The Ultimate Guide For an Amazing Journey to Maldives

The Ultimate Guide For an Amazing Journey to Maldives

I wanted to go on a cozy vacation with my wife before Valentine’s Day and what could be better than exploring The Maldives? This country in South Asia is a unique vacation spot with a variety of lovely lodging alternatives, from opulent resorts to lovely guesthouses. The Maldives is the ideal location for honeymooners and couples. Nothing, in my opinion, comes close to the breathtaking splendor of this place. It’s overwhelming to see all the atolls sticking out of the clear blue oceans. We passed by several paradises when we were on a flight from Male. Because the islands are so small, they are forced to construct waterside bungalows. The resorts stand tall among the waters because the water is so shallow. Nevertheless, these islands, which are perched on underwater plateaus, seemed to be patiently waiting for us to visit and enjoy their allure.

How to reach Maldives?

The major airport in the Maldives is Male International Airport, also referred to as Velana International Airport. It connects the small island to many other nations and cities throughout the globe, particularly South East Asian nations like India, China, and Sri Lanka.

Best time to explore Maldives:

December to April is the ideal season to travel to the Maldives. The Maldives are in the midst of their busiest travel period and dry season. Between 24 to 31 degrees Celsius are the typical temperatures during this period. The Maldives’ 26 atolls have extremely little rain, clear skies, low humidity, and calm waters throughout this time. Due to the abundant coral life and good underwater visibility, December to April is also the best period for sunbathing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Bring a lot of swimsuits, beachwear, and a big tube of sunscreen.

Some tips:

  • Make plans based on the season. Since we visited before Valentine’s Day, our deals were quite affordable when compared to those offered during the festive season.
  • Purchasing food and drinks at the resort can be fairly expensive, so go for an all-inclusive plan that includes meals, drinks, and snacks. Along with limitless snacks and drinks, you can eat a buffet breakfast, lunch, and supper.
  • You do not need to spend your entire holiday at the water villa. Choose it on the final day.
  • Take a canoe, jet ski, or shark expedition. Depending on your budget and the resort’s availability, you might also choose a dolphin cruise.

Places I visited in Maldives:

  1. The Vaadhoo Island

The breathtaking Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives is well-known for the Sea of Stars, a bioluminescent phenomenon. It is within the Raa Atoll. When the hypnotic Vaadhoo Island waters shine a vibrant blue in the night, it is referred to as the Sea of Stars phenomenon. Here, the stars that the waves lap against are reflected in the sea’s glimmer and light. The scenery is so beautiful; both my wife and I couldn’t stop gazing at it.

  1. Ithaa Underwater Restaurant

5 meters below sea level, on Rangali Island in the Alif Dhaal Atoll, lies an underwater restaurant called Ithaa. It is an acrylic building with a capacity of 14 people. It is one of the most stunning restaurants in the world because of the glass rooftop that provides a panoramic view of the dazzling coral gardens. It is one of the most well-liked locations in the Maldives for hosting private parties and celebratory events in addition to being a top dining destination. We had a great dining experience here; although it was quite expensive.

  1. Male

Male, one of the tiniest national capitals in the world, is famous for its historic mosque and vibrant architecture. The island has developed into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Maldives as a result of its famed beauty and progressiveness. It is a laid-back town that is best explored by meandering without a set itinerary. Male is a must-visit since it has historical structures on the one hand and trees and waterways with hospitable shades on the other. We enjoyed every minute spent in the capital city of Male, from browsing through the bustling markets and stores to learning about Maldivian history.

  1. Gan Islands

Gan Island is the southernmost island in the Maldives and is also the southernmost island that is a part of the Addu Atoll. There are some of the top luxury resorts in the Maldives on the magnificent Gan Island, which is well-known for water sports, diving, and snorkeling. Well, we tried cycling, scuba diving, and snorkeling as well. One of the few locations in the Maldives, the island perfectly blends luxury with the distinctive island culture.

  1. Sunset Cruise

The Maldives are perfect for viewing these amazing creatures during the day and taking in the vibrant hues while watching the sunset. This makes it a considerably more laid-back activity for leisure enthusiasts. Additionally, there are numerous species of dolphins and whales in the Maldives. We occasionally saw lovely critters when navigating the waterways. Moreover, watching the spectacular scenery of the scarlet skies changing colors as the sun sets in the endless waves is a sight to behold.

  1. Anantara Resort & Spa

The Sundari Ayurvedic Spa at Anantara Veli Resort is a relaxing spa. The name of this exotic spa refers to the rejuvenating beauty rituals done utilizing the age-old Ayurvedic treatment system.  All therapies, including massages and facials, use only natural ingredients. Two must-try hallmark experiences at the Meridien are the massage and firming treatments; we tried both of them. The beauty salon is like a total makeover in a box. To give the skin a velvety feel, spa-invigorating scrubs, therapists use mushy skin products, facials, pedicures, manicures. Alternatively, one may consult an on-site Ayurvedic doctor if they are unsure about which therapy to undergo.

Bottom Lines:

My wife and I had a wonderful journey in Maldives and it was such a calming vacation. We loved how everything went so smoothly. Although it’s hard to say if we will visit here anytime soon, we did love to give it a shot someday in the future.