The archipelago of Maldives consists of more than a thousand islands and atolls. A small part of them are inhabited. It’s also sometimes referred to as the flattest country in the world. The ground level is only 7.5 feet, but due to geographical changes, the water just keeps on rising. Moreover, the islands have a lot of beautiful coral reefs and beaches that you can explore, especially when you go sailing in Maldives.
Maldives is rich with coral rays, which you can discover when you dive or snorkel. There are a lot of equipment available for you, just in case you don’t have them. Nevertheless, if you want to increase your adrenalin, you can try surfing. This activity is quite new, but it’s catching up with the stature achieved by other more-recognized diving sites. The best time to go surfing is during the O’Neil Deep Blue competition. There are lots of surfers who will join the contest, and you can be a good competitor or spectator. Or you can ride the Whale Submarine, which can take you 100 feet underneath the surface of the ocean. This is a good way to observe the teeming marine life without wearing any dive suit or snorkeling equipment.
Good examples of nice areas for some sailing in Maldives are Ihuru and Kurumba. The former is just a tiny island, but can give you the privacy that you need. If you don’t want to live aboard your yacht, normal accommodations are bungalows. The latter, meanwhile, is more civilized. Majority of its hotels are equipped with fine facilities, such as swimming pools, gyms, restaurants, and conference rooms. Making them more convenient is its nearness from Male. Baros is an oval-shaped atoll that is composed of too many corals, some of them as large as 20 feet. Besides swimming and snorkeling, you can also spend your time water skiing.
Male, the capital of Maldives, is the great place to go if you’re looking for a good alternative from sailing in Maldives. You can bring your yacht in the harbor and start touring the different shops that line up the streets. You can also explore the National Museum, which houses several palanquins and thrones of sultans, or the Hukuru, also named the Friday Mosque. This place has been established since seventeenth century. The Majeedhee Magu is a shopping center that can offer goods at very low prices. They can range from watches, electronics, handbags, and garments. The Local Market, which is located close to Male Fish Market, is composed of several small booths that sell different kinds of food items, such as pickles, bananas, yams, and sweetmeat packets.
Your vacation will never be complete without cruising in Maldives. You get to enjoy the sun, waters, beach resorts, and the flora and fauna that this country is blessed with.