The Maldives is one of the most unforgettable destinations in the world. The collection of over 1,000 tiny coral islands are surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, beautiful white sand beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, peaceful resorts filled with luxury water bungalows, outstanding cuisine, swaying palm trees and abundantly blue skies. The Maldives is definitely an ultimate dream getaway destination, the luxury and tranquility you will experience when visiting is like no other!
About the Maldives
Whether you just wanted to relax on the spectacular beaches overlooking the greeny blue waters that make up the Indian Ocean, take a snorkel trip to be able to experience the picturesque coral reef and all its beauty, or even just spend your time relaxing in the abundant sea front spas ? The Maldives really does have something for everyone, you will be sure to have the most amazing time when visiting. In terms of deciding which part of the Maldives you want to visit, it really does just depend on what hotel you decide to stay as every resort lies on its own secluded private island! All the islands are just as beautiful as each other, so make sure you pick your favorite resort as that particular hotel will make up you island.
The best time to visit the Maldives is from November through till April. The island is warm and sunny year-round, however there is a dry season and rainy season. The high season falls between December and March. If entering Maldives as a tourist, you will be granted a 30 day visa upon arrival and your passport must be valid for a minimum of one month. However, if arriving by air, most airlines state that your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the Maldives.
Hopping on and off ferries and speedboats is the best way to get around the island nation of Maldives. Dhoni charters and speedboats are available for hire at Male and all nearby islands. Taxi boats are used to take tourists to and from the islands in the North and South Atolls.
Activites to do
With the Maldives being one of the prettiest destinations in the world, it makes pretty much anything you decide to do just that extra bit more special because you are constantly surrounded by stunning 360 views of the country's picturesque islands. From luxury boat trips exploring the beautiful islands, to other waters sports such as jet skiing, snorkeling, paddle boarding or kayaking, the Maldives is definitely the place for water bound activities! How does spending the day swimming with the majestically enormous whale sharks sound to you?
Traditional Maldivian food combines a mixture of both Arabic, Indian and Sri Lankan food as well as other oriental flavoured ingredients to give that extra bit of flavouring. Your resort will offer pretty much everything, from freshly caught seafood, to spicy curries or even exotic fruit, the food in the maldives will definitely not disappoint. We would highly recommend opting for an all inclusive package when choosing your resort as it will offer you complete flexibility within your hotel!
The nightlife in the Maldives is not the most exhilarating as the islands are known for the tranquility. There are no huge nightclubs; however, there are some cool things to do and nice people to meet when hanging out in the local bars or having a cocktail at a resort! most of the clubs and bars are located inside the resorts on private islands.