Have you heard about the beach in Mudhdhoo Island (also known as Vaadhoo Island) of Maldives that glows at night? This natural phenomenon is known as ‘Bioluminescence’ which refers to the production and emission of light by a living organism. It usually occurs amongst marine vertebrates and invertebrates, and also in some fungi and microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria and terrestrial invertebrates such as fireflies.
The light produced at Mudhdhoo Beach is the result of these marine organisms. Appearing to look somewhat magical and captivating, the beach has been attracting travellers from near and far, especially newlyweds who choose to spend their honeymoon here. This gorgeous phenomenon has been dubbed the ‘Sea of Stars’.
The beach is part of Mudhdhoo Island, which is one of the islands of Raa Atoll in Maldives. Although it’s a small island with a population of not more than 500 people, the island has earned itself a spot on the global tourism map because of the Sea of Stars Phenomenon. The island has remained as one of Maldives’ best kept secrets for a long time but it now holds the elevated status of one of the most sought-after places to visit in Maldives.
With the beautiful translucent waters of the Mudhdhoo Beach, the place is nothing short of amazing and seems to be straight out of a dreamland. As the sun sets, witness the Sea of Stars on the waters of the Mudhdhoo Beach and enjoy this incredible phenomenon.
If you’re wondering how to get to Mudhdhoo Island, the island is merely approximately 8km from Male, the capital city of Maldives and the main airport. Mudhdhoo Island is well connected to the rest of Maldives and travellers can conveniently hire a speedboat to get there, which would only take about 15 minutes.