By Dr Swati Shah (Editor Tourism)

Bestowed with majestic beauty, sparkling water, emerald greenery, tall palm trees, and white sand, thousands of islands, feeling of tranquility, sunset romantic dinner, the picturesque tropical island country, and a perfect destination for honeymooners where paradise implies reality will take your heart away. The sovereign nation in Indian Ocean will keep you mesmerize by its diverse angles. Being the world’s lowest country facing risk posed by rising sea levels and participating in every aspect to reduce green house emissions to protect the mother earth and in promoting tourism in an eco-friendly sustainable manner.

Tourism industry is a great contributor to the country’s economy. The coral reefs which determine the very health of underwater ecosystem enhances the beauty thousand times and attracts tourist year round. Everything seems to be so natural yet extremely eye pleasing and relaxing that you would love and appreciate the destination and want to spend time sitting near the crystal clear water and blue lagoons.

Places to visit include Como Cocoa island, Baros island, Emboodhu Finolhu island, Mihiri island, Huvahendhoo island, Rangali island, Kanuhura island, Halaveli island, Dhighu island will get you sun – kissed beaches, aesthetic corals, dazzling turquoise water with water villas, best amenities, water sports and much more.

Whale submarine will familiarize you with life underwater; colorful corals, fishes species, sea turtles, snappers will make you realize how vibrant life is underwater and the magic of nature to balance each thing in a perfect manner. Dive club in Male is perfect to boost your adrenaline as it extends you with scuba diving, scooter trip, snorkeling and many other water based adventure activities.

For shopping enthusiast the capital Male offers good options where you can shop for fashion clothes, accessories, locally crafted items, mouth watering food, jewellery and gadgets. An artificial beach with fun filled activities in the capital also attracts tourists. To know about the vast history of this small island nation calls for a visit to National museum which preserve a large collection historic artifacts, weapons, coral stone head of Lord Buddha.

Other places of interest are Grand Friday mosque which is simple yet beautiful and respecting the culture you are requested to wear full clothes, Tsunami monument in Male was fabricated to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in the natural disaster.

Come and enjoy the crystal clear blue water with corals, atolls. A dream vacation is waiting for you. Get yourself pampered in the picture perfect destination filled with eye – capturing beauty and tranquility.