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Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives

  

If you have ever thought of walking on a path where twinkling stars are laid out for you under your feet, there is a chance that it might all be true. Nature is so unexpected and magnificent that it could beat your imagination at times. It has gone beyond the beauty of landscapes and the possibilities which can exist on earth. There is a place for you, where you will question the nature’s laws, the imagination of the creator, the ecology of the system. And we are about to spill out a secret, you better be all ears in for this. Because there is no way this place is not making it to your bucket list.

Glow in the dark beach

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-1 Maldives is known for its beautiful white sand beaches that are anyway better than the paradise. When it is coupled with the serene waters of the Indian Ocean, it is a breathtaking moment for the nature lovers. But, there is one unique beach that beats them all. Maldives is known for its glow in the dark beach which glows in the dark when the waves hit the shores. The waves brought by the sea brings the neon blue colour to the ground and the effect is as if the stars have been laid out the ground before you. The beach looks absolutely stunning with the blue light brightening up the whole beach. If you are visiting the beach on full moon night, then you will be in for some extra treat and the beach is made more beautiful by the white bright light of the moon.

Why is this effect?

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-2 The glowing effect on the beach is created due to the presence of the bioluminescent plankton in the sea. The process is called bioluminescence in which is the lightening effect is created by the living organisms. According to the researchers, the organisms light themselves as their defence mechanism works to scare away the predators. These creatures emit the cold light and only 20% of the light emits heat.

Where is it?

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-3 The glowing beach is called Vaadhoo beach located on the Vaadhoo island. It is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Attol. The island is mostly visited by the tourists to watch this unbelievable phenomenon.

How to reach Vaadhoo island?

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-4 Vaadhoo island is located 8 km from the Male city. You can take a boat from Male to reach the island. It is just a 15 minutes boat ride from the Male city.

Best time to visit

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-5 Although, you can visit the beach any time during the year. But, the glowing effect is more common and radiant in the summers. You can visit from mid-summer and witness to experience the best view.

The presence of bioluminescent creatures also depends on your luck, as there are times when they don’t appear on the beach.

Other places where you can experience the similar phenomenon

Glow In The Dark, We Are Talking About A Beach In The Maldives-6 San Diego- California, United States of America

Luminous Lagoon, Falmouth, Jamaica

Ton Sai, Krabi Island, Thailand

Bioluminescent Bay, Fajardo, Puerto Rico and Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Gippsland Lakes, Victoria and Lauderdale, Tasmania in Australia.
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