Mujthaba - 02 Mar 2022

Visit Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island

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The Maldives is a destination that tropical photos, vacation calendars and  lounging beach dreams are made of.

There is so much to see in the tropical paradise that even the most discerning visitor would be on cloud nine. When given the opportunity to venture over to paradise, a trip to the Maldives simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island.

Glowing Beach is the sapphire of the Maldives. Very few places in the world can offer this stunning display of bioluminescence. The glowing blue waves are especially neon when the sky is extra dark. When washing upon shore, the waves that illuminate the sand beneath your feet is a natural site to behold.

The Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island is located within the Raa Atoll. It is one of the best places on the planet to see this unique display of stars. The bioluminescence glow is a result of light emitting sealife from deep below the surface called Lingulodinium polyedrum.  This glow occurs within the waves lapping on the shores, or even with the swish of your hands. Late summer tends to be the best time of year for the glowing waves.

Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island is without a doubt one of the most magical accessible places in the world.



Vaadhoo Island is home to exclusive resorts for those visitors who wish to experience this magical display. There is always something for everyone here in the Maldives. From quiet beach strolls to exciting water sports or to the escape of  a luxurious spa treatment while listening to the waves of Vaadhoo Island.

Just 15 minutes from the mainland by speedboat will land you on Vaadhoo Island. Your Maldives Exclusive representative will arrange transportation details for you.

The glowing beach of Vaadhoo Island can be enjoyed by all ages. Aside from relaxing on the sandy shores of Vaadhoo Island during the day, one can also swim amongst these glowing blue lights of the sea at night. In fact, the more splashes you make, the more bioluminescence you create. It’s also perfectly safe to swim within this natural wonder.

If night boating is your preference then you might notice these ‘glowing stars’ washing up against the boat for an amazing display of glowing neon blue.

There is plenty of culture to be found in The Maldives. The Maldives island nation has been inhabited since the 5th century with influences from Sri Lanka, South India, Portugal, Malaysia, Persian, Indonesia and the Middle East. Needless to say, authentic food is a contributing factor bringing visitors from around the world.

Vaadhoo Island is no exception boasting a cultural mix of tradition and culinary art with some of the world’s top restaurants. This cultural emulsion complimented by the surrounding beauty of Vaadhoo Island will leave a lasting impression.

 Make a call to your Maldives Vacation Representative here at Maldives Exclusive to assist in organizing your trip of a lifetime.


The bioluminescence of the Glowing Beach of Vaadhoo Island is one experience you may not want to miss!