Maldives, little-known Indian Ocean paradise, is a by-word for luxury, romance and tropical bliss with 26 atolls. The island offers deep blue seas with great reefs, white sandy beaches, and diverse vegetation. Stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. With some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly colored tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. These shores are always open to anyone, as it provides a tranquil haven for visitors.