. This area of the Indian Ocean, alone, houses 1,100 species of fish, 5 species of sea turtle, 21 species of whale and dolphin, 400 species of mollusc, and 83 species of echinoderms. The area is also populated by a number of crustacean species: 120 copepods, and 15 amphipods, as well as more than 145 crab and 48 shrimp species.


Any time of year is the best time to visit after all the beaches will always be beautiful and the weather warm. There are two main Seasons, the high season which runs between December and March, and the low season which runs between May and October. During the low season is when you can expect a lot more rain and even sometimes stormy weather. However, typically this rain only lasts for a few hours with the rest of the day in beautiful sunshine. Temperatures year-round is somewhere between 25 and 31 degrees Celsius.

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