The Maldives is the heaven on Earth where time stands still. A string of thousands of coral islands is strewn across the Indian Ocean, where crystal clear waters beckon to beach lovers worldwide. A paradise protected for the deserving ones- If you have dreamy landscapes on your mind, Maldives is the place to be for all romantic souls and solace seekers. The resorts of Maldives are just as iconic as the quaint beaches of the island and offering a luxurious stay. Each abode tries to level up its game by giving you value for money. Think water villas vying for your attention, a whole island to yourself, deep dives into the ocean with the sharks and fishes, picnic on a sandbar surrounded by the ocean and the ultimate thrill of jumping from your villa straight into the ocean. The ocean surrounding the islands calls to all the gipsy souls and offers an unparalleled escape into the blue. It is impossible to escape the striking whites and sapphire blues at the Maldives - They will indeed cast a spell on you!
People who love a sky full of stars should head over to the sparkling beaches of Baa Atoll. Originally thought to be caused by phytoplankton, the glowing and starry beaches of Mudhdhoo in the Maldives are courtesy of a crustacean called ostracod. Occurring from September to November, this phenomenon depends on the moon and weather.
Don your gear and get ready to spend time with some of the Maldives' most gentle giants. Visitors to the Maldives can swim with whale sharks and manta rays because of plankton-rich marine protected environments. Manta Point, which is near Hanifaru Bay, is the ultimate spot for enjoying this activity. Sharing space with whale sharks and whale shark hangouts while getting lost in a school of massive manta rays can feel quite surreal, but this is an experience for a lifetime.
Conrad Rangali's Ithaa is the world's first all-glass underwater restaurant. Though its not the world's only underwater restaurant, it is considered home to the Maldives' most extensive gourmet European menu and wine cellars. The restaurant serves set courses for dinner and luncheons by seating diners under a glass arch of swimming sea life.
Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg and other notable celebrities own their private oasis on the sea and having your private island is, in fact, the ultimate dream. The Maldives is home to the land that screensavers are made from, and some islands offer the ability to rent your island. The Maldives can be your vehicle for a dream come true- even if it's just for an hour.
Want to see some dolphins while you are in the island nation? The Meemu Atoll area in the Maldives offers a great chance of spotting these gleeful dolphins if you look closely in the waters around. While no tour company or resort representative can guarantee dolphin sightings, this atoll can be one of your best bets while you are at it. The best time for dolphin sightings is late afternoon and mid-morning. Spot the creatures jumping up in the air, chasing the boat, or playing games with your loved ones. You are witnessing a purely natural experience since there is no baiting or feeding of the Maldives' dolphins.
Explore the Maldives' UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and fly underwater in a personal submarine. Glide above coral formations alongside dolphins, turtles, sharks, manta rays and through massive shoals of colourful fish in a three-person submarine, which is the world's first DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S. When submerged, you are immersed in a 360-degree experience of one of the richest ecosystems on Earth. The dome of your cockpit seems to disappear into the water, immersing you in the Maldives' only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Experience the ultimate massage lying face-up on the water, under the water in only Underwater LIME Spa in the world. Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives takes indulgence to the next level by offering an unrivalled treatment for comfort and relaxation. The water's heat soothes painful areas gracefully, and heated Hydrotherm water cushions embrace the body. Fluid massage movements evaporate muscular tension, leaving a blissful sensation. It is indeed the best massage experience in the world's unique treatment space.
The typical picture-postcard islands of the Maldives have brilliant white sandy beaches and blue seas. Of the 1000 coral islands, only 200 islands are inhabited. These islands lie in the Indian Ocean, and you should pack your golf clubs when you visit the Republic of Maldives.
Kuredu Island resort became the first resort in the Maldives to offer golf and boasts one of the Maldives' only two golf courses. A 6 hole Par 3 course with an average length of a hole at 55 yards might not be the largest but one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.
Notably, resorts' experience in the Maldives is a far cry from the way locals live. There are strict rules for alcohol, dress, and behaviour as of any Islamic country. That bathing suit-clad, cocktail-sipping life on the beach is non-existent on local islands. Except for Malé, one of the world's smallest capital cities is clocking at one-square-mile and the surrounding airport islands. Most local islands are tight-knit and comprise of small fishing or agricultural villages and inferior communities.
The Maldives are definitely for you if you enjoy the idea of a tropical paradise with unique opportunities. Adventure, romance, and comfort all come together in the Maldives to please even the most discerning traveller. Turquoise azure, decadent food, immersive experiences and white sands attract high profile corporate clients, celebrities and the occasional Billionaires. They are seeking a one-stop-shop for comfort and luxury. The Maldives offers several plushy things to do in comfort and style, from underwater gourmet dining to dive-butler service. Brushed with tropical breezes accompanied by star-studded nights, extraordinary sights and sounds await your visit filtered through year-round sunshine. Each meal is a celebration here, and each day brings discoveries that you will remember forever.