Welcome to Maldives. Embrace the stunning white-sand beaches, unmatched luxury and an amazing underwater world. You can reach Male’ the capital city of Maldives, thru ferry boats and speed launch transfers operated round the clock between the airport island Hulhule’ and Male’ City. You will find both luxury and budget hotels here. Maldives should be in the bucket list of every traveller for a holiday of a lifetime.
You will find some of the worlds best beaches here in Maldives. It is a fact that you won’t find white powder sand and incandescent cyan-blue water like this anywhere else on earth. This tiny, remote and little-known Indian Ocean paradise, can boast of bringing well over a million people a year.
Resorts for One and All
Every resort in Maldives has its own private island and it is very difficult for a traveller to select where you want to stay. You will find the world’s most exclusive hotels offering you heights of luxury. Be it private lap pools to in-room massages, personal butlers and pillow menus, you can indulge in this and more. No wonder Maldives is on top of every travellers wish list. Nevertheless, you will have plenty of choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts.
Choice of Independent Traveller
You will find guesthouses booming in a number of islands in Male and Ari with dozens of options on each. With rapid increase in tourists, locals are permitted to build their own guesthouses. Travellers get the choice to stay with the local population and experience Maldivian local cuisine and culture. You can also join in what the islanders do for relaxation, such as playing football in the late afternoon or relaxing over a soft drink and eating snacks in a seaside café.
Travellers can also go on local boat to try your hand at line fishing, or you could swim in crystal clear lagoons watching marine life through a snorkel. Visitors on almost all budgets can enjoy their stay here. You can do island hopping by public ferry, speedboat and if budget allows can use domestic flights.
Amazing Underwater World
It is a fact that nearly half the guests on holiday in the Maldives arrive with the intention of snorkelling or diving. With its crystal clear waters of an island’s lagoon and the colourful fish and corals, Maldives is a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life.
You can’t resist its dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters you will find turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. But the best thing here is the water is so warm most people don’t even wear a wetsuit.
Fun Things to do in Maldives
Whether you are staying on a plush resort, in Male’, or in a simple guesthouse on an island in a faraway atoll, you can have all the fun here. Every resort organizes entertainment and daily excursions for their visitors. You can go fishing and cruising to watch dolphins dance or you could visit the capital, Male.
You can also visit a deserted island, or choose to go swimming and a picnic. Snorkelling is open to everyone who can swim, and its easy in the Maldives. Travellers can go on shopping expeditions to neighbouring inhabited islands as well. The choice is all yours!
You can visit the souvenir shops and buy locally made items like lacquer-ware, delicately woven reed mats. You will also find exquisitely woven reed mats and items made from plaited dried coconut leaves. For you loved ones back home you can also buy tins of Maldives tuna, packets of delicious beach almonds and sachets of sun-dried fish chips.
Whether you are on a honeymoon or a solo traveller, with family or friends, its time you visit this little paradise on earth.