Whether you long for being spoiled silly on stilted plush cottages in the middle of the ocean, or see the underwater rush hour of marine life while diving, Maldives is the place for you. One of the top destinations to travel in the last half a decade, Maldives makes all ocean-side travel dreams come true. The country straddles the equator, with 1,102 islands forming 26 atolls, or rings, of coral scattered over an area of land 510 miles long and 75 miles wide. Statistics apart, it is drop-dead gorgeous. And that’s precisely why Maldives will never go out of fashion.
Other things working for Maldives as a great place for a family vacation, a top honeymoon destination or one that helps you scratch that travel itch, are below:
Deep Sea Diving
If you are someone who always has an infinite list of adventures to try, ticking off a deep-sea diving course should be on top of the list. Even though one can practically see the busy marine life in the sapphire sea with naked eyes, the actual underwater experience is inspiring. Most resorts in Maldives have diving facilities with trained instructors for fun dives or the basic course. One can dive only 30 meters into the water. If you are looking for a more intensive diving course, then apply for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification beforehand and then arrive at a suitable resort that offers the same.
Experience a relaxing boat ride in search of wild dolphins over the Indian Ocean in Maldives. The waters are home to several species of dolphins. A sunset cruise is usually a great way to watch scores of them jumping and diving close to your boat. These evening trips guarantee a spotting of these wild, playful creatures in their natural environment. Dolphin watching is one of the most fun-filled excursions you can ever experience in the Maldives, and will create lasting memories for years to come.
Maldives is synonymous with experiencing a plush resort life, mostly on a single island occupied only by your resort. The location alone makes for an exciting stay. You are surrounded by emerald blue waters on all sides, and most resorts offer beach view cottages as well as stilted ones. Besides, each resort has multiple swimming pools, dining options, spa and activities for all age groups to enjoy.
Experience Local Flair
It’s true that a lot of the Maldives experience is anchored in luxury at the resorts, but you can set a day aside and spend time in the capital Male, for some local accent to your holiday. Local cuisine, markets, mosques, a Tsunami monument, the national museum and local parks are a great way to see life in Male at play.
Encompass has had the great fortune of planning some of the most memorable trips to the Maldives for honeymoons and family getaways. Reach us to plan the Maldives trip that is just right for you.
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