Welcome to the glowing beach of Mudhdhoo Island

When you hear the term ‘natural wonders’ it doesn’t begin to explain the rare and exquisite nature display that is the Sea of ​​Stars in the Maldives.

This incredible vision apparently emerges from a space science fiction film and tickles people lucky enough to catch it in person. There are, of course, plenty of Instagram celebrities who flock to the scene in the hopes of snapping flattering selfies. Self-reflective photos looking in the water abound. However, few influencers have been able to seize the opportunity for “beautiful lighting”. This, my friends, is because the Sea of ​​Stars is such a rare occasion.

It’s so beautiful, in fact, that it attracts people from all over the world. This is called “bio-illuminescence”. And it does what no other life force in the world can. It makes the sea shine like the sky of a starry night. It will take your breath away.

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What makes the sea of ​​stars sparkle

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The big question everyone from scientists to influencers asks is ‘what makes the sea of ​​stars shine’? The answer might surprise you.

The vibrant blue waves that ply the shores of the beach on Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, originate from plankton. The incredible creatures that create this light effect are called phytoplankton. There are a variety of its species which actually reflect light when disturbed by oxygen.

How often does this phenoneon occur?

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As we’ve talked about before, this doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it is known as “one of nature’s rarest occurrences”. As each wave breaks, these spectacular organisms make the whole shore look like a dream from a sci-fi movie.

No one can predict when and where the event will occur. It is not the only island where you can observe this natural phenomenon, but it is one of the most beautiful. The event usually takes place from the end of summer until the end of the year. However, these are only personal accounts.

As beautiful as this event is, it is also elusive.

How to discover the sea of ​​stars

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Well, you can’t really say when or how you’ll be able to experience the Sea of ​​Stars. Nature is very unpredictable. Nothing is certain. You can try to plan a trip to catch the sea of ​​stars, but don’t let your expectations slip away.

If you are lucky, you will see if. But there’s a good chance you’ll miss it. Sorry.

How to get to Mudhdhoo Island

Visiting the Maldives is a vacation you will never forget. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to savor the moments and make the most of them.

Getting to the Maldives is relatively easy. However, you will need to be careful of the covid restrictions at the time. When doing your research online, be sure to seek out insightful reviews and take inspiration from people who have done the thing before.

Where to stay

There are a lot of options, and they all look stylish and beautiful. I mean, the Maldives looks so glamorous, doesn’t it.

You can consult this link for a renowned list of places to stay when you set out on this spectacular trip. Enjoy your research and remember… leave your expectations at the door. Even if you don’t have this glorious experience, you will still be able to experience world-class beaches.

And the Maldives. It sounds so fancy.