Known as “the tropical paradise,” the Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation located in the Indian Ocean. Its geography and topography are truly unique in that there’s no other place on Earth that resembles this nation. It has pure-white sandy beaches, over 5,000 coral reefs, and tons of reef fish, corals, and many other forms of marine life. This tropical nation has separated islands, and each of them is surrounded by its own lagoon. As for its climate, the Maldives is warm and sunny year-round, with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain.