Maldives Glowing Beach

Due to a rare natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence, this beach on Mudhdhoo Island has a glow-in-the-dark property. According to ecological experts, this light is emitted from certain living organisms in the Maldives.

Just like you find fireflies on land, there are phytoplanktons – a kind of deepwater microbe; that emits a fluorescent blue spectrum of light, causing the water waves to glow at night. During the summer times, this phenomenal effect increases as they thrive in humid climates. They line up under the shorelines, leaving tourists gasping in awe of this midnight mystical beauty.