Where to find an analogue of the Maldives? In Turkey, this is what the locals call Lake Salda. There is a wonderful attraction near Antalya, just 2 hours away. The clear water in the lake and the snow-white sand convey the entire atmosphere of the arrival in the Maldives. The interesting thing is that it is not as famous and popular as Pamukkale, which is why there are not so many tourists. On the way you will be met by fields with poppies. Salda from Side is a wonderful trip to the nature reserve that everyone will love. The lake is very deep, and the depth is in some places 185 meters, it is the second largest in the Turkish republic and the first place in purity. Thanks to mineral deposits, the sand is white. If you come to rest in the summer, hot months on vacation, then this is a great place to freshen up! More information can be found on the site or on the Internet. Good and interesting travel!