The height of the Maldives rarely reaches above two meters. It is the perfect retreat away from the world on palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna. Scuba divers are in for a treat. The word atoll is actually derived from the word atholhu in Dhivehi, the Maldivian language. There is historical and archaeological evidence that the islands have been inhabited for over 5,000 years. The Maldives were part of the important Indian Ocean trade route and over time were settled by people from all over the world. This leaves the origins of the people enshrined in mystery.
Regions in Maldives
Alifu Dhaalu Atoll also known as Southern Ari Atoll or Ari Atholhu Dhekunuburi is an administrative division of the Maldives.... READ MORE
Baa Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives adn It consists of three separate natural atolls.... READ MORE
Kaafu Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives. It consists of Kaashidhoo Island, Gahaafaru Atoll, and Male Atoll, which includes the North... READ MORE
The capital of the atoll is Naifaru. There are a total of 54 islands in the atoll of which only 5 are inhabited, namely Naifaru, Hinnavaru, Kurendhoo,... READ MORE
The Island of Male in the Maldives is the equal fourth most densely populated island in the world.... READ MORE
Mulaku Atoll or Meemu Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name, also known as Mulak A... READ MORE