While it may be known for its stunning beaches, the Maldives also has fascinating natural landscapes both above and below the water. These areas are home to a variety of wildlife that can be viewed while staying at a Maldives island resort such as Kuramathi Island. Featuring elegant Maldives villas set amidst pristine beaches and lush greenery, the resort offers the Hermit Crab Walk where you can view these crustaceans. Part of the wildlife in Maldives is undoubtedly the amazing array of marine species that inhabit the waters around the islands. Everything from reef fish to large predators like sharks can be seen here. On land, the Maldives is home to a limited amount of wildlife including reptiles such as the wolf snake and a type of gecko. The country is also where you will find hawksbill, leatherback and green turtles along with such mammals as the flying fox. Bird watchers visiting the islands can view moorhens, frigatebirds and grey herons among other avifauna in the Maldives.DSC_0008_colombo