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Updated by Marti Gardner on Jul 25, 2016
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Top Experiences in Maldives – Beauty Mixed with Mystery Beyond Imagination

Maldives is one of the best beach holiday destinations in Asia that has got so much to offer to travellers, promising experiences in sync with its panoramic ocean and beaches.

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Beaches

Maldives Islands is a nation that consists of twenty six atolls beautifully placed at the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Maldives is famous more than anything for its secluded scenic beaches. Since many live microorganisms inhabit the waters of the Maldives, if you are patient and lucky enough sometimes you would be able to see a glowing object when it's dark because of the soft blue glow that is emitted by these microorganisms. The Baa Atoll reefs which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve are a must visit in order to enjoy a fantastic beach experience. This is where you can freely swim out to an isolated white sand spot and experience the uninterrupted beauty of the fascinating beach. The powder white sandy beaches of Maldives are exquisite where many couples travel from distant nations to hold their beach weddings with sandy altars and isles trudging barefoot.

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The Coral Reefs

Maldives boasts of some of the most beautiful and rare coral reefs in the world. They are preserved and grown with so much care. Many a Maldives hotel such as the Kandolhu Maldives have special programs and sponsorships to grow the coral reefs with special coral reef experts helping to care for the coral reefs surrounding the island. You will enter into a fascinating world of colourful underwater coral reefs while scuba diving, snorkelling, or just swimming your way around them. An underwater expedition will never be disappointing when you discover the amazing and diverse corals. Besides, you can also discover plenty of underwater wildlife ranging from tropical parrotfish to colourful soft coral. The more time you spend underwater, the more beautiful living organisms of corals you can explore and view.

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Scuba Diving

The waters of Maldives is home to over a thousand species of fish and marine life and offers something spectacular to every visitor. No matter if you are a first timer or an experienced diver, you are in for an unforgettable treat diving in both shallow and deep underwater as you would get to witness an unparalleled diversity of marine life, discover underwater treasures like rare plant life, coral reefs and old shipwrecks. The crystal clear waters of the ocean is a unique feature in Maldives that is an excellent scope for deep water scuba diving to get the best view of what lies beneath the surface.

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Sultan Park

Sultan Park is a lush tropical garden that hosts sculpture, lovely flora and fauna and mesmerising marine life. It is the place to visit if you are interested in learning some of the history and culture of the Maldives Islands. The National Museum of Maldives is also located within the park itself. You would truly benefit by getting the chance to see some of the ancient relics and artefacts dating back to pre-Islamic history. The museum is part of the seventeenth century built Maldivian Royal Palace.