The Palm Jumeirah was created in the shape of a palm tree. There is a crescent surrounding the palm which serves as a breakwater structure. Two gaps were made in the crescent to allow for water circulation. The 17 fronds of the palm have rows of luxury villas, and numerous hotels and resorts were built on the crescent. The trunk of the palm has a mixture of retail stores, apartments, and hotels.
“Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.”
Maldives: Turquoise Water, the White Sand Beaches, & the Colorful Coral Reefs
An idyllic location with crystal white sands, sheltered lagoons, tropical sunshine and breathtaking natural beauty, the Maldives redefines paradise.
Getaway in Colombo
Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. While returning from our trip to Maldives in April, 2010 we stayed in Colombo for two nights and three days.