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?

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Originally 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 Twitterand Pinterest.

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Agness Walewinder
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76 thoughts on “The Maldives In Photos”

  1. I’d be curious to know if backpackers like me could afford to visit the Maldives and stay in those awesome little huts!! I’ll get there one day ;) Amazing photos Beth!!

    1. You could! It wouldn’t be in those little huts probably, but you could still enjoy the beauty of the islands and marine life :)

      I’ll be writing a ‘Maldives on a budget’ post soon!

  2. Beth/Agness these are stunning. This is a real once in a lifetime dream location I think many of us would love to go to.

    Could one of you run a win a trip to The Maldives competition (and let me win ;-) )

    Seriously, thanks again. They are fantastic pictures of an amazing place.

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Thanks, I am glad you liked them as much as I do. I’m so happy Beth shared these stunning views with us.

      1. Agness/Beth, these pictures are so amazing that I had to Pin them on Pinterest. I will always enjoy looking at them and dreaming :-)

    1. Hard, but certainly not impossible! I’ll be writing about that soon (although it’s looking more like $50 a day)

  3. Amazing photos Beth of an equally amazing place. Looking through these is exactly that I needed on a Monday afternoon after a bad day at work to reminded why i work so hard, to visit places like this!

  4. Beth and Agness, those are great photos and I would love to visit the Maldives, but they seem to be a bit out of my league. If you tell me now it’s possible to stay there for less than 25$ per day, I would be on my way right now… :)

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Thank you Dennis! I will do some research into it and then let you know. It’s doable if you sleep on the beach I guess HAHA!

  5. I’ve always wanted to stay in the over water beach bungalows… maybe one day! Great photos! In Chiang Mai, I met a couple from the UK who were living in the Maldives. They said it was gorgeous with great diving – I’ll get there one day.

  6. I’ve always wanted to stay in those over-water bungalows… hopefully one day! In Chiang Mai, I met a couple from the UK that were living in the Maldives and said it also has some great diving. Great photos!

  7. Rachel of Hippie in Heels

    AHh her photos always get me wondering how I can be in Goa a year already and haven’t made it over yet!! Amazing shots :)

  8. What beautiful photos. I love Beth’s blog. Do you often take on guest contributors? If so, I’d love to participate?!

  9. Beautiful photos. I wouldn’t mind going for a few relaxing beach days. I have definitely read a blog post from someone who went there on a tight budget (but I can’t remember whose blog is was!!) so perhaps you could do it for $25 a day like someone asked above in the comments…That blogger wasn’t staying in one of those resorts with private beaches though, that’s for sure! :-)

  10. Tim | UrbanDuniya

    I LOVE the Maldives, I had the fortune of visiting there about 3 years ago, and am planning to go back some time. It really is like paradise on earth :)

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Have you been there? That’s great. Maybe you want to write a budget travel guide for me :)?

      1. Tim | UrbanDuniya

        It’s in the works!! Watch this space!! :D (although it won’t really be a budget guide, I’ll try to include some handy hints :) )

  11. Really its a awesome tourist destination for all seasons too. Maldives is a great spot for honeymoon couples to make their trip as outstanding and memorable trip in your lifetime.. It shows very very low expensive and you will make your budget trip always to maldives..

  12. great post and absolutely amazing photos. I’ve always wanted to visit the Maldives and hopefully one day I can! Thanks for sharing :)

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