Some of the most breathtaking underwater life on planet earth can be found in the turquoise waters of Maldives. Poking out of the deep blue water of the Indian Ocean are more than 1,000 islands and even more reefs – this is the Maldives.
First off – Travelling to the Maldives
There isn’t a better place to honeymoon – picture this: a warm, secluded area with an inviting atmosphere and where the sunsets are so magnificent that they take your breath away.
There’s not a better place to relax and have a romantic getaway. There are more than 90 resort islands with Maldives hotels you can choose from. Every year, more than half a million people travel to Maldives for a honeymoon or a holiday vacation.
Beaches in the Maldives
During your Maldives travel, you won’t want to miss the beach. In fact, Maldives is world-famous for its heavenly beaches, which is probably why thousands of tourists travel to Maldives each year. Maldives actually means “Garland of Islands.” This translates to “Paradise for beach lovers.”
The thing that makes Maldives beaches truly incredible is their immense beauty.
The beach is a place where tourists can enjoy many different adventures – from a beach bum day to wind surfing, tanning, swimming and snorkelling, diving and boating, the beach is really paradise for beach lovers (and honeymooners).
The most stunning beach in Maldives is Nalaguraidhoo (located in the South Ari Atoll). Just one walk across this beach, with the cool breeze in your face, and the peaceful atmosphere and you’re sure to fall in love.
Things to Do in the Maldives
It’s not just the beaches that brings tourists to Maldives each year, the area is full of sightseeing spots, cultural beauty and delicious delicacies that keeps vacationers coming back. If you enjoy fishing, you’ll want to make sure you get some night fishing in during your trip.
Night fishing is a special Maldivian form of entertainment – enjoy the peacefulness of night and watch the starry skies while you fish. Then, at the end of the night, you’ll barbeque it all up and enjoy a meal that you caught.
Some Maldives hotels offer photo flights, a place where you can savour the beauty of the country from the air. Or, if you get bored being in one place for too long, try an island hopping excursion. This excursion lets you actually visit different Maldives hotels and see what each island has to offer.
The main shopping hub in Maldives is in Male, the capital city. Many shoppers say visiting Male is a true delight. Majeedhee Magu is the main shopping site and is a place where you can literally find anything you ever wanted – cute handbags, trendy jewellery, perfume, you’ll find it in Majeedhee Magu. If you’re looking for souvenirs you’ll want to check out Chaandhanee Magu. Or, for local produce and handmade treats, you’ll want to head to the local market.
Eating and Drinking:
It probably won’t come as a surprise, but Maldives cuisine typically is made up of sea food (which makes sense considering Maldives is made up of several islands). Maldives hotels, restaurants and most guest houses will actually serve Western food in addition to the local cuisine, but if you really want to get a taste of Maldives, make sure you head to a café (locally called hotta).
Before you leave Maldives, make sure you at least taste some hedika, they come in several varieties and are a must-have during your Maldives travel.