Maldives, formally the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in South Asia, located at the southern end of the Arabian Sea. It lies along the west coast of India and southwest of Sri Lanka, around 700 kilometers from the southern tip of the world. Famous for its beautiful beaches, lush mountains, crystal clear water and a diverse marine life, Maldives is also renowned as a romantic and tropical retreat for visitors from around the world. There are Maldives tour packages available to help travelers plan their dream honeymoon and other travel needs.
The Maldives has a long history, having been colonized by the Portuguese centuries ago. At that time, the population consisted mainly of fishermen and people who had sailing and fishing traditions. Now, Maldives tourism is growing rapidly, supported by a robust economy that making the nation one of the fastest growing tourist destinations on the planet. Tourism thrives in the Maldives due to the abundance of natural resources such as coral reefs, sea turtles, whales, rays, whales, and many more. These provide the Maldives with one of the most biodiverse ecosystems.
One of the major issues for Maldives’ tourism is the deteriorating environmental condition. A huge variety of natural environments, including marine life, is threatened and endangered by human activities such as overfishing, overdevelopment, and climate change. As a result, the government has been working hard to preserve and protect natural environments for both marine species and the humans who will be affected by them. The Maldives Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for dealing with issues that promote degradation of the natural environment of the Maldives.
Resorts in the Maldives are among the most lavish in the world. Resorts, like all other things in the Maldives, must abide by the highest standards. In order to ensure that they do, the Maldives have implemented a set of Tourism Management Principles that applies to everything from hotel cleaning to the provision of food at the resorts. The principles also cover how resorts themselves operate, including their capital, land ownership, and licensing. As is the case anywhere else in the world, the use of natural resources in the Maldives must comply with the standards set by international legal agreements. Any activity that does not adhere to these principles can be considered illegal under the Maldives authorities.
The Maldives is home to some of the most stunning natural environments in the world, including coral reefs, the Great Indian Reef, and marine life such as sea turtles. Although there are strict laws in place regarding the conservation of natural environments, unfortunately, many of the resorts are unable or unwilling to implement conservation strategies on their own. In order to address this issue, the Maldives has allowed for the establishment of marine protected areas, or MPAs, along the coastlines of the islands. MPA’s are crucial in conserving the natural environment, and anyone sailing a boat within the mooring area of an MPA can be held accountable for their actions, should a lawsuit results from an accidental spill or other damage.
One of the largest challenges facing the tourism industry is the impact that climate change will have on the island nations of the Maldives. The Maldives is located in an area that enjoys moderating ocean currents, which helps to maintain the islands’ warmer temperature which makes the island nation very welcoming to tourists looking to enjoy the sun and enjoy the beach. Unfortunately, while the islands are primarily dry-land, they are still vulnerable to the devastating effects of rising sea levels. Sea level rise has already resulted in massive flooding in parts of Asia and the Mediterranean, and the Maldives is certainly feeling the repercussions now.
As the rising seas threaten the stability of the Maldives government and its tourism industry, the World Bank has begun to provide financial assistance to the country in order to mitigate the negative impacts that climate change is having on the island nations. Currently, the Maldives is working with the United Nations and World Heritage organization to develop a strategy to support the Maldives in its efforts to prepare for and deal with climate change. This effort is part of a plan developed by the Maldives government and the World Bank in order to strengthen the country in areas such as energy, food, tourism, and infrastructure in preparation for the future.
Tourism is one of the main industries supporting the economy. In 2021, tourist arrivals to the Maldives reached around twenty-two million people, making it the most popular destination in the world according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization’s latest Travel and Leisure Survey. Maldives resorts are also one of the main drivers of this rapid growth. Resorts and hotels on the islands of the Maldives offer visitors a wide range of accommodation options, including all types of luxurious hotels, budget hotels, and guest houses, from which a tourist can choose the one that suits his/her needs and budget. Tourists can find a good resort in any of the following three categories: Davenport Beach, Male Atoll, and Grand Bay.