Geography and Environment

The unique geography of the country fascinates its visitors. One will find a chain of about 1,192 small coral islands and sandbanks grouped into double chains of 26 atolls. Only 200 islands are inhabited - the rest are where Eco-tourism and agriculture (land and water) are situated. With its human exclusivity and vast expanse of sandy beaches, lagoons, and tropical plants imaginable to man, Maldives is the most excellent choice of destination for the most simple to the most extravagant. The Maldives has one of the most peaceful environments anywhere on the planet. Coral reefs are the foundation of the islands. They offer protection to the tiny islands as their natural defense system, and the economy depends heavily on the health of its reefs and ecosystems. One will definitely be amazed by the country's crystal clear waters and swim-friendly lagoons.