From the moment you step a tentative foot onto the seaplane and take to the skies swooping high in the cloudless skies with the Lego-like island huts scattered along the shoreline, you know you’ve reached paradise. There is nowhere else on earth like the Maldives. A bold statement perhaps but for anyone that’s visited, I think you’ll agree that it’s indisputably incredible. From the crystal clear waters which are home to a diversity of marine life and long days where time is forgotten, the Maldives is a place where you can live out your castaway fantasies, all whilst enjoying a fresh coconut complete with umbrella.
But for those that are worried that there’s nothing to do in luxury and fear boredom will set in, don’t be. There are a wealth of activities which will keep you more than entertained.
Explore the extraordinary underwater world where all manner of creatures swim, dart, and dive. Grab your snorkel or dive gear and expect to see lionfish, parrotfish, stingrays, turtles, clownfish, and even the predator from the deep blue, the shark.
The Maldives is home to some of the most playful dolphins you’ll ever have the privilege of encountering. Jump on board a boat and watch the dolphins race and perform alongside you. A truly magical experience.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the Maldives is purely a tourist’s paradise but with 1192 islands many locals call the Maldives home. Pay them a visit and get to know the people who make up these incredible islands.
Although the Maldives’ waves aren’t super powerful or high the waves do offer something rather unique. A chance for everyone, professional or beginner to have a go at surfing the barrels and long fun waves.
Get that adrenaline pumping as you cut through the waves and discover hidden reefs and explore enchanting spots only accessible by a jet ski.
Glide the calm warm Indian Ocean and see the wildlife swim beneath you. A great activity to enjoy the peace and quiet and really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.
Do Absolutely Nothing
With to-do lists whirling around your head, the Maldives is the ideal spot to forget about your daily routine and completely recuperate. Spend the days barefoot and pad the pale sandy beach or simply swing in an over-water hammock to the rhythm of the waves lapping at the shore.
Where To Stay
When you think of the Maldives you think of all those luxury hotels you’ve seen in shiny holiday brochures. Well, now you can be the real life model in your very own slice of idyllic paradise. Relax in your private villa perched on stilts above the crystal lagoon and look out onto two miles of powder fine beach. These super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal beach house chic to the Maldives.
Retreat in style in your private villa looking out over the emerald-green jungle or the turquoise shoreline. The luxury of space makes this option the perfect haven for couples and families alike. Catering to your every desire, Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa have even moved their clocks one hour ahead so you can enjoy an additional hour of daylight—now that’s great service.
A great family choice, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi nestled on its own private island offers a stunning stay. Featuring fantastic facilities, especially for families who are attracted by the kids club, pool and water sports. Surrounded by a powdery white beach this stunning and secluded resort hotel is set on the unspoilt Noonu Atoll. Accessed by a scenic 45-minute seaplane ride from Male, experience friendly Maldivian hospitality combined with a wealth of leisure activities and services which will suit everyone.
Head to the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa where you can swap the chaos of everyday life for a postcard-perfect getaway of coral reefs, peaceful beachside walks, and daytime snoozing in hammocks. Enjoy luxurious villas with oversized plunge pools, sunbeds and endless views of the Indian Ocean. The ultimate luxurious destination!
Paradise awaits at The Residence Maldives. Indulge in this secluded retreat where relaxation is key. The Residence Maldives makes the most of its blissful location and has created a series of serene abodes, sophisticated restaurants, an incredible swimming pool that blends seamlessly into its ocean backdrop, and a rejuvenating spa.
This resort is a diver’s dream! Imagine having your very own reef and coral-covered shipwreck to explore. Well, Vivanta by Taj has exactly that. For those that would rather keep their feet dry you can enjoy sophisticated villas with exotic ocean views and dramatic sunsets for the perfect tropical holiday.
A tropical postcard-worthy paradise you’ll enjoy the Maldives so much it will be hard to wipe the insane grin off your face… Until you have to leave that is!
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