There’s a beach in Mudhdhoo Island (also known as Vaadhoo Island) of the Maldives that glows at night. This glow-in-dark is basically a natural phenomenon called ‘Bioluminescence’ wherein light is emitted or created by a living organism. Moreover, the sea is vast, mysterious, and full of unknown creatures; it is believed that several marine animals are capable of performing light-producing action.
Therefore, the light produced at Mudhdhoo Beach (Vaadhoo Beach) is because of these organisms, which lights up the sea’s shorelines in the most magical manner. It’s altogether an otherworldly occurrence for which people travel from near and far and there’s a reason why newlyweds prefer jetting off for their honeymoon here.
There’s no secret but a microorganism called phytoplankton involved behind this mesmerizing shining beach. These aquatic microbes are bioluminescent and radiate a vibrant blue light under the sea. There’s a lot of chemical science involved in the glowing process, and this phenomenon intrigues us to be a part of this dreamy action and capture the memory forever.
The view will give the impression that stars are coming down to grace the ocean with their presence! One can also go for a swim in the water or just walk along the beach and leave your glowing footprint behind only to be washed away by seawater later.