For those planning their first visit to the Maldives, there are some key things to keep in mind. Read on to discover tips for unlocking a dreamy, pampered, and adventure-filled vacay!
Stay at a Private Island Resort
Treat yourself to a slice of paradise by staying at a private island resort such as The Residence Maldives. Picture yourself in a luxurious beach pool villa, where you can bask in the sun’s gentle caress right outside your doorstep. Alternatively, opt for an overwater pool villa with mesmerising ocean views and direct access to the crystal-clear waters below. You can also look forward to holistic spa rituals, beachfront dining, thrilling water sports, and more that will make your holiday truly unforgettable.
Explore the Underwater World
When it comes to exploring the Maldives, best places to visit are not just on land but under the waves too! Snorkelling is an absolute must, allowing you to witness colourful coral and encounter numerous aquatic residents. For more captivating encounters, you can go scuba diving with the chance to swim beside sharks and manta rays too. The Gaafu Alifu Atoll is an ideal destination for these activities, and ideally, look to stay at a resort which offers guided snorkelling excursions and a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre.
Enjoy Unique Experiences
For a unique and enriching holiday, some special experiences await. You can enjoy a sunset dolphin cruise to spot playful marine mammals, venture to local islands for a taste of Maldivian culture and explore a deserted island, casting yourself as the modern-day Robinson Crusoe! You can additionally embark on a starry night cruise to witness celestial beauty above and try your hand at traditional bottom-line fishing on a local dhoni and have your fresh catch cooked for a delectable dinner.
Consider Which Season to Visit
The Maldives is a year-round destination, but it does offer you a choice between two distinct seasons. If you are craving endless sunshine, clear skies and calm waters, the dry season, from December to April, is your go-to. It is the peak season so ensure to book ahead. Don’t underestimate the allure of the wet season either, which spans from May to November. Sure, it might bring a bit of rain, but you will still get periods of sunshine while the rates will be less, and tourists will be fewer as well.