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Why Maldives is One of the Most Interesting Destinations in the World - Discover What Makes Maldives So Special

From hosting the first underwater Cabinet meeting to being the modern remnants of pre-historic volcanoes, the Republic of Maldives is easily one of the most interesting places in the world.


The Maldivian Islands are a Modern Natural Marvel

During pre-historic times, in place of the islands we see today, there existed pre-historic active volcanoes. These volcanoes were surrounded by coral reefs. As time went by, the volcanoes slowly sank bank into what we know today as the Indian Ocean, leaving behind the coral reefs that surrounded them, above water. It is these coral reefs that we know as the Maldivian islands in modern times. Today, the Maldives is a country that has claimed over one thousand islands which are form twenty six atolls. Its mere existence is considered a natural marvel.


The Maldives is Home to One of the Best Beaches in the World

While the Maldives is made up of over one thousand islands, only a handful of those islands are actually inhabited. Further, only around one hundred of these islands are home to hotels such as Adaaran Resorts. Nevertheless, each of these islands host stunning and beautiful beaches. Holidaymakers will be able to relax by the waters of the Indian Ocean which take on a light blue tinge whilst lounging on sandy beaches fringed with palm trees. These beaches are peaceful, pristine and beautiful and attract holidaymakers from all over the world.


The Maldivian Waters Host a Stunning Array of Marine Life

Beneath the calm and pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, one will be able to witness a vibrant marine world. Because of the climatic and oceanic conditions, the waters that surround the Maldives are replete with marine life. Furthermore, the coral reefs that are found around the islands are often home to a wide array of fish and other marine species. Holidaymakers can choose from a wide array of water sports and water activities in order to experience the vibrancy of the marine world by engaging in snorkelling or diving. When in Maldives the best resort is the one that hosts a house reef which means that those who opt to stay there don't even need to step outside their island resort in order to discover the wonders of the marine world.


The Lowest Nation in the World

The Republic of Maldives is officially known to be the flattest as well as lowest nation in the entire world. The highest point in Maldives is found at the Villingili Island which is 2.3 metres tall and which, effectively, is the lowest on earth.


The Islands Hosted the First Underwater Cabinet Meeting

The rising sea levels spurred by climatic changes worldwide has a greater impact on small island nations such as the Republic of Maldives. Considering the fact that the Maldives is both the lowest and flattest country in the world, changes in climatic conditions obviously tend to have a greater impact. In order to shine a spotlight on this issue, the then President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, organised and held the October 2009 cabinet meeting underwater. The President along with his thirteen-member cabinet, donned diving and scuba gear, and conducted the cabinet meeting on the ocean bed.