The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands. While the country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers. The islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. The country’s unique geography mesmerizes the visitor. Reefs that offer bands of color, tiny jewel-like islands rimmed with the whitest of soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters that one can imagine. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited.