The Maldives is a South Asian island country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea.
The Maldives is a collection of 1196 islands and countless coral reefs located south-west of India. With an area of just 298 km², the Islamic island nation is one of the smallest countries in the world. Half of the residents of the Maldives live in the capital city of Malé on the main island of the same name. Each year, thousands of tourists are attracted to the string of islands in the Indian Ocean, with their beautiful landscape of shallow lagoons and white sandy beaches lined with palms and breadfruit trees. The dream trip to the Robinson Crusoe island in the middle of the Indian Ocean!