This week from the Aerobus blog we propose an original and magical destination: Vaadhoo, the sparkling beach of the Maldives
From Barcelona to Male
From Barcelona’s El Prat airport there are direct flights to Male, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.
Located in the Indian Ocean, south from India, the Maldives has enjoyable tropical weather throughout the entire year (between 29 and 32 ºC) and it forms 26 atolls of 1.200 coralline islands, from which more than two-hundred are uninhabited.
Among all the islands with white sand and translucent water the island of Vadhoo is found, globally known for its famous ¨sea of stars¨, a phenomenon that transformed its glow-in-the-dark beaches to an authentic touristic natural charm.
The ¨sea of stars¨ of the Maldives
Located in the atoll of Raa, we discover Vaadhoo, the island where the ¨sea of stars¨ is found or the sparkling beach of the Maldives.
This natural phenomenon, is scientifically known as bioluminescence, a process that emerges when plankton has contact with oxygen and unleashes a chemical reaction that is caused from an enzyme named luciferase. This is due to the oxygen that oxidizes a protein named luciferin, when it is in contact with luciferase and moves, it produces a reaction in which the chemical energy becomes a light pollution. The reason in which the blue lights are appreciated on the shore of the beach, in the footsteps of the sand or even the waves plowing by the surfers.
For this effect to become visible it is necessary that it exists at a constant temperature throughout the day and especially at night. Therefore, the new moon nights are more ideal to enjoy from this performance in their largest splendour.
Even though this phenomenon can be produced in other places from the Pacific and Atlantic ocean, there are only a few landscapes where the climatology allows this phenomenon to occur in a natural and constant way as in Vaadhoo island of the Maldives. Due to this reason, the Maldives are considered to be the most impressing place of the world to enjoy the natural light.
If you wish to know Vaadhoo, the most popular illuminated beach of the world, remember that from Barcelona you can fly directly to the Maldives. Do not worry about arriving to the airport, from Aerobus we will be in charge to pick and drop you off at El Prat in a fast and safe way, that way you only need to worry about enjoying your trip.
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