The Maldives comprises twenty-six atolls which includes 1,192 islets. Out of those, about 250 islands are inhabited. There are around 80 islands resorts. Maldives are located south of the Lakshadweep islands. They are about 435 miles south-west of Sri Lanka. Tourism and fisheries are the two important contributors to the economy.
The country's shipping, banking and manufacturing sectors are growing at an increasing pace and thus form auxiliary industries to tourism. Maldives are blessed with crystal beaches and a good climate.Sailing and yachting events are held here. There are many agencies that rent out yachts for sailing, fishing and for parties.