For the Maldives, the safety and conservation of its environment is very important. Given the rate at which the water is rising, the islands are predicted to be under water by the year 2100. Since tourism is the driving force for the Maldive economy, the traffic of tourists visiting the fragile waters and islands has increased every year. This is concerning because the 600,000 travelers visiting Maldives every year affects the natural resources.
Coral bleaching was a terrible incident from 15 years ago that Maldives is still recovering from. The ecosystem is really fragile, so what can you do when you visit Maldives?
Although you can't fish in the Maldives, you can sail in the sea and take advantage of a traditional bait fishing boat. However, commercial fishing is not allowed.
Chose to stay at the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and you will find it one of the most luxurious places to stay at the Maldives. The hotel arranges snorkeling adventures. You can ride in the clear waters in speedboats. There is even scuba diving schools for you to enroll in and you can even learn deep sea diving. The hotel also has a Spa, and you can try many treatments that are inspired from traditional Indian healing practices, such as the Ayurveda. The detoxifying mud bath is a brilliant treatment and very popular at the Taj.
Soneva Fushi is another island resort and it has its own reef too. They have lagoons for small children to enjoy and swim. Adults can swim in the private sea waters. Snorkeling is a popular activity. You can watch whales during the night, and you also star gaze for a beautiful experience. After enjoying all the water sports and nature, you can indulge in the many health and beauty treatments at this resort.