Maldives is made up of 1,192 islands located in the Indian Ocean. The people of Maldives have fought for freedom from the Dutch, British and even leaders they elected themselves. Through all of this, tourism remains Maldives’ largest industry. Travel in Maldives often includes time relaxing on the local beaches. These tropical islands have plenty of sunshine and high temperatures year round, and have islands dedicated strictly to tourists traveling to Maldives. Top attractions in Maldives include diving, snorkeling and surfing.