Located in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Maldives is an island country that has a total of 26 atolls from the Addu Attoll to the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll. It is known as Asia’s smallest island nation and the lowest lying country in the world with an average of only 1.5 meters above sea level. The Maldives is known for tourist for its beautiful beaches and impeccably clear waters that make it almost like the “Mecca” for divers and beach lovers as well as water sports enthusiasts.
With all the waters sports that tourists can enjoy in Maldives, among the local though, football is still king. In the country’s capital, Male, locals have a special place in their heart for football. Other popular sports include tennis, baseball, badminton, basketball, table tennis as well as billiards.
With such beautiful beaches, it is not hard to imagine that everyone also enjoys playing in the sand. Sports like beach volleyball have become quite popular and water sports like diving, jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Even adventure sports are quite popular such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, and gliding. All these contribute greatly in Maldives booming tourist economy as well as keeping the local population very happy and fit.
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Popular sports of Maldives
- Football (Soccer), tennis, baseball, badminton, basketball, table tennis, billiards, beach volleyball.