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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Must Visit Islands in Maldives – Reasons You Must Visit the Maldives Islands

The Maldives Islands are some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. If you're thinking of visiting the Maldives, there are many great reasons for you to do so.


The Beaches and Resorts

It comes as no surprise that this is one of the main reasons to visit the Maldives. The beaches however are quite unique since in many instances the waters are very shallow, allowing you to walk remarkable distances into the sea. In some cases you can walk from one island to another. You will find many a Maldives luxury resort which are unlike any other around the world, since they generally command an entire island, to the point that even certain aspects of the law doesn't apply there. There are many such examples to choose from, such as COMO Cocoa Island, The Maldives.


It's a Land of Authentic Sailors

Many of the experienced captains and ocean voyagers in and around the Maldives islands navigate the waters the old fashioned way and don't rely on technology such as GPS to venture around the various atolls and coral reefs. This is quite remarkable since these dangerous coral labyrinths can be difficult to navigate even with the most cutting edge means. You could also witness the use of traditional boats known as Dhonis, and experience an unforgettable ride since many resorts have their own vessels that have been fitted with luxurious facilities.


The Islands

It's the nature of the islands that make Maldives such a unique place. Some of the smallest landmasses in the world are found in the Maldives. Even the biggest of all the islands in the Maldives barely measures six kilometres in length. When it comes to the smaller islands there are some that are a few square metres in size. This nation is also the lowest country in the world, where the highest point in the entire country is only just over seven feet above sea level, and this area involves a man-made hill. In fact the country is facing a severe threat of disappearing into the sea due to climate change.


The Food

Maldivian cuisine contains a fusion of culinary influences from areas such as Sri Lanka and even India and China. This results in a unique range of dishes encompassing meals and various snacks. Since this nation consists of a group of islands, their national cuisine is at its best when seafood is involved. The various resorts scattered within the many resorts are also known to feature some stellar cuisine.


The Marine Life

The waters around the Maldives are almost saturated with exotic aquatic life and contain some of the world's most endangered species, such as multiple varieties of sea turtle. Large numbers of the world's largest fish, the Whale Shark, consider Maldivian waters as their home, and are fairly desensitized to people so you could even swim with them. In addition to these you will find many species of rays and large groups of dolphins. If you're a fan of interacting with sea life and exploring underwater wonders, the Maldives islands are definitely an experience for you.