Read about THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VISITING THE MALDIVES below.
Known as an island paradise, the Maldives are some of the best holiday destinations in the world, especially for newlywed couples. A tropical haven of white sandy beaches, the gushing waves of the Indian Ocean, and home to luxurious water villas, Maldives is the best place to go to if you are looking for a dream beach holiday.
An archipelago of over 1,000 stunning coral islands grouped together, the Maldives boast of immense natural beauty. Thanks to its crystal-clear waters, one can also witness stunning sights of a wide range of marine animals, from schools of fishes, to sting rays and sharks as well. Ranking at the top of every traveller’s bucket list, the kaleidoscopic life of the Maldives is something that you must experience at least once in your lifetime.
One of the best places for a beach holiday, the Maldives are located just south of the Indian subcontinent, in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea region. Grouped into 26 atolls, the Maldives have gained immense popularity in the recent decades, owing to its romantic tropical charm, a wide range of adventure opportunities as well as a plethora of places to see.
The Thrillophilia reviews also provide evidence to the fact that it is a world-class diving destination, where you can explore the diverse and vibrant life under the ocean. The presence of numerous private bungalows, beach and island resorts have also contributed to its gaining popularity.
Some of the best places to visit in the Maldives include the capital city of the island, Male, which is the heart of the Maldivian culture. It is here in Male where you can witness the vibrant local island life, soak in pastel-coloured buildings and indulge in delicious local food in the restaurants. Greatly influenced by the rich cultures of the nations of India, Thailand as well as some parts of the Middle East, the Maldives offers a unique blend of exciting traditions, cultures, languages as well as food.
Another place that you must not miss in the Maldives is the stunning Seenu Atoll, located in the southernmost region of the islands. Home to a myriad of beautiful islands like the Gan, Meedhoo, Hulhudhoo and Maradhoo islands, among others, the Seenu Atoll is also one of the top spots in the Maldives to try exciting activities like diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Next, head to the Male Atoll during your Maldivian holiday, which is divided into the North and South Male Atoll. This atoll is great to interact with the locals, explore the small villages in the region, as well as learn more about the rich Maldivian culture. The North Male Atoll is also one of the most famous tourist places in the Maldives.
When in Maldives, you must not give out on a chance to go scuba diving or snorkelling, which offers you an opportunity to explore the scintillating coral reefs of the islands. Just imagine watching manta rays, reef sharks and bright fishes swim by you, as you swim under the cool turquoise waters. You can also visit one of the beaches to take part in adventurous water sports like water-skiing or windsurfing, or simply relax and sunbathe on the beach. Sea lovers can also charter a boat and go on a fishing expedition, or a romantic sunset cruise with their significant others.
Looking for something even more thrilling? Hop on an air taxi and explore one atoll after another, as you soak in some of the most beautiful bird’s eye views of the islands and the verdant landscapes that surround them. Or indulge in a relaxing massage right on the beach, under the coconut and palm groves, right by the ocean.
According to the top Thrillophilia reviews, the best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season in the island, which lasts from the months of January to April. In addition to being a dry season, these months also experience low humidity, which makes it great to explore the islands, or indulge in the different activities here.
An important thing to note here is that the best way to get around from one atoll to another is by the public ferry, which is not only reasonably priced, but also quite fast and reliable. To explore one atoll, you can rent a bicycle or car, or even explore it on foot. Private speed boats and air taxis in the Maldives can be quite expensive. However, you must travel at least once in a seaplane, even if it is just for the experience!
Hostels and homestays are virtually non-existent in the Maldives. So, resorts and hotels are your only option here. The island offers a wide array of accommodation options for both affordable and luxury stays, so you can choose according to your budget. Some of the cost-effective places to stay include the Dream Inn in Thulusdhoo and Hanifaru Stay in Kendhoo, while some of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives are Atmosphere Kanifushi, You and Me Cocoon resort and the Medhufushi Island Resort.