The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The chain of islands makes up the Maldives an ultimate destination to unwind and is home to some of the world’s opulent resorts. It is referred as pilgrimage for scuba divers from around the world and also offers excellent viewing opportunities for different species of whales and dolphins. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) made of carved white coral.