In 1972 Tourism took roots in Maldives. In the 1960s a U.N. mission visited the islands for a survey and did not recommend tourism in its report, claiming the islands were not suitable. The arrival of the first tourist’s occurred in 1972. At that time there were just two resorts with a capacity of about 280 beds. At present, there are over 132 resorts located in the different atolls constituting the Republic of Maldives. A tourist resort typically consists of an exclusive hotel on its own island, with its population entirely made up of tourists and workforce. These islands are typically 800 by 200 metres in size. In addition to its beach encircling the island, each island has its own reef which serves as a coral garden and natural aquarium for scuba divers and snorkelers. The Maldives are known for blue ocean, white beaches, and clean air. Due to an extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, the Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world, It is also the world’s most desired honeymoon destination

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