Have you had an opportunity to visit the Maldives? If you have, then chances are you’re already trying to plan your next visit back – there’s almost nowhere in the world that has beaches that can compete with the world class beaches of the Maldives. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of visiting, then I’ll bet these are one of your bucket list destinations and for good reasons – it’s one of the best places in the world to unwind, relax and really take a break from the chaos of the modern world. The secluded luxury of the Maldives make it a wonderful way to disconnect, spend quality time with your loved ones and even take a moment to pamper yourself. Whether you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, a special family holiday that will be treasured for years to come, or a fun girl’s trip away, the Maldives can cater to any type of holiday that you’re searching for!
1. Secluded Luxury
Because the Maldives are a little more isolated than many beach resort destinations, it’s a little more expensive and a little more challenging to get to. This has resulted in a slightly higher-end market, where the standard of quality you can find amongst the resorts and hotels is some of the best in the world. There are over 200 inhabited islands of the Maldives and you’ll be pleased to know that over 90 of them are dedicated to luxury resorts, so if you’re looking for a little taste of heaven, you’ll be spoiled for choice here. That’s why many people choose the Maldives as their honeymoon destinations because the quality and variety of high-end resorts are just unbelievable! You’ll wake up each day sighing with disbelief because it will actually feel like you’re still asleep and dreaming because it’s really that beautiful. The pricing is right for the quality and service you receive, making it a wonderful option for that special holiday. Check out Neoscapes Maldives for some great options in the Maldives.
2. A Special Culture
While many people flock to the Maldives for the beautiful beaches and amazing photo opportunities, there’s so much more to the Maldives than just the beautiful scenery and incredible weather. The local culture is very interesting, it takes influence from Southern India, Arabic, and Sinhalese mixes, resulting in a unique and stunning culture. While many people will rush through Male’ – the capital city – hoping to reach their incredible resort as fast as possible, I suggest you spend a little time in this cultural hub. Check out the National Museum, visit Sultan Park, and take a stroll around the Presidental palace to learn a little more about this interesting country. There are so many interesting things to do in the Maldives. Many tourists will be pleased to know that English is taught in many schools in the Maldives, meaning that you’ll be able to communicate quite effortlessly. However, the local language is Dhivehi, and you’ll get a very warm welcome if you take some time to learn phrases in Dhivehi!
3. A Whole New World of Culinary Delights
Have ever had Maldivian food? If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat! While much of what you end up eating will depend on where you stay and many of the resorts have incredible selections of food, my suggestion will be to try to find a local eatery so that you can sample some more ‘home cooked’ style food. One thing you can do is to ask in your hotel or resort for some suggestions for the best places to try the best local dishes. You’ll quickly notice that much like the culture, the Maldives takes a lot of its inspiration for the style of food from the neighboring regions such as Southern Indian food and Arabic food. One of the most delicious dishes you must try in the Maldives is bis keemiya – have you ever heard of it? Probably not, but chances are you’ve tried something similar before, bis keemiya is quite similar to a samosa! Whenever I’m by the ocean – and you can’t be in the Maldives and not near the ocean – I love to eat fish. Garudhiya is a delicious fish soup that’s very popular in the Maldives and if you’re a fan of fish soup I’m sure you’re going to love it. No list of things to try would be complete without something sweet, which leaves Saagu Bondibai, a delicious dish made from condensed milk, cardamom, rose and coconut milk – yum!
4. Actual Paradise
Have you ever gone to a beach somewhere and realized it doesn’t look quite as beautiful as the postcards you’ve seen before and while you love being there, you feel a little deflated and let down? The Maldives is one of those places you’ll visit that actually looks more incredible than photos can depict. You’ll be pinching yourself because it’s too good to be true. The sand is so white and bright, it’s almost blinding. The bright blue ocean offers the perfect contrast against the sand and the fact that it’s so isolated leaves you feeling like you have really found paradise. The only problem? You might not want to get back on the plane to go back home. It’s the perfect place to take a book and get lost in your imagination. Work and all the responsibilities of home life will fade away into the distance while you literally feel your stress melt away! The temperature throughout the year is a comfortable 24-35 degrees. Rainy season does fall between November to April, but that does mean that accommodation is more affordable during these months. Pack a good rain jacket and you’ll be good to go even if there’s a little drizzle in paradise.
5. Incredible Marine Life
The Maldives are a great place to snorkel and dive, allowing you a special glimpse into the magical world under the sea. If you stay in an over water bungalow, you can literally roll out of bed in the morning and start snorkeling right away – I can’t think of a better way to start my day! There’s a wonderful variety of fish and marine life in this region of the world making it a lovely place to snorkel and explore. If you’re interested in exploring more remote areas, either by snorkeling or diving, then you can do so by boat – and your hotel or resort can organize these trips for you so that you can relax and enjoy the adventure!
If you’re looking for a holiday that will be in an unforgettable location, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized, the Maldives may be the perfect destination for you. Offering an unbeatable level of luxury, some of the world’s best beaches and diving, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon, wedding anniversary trip, a special family holiday or even a fun girl’s trip! Consider booking a holiday package to save money and get the best value on your next trip to the Maldives!