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Top 10 Reasons Why You Must Visit The Maldives

If you’ve always dreamt of going to The Maldives… you’re in the right place. This blog post will convince you to book your flights to paradise, as soon as possible.

The Maldives is famous for its crystalline, serene waters with one hundred shades of blue, swaying coconut trees and powdery white sand under the baby-blue skies. With lovely weather throughout the year, the Maldives makes a perfect choice for an idyllic beach getaway, even more so, at an affordable price.

Here, we share with you ten reasons why the Maldives should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

1. The Idyllic & Relaxed Island Life

A visit to the Maldives is a dream come true because of the relaxed island life. Whether you choose to stay in a guesthouse, hotel or resort, you will be on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, isolated from your day to day routine and feeling blissful. Imagine yourself waking up on a stunning island, with your toes in the soft sand, surrounded by swaying palm trees and azure blue sea every day. The Maldives provides the perfect setting to create magical memories for you and your loved ones.

2. The Abundant & Colourful Marine Life

No trip to the Maldives would be complete without a swim, snorkel or dive in the sea with rich marine life. The Maldives is world-famous for its myriad of marine life, and is considered to be one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in the world. Swim freely in the Indian Ocean among the colourful arrays of corals, rays, sea turtles, reef sharks and a multitude of other underwater species! Have you always wanted to get your diving license? With thousands of diving centres, you can also strive to become a certified diver whilst on holiday.

3. The Cultural Side

Maldivian culture is beautiful and is often communicated through simple things like music and dance. Make sure to witness a Bodu Beru performance, which is the popular Maldivian drum dance, often held in evening on the beach. Capture the moment or try out your own dancing skills. Enjoy a sunset Dolphin Cruise on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat and get to know the local people and their culture.

4. A Picture-Perfect Tropical Paradise

From the picturesque beaches with soft white sand, beautiful azure sea, and pristine clear skies, the term ‘tropical paradise’ is almost an understatement for the Maldives. Every single angle seems ideal for taking postcard-worthy photos, grab your favourite outfit and take some photos you will cherish for a lifetime. You will feel blissful, like in a dream, while enjoying the heart-stopping views of the Indian Ocean.

5. The Whale Sharks & Mantas

The majestic and enormous whale sharks that can be seen all-year round are a popular reason to travel to the Maldives. Although these sharks are endemic throughout the area, Baa and Ari atolls are the prospective places to encounter them up close. You can also enjoy watching them coming punctually during their daily feeding time near some islands. Another incredible marine animal to encounter is the manta ray. Don’t forget to bring along a waterproof camera to snap some amazing photos and videos.

6. The Private & Dreamy Sandbanks

A trip to the Maldives is an ultimate vacation when you escape to a strip of sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Sandbanks are one of the most serene and romantic experiences in the Maldives. Enjoy the sandbank with your other half on the stark white sand while being surrounded by the endless Indian Ocean.

7. The Beautiful Beaches

Undoubtedly among the best reasons to visit the Maldives will be sunbathing on the beaches without any trace of littering, but the vast turquoise Indian Ocean kissing the horizon. While mornings with soft sunlight and calmer waves are blissful, the twilight hours with thousand hues of red, orange and purple are magical. Enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves in constant 25 to 30 degree temperature.

8. The Abundance of Water-Sports

In the Maldives, you have to make the best out of water sports like paddle-boarding, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing and snorkelling. The dolphin and turtle excursions should also be put on your bucket-list. The Maldives is also a fantastic spot for surfers and with sunshine and monsoon wind there are consistent waves in the atolls.

9. The Delicious (& Spicy) Local Food

One of the reasons to go to the Maldives is to taste the local food. The main ingredients of Maldivian cuisine consist of coconut, tuna and rice, so you can expect many tuna curries! Gorge on the freshly caught seafood like Garudhiya that is a fish soup accompanied by lime, chilli, rice, curry leaves, onions and a coconut. Our favourite dish is the Mashumi Roshi Tuna and Chapati, which is usually served for breakfast, as well as the Hedhika which is composed of Tuna, egg, potato and coconut.

10. Ultimate Relaxation

Not only the setting if being in the Maldives conveys relaxation, but the wide range of spas also does. indulge in a full-body massage with coconut oil and the sea breeze. Make to most of a full-body healing treatment and sipping ginger tea in the most beautiful place in the world.

We strongly encourage you to put the Maldives on your travel bucket list because life is too short to miss out on this paradise! The Maldives is truly one of the best vacation destination in the world and you will have unforgettable memories here.

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