Even with all the advances that humankind is making, there is one thing even technology cannot beat - the mother nature. The true beauty of nature is something that even after decades of seeing, we simply can’t get enough of. And while nature in its truest form is beautiful, there are moments when mother nature really impresses us by showing us a glimpse of true beauty that only the lucky ones are able to experience.
Some of the most beautiful moments people travel miles and pay thousands of dollars to capture are aurora lights, blood falls and penitentes. While these natural beauties are extremely hard to get to, there is one phenomenon you might get lucky to see if you’re in the Maldives this season!
While many visit the Maldives for the perfect tropical island getaway, lucky few are able to experience the beauty of Maldivian beaches when bioluminescent plankton season is in. While the Maldives might be breathtaking to look at, these ‘glowing beaches’ are something so mesmerising that it is almost hard to believe your own eyes – it almost feels like a reflection of the night sky or having stars at your feet!
These bioluminescent planktons glow bright blue colour in the dark and shine even brighter when agitated by your footstep or when the tides crash against the shoreline. While this is a must-see in the Maldives, just like any other breathtaking aspect of mother nature, it can be a bit hard to predict when this phenomenon will occur. Sightings are mostly reported during the last few months of the year, but you will also have to be on the right island to capture this moment. Lasting from two weeks to two months, lucky ones get to experience these glowing beaches until their hearts are full.
Since we’re on the topic of these glowing beauties, it’s time to reveal that the glowing beaches are in season. So, grab your phones and friends and head out to the beach at night to capture the true beauty of Maldivian glowing beaches.