The Maldives are a destination like no other. Pristine white sand beaches and the sparkling, azure ocean compel you to leave behind the world as you knew it. On an island that feels like it’s your very own, you spend the days breezing from your luxury villa to the shores glistening with multi-hued corals, far-off islands perfect for underwater diving and romantic picnics, dining under the stars on freshly snared fish, enjoying picture-perfect sunsets from your windy veranda, and realizing that complete bliss isn’t all that difficult to achieve. Here are our top five reasons to visit Maldives, the unparalleled jewel of the Indian Ocean.
All the romantic privacy you’ll ever need
For a honeymoon or anniversary celebration, nothing beats the romantic seclusion of staying in private island resorts in the Maldives. Luxury villas come with their own pools and decks so you can relax and enjoy each other’s company without having to worry about onlookers. And when you take hypnotic sunset cruises, and go for castaway style picnics with your better half, you’ll make romantic memories to last a lifetime. The Maldives are also an excellent locale for renewing your wedding vows.
Dreamy, overwater villas with splendid views
The Maldives are home to exquisite resorts that seem bent upon redefining the limits of luxury. Take Soneva Jani for instance, where overwater villas feature slides that hurtle you directly into the ocean! Among the numerous luxury hotels in Maldives, One&Only Reethi Rah stands a class apart for overwater villas with private decks that feature hammocks hanging right over the water, making for a uniquely relaxing and magical experience! COMO Maalifushi features mega-sized overwater villas, while those at Lily Beach Resort & Spa come with private infinity pools and personal butlers.
Breath-taking sunsets and beaches
There are numerous island and coastal getaways in the world, but few can beat the mesmerising perfection of the Maldives. It is after all, the most low-lying country in the world and thus very close to the ocean’s magic. Sunbathe on your very own stretch of the beach or sail to an uninhabited island to make the most of the serene shores. You could even watch the dolphins at sunset, or go on a sunset cruise with champagne to toast the joy of being in the Maldives.
The BEST diving and surfing sites
Maldivian waters teem with coral walls, tropical fish, and manta rays, as also dolphins, whale sharks, and turtles. Once you go scuba diving or snorkelling through its wondrous underwater, you’ll forever feel the urge to return. The Maldives are the best place to learn and try surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, kayaking, and other water sports.
Freshly caught seafood and sensory spas
Dining is an experience to be savoured in the Maldives, as world-class chefs bring freshly caught fish to your plate. And the serene surroundings will likely put you in the mood for an indulgent session at your hotel spa.