The Maldives is a group of about 1,200 islands just north of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited.
Many of these tropical atolls and islands are gorgeous, with palm trees, white sandy beaches and deep-blue lagoons; none of the islands rise higher than 7.8 ft. above sea level.
One interesting thing about the beaches here is that at night, due to the plankton, the water seems to glow at night. The bioluminescence makes the tide look like a starry night sky! It is truly beautiful!