Characterised by blue waters; schools of fish swimming in the Indian Ocean; surreal weather and delicious food, Maldives has always been the choicest holiday destination for beach lovers and travellers in general. It is believed that this archipelagic nation has no counterpart in the entire world in terms of exceptional topography and geography. Replete with nature’s bounty that’s lit with plenty of sunshine; this white sand beach haven has a plethora of activities to offer to travellers who love outdoors. While most activities entail being in the warm turquoise waters, there are various other tropical marvels to explore in this breezy and magical destination, making this cluster of island the perfect getaway for all types of travellers.
Further endorsing the coral retreat and encouraging travellers to explore Maldives, in a first, India and Maldives agreed to launch a passenger cum-cargo ferry service from Kochi in Kerala to Maldives’ capital Male. With this impetus on tourism boost, listed below are a few fun and rejuvenating activities to dive into when in Maldives.
Book a luxury hideaway for some intimate and authentic experience: The remote archipelago has number of Resort Island that categorically offers intimacy and peace. These resorts islands have extraordinary villa offerings ranging from water villas, pool villas and ocean tree house villas etc. such as Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. This mammoth resort with a breathtaking view offers 132 villas with private pools, 9-hole golf course, 6 km run, three large lakes, with 17000 palm trees on the island, goes beyond a typical Maldivian experience. You can also spot Manta-rays and whale sharks on the island all around the year. In addition to privacy, luxury and activities, these villas also celebrate the destination through their design and fabric, strewn with cultural flavours.
Contribute to the local community and the natural habitat: Embrace the local way of life and explore the farm to plate with local farmers and fishermen. Understand the coral life and immerse in Eco Tours and Coral Planting. While in Maldives you should also opt for the Fauna/Flora tour of the Addu Atoll island – the heart of the Madlives and experience the Jungle, lush green of 17k coconut trees, and abundant of untouched marine life. The island is the heaven that teems with marine life and immersive cultural experiences that allow an insight into the country and its residents. The place is finding immense resonance with young age discerning travellers.
Indulge in recreational and adventure activities: With soothing sounds of the ocean waters at the backdrop, Maldives is possibly the best the place to get a spa treatment done. Travellers across the globe often pick these islands to relax and rejuvenate the Maldivian style, with its therapeutic massages and spas. Taking their services a notch higher, some resorts and spa centres offer unusual settings, along with other wellness activities such as sun rise and sunset yoga, ayurveda, acupuncture etc.
If you are an avid Golfer then Maldives can be the perfect getaway to the greens. The backdrop of breathtaking scenery is enough to almost put you off your swing. Discovering the ocean through diving, sea excursions, surfing will be an add on to the adventure.
Satiate your taste bud with delectable Maldivian cuisine: If sitting in a beach view restaurant, with a whiff of smoked tuna and a glass of wine is your definition of a perfect holiday then Maldives is for you. You can even hang around in the local food joints or go on a food walk. Authentic Maldivian food is also served at Dr Ali’s Restaurant. The restaurant pays tribute to a much loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali who delighted everyone with his enticing recipes.
You could either treat yourself to the activities Maldives has to offer or simply do nothing at all! Surrounded by such scenic vistas, finding a cosy corner with a strategically placed hammock, soaking up the sun is something no traveller would want to miss. Lazing in the sun, enjoying the sea breeze, hit’s certain you wouldn’t want to move.