Travel and Escape with 50 photos of Paradise Beaches we shot in the Maldives.
Enjoy the Dream !
Nothing better than white sand, coconut trees and blue lagoon to feel better !
The Maldives, who could not have a better name than The Island Kingdom, are known for the beauty of their beaches.
The islands are entirely of coralline origins, this is why their sand is so white and fine.
Photo Gallery of Paradise Beaches in The Amazing Maldives.
It took hundreds of thousands of years for these paradisiacal islands to exist.
Called The Island Kingdom by Maldivians ( Dhivehi Raajjee ), the Maldives are one of the most extraordinary example of the long process it takes for Earth to offer the amazing places we can witness today.
The Maldives archipelago is made of 26 natural atolls where an estimated 1200 islands appeared along several thousands of years.
The Maldives are the wonderful result of a millions of years of nature evolution. The formation of an Atoll is a long process. Their creation is sometimes violent and often complicated.
The Maldives Atolls are formed from coral reefs developing around the top of sunken volcanoes.
The Maldives islands are of coralline origins. Their amazing sand is white and extremely fine. Coralline beaches are rare, they represent less than 5% of the World beaches, the rest of them are mostly made of quartz. This is why the Maldives have Paradise beaches everywhere !
All 823 km ( 512 miles ) of the Maldivian archipelago is exclusively composed of Atolls protecting in their hearts 1200 small tropical islands and beaches.
Did you know that Maldives sandy beaches are also made from fish poop?
The Parrot Fish loves dead coral and feeds from it. His poop contribute to make the fine sandy beaches of Maldives.
In Maldives, some island shapes can be modified by nature. Their sand is moved away and eventually brought back by seasonal currents during monsoons. Some sandbanks disappear and some new ones emerge.
The Maldives have some of the smallest islands in the World with no more than a few square meters size. The largest island barely reaches 6 kms long.