The Maldives is famous for its picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear waters, and the world's most luxurious resorts making it a regular hot spot for the rich and the famous. Hollywood celebrities, Bollywood stars and world-famous athletes head to the Maldives for a vacation with their loved ones. It is a little wonder that the A-listers of the world seem to flock to these islands as nothing says luxury travel quite like a trip to the Maldives. A look at the social media filled with those perfect beach shots and beautiful backdrops, it's almost impossible not to get wanderlust. The atolls feature waters that are beaming with incredible reef formations and abundant marine life, providing an unbelievable experience for divers and non-divers alike. It is also a nesting site for hawksbill and green turtles. This symphony of sounds, complemented by a richly colourful visual palette ? the lagoon's turquoise, the lush green vegetation, the pearl white beaches, azure blue sky and abundant supply of golden sunshine prompts the question: did heaven and earth meet?
Island exclusivity, enhanced safety standards and natural distancing make the Maldives one of the safest and most alluring destinations for travel right now. In a Covid-19 era of travel, where privacy and seclusion are paramount, the Maldives has only got more appealing. The Maldives is amongst the most sought after destinations by high profile personalities and celebrity travellers worldwide. A few famous names have also made their obligatory journey to the number one luxury destination in the past few years. These include Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin Hart, Tom Cruise, Ricardo Kaká, Milla Jovovich, Russell Crowe and Ronan Keating to name a few. No matter the outcome, the Maldives is The holiday destination for celebrities the world over; actresses, actors, sports legends, singers, supermodels, tech billionaires, genius investors.
Let's take a peek into the glamour of turquoise waters of the Maldives. Here is a curated list of the celebrities who chose the Maldives for their sweet escape.
The celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay spent the Christmas holidays with his family in the Maldives. The MasterChef also partnered with Amilla resorts to host restaurant pop-ups at the trailblazing luxury resort. Amilla Fushi's tropic vibes is an experience one shouldn't miss. Gordon Ramsay shared festive snaps of his family wearing matching pyjamas on social media as well.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan
The Maldives can be a stellar choice for Dubai's Crown Prince who wants to enjoy cosy time with your new bride. Prince Hamdan is known for his keen interest in photography and adventure sports. He was thoroughly enjoying a quality time in Maldives' beautiful natural wonders.
Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan
For Bollywood royal couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Soneva Fushi in the Maldives was the getaway of choice. With their family, they spent quality time under the sun.
Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dakota Johnson
The ultra-luxurious Soneva Jani was the ideal holiday getaway for modern family Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson. The picture-perfect turquoise waters and the posh villa in Soneva Jani gave the fans major wanderlust vibes.
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
It was no news, no shoes for Hollywood newlyweds Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner, who stayed here for their honeymoon and fed us with spectacular photos that were trending on social media and hailed as goals by their loyal fans.
The actress herself revealed the news about her vacation in the Maldives. She took to Twitter to share the news with her fans worldwide, looking stunning and gorgeous in her beach outfits while posing at various venues.
David & Victoria Beckham
Our favourite style icon Victoria Beckham, and her gorgeous football star husband, David, spent 11 days at the stunning One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. According to sources, it was one of their best Christmas getaways.
Award-winning Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor picked Soneva Fushi in the Maldives to treat her family and celebrate her brother-in-law's birthday. It was a fantastic birthday blast, indeed!
Floyd Mayweather enjoyed being retired when he hit up The Maldives in April 2016. According to Just Jared, the prolific boxer vacationed at the Four Season Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. While on vacation, he opted for stand-up paddleboarding, a bit of shopping, and a lot of sitting by the pool and ocean.
She was among the first ones in celebrities to head to the Maldives for holidays post-Covid. She had a gala time with her boyfriend Mathias Boe and sisters, Shagun and Evania Pannu.
Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani
The rumoured couple flew to the Maldives for a mini-vacation during Diwali this year. Even though they didn't share photos posing with each other, they raised temperatures with their separate photos.
Shah Rukh Khan
The King of Bollywood had the entire country in an uproar when he arrived with family in the Maldives. Shah Rukh Khan stayed in the epitome of luxury at Jumeirah Vittaveli to celebrate his daughter's graduation and managed to carve out some time to meet with his Maldivian fans.
Manchester City's current manager paid a visit to the exquisite Cheval Blanc Randheli, an exclusive property from Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy's luxury fashion group, for a brief escape.
Maldives' island is the perfect setting for that romantic getaway or those two weeks of bliss away from work. Due to its geographical setting, the Maldives was an essential port for traders worldwide. They brought their cultures and their flavours with them, and over centuries, the country's cuisine was shaped. While the Maldives takes pride in a unique traditional fare, many dishes are influenced and fused with the flavours and techniques from the shores of the Indian Ocean. The sense of calm this place radiates is genuinely out of this world. The whistling breeze with a gentle lull of the sea and the rustling of the palm fronds on the beach will help transport you from the hurly-burly of daily life.
Spread across 26 atolls, the paradisiacal archipelago of 1,200 islands naturally lends itself to social distancing. One resort is a policy adopted by most islands, so guest-to-guest contact is limited. And with safety standards assured, the Maldives must also be recognised as one of the world's most beautiful destinations. Islands filled with ivory white sands, tropical jungles and luxurious villas and bungalows provide the backdrop to a wealth of unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Experience the serenity and excitement in the Maldives while you explore and take in everything the enchanting islands have to offer. Your next island sanctuary is waiting, just a wave away.