Maldives


Maldives, the smallest country in Asia by land area, is a great destination for leisure and relaxation.

A vacation on one of the country's 80 resort islands is a pretty unique experience. I stayed at the island resort of Kuramathi which deservedly needs to be mentioned. Kuramathi featured great beaches, intense blue waters, lush vegetation, exotic fish in the waters including the occasional (harmless) shark, lots of birds and other wildlife, attention to detail and quality of service, good food and a generally relaxed atmosphere. It got pretty close to paradise on Earth.

If the beach and endless snorkeling aren't enough for you, then trips to some of the other islands, be they inhabited islands, other resorts or just a small deserted island in the middle of the ocean, are a fun thing to do. Finally, a quick trip to the island capital of Male is also interesting.

Additional info:
- country entry on Wikipedia
- country profile on Wikivoyage

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Maldives

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