Why The Maldives Is An Ideal Holiday Choice Right Now

  • Nov 3, 2022

Why The Maldives Is An Ideal Holiday Choice Right Now

If anywhere on Earth epitomised an untouched tropical paradise, it would be the Maldives: Most of the islands have been left undeveloped, and an emphasis on sustainability to preserve the reefs for future fishing and tourism – the country’s two biggest sectors – is paramount.

Malé is a centre for the Maldives culture, and visitors can spend an afternoon discovering the ancient past in the museums or shopping in the galleries and markets for presents and souvenirs. There is little else to distract you from the natural beauty of the Maldivian atolls, and once you’ve completed a walking tour of the capital there’s the option to visit the marine parks and reserves to view some of the greatest natural wonders in the region.

The allure of untouched picture-perfect beaches has long attracted couples looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day or as a honeymoon destination away from the rest of the world. Spa massage services offer that extra bit of pampering and indulgence for singles and couples alike, letting stress and cares slip away. Beach bungalows and villas over the water give fantastic views of the sunrise or sunset, and the transparent cerulean waters invite visitors to explore a whole other world just beneath the surface.

It’s the reefs (known as gilis and thilas depending on their depth) that attract families and adventurers of all ages, who come to gaze upon the incredible primary coloured fish that live amongst their structures and attract larger, more majestic species such as turtles and manta rays. Water sports in general are ideal within the shallow waters just off the island shores, and kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing are all popular ways to pass each sunny day. The North Malé Atoll is known to surfers for its larger waves, while the Baa Atoll is a favourite for many who want to enjoy peace and serenity without being cut off completely from human contact. In contrast, the Addu Atoll far to the south is for those who want to Scuba dive followed by nothing better than relaxing on the warm white sands with a colourful cocktail for refreshments.

Evening entertainment in the resorts offers a mix of live bands, DJs and local talent for song and dance. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your own moves each night before slipping away from all the lights to admire the unblemished night sky as waves crash against the shore. It’s no wonder that the Maldives won World’s Leading Travel Destination 2020 at the World Travel Awards.