I’ve always had a desire to visit the Maldives, a group of remote islands located in the Indian Ocean, 435 miles south-west of Sri Lanka and 250 miles south-west of India. The main draw of the Maldives, of course, are the 1,000 uninhabited islets. Yes, you could literally have a remote island all to yourself. I’m not sure how much better life could get than having your own beach and a cooler full of beer.
Thanks to its white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, and abundance of marine life, the Maldives has transformed itself into a premier travel destination, with tourism taking its place as the Maldives’ top industry. Water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving are incredibly popular, and many travel companies offer all-inclusive packages to Maldives that include airfare, lodging, transportation, and activities such as fishing, scuba diving, and windsurfing. Personally, I’ve never been scuba diving, but that, too, is on my list of activities to try someday. Many dive shops and even hotels offer multi-day packages where you can earn your scuba certification while learning to dive in the beautiful clear waters. After a day of diving or lying on the beach, you can then feast on freshly caught seafood. Yeah, not a bad way to spend a few weeks of vacation.