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Exploring the Beaches of Maldives

Maldives is an island country located in the Indian Ocean, and is comprised of 26 atolls. There are about 1,190 coral islands that are spread out through 90,000 square kilometers. As Maldives is the least populated Asian country, most of these island are uninhabited. Several of them have been turned into luxurious beach resorts.


Cocoa Island Beach

Cocoa Island Beach is a private resort island located at the South Male Atoll. Around this island are a number of other islands, which are mostly small and uninhabited. It is a rather private location meant for luxurious travel, with beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters and many opportunities for sailing and diving. People can also go explore the other islands.



Nika is an island located in the South Ari Atoll, which is famous for its powdery white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters. It is one of the most private islands in the country. Nika is a safe place to swim because there is no current.


Mirihi Island

Mirihi Island is located in the South Ari Atoll. It is named after small yellow flowers that grow around the island. Mirihi Island is a very small place, and there are lots of opportunities to snorkel or scuba dive and observe corals, squid, seahorses, turtles and other fascinating sea creatures.


Vabbinfaru Island

Vabbinfaru Island is located in the North Male Atoll. It is a small, luxurious island filled with palms and sand.



Nalaguraidhoo is located in the South Ari Atoll, and it has fascinating shores with a nice cool breeze from the water, as well as soft white sand. People travel to this grand lagoon to participate in many water sports, like fishing and diving, as well as many other land sports. Other names for this island are “Sun Island” and “flower of the indies.” There is also a barrier reef pretty close to shore, and people go there for snorkeling and scuba diving.


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