Maldive islands A to Z

The maldive islands consists of around 1200 covered with palms and vegetation, of which about 200 of these tropical islands are inhabited and at the time of writing this page there are 90 tourist resorts. Maldive Islands from the air There are also a great many sandbars and coral outcrops with little or no vegetation but if you count these as islands this takes the total number to approximately 2000.

Islands in the Maldives can have different shapes in different seasons as they are washed by the currents of the ocean in opposite directions for six months at a time.

The reef belt that these island rise from are known as atolls and while their origin is unknown there are two main theories. Charles Darwin suggests that they are a sunken volcano, that after an eruption around 50 million years ago slowly sank into the sea and then corals grew around the edge.The other main theory is from the Austrian scientist Hans Hass who suggests that the coral has been growing on the mountain chain in the Indian Ocean for hundreds of thousands of years, creating a coral platform that protrudes above the current sea level, but however they were formed there is no doubt that the Maldive islands are among the most beautiful in the world.

Resort islands in the Maldives A to Z

Adaaran Club Bathala~~~North Ari atoll

Adaaran Club Rannalhi~~~South Male atoll

Adaaran Hudhurafushi~~~North Male atoll

Adaaran Meedhupparu~~~Raa atoll

Alimatha Aquatic Resort~~~Felidhe atoll

Anantara Resort~~~South Male atoll

Angaga Island Resort~~~South Ari atoll

Angsana Resort & Spa Ihuru~~~North Male atoll

Angsana Resort & Spa Velavaru~~~Dhaalu atoll

Asdu Sun Island~~~North Male atoll

Athuruga Island Resort~~~South Ari atoll

Bandos Island Resort~~~North Male atoll

Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru~~~North Ari atoll

Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru~~~North Male atoll

Baros Holiday Resort~~~North Male atoll

Biyadoo Island Resort~~~South Male atoll

Bodu Huraa Island Resort~~~South Male atoll

Chaaya Lagoon Hakurra Club~~~Meemu atoll

Cinnamon Island Alidhoo~~~Haa atoll

Club Faru~~~North Male atoll

Coco Palm Boduhithi~~~North Male atoll

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu~~~Baa Atoll

Cocoa Island Maldives~~~South Male Atoll

Dhidhoo Finolhu Water Village~~~South Ari Atoll

Dhiggiri Tourist Resort~~~Felidhe Atoll

Dhoni Mighili~~~North Ari Atoll

Dhonveli Beach Resort~~~North Male Atoll

Embudhu Village~~~South Male Atoll

Equator Village~~~Addu Atoll

Eriyadu Island Resort~~~North Male Atoll

Fihalhohi Tourist Resort~~~South Male Atoll

Filitheyo Island Resort~~~Faafu Atoll

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa~~~North Male Atoll

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru~~~Baa Atoll

Full Moon Resort Maldives~~~North Male Atoll

Gangehi Island Resort~~~North Ari Atoll

Gasfinolhu~~~North Male Atoll

More Maldive Islands

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