The most unique island destination on Earth and the calm ocean water will surprise and delight many from around the world but will definitely relax all who arrive to spend well needed time out. Almost 1200 islands make this holiday central with resorts and hotels to surprise even the fussiest holiday-maker. Some islands have nothing but beach sand, some have only a palm tree and tiny fishing boats. The beach sand is an attraction on each island as it is the softest around contrasting with the water with it’s own unique heavenly blend of cyan ocean blue. If anywhere was to be called paradise, this is it.
It often feels like you are on your own private island as it seems there are no crowds and this makes the Maldives the quintessential honeymoon destination. Divers, families, single travellers and movie stars all find the Maldives the right destination to totally relax and unwind with more than a hundred resorts to choose from and to match all travel budgets and expectations of luxury and pampering or to indulge in solitude and a perfect soul feeding experience. The main international airport MLE is right near the capital Male and hosts many a market and reflections of the long history involving Hindi, Islam and merchants from far and wide.
Top Experiences in Maldives
Trudge to Male: The Markets
The Produce market and the Fish Market are the most exciting to see in Male. They give a great idea on how life goes when not on the tranquil islands.
The National Museum
The history of the Maldives is displayed at the National museum which is a collection of some amazing artefacts.
Swim with the fishes: Rasdhoo Madivaru
Also referred to as Hammerhead Point, it’s a challenging dive on an outer reef where hammerhead sharks swim frequently.
Bask in Maldivian culture: Diverse, flavourful grub
Maldivian cuisine is heavily influenced by India and Sri Lanka. Seafood and coconuts are part of the local Maldivian meals.