It’s a well-known fact that good health and happiness can be bolstered by treating yourself to the finer things in life. In this case, a trip to the Maldives is exactly what you need. Boasting 26 absolutely stunning atolls, this long and narrow country caters to all tastes and expectations. Here are some tips and ideas of what to do when you arrive in paradise.
Things to do in the Maldives
Try New Cuisines
When it comes to dining, prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure by taking a cooking tour on the island of Fuvahmulah. Sipping a glass of a tasty tipple like a chilled Sancerre wine whilst savoring some delicious goats cheese and biscuits can really hit the spot.
Every once in a while, you just have to take pampering to the next level. You can also dine with local families and learn how to prepare traditional Maldivian dishes which will wow your friends when you arrive back home!
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
The selection of Maldivian spas available to choose from is almost unbeatable. You can get the balance of luxury and serenity just right.
Taking a spa session at the very beginning and end of a trip is a fantastic way to prepare for your vacation and ensure that you leave in a state of blissful well-being.
Get in Some Beach Time
The white beaches of the Maldives sit permanently high up in the ranks of the world’s best and are just as splendid to view whist taking a cruise on a traditional Dhoni; your own private sailboat from which you can experience the tranquil waters at your leisure.
Let the crew and on-board chef take care of the practicalities and leave the resorts behind for a while as you cruise between the islands.
Take a City Tour
The capital, Malé, is a bustling city that boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the form of the Friday Mosque. A golden dome sits on top of this three hundred and fifty year-old building, originally built using coral stones displaying beautiful carvings and artwork.
It’s the perfect spot to begin a tour of the city.
Visit the Underwater Life
Back on the water, you can experience the magic of getting up close to dolphins and whales through a tour around the more remote atolls.
The service is particularly high-quality in the Maldives and you can expect a perfectly organized excursion with local guides; it’s also a wonderful way to meet a friendly group with whom to share stories of Maldivian adventures over even more delicious cuisine.
One of the most thrilling ways to experience the underwater life in the Maldives is to go scuba diving. The country has dive sites that cater to the new diver to the most advanced.
The best part is that no matter what skill level, the underwater world will provide you with a wide array of marine life and colors.
The Maldives truly offers everything from that “edge of the world” feel to the highest luxury, making it one of the ultimate locations for the perfect island vacation.