Unparalleled luxury, spectacular white-sand seashores and an incredible underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a real holiday of a lifetime. Maldives tourism packages let you experience the best of the both worlds. The Maldives is a geological marvel consisting of 1,190 coral islands that form an archipelago of 26 major atolls stretching like a string of pearls across the Indian Ocean. The top of the chain of islands lies to the south west of India. The atolls stretch southwards from there and past the western side of Sri Lanka, ending just over the other side of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere. Each atoll is blessed with incredible biodiversity including an abundance of exotic corals and a rainbow spectrum of marine life.