Scattered like pearls in Indian Ocean, about in Arabian Sea consists of 26 naturally formed atolls. Atolls are chain or ring of islands which form naturally and provide coral reef for marine life. As mentioned Maldives is a pearl in Indian Ocean located next to India, most of the historic transcripts show that these islands stayed but for some time they were ruled by Dutch, Portuguese and finally British, who gave them independence in 1965.
Maldives comprises of total 1192 coral islands, which are beauty to be seen either visiting them yourselves or by looking at them from air, people of Maldives are called Dhivehin which in English means islanders. As per records compiled in 2008, 89 resorts of this region offer 17000 beds and contributed over 0.6 of tourist alone. These islands offer visa free entrance all what is required is your return trip confirmation a valid passport and some currency to pay off your bills. The islands are interconnected either by speed boats or helicopter service.
This is the only place where you don’t get chances to interact with local population; the reason is that tourist resorts are separate from islands where native lives. Maldives is an island worst effected by global warming, since it is sinking on an average rate of 18cm by end of the century. The country has 88 islands dedicated for its tourism development.
Maldives is the best place for snorkeling, scuba diving, sunbathing and swimming. Among these attractions Maldives also has rich history. With the Nation Museum in Male the capital, you can find artistic treasures of your interest. Cheap flights deals from Europe to Male (Maldives) are easily available. Buying Cheap Package Holidays will be an advantage as your hotel and flights are reserved.