The Maldives are the ideal destination for a relaxing vacation spent in an exclusive refuge surrounded by the best that nature and luxury have to offer. After spending a week here celebrating our engagement in 2015, we know that all you’re going to want to do is to make the most of the amazing resorts that dot the private islands. But there’s so much more to do in the Maldives besides lazying in the sun and it would be a shame not to take advantage of all the beauty of this piece of paradise.
So, we leave you with our tips on all you can do in the Maldives (besides relaxing in your beach bungalow):
SWIM WITH A WHALE SHARK
The Maldives are one of the few places in the world where you can swim with whale sharks. Tourists aren’t always lucky enough to spot them, but we were! We were ready to dive at a moment’s notice, with our snorkel equipment on and our water-resistant camera in head. As soon as they spotted it, our guides stopped our boat. Very quickly, about half a dozen tourists dove in to marvel at this incredible natural wonder. The crystal clear waters offered us an unparalleled image; the sun rays reflected the patterns on the whale shark’s skin and clearly showed us how massive it was.
RELAX ON AN IDYLIC BEACH
The beaches in the Maldives are among some of the best and most exclusive in the world. With their turquoise waters and infinite stretches of sand, the beaches of the Maldives are the perfect spot to spend an afternoon in the sun or to try out a new watersport!
PLAY WITH SHARKS AND MANTA RAYS
In most island resorts, you’ll be able to feed sharks and manta rays at specific times during the day. For nature lovers, this is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience!
VISIT A TRADITIONAL VILLAGE
There are over 1,190 inhabited islands in the Maldives. Each one holds its own traditions and stories to tell. It’s worth it to spend an afternoon exploring some of the closest islands to your resort and visit the communities that have lived on this piece of paradise for centuries.
There are some 23 different dolphin species in the Maldives. This immense diversity is well explored by local companies that dedicate themselves to taking tourists to observe these animals in their natural habitat.
EXPLORE THE CAPITAL
Malé is Asia’s smallest capital city, with just 100,000 inhabitants. The Hukuru Miskiyé Mosque and the national museum are its greatest landmarks. If you’re looking to participate in one of the daily rituals of the locals, there’s nothing better than to swing by the Fish Market at the end of the day.
Are you planning a trip to the Maldives? Don’t forget to read all about our trip here!
honeymooners, Maldives 07/2015