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The Maldives is a haven of peace, quietness, solitude, and relaxation. Truth be told, there is more to Maldives than meets the eye. Where else in the world can you indulge in an haute cuisine at an underwater restaurant, explore a sunken shipwreck, swim with majestic manta rays and whale sharks, and spend the night in a secluded bubble tent with a loved one underneath the equatorial night sky, all within the same day.
The sun, sand, and sea are all yours in the Maldives islands.
While a dazzling variety of experiences awaits you, the Maldives is a destination one must not feel bad lazing around. Sit underneath the rustling gentle palm leaves, listen to the gentle rhythm of waves washing ashore, and feel the gentle embrace of the equatorial sun on your body. Simply being is the hallmark experience of Maldives. In an age of constant distractions and stimuli, the Maldivian islands are a haven to connect with your inner-self.
If you’ve relaxed enough and seek that sweet adrenaline, fret not, the Maldives islands are no stranger to thrilling adventures. Sway across the Indian ocean in a jet ski for an experience unlike any other, or fly high like a kite as you parasail hundreds of feet above the sea and catch a bird’s-eye view of the unique scattered geography of Maldives. With windsurfing, catamaran sailing, big-game fishing, kitesurfing, kayaking, and so on, the Maldives is ready to satisfy that adrenaline craving.
One experience that truly takes one’s breath away is surfing the majestic, towering waves of Maldives. The peak season (April to October) is a favourite period for surfers chasing the crystal clear turquoise waves of Maldives.. With clean, crystal clear reef breaks, a surfer can expect a variety of types from rippable to barrelling. If you’re itching for a surf trip, the Maldives awaits.
If one seeks the best waves across the entire Maldives, staying aboard a liveaboard offers a voyage of a lifetime. Sail across the unique atolls of Maldives and catch the most desired waves all around. After all, why choose one when you can have it all?
Swimming, snorkelling, and diving is an entirely different story. One cannot truly comprehend the sheer beauty and vibrancy of the life beneath the water. Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, and you will realise why as you strap on the snorkel mask and explore these majestic worlds in the Maldives.
Whale sharks, clownfish, turtles, manta-rays are among some of the most loved animals underneath the sea. Yet they are just a few of the thousands of species one can find in the Maldivian waters.
Staying at a local guesthouse offers a uniquely authentic Maldivian experience. You stay on a local island where you have the beautiful opportunity to connect with the hospitable local community.
Feast on fresh traditional foods such as mashuni and indulge in mouth-watering tropical fruits from watermelons, papayas, guava and so on. As the sun sinks below the horizon, join the locals and dance the night away to the hypnotic rhythms of the traditional boduberu music.
All images courtesy of Visit Maldives