Maldives is a cluster of idyllic atolls in the Indian Ocean, with emotional, breathtaking beauty, where about 200 islets are inhabited of the Maldives' 1190. A trip to Maldives is very worthwhile, since nowhere in the North American region can travelers see the combination of turquoise lagoons, bright blue skies, underwater coral gardens, and all-year sunshine that all together make diving and snorkelling in crystal-clear calm lagoons with the temperature of a bath water simply unforgettable. Maldives is a popular upscale destination with warm, friendly, and hospitable people that make it a perfect choice for special romantic getaways or seekers of first-class diving and snorkelling.