So Maldives is the next thing on your bucket list? Sounds good. You’re just about to see the staggering beauty and tranquility of one of the most desirable tropical destinations in Asian continent.
Maldives is a cluster of 26 atolls with over 1000 scattered islands located in the Indian Ocean. Malé is the capital of Maldives where the MLE or Male International Airport can be found. This is the country’s main airport that connects to all major countries in the South-East Asia. Traveling through air is the quickest way to reach the islands. Visitors can get around the island through speedboats, also known as Dhoni that are available for hire anywhere in Male and nearby islands. Taxi boats are accessible too in case you want to visit to explore the North, South and Baa atolls.
Whether you are looking to spend your honeymoon or want to travel solo, these Maldivian travel highlights are useful when planning a trip to Maldives;
Atolls Luxury Resorts
Maldives is composed of atolls. These atolls come with a number of islands where you can find different luxury resorts providing outstanding services and facilities for guests. The best resorts include Anantara Kihavah Villas, Huvafen Fushi, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Naladhu Maldives and Niyama Maldives. What they all have in common are the underwater restaurants, infinity pool, spa treatment service, villas and state of the art facilities.
The seaplane trip is always ready to give the guests their desire of visiting more than one island. There are two seaplane operators in Maldives; the Trans Maldivian Airways which operates a day picnic excursion, resort visit and snorkeling trip and the Maldivian Air Taxi which offers island hopping trip, excursions and put passengers on one of their flights.
Island Hopping, Snorkeling And Fishing Through Dhoni
Dhoni is what the speedboats are called by the locals. Cruising on a Dhoni is the best way to experience island hopping, snorkeling the colorful reefs and fishing. This speedboat allows a maximum of 8 passengers featuring couchette accommodation, salon and rooms on deck.
Spa and Wellness
Maldives has the best spas in the world. So if relaxation and wellness are your primary goals, Maldives spa therapy is the perfect choice. Further, here are the best spa services in Maldives with specific highlights;
- Lime Spa at Huvafen Fushi - It's an overwater and underwater spa managed by Anne Semonin offering various treatments for customers.
- Tamara Spa at Lily Beach Resort & Spa - It's an overwater sanctuary spa built from wood featuring pavilions with natural scent setting and glass floor to see the stunning view underneath the water.
- Anantara Spa at Anatara Dhigu Resort and Spa - An overwater respite featuring 6 air-conditioned treatment rooms, small patch of glass on the floor, 2 open air Thai salas to experience an authentic Thai massage and the sauna or plunge pool perfect after your treatment.
- Sundari Spa at Anantara Veli Resort and Spa - this spa in Anantara Veli resort is an option for ultimate relaxation and natural healing. The spa provides guidelines for healthy lifestyle, a resident Ayurvedic doctor to consult about your mind-body senses and different treatments for different body requirements.
If you want to play it hard and enjoy your vacation more, there are several islands in Maldives that provide endless fun and active holidays through events, entertainment, activities and excursions.
Luxury villas from Island’s resort are definitely one of the must-see features in Maldives. The privacy and intimacy of Maldives villas is beyond compare featuring spacious accommodations, private pool and Jacuzzi, best dining experience, personal housemaster and amazing spa services.
Maldives Island has an abundant marine life with 70 different coral reef specifies, 700 species of fishes and beautiful aquatic plants. What makes Maldives special for diving enthusiasts and snorkelers is its rare marine life species.