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Relaxing Paradise in Maldives – heaven on earth

The blissful shores of the Maldives have for decades tranquilized planeloads of people. This nation which is an archipelago of over a thousand different islands has etched on its every corner a relaxing paradise waiting to take your breath away.

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The Beaches in Maldives

The Beaches in Maldives

The highlight of a Maldivian holiday is its beaches; crystal white shores bordering sparkling blue waters that is pure, unspoiled and remarkably one of a kind. Surrounding each one of the islands that make up the Maldives is a coastline that is pristine and perfect. Most have shallow waters where you can walk on the sea for miles on end making it all the more fun and exciting. Ideal for swimming, surfing or simply relaxing, the Maldivian beaches are a must for all those who seek a good dose of tranquility in their holiday.

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Utheemu Ganduvaru

Utheemu Ganduvaru

Although this location is actually the historical residence of heroic Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan, it is located in a quaint inhabited island that has a charming ambience about it. Together with this historical landmark the island has a combined value making it truly worthy of exploration.

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Biyadhoo Island Resort

Biyadhoo Island Resort

Surrounding the Biyadhoo island resort is one of the most calm and tranquil beaches that boasts one of the finest reef houses in the country. If you are looking for tranquil locations in the Maldives, nothing quite beats the underwater Eden that is ready to be explored in several locations around the Maldivian archipelago. Biyadhoo is one such island that is further equipped with a PADI dive center for all those who want to enjoy a full blown exploration of the underwater treasures of this nation. In addition to the adventures beneath the shores, Biyadhoo has plenty to do on the outside as well. Boasting excellent accommodation and dining facilities this is one spot that is relaxing from all angles.

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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

There is a sense of tranquility visiting the mosques in the Maldives. Hukury Miskiyy known famously as the old Friday Mosque is the most historical mosque found in the island. The unparalleled interiors made of coral stone walls adorned with innumerable carvings of different kinds of patterns and Arabic scripts is truly remarkable. Surrounding the mosque are tombs erected in the memory of the sultans, heroes and nobles who once lived in the Maldives. The relaxing ambience of the mosque gives a glimpse of the rich Islamic culture prevalent in the Maldives from centuries back in time.

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Naladhu Maldives

Naladhu Maldives

Of all the Maldives Island Resorts, Naladhu Maldives stands out as one of the best there is. Boasting exquisite luxury and unparalleled facilities, it is one of those resorts that combine the bliss of relaxation and tranquility of paradise in a single location.

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Banana Reef

Banana Reef

If you are an avid diver the Banana Reef is one spot that you absolutely cannot miss. It is by far the most sought out diving spot in the Maldives that is shaped like a banana and extends 300 meters from north to south. It boasts a myriad of sea creatures such as the Napoleon Wrasse, Moray Eels and the rare Bannerfish. The innumerable number of fishes of different colors and sizes, as well as its drift dives gave Banana Reef its reputation as one of the best dive sites in the Maldives.