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Iconic resorts showcasing the very best in luxury and views that will take your breath away. Spectacular glass floored villas and undersea restaurants, the Maldives is a luxury destination where anything is possible.
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Diving in Maldives

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. This in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species who gather in these waters lured by the abundance of food. 

Try Some Water Sports

In a place that is more sea than land, there is no end to the fun things you do in the water. Maldivians swim for recreation, they play water polo with their friends at weekend picnics, and they surf addictively. Every single resort of the Maldives has a sports centre that provides a range of water sports activities. These centers are well equipped with masks and snorkels and boards of varying sizes, whether you want to spend the day snorkeling and meeting glances with wide-eyed fish, or feeling the wind in your hair on a windsurfer or catamaran,  there is definately enough to keep you occupied on your holiday to Maldives. 

Go for a Surfarie

Maldives is a Mecca to surf-enthusiasts from all over the world, with the southwest monsoon bringing with it massive swells, especially from June to September. The sizes range from 3 – 8 feet. There are several well-known surf breaks in North and South Male’ Atoll. Resorts near these breaks are perfect for surfing aficionados, as you can get the full Maldivian experience while riding the waves to your heart’s content. The lesser-known, but amazing surf breaks further away from Male’ atoll can be accessed by specialized surf cruises (often referred to as surfaries) offered by cruise operators in the country.

Take a Tour

The best way to experience the life of an ordinary Maldivian is to travel to an inhabited island. Some of these islands are slightly more modern: with brightly painted house walls and harbor areas. There are also the quite fishing villages with lots of tree-shade, swings, and the traditional wooden holhuashi. A holhuashi is rather like an island-version of a gazebo, build with hollow wooden trunks tied together forming the large, bench-like seat, and often with a thatched roof. They are conveniently set up on beaches, often where the boats come in, and are a place where islanders wind off after a day’s work, exchanging news, telling stories, playing cards, and listening to local radio.

Try Night Fishing

Fishing is in the Maldivian blood. It is so entwined in the lives of Maldivians that there are celebrations when a good catch is caught and complaints when fish is scarce. Maldivian fishermen wake up to the dawn call of island roosters, collect bait in nearby reefs and start a full day’s work at the deep blue seas, using the artful pole and line method of fishing. To experience the satisfaction of catching and cooking your own fish, a night reef fishing trip (offered by a lot of resorts) is the way to go. Your boat leaves before the sunset to find a good spot near a reef. The boat crew will show you how to use the lines, hooks, and sinkers. You will catch enough to fill your barbecue grill in about an hour’s time.

Visit a Virgin Island

After a good catch it is time to head to a deserted island to eat and celebrate. With over 1,190 islands and only few hundred being utilised, it is easy to find an uninhabited island anywhere in the Maldives. While the fish you caught gets grilled to perfection over red hot ambers, make sure you take time to enjoy the experience of being alive on this untouched part of nature; the softness of sand that has not seen a human foot print for a long, long time, and the undisturbed sounds made by nature. Without a single light on the ground, the stars above come alive in abundance, while tiny lights of phosphorescence get washed up by the beachside with the wave.

Spa and Wellness

Just lying on a deserted beach and taking in nothing but the continuous rhythm of the waves, the sea salt in the air and feeling the soft white sand on your bare feet is enough to sooth your senses. Each island with its green vegetation and secluded setting is a natural spa in its own right, designed to soothe, caress, and heal. Spas set in the Maldives, thus, are perfected as the ultimate getaway cocoons in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean. Traditional healing methods, that have been passed on for generations as family secrets by the hakeembe (healing experts) have been incorporated into special spa programs in the Maldivian islands.

Relax and Unwind

The Maldives is considered by many to be the premier tropical beach destination in the world and the best place to relax and unwind from the hectic and chaotic lifestyle of the modern world. The Maldives is an archipelago nation of 1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean renowned for its pristine beaches and island environment. With over 100 different island resorts to choose from each island has it’s owned distinct feel. However, whichever island you visit in the Maldives all of them are blessed with perfect coral beaches, lush tropical vegetation, warm shallow waters, fantastic hotel facilities and outstanding service that you would only expect to find in the world’s best tropical beach destination.

 

 

Seaplane Photo Flights

Seaplane photo flight offers you the sightseeing sensation that gives you the opportunity of a lifetime. Enjoy this fantastic experience from the sky in one of the De Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter seaplanes. The seaplanes are ideal for sightseeing and photography. Their high wings, large view windows and untainted glass present panoramic views and unrivaled photo opportunities. The excitement of landing and taking-off from the sea is truly memorable. You are guaranteed a magical tour above some of the most spectacular scenery in the Maldives. You will fly over the shallow lagoons, pristine and uninhabited islands, a variety of tourist resort islands, fishing villages and the continuously hue-shifting seas of the Maldives.  Watch schools of dolphins, Manta and sting rays, and schools of fish as they cavort in the crystal clear waters. This opportunity is available for all the tourists and professional photographers keen on getting the perfect Maldives picture from the right angle.

The Maldives Honeymoon

If a honeymoon is meant to be a celebration of love in an intimate, secluded and most importantly beautiful setting, then the Maldives is the world’s best backdrop for all these things.

The perfect months are January, February and March when the sky is blue and the water so calm it could be glass.
 
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If you get a chance watch skilled craftsmen build dhoani fishing boats using traditional methods.
 
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