The 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. It has a population of 393,988 and celebrates their National Day on July 26th. 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. The Maldives successfully gained their freedom from the United Kingdom in 1965, and three years later, declared itself an independent republic.
Things you must do in the Maldives
1.Swim with whale sharks
3.Join local fishermen on a deep-sea fishing trip.
4.Take to the sea on board a dhoni, a traditional wooden sailboat.
5.Visit the country’s capital, Malé.
The main activity in the Maldives is simply relaxing.