Tropical weather, vast expanses of whiter-than-white beaches, unparalleled cuisines and wondrous natural sights in the middle of an infinite, cyan-blue ocean – the Maldives is undoubtedly the ultimate tropical paradise.
Perched in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka and India, the Maldives is a turquoise-fringed archipelago of snow-white islets that simply have to be seen to be believed. Spilling with adventure-filled activities, world-class amenities and a rich culture – this secluded island country is at the very top of our bucket list. While there are too many to count, here are our top five reasons to book your next holiday at this dream destination.
1. Activities Galore
A playground of wonder, the Maldives is peppered with immersive activities for every type of holidayer out there. For thrill-seekers – some of the best surf waves in the world can be found here, with parasailing, jet-skiing and water-tubing experiences also on offer. For those wishing to unwind in style – there are serene boat rides, eye-opening snorkelling experiences and indulgent massages to be enjoyed in between the surreal sunrises. The Maldives is a paradise for scuba-diving, with wrecks spilling with incredible manta-rays, reef sharks and vibrant coral and fish species begging to be explored. Explore the islands with ease, greeted by warm and personable, down-to-earth locals who personify this rich and vibrant culture which is a unique blend of Indonesian, Indian, Sri Lankan and Arab influences.
2. Holiday Like a Hollywood Star
The Maldives is the go-to vacation spot for the rich and famous and it’s easy to see why. Drenched in unbelievable beauty, the Maldives encapsulates barefoot luxury in every sense, with its intoxicating blend of luxurious design and laid-back ambience. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with A-listers at one of the mouth-watering restaurants or uber-cool beach-side bars in no time.
3. Treat Yourself Like Royalty
World-renowned for their top tier spas, the Maldives is abundant in beachfront, over-water and even underwater and floating spas (a world first!). Take self-care to the next level with a blend of exotic massage styles varying from Thai to Balinese, guaranteed to melt every stress and worry away. Experience serenity unlike anywhere else in the world here with the most indulgent relaxation and beautifying treatments while overlooking an awe-inspiring backdrop.
4. Eat Like a King
Boasting underwater and beach-front fine dining restaurants, there is a multitude of amazing dining experiences to be relished in around every isle. With frequent celebrity chef residencies, culinary creativity is in full force with the freshly caught seafood and local produce transformed into the most spectacular dishes. Enjoy candelit dinners under the stars and indulge in traditional Maldivian fish or vegetable curries fragrant with spices, banana leaf and tropical fruits. It’s safe to say that the food is as much of an attraction as the stunning lagoon-fringed isles.
5. We Have an Unmissable Deal
Escape everyday life and step into white sandy beaches, a crystal clear lagoon and tranquil ocean views of Addu Atoll with this 7 night getaway on a private island at the southern tip of the Maldives. From just $1,399 per person twin share, enjoy full board, free drinks and more at South Palm Resort Maldives. Leave your troubles a million miles away with their indulgent floating spas, delicious on-site restaurant and bars to be enjoyed in-between sightseeing and relaxing. Available for a limited time only – snap this once in a lifetime trip up now!
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