The Maldives is an archipelago of almost 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls, with Male as the capital and the most populated city. Renowned for its blue ocean, pristine white sand beaches, luxury water villas and an incredible underwater world, The Maldives is one of the most exotic destinations on the planet. Arguably home to the best beaches in the world, over a million tourists visit this remote paradise in the Indian Ocean, which was relatively known to most travelers till the 1970s. A perfect destination for honeymooners and couples, the archipelago also offers a number of adventure activities that also attracts families to flock to its sunny shores. With some of the world’s most luxurious hotel brands present in the region and every resort being its own private island, there is no dearth of choice when it comes to choosing a place to stay. With stunning coral walls, magnificent caves and scores of aquatic life to experience, the Maldives has all the components to make it a holiday of a lifetime.