The Maldives is an island nation in South Asia. It is located in the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean and lies southwest of India and Sri Lanka, about 1,000 kilometers from the Asian continent. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 sq. km, the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia by land area and population (only 515,696 inhabitants). The Maldives captivates tourists with its white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and soothing villas. If you want adventure, romance, and water sports, these 10 best places to visit in Maldives are for you.