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Top 05 reasons to visit Sea of Stars in Vadoo Island

Ranked as a spectacular natural wonder the Sea of Stars is a unique occurrence that must be seen to be believed. Illuminating the beach at night the top reasons to explore Vadoo Island are as follows.

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The Wonder That is Vadoo Island

The Wonder That is Vadoo Island

Occupying the breathtaking surrounding of the Raa Atoll Vadoo Island is perched on the equator just south west of the island of Sri Lanka. As a collection of several paradise islets the area known as Vadoo Island is spread out over 900,000 km2. Renowned as one of the most stunning regions of the Maldivian archipelago Vadoo Island is littered with white, powdery sanded beaches. A beach haven for the masses the stunning beaches of the island remain one of its main draws for vacationer from around the world. Blessed with idyllic weather conditions beachside activities are a staple among seasoned holidaymakers at Vadoo Island.

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The Red Tide

The Red Tide

Another equally wonderful natural wonder that is unique to Vadoo Island the Sea of Stars that occurs at night causes an attractive side effect that results in what is known as the Red Tide. The dinoflagellates plankton activity impact the growth of red algae in the area which is at times covers most of the beach during daylight. Known as a defense mechanism used against predators the red hued algae is created by a bacteria called Vibrio Harveyi.

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Water Sports

Water Sports

Blessed with warm waters Vadoo Island is a water sports enthusiast's dream come true. With its waters teeming with marine life the venue is a hotbed of activity all year round for snorkeling and diving fanatics. Other popular water sports available on the island include wind surfing as the wind conditions in the island are perfect for engaging in the adrenalin pumping sport.

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Resort Haven

Resort Haven

A resort haven for vacationers from around the globe Vadoo Island is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives. The Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is one such establishment that is considered a veritable icon in Maldives luxury accommodation due to the venue's picturesque location and facilities. Offering visitors a plethora of in-resort and outdoor activities hospitality hubs such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is another reason to head down to this paradise isle that is home to the Sea of Stars.

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Sparkling Natural Wonder

Sparkling Natural Wonder

Perhaps the most popular attraction in Vadoo Island and its most spectacular sight to date is the Sea of Stars spectacle which takes place nightly. As a phenomenon that has caused quite a stir in the touristic landscape of Asia the glow in the dark waves off the shores on Vadoo Island has become the stuff of legend among the natural phenomena loving masses. Glowing a bright hue of blue as night falls the waves and the beachfronts of Vadoo Island appear to have been dotted with the stars in the sky as bio luminescence lights up specks of blue across the beach and the waves crashing against the shore. Caused due to a plankton species known as dinoflagellates the bright blue speckles are created by the creatures that give off light due to the nature of the membrane cells that react to electric indicators.