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A long chain of islands sitting peacefully in the vast Indian Ocean, the Maldives beckons both sun lovers and holiday makers with its stunning white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. For those looking for big city action and exciting night life, this may not be the place for you, for the Maldives enjoys action of a different sort. A quiet, placid place, this is a destination first and foremost where people come to relax, soak up the sun and to take in beach, resort and water sports activities.

Water Sports - If not relaxing on a glistening beach or lounging pool side at a sophisticated resort, you’ll most likely want to enjoy all the natural wonders that the Maldives has to offer. Much of this natural beauty is in or on the water. From surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, enjoying the clear waters and delicate coral reef areas is what the Maldives is all about.

Fishing Tours - Hire a speedboat or book a fishing excursion for some big game or night time fishing. Morning catches include tuna, swordfish, barracuda and other big species. Night time fishing begins as the ocean waters begin to reflect the orange hues of the setting sun and this is the most popular time in the Maldives to enjoy this marine sport. Many resorts offer organised fishing charters or trips. If fishing solo, be sure to avoid areas that are protected marine habitats.

Sea Plane Tours – Nothing is as spectacular as seeing the azure blue waters and vast coral reefs than from the air. Sea plane sightseeing tours offer excellent photographic opportunities where you can capture all the dazzling splendour of this unique island nation.