The Maldives In Photos

You are in for a treat today because Beth of Besudesu Abroad, the girl who is in love with Asia, will be sharing with us a truly special place that some of us dream of visiting – the extraordinary Maldives. Beth is a passionate traveller who always looks to connect with the places she visits is a genuine way. I look forward to meeting up with this girl once again in Hong Kong for a dim sum treat this year. Now let her transport you over to the Maldives. 

When the word paradise comes to mind, no country better embodies this word than the Maldives. Isolated in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of 26 atolls and almost 1,200 islands—only which 200 of are inhibited. The sheer amount of colors in the Maldives was amazing, only adding to the beauty of this pristine ocean paradise.

Luxurious overwater villas line the jetty along the bright blue shore
Luxurious overwater villas line the jetty along the bright blue shore
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While the other side of the island witnessed fiery sunsets of pink and red
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The nearby local island was shroud in a sunset of yellow hues as the locals continued fishing for that night’s meal
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And the wildlife also seemed to enjoy the splashes of color around them
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Arriving via seaplane, the Maldives from above is just as beautiful as on the ground with gradients of blue
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Beaches had soft powdery white sand and we often had them to ourselves
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Even the sunrises are unique in their own way with deep shades or purple and orange spreading across the sky
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As low tide began at sunset, the water left ripples in the sand as though it was a pristinely manicured Zen garden
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Each overwater villa has a private deck with access to the crystal-clear reef for snorkeling
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Towards the end of our stay we even witnessed the most brilliant rainbow, helping to confirm our belief that the colors of the Maldives are some of the best in the world
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The water is so clear it is easy to spot an assortment of colorful marine life, including these reef sharks that often visited our villa
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As waves crashed on shore the shades of blue quickly turned white as they ran over the bright green algae
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The view is a glorious seemingly never-ending stretch of blue
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With sandbanks that go on for miles, they become a perfect spot for taking in the sunsets
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When talking about colors in the Maldives, you have to mention the sunrises and sunsets as each are unique and beautiful in their own way
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Shades of orange, blue and pink filled the sky nightly at the sandbank

 

Would you like to pay the Maldives a short visit in the future?

unnamedOriginally from Chicago, Beth got her first true taste of travel when she studied abroad in Japan during her final year of university. She ended up loving Asia so much; she found herself moving right back upon graduation and is currently living in Hong Kong. Armed with her camera and a passion for travel, she is on a mission to photograph the world– proving that you can travel without breaking your career… or the bank! Read her blog to find out more about her voyages and expat life in Hong Kong, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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