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The Ethereal Sea Of Stars Will Leave You Mystified

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 display of nature that is the Sea of Stars in the Maldives.

This incredible vision seemingly emerges from a spacey sci-fi movie, and titillates people who are lucky enough to catch it in person. There are, of course, many an Instagram celebrity who goes to the spot in hopes of catching some flattering selfies. The self-reflection-staring-into-the-water pics abound. However, not that many influencers have been able to grab the “gorgeous lighting” opportunity. This, my friends, is because the Sea of Stars is that rare of an occasion.

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

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What Causes The Sea Of Stars To Sparkle

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The big question that everyone from scientists to influencers is asking is “what causes the Sea of Stars” to sparkle like this? The answer may surprise you.

The glowing blue waves that lap the shores of the beach in Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives come from plankton. The incredible creatures that create this glowing effect are called phytoplankton. There are a variety of its species that actually reflect light when they are disturbed by oxygen.

How Often Does This Phenoneon Occur?

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As we already talked about, this doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it’s known as ‘one of nature’s rarest events’. As each wave breaks, these spectacular organisms cause the entire shoreline to look like a dream from a sci-fi movie.

No one can predict when and where the event will happen. This is not the only island where you can catch this natural phenomenon but it is one of the most beautiful. The event usually takes place from late summer to the end of the year. However, these are just personal accounts.

Just as beautiful as this occurrence is, it’s also that elusive.

How To Experience The Sea Of Stars

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Well, you can’t actually say when and how you can experience the Sea of Stars. Nature is highly unpredictable. Nothing is for sure. You can try to plan a trip to catch the Sea of Stars, but don’t let your expectations get away with you.

If you’re lucky, you’ll see if. But chances are you’ll miss it. Sorry.

How To Get To Mudhdhoo Island

Visiting the Maldives is a vacation that you’ll never forget. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to savour the moments and really make the most of it all.

It’s relatively simple to get to the Maldives. However, you’ll want to pay attention the covid restrictions of the time. When you do your research online, make sure you look for sound reviews, and draw on the people who’ve already done the thing.

Where To Stay 

There are lots of options, and they all sound classy and beautiful. I mean, the Maldives just sounds so glamorous, doesn’t it.

You can check out this link for a reputable list of places to stay when you go on this spectacular trip. Enjoy your research and remember… leave your expectations at the door. Even if you don’t catch this glorious experience, you’ll still get to check out world-class beaches.

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