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...Sun, sand and sea, a thousand robinson Crusoe islands, massive lagoons with different depths and infinite shades of blue and turquoise, dazzling underwater coral gardens; a perfect natural combination for the ideal tropical holiday destination. However there is more to the Maldives than just that..."
Add to the above some excellent fishing and scuba diving venues, quality surfing opportunities, local festivals and shopping, and miles of white sandy beaches.
A Brief Description of Maldives:
, a group of about 1,200 islands, separated into a series of coral atolls, is just north of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited.
Many of these tropical atolls and islands are simply gorgeous, with swaying palms, white sandy beaches and deep-blue lagoons; none of the islands rise higher than 7.8 ft. above sea level.
was long a sultanate (a territory ruled by a sultan
), first under Dutch control, and then under British protection. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, and three years later, declared itself an independent republic.
Riots in the capital city of Maldives in August 2004 garnered worldwide attention, and subsequently, the president and his government have pledged much needed democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms.
Over the last few decades the Maldives has transformed itself into a popular fishing, scuba diving, surfing and exotic resort and spa destination.
It continues its effort to reclaim (solid ground
) from the shallow waters of the surrounding reefs, but its precarious elevation above sea level is an on-going concern for all that call this beautiful place, home.