A mosaic of aquamarine waters and shimmering white shores, the growing popularity of Maldives tourism has made it one of the most visited places in the world. Dotted with pristine beaches, a surreal landscape and a vibrant culture, Maldives takes you into another time. Made up of over 1100 islands, of which only 200 are habitable, Maldives should be your next vacation if you are looking for beauty with adventure mixed in. The coral islands of Maldives are enveloped by blue lagoons and towering palm trees. Grouped in a double chain of 27 atolls, Maldives is home to more than 105 resorts. Each sight in this gorgeous country is different from the last and a vacation in Maldives is almost like a dream. The laid-back vibe of Maldives is almost palpable and you’ll experience this calm throughout your trip. While Male shares a glimpse of local life, the island of Biyadhoo is perfect for deep diving and Maafushivaru, located in the South Ari Atoll is a favourite for romantic holidays. If you have ever wanted to tick off snorkelling, scuba diving or swimming with rare aquatic life from your ‘things to do’ list - there is no better opportunity. Sustained by the Indian Ocean, it’s known across the world as a haven for water sport enthusiasts and if the growing Maldives tourism is anything to go by, there isn’t a better place for underwater experiences. The diverse marine life shining in vibrant hues against unique corals in the stillness of deep waters is an experience you’ll never forget. Where you stay during your vacation greatly influences your experience and the resorts in Maldives don’t disappoint. Offering an astonishing array of choices, from water villas to luxurious resorts and backpacker hostels, there isn’t an experience Maldives tourism doesn’t provide. Travellers come from far and wide to experience the beauty that this country is and it’s said that you’ll almost always be back for more.