It may sound cliché to call an island destination a true “paradise”, but in the case of the Maldives, that title is well deserved indeed! Here’s a glimpse into the enchantment that awaits.
The beaches here are nothing short of sublime and the best part of staying at a Maldives luxury resort on its own island is that you can enjoy the sun-kissed shores minus the crowds. For even more beachside seclusion plan an excursion to deserted islands where you can sunbathe, snorkel and swim to your heart’s content.
Equally enthralling are the landscapes below the waves where colourful corals and a myriad of marine species can be found. Resorts the likes of Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offer both snorkelling and diving that let you explore these underwater worlds and enjoy encounters with diverse creatures of the deep.
The Maldives has some truly spectacular sunsets and one of the best ways to experience them is to embark on a sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni (boat). As you watch the spellbinding spectacle of the sun slipping below the horizon, keep your eyes peeled to spot dolphins too!
For more adventures, you can head to some of the inhabited islands of the Maldives. You can get a glimpse of traditional livelihoods at local islands, while those exploring the capital Male, can visit key attractions; these include the Old Friday Mosque, Grand Friday Mosque and the National Museum.