Whenever you need to get away from the city life, work, problems and such, there will be a heaven waiting for you. It is places like these that you need to save money for. It is the simple nature of this place that keeps the tourists coming. Maldives is an island nation, in the Indian Ocean, formed by a double chain of 26 atolls that consists of 1190 small islands of which only 200 are inhabited. While most come just to relax, there are also recreational activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, undersea coral watching, water scooters, windsurfing and more. The Maldives is one of the world’s premier scuba diving destinations, because of the abundance of amazing white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, many scuba diving sites and rich marine life. You can also choose to have an adventure by renting a boat and search for peace, or have a picnic in the middle of the ocean. Visitors to Maldives do not need to apply for a visa pre-arrival, regardless of their country of origin, provided they have a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and the money to be self-sufficient while in the country. The capital city, Malé, is the only location where the foreign and domestic populations are likely to interact. The tourist resorts are not on islands where the natives live, and casual contacts between the two groups are discouraged.