The Maldives is a romantic city known for its tropical scenery and lush beaches. It is a draw for diving lovers and general sun seekers to experience. It is a group of Islands in the Indian Ocean.
The country possesses 26 natural atolls and over 1,000 islands to be noted. The beaches are scenically beautiful and extremely impressive with white sand and crystal clear water. These factors are what draws many tourists here each year. The tourism market is the liveliest in the country focusing on the luxury market for travelers. The Maldives also caters to families and less high end clientele as well. The country is known for having some of the world’s best hotels and services. With Butlers and in room massages available there is sure to be a service to fit your travelling needs in this tropical locale.
It is important to know that the country is currently at risk due to global warming with a staggering 80% of the territory less than 1m/3.3ft above sea level. Global warming is a constant threat in this nation. Mohamed Nasheed a young reformer with mission strove to become more environmentally friendly. The new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan continues in his legacy to make the Maldives one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world.
This is said to be a less hospitable region with many of the inhabitants struggling to survive under little national and local resources. There are a number of private guesthouses being rented in the region which brings rise to the possible shift away from luxury and big money tourism to a new and simpler way of life for tourists and locals alike. This is a unique time in the Maldives history as we seem to be at a crossroads in the region when it comes to tourism and what that looks like in the region. It will be interesting to see how this country develops both internally/governmentally and also from the tourism viewpoint.