The Maldives consists of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of twenty-seven atolls situated in the Indian Ocean. Most atolls consist of a large, ring-shaped coral reef supporting numerous small islands.
The country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, of which only 298 square kilometers is dry land. The islands are of average 1 to 2 square kilometers in area. No individual island is longer than 8 kilometers. The Maldives lies between 1-1.5 meters above sea level, with the highest island situated at 3 meters above sea level.
Maldives is largely flat and has no land features such as hills or rivers, but some islands have dunes such as that found in Hithadhoo island of Addu Atoll, and wetlands and marshes such as those found in the Fuvahmulah island of Gnaviyani Atoll.
About 164 islands are developed as tourist resorts and the remaining islands are uninhabited or used for agriculture & other livelihood purposes.
The capital of the Maldives is Male’.
The Maldives one of the top most honeymoon destination due to its location in the middle of the warm Indian Ocean. Its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, tropical trees & tropical weather has made Maldives a most favorite destination for honeymooners. For most people it is far, far away from the maddening crowd, where you escape from the rush of the wedding and take time to rest, destress and enjoy one another.
As the Maldives has so many islands, honeymooners are guaranteed to find something to suit their particular personalities and desires. If they want peace and tranquility, they are sure to find it on any one of the private island resorts. They may travel a little further, be a little more remote, but in return they’ll get that ‘lost on a desert island’ kind of feeling. There is no stress here