With an archipelago of more than a thousand coral islands, 80 of which being commercialized by beach resorts, Maldives indeed have so much to offer in terms of fulfilling your need to find the best strip of white sand in the entire world.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, just southwest of India, you will find 26 of the world’s amazingly wonderful coral atolls.
To spare you from visiting each and every islet that this archipelago has to offer and to further guide you on which among these numerous islands are worthy of your time, effort and money, we listed the top 2 beaches in Maldives just for you.
1. Nalaguraidhoo Island
Part of the South Ari Atoll and only 32 kilometers from the airport, travelers would not only take pleasure in the clear, turquoise waters and the fine, powdery sand in Nalaguraidhoo Island but also the breath-taking azure lagoons that could be enjoyed via catamaran, jet-ski, windsurf and canoe.
Aside from allowing the tender breeze of the sea to lull you to a peaceful nap, you should also make time to meet and swim with all the wonderful yet gentle tropical fish species in the live house coral reef maintained by the Sun Island Beach Resort. You could stay in this beach resort for as low as $680 per person.
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2. Reethi Rah Island
Reethi Rah Island is the perfect island getaway if you are travelling with your family, though its heavenly setting also makes it ideal for couples and honeymooners. This North Male Atoll, octopus-shaped island does not only boast of tropical vegetation but also a myriad of activities for adults and kids alike.
Go on and work with the tan that you’ve been longing all year long, and allow your children to enjoy activities like snorkeling, banana boating and canoeing. If you are lucky enough, you may not only see schools of multicolored fish but also dolphins showing off meters from the shore just for you. Your overall Maldives experience is made more comfortable with all the amenities featured by the One & Only Reethi Rah Island and avail of their special offers, such as a four-night stay with breakfast for three people.
While there are also other world-class beaches offered by the islands of Veligandu, Cocoa, Banyan Tree and Nika, you won’t surely go wrong with whatever choice of islands you wish to visit in Maldives. Here is a useful Maldives Resorts Guide to help you easily decide on your accommodation.