Maldives - enjoy the sunny side of life.
Visiting the Maldives is the ultimate vacation dream coming true – this is as close to paradise as it gets and it is a trip you will never forget. From the moment you get a view of the atolls from the plane, with their far stretched white sandy beaches flanking the turquoise blue water, to the moment you leave, your trip to the Maldives will be one of unforgettable experiences.
With a chain of 26 atolls and over 1 000 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Maldives is one of the most sought-after tropical destinations in the world and the reasons to visit are unending.
A trip to the Maldives is all about taking it easy and enjoying the good life. Prepare for some serious relaxation where shoes are unnecessary, work is forbidden, and drinking champagne is encouraged. Wake up to palm trees rustling, soft sunlight and the pristine blue water waves lapping at your toes. Enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves in constant 25-30-degree centigrade temperature, while walking on the white beaches. Spend your afternoons hanging out on a catamaran and sailing on a traditional dhoni to find a private island for a beach BBQ. Eat food that is fresh and local. Enjoy a cocktail during the magical twilight hours with thousand hues of red, orange and purple - you haven’t seen the perfect sunset until you’ve seen a sunset in the Maldives!
You can also go adventurous and go scuba diving or snorkeling in the warm, blue, crystal clear water, enjoying the underwater marine life including the manta rays, sea turtles and barracuda swimming through the vibrant coral reef. Other great water sports include kayaking, canoeing, sea bobbing and jet-skiing.
Where to stay
The resorts and hotels in the Maldives are in a league of their own when it comes to luxury and many of them are renowned worldwide. We have listed some new hotels and some old goodies.
Joali opened in late 2018 knewing that they needed to create something totally different to stand out from the other private islands. And yes they did!
The Nautilus opened in February 2019, ushering in a new world of luxury in the Baa Atoll.
Bohemian escape with no rules!
Soneva Fushi - the pioneer of the barefoot luxury vibe and still the place that does it best.
Milaidhoo, postcard-perfect private island, that will make you feel like you really are miles from anywhere... even other guests.
The Maldives simply is one of those “pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming” kind of places, combined with that true “left-the-real-world-behind” feeling. Why visit the Maldives? Because life is short, and you deserve it.
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