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21 Maldives Photos Reveal Pure Paradise

By |January 10th, 2017|
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Looking for some travel inspiration? If you’re dreaming of the perfect paradise destination,well, you’ve come to the right place. The Maldives is in a class of it’s own when it comes to paradise and offers some of the best beaches in the World. Not only can you soak up the sun and play in the water from shore but it has some of the best underwater scenes in the World to back it up too. Our Maldives photos will leave no doubt in your mind on this statement.

It’s the perfect playground for adults looking to get away from it all and whether you decide to hop on a cruise boat or chill at a resort, the Maldives is sure to leave you in awe.  So without further ado, we at Divergent Travelers give you:

21 Maldives Photos Reveal Pure Paradise

(All photos are owned and created by Divergent Travelers)

1. Amazing views from the air on an inter-island flight

Maldives Photos Airplane View


2. The parking lot at the Male International Airport

Male International Airport Parking Lot Maldives Photos


3. First impressions are everything… Maamagili Sand Bar

Maldives Photos Sandbar


4.  Footprints in the sand, Hurasdhoo Island

Hurasdhoo Island Maldives Photos


5. Sand bar disappears into the ocean, Maamasfushi Island

Madives Photos Beach


6. An afternoon of relaxing under an umbrella on Hurasdhoo Island

Hurasdhoo Island Maldives Photos


7. Handstand on the beach, Maamasfushi Island

Handstand in the Maldives Photos Maamasfushi Island


8. Explore the entire island by foot in 10 minutes, Maamasfushi Island

Maamasfushi Island Maldives Photos


9. Sand, sun, palm trees and your own umbrella, Radhdhigga Island

Yasawa Princess Maldives Photos Radhdhigga Island


10. Abundant reefs just offshore for world class snorkeling, Radhdhigga Island

Radhdhigga Island Maldives Photos


11. Who could resist playing in that water? Radhdhigga Island

Radhdhigga Island Maldives Photos Divergent Travelers


12. Black Tip Reef Shark spotted right off the beach, Meerufenfushi Island

Shark in Maldives Photos Meerufenfushi


13. Pure beauty and relaxation on Maayafushi Sandbar

Maayafushi Sandbar Maldives Photos Yasawa Princess


14. Morning view of Hurasdhoo Island

Hurasdhoo Island Maldives Photos


15. Crystal clear waters of Hurasdhoo Island

Hurasdhoo Island Maldives Photos


16. Lone dingy boat and umbrellas on Meerufenfushi Island

Meerufenfushi Island Maldives Photos


17. Grab a float and spend your day on the water

Maldives Photos


18. Want to see more islands? Consider heading out on a cruise or dive boat.

Yasawa Princess Maldives Photos


19. Open ocean near Male

Male Maldives Photos

20. View over the South Ari Atoll from an inter-island flight

Maldives Photos Airplane View


21. Relaxing in the waters off Radhdhigga Island

Radhdhigga Island Maldives Photos Divergent Travelers

So there you have it, 21 Maldives photos that will leave you drooling over paradise. A visit to this group of islands is beyond surreal and will leave you yearning for more beach time. I took thousands of photos, but these really showcase the magic that can be experienced on a visit here. Of course, it doesn’t stop there, there are thousands of islands to explore plus a whole underwater world.

If you are interested in researching more about the Maldives to plan your own trip, check out some of our other Maldives stories on the blog.

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One of our most frequently asked questions is “what kind of travel photography gear do you carry with you when you travel?”

Below is a short list of what travel photography gear we carry to get photos like you see above. If you would like to see the full list check out our Ultimate Travel Photography Gear List. This travel photography gear list is not the be all, end all of travel camera gear lists. These items are the ones we prefer to use based on our styles, needs and wants when in the field.

Click to read about all of the camera gear we carry: Ultimate Travel Photography Gear List

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  1. Hannah @GettingStamped April 14, 2016 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    Can’t wait to go in June!

    • Lina Stock April 14, 2016 at 6:56 PM - Reply

      You’re going to love it! So beautiful!

  2. Events Panda February 21, 2016 at 2:32 AM - Reply

    When you look at those pictures, that’s when you know that paradise finally came to earth. Your photography always wakens up so much wanderlust in me!

  3. amrut December 18, 2015 at 9:43 PM - Reply

    It’s so good and helpful

  4. Stefan November 24, 2015 at 7:45 AM - Reply

    Amazing at that reef shark! Were these local islands or part of the private resorts?

    • Lina Stock November 25, 2015 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      We took a cruise that stopped off at uninhabited islands and sand bars in the South Ari Atoll.

  5. Maddy November 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM - Reply

    Wow! It looks absolutely beautiful. That white sand and turquoise water is something you’ll remember forever. These are some great photos! 🙂

  6. Rachael (Travelling Anyway) July 16, 2015 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    Ok Dave and Lina – you had me at picture number two. It looks like a fantastic spot. Such beautiful photos – would you recommend it for families travelling with kids?

    • Lina August 16, 2015 at 8:46 AM - Reply

      You could easily travel with kids to the Maldives, if your budget allows! It is very expensive there but totally worth it. Glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂

  7. Sue Slaght May 30, 2015 at 7:43 PM - Reply

    Yes I want to go to the Maldives. Right this minute. It really looks like paradise and great handstand by the way!

    • Lina June 7, 2015 at 5:41 AM - Reply

      HA! Thanks on the handstand. I was so inspired to take that photo one day that I must have done 50 of them to get the perfect photo! LOL The Maldives are paradise and we will be back.

  8. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer May 30, 2015 at 6:53 AM - Reply

    You’ve sold me! Every time I see pictures of the Maldives I want to hop on a plane and visit 😀

    • Lina Stock May 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM - Reply

      Same here!! I was just looking at my passport today and came across the Maldives stamps and I looked at Dave and said, “Hey, we need to go back there!” 🙂

  9. Camille May 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    Wow, you didn’t lie in the title: I want to go now! 🙂

  10. Anne Sutherland-Smith May 25, 2015 at 5:30 AM - Reply

    Lina, wow, the Maldives look amazing. I haven’t visited yet but after seeing your photos I definitely need to plan to visit one day. Thank you for sharing (and making me envious…)

    • Lina May 25, 2015 at 6:32 AM - Reply

      It is one of those destinations in the World that really is worth every penny spent for a visit. We were lucky as we were in SE Asia when we decided to go, so our tickets were less than $200 each to fly there. But being there is expensive, but again totally worth it! I couldn’t take a bad photo, the place is incredible on so many levels.

  11. Sally May 24, 2015 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    Amazing photos. The Maldives is definitely on my list 🙂 Hope you are having a great trip!

  12. Claudia May 24, 2015 at 4:56 AM - Reply

    WOW, I do want to go. I will need to check your other posts on the Maldives to start planning 🙂

  13. Mel May 23, 2015 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    Sold! As if i needed a reason to go anyway 🙂 haha awesome stuff…! The reef sharks are my favourite, reminds me of other island ive been to 🙂

  14. Becky Padmore May 22, 2015 at 6:42 AM - Reply

    Beautiful white sand! Still haven’t visited yet but would love to get there one day!

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