Holidaying in Maldives without seeing a Sunset is a bit like going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.
You can not miss it and we all want to see it. It is a Must-seen !
In Maldives, this beautiful phenomenon is offered to us every evening around 06.00pm, with a small variation of a quarter of minutes according to the time of the year.
At this time, in all Resorts of the archipelago, the same ritual takes place.
Cameras are getting ready, people gather on the beach, at bars, or lay on their Villa decks.
Everybody waits for this special and Graceful moment.
Time stops, and sometimes silence takes place..no talking.
All people attention goes to the Sun, this Star that has fascinated Humankind for millennia.
In Maldives, Sunsets are particularly impressive
Located at the Equator, where Earth is at her wider bulge, the archipelago is closer to the Sun and sunlight arrives at a perpendicular (90 degree) angle.
Add this to the air humidity and the total flatness of the horizon, you get the ideal factors for a perfect show.
This huge orange ball that seems to sink in water surely cannot leave anybody indifferent
But beware, in Maldives, as in all parts of the World located in these latitudes, Sunset lasts only a few minutes, around 5.
So be ready, it goes very fast!
The sky will take dozens of shades ranging from very pale yellow to dark purple, pink, orange to dark tones. Splendid, really.
Endless and magnificient shades of colours
Nuances are endless, but whatever the colours, nature will always mix them with so much delicacy and harmony.
If you like boats, you can also attend the show directly from the ocean via cruises organized by the resorts.
Depending on the mood, you will be able to mix the moment with Dolphin Watch, fishing or simply relax with a drink on the deck.
During our many journeys to the Maldives, we were able to admire many Solar shows. Therefore we have had countless opportunities to take some photos.
Sakis, the photographer could not always capture them but always tried to be thee when the spectacle was intense.
At the occasion of today’s eclipse, March 20, 2015, I have created a photo gallery of Maldives Sunsets taken during our stays.
This is somehow a tribute to our precious Star and to the fascinating Beauty of Maldives nature.
Come on, make yourself comfortable, the show begins …