The Maldives are a collection of more than a 1,000 coral islands across 26 beautiful atolls in the Indian Ocean. It’s a beguiling country that is often described as a paradise on earth, so it’s perfect for a honeymoon or romantic holiday with your beloved. Increasingly, it’s also attracting conferences and business travelers who want to carry out networking and negotiations in a place that’s as relaxing as possible. If you’re lucky enough to travel to the Maldives for any reason, here are three things you really should do.
Enjoy The World’s Greatest Beaches
We all love a high-quality beach, but you’ve never seen a truly spectacular beach until you arrive in the Maldives. Because the nation consists of many relatively tiny islands, it has a huge number of beaches to choose from, all of them unspoiled and ready to feature in the best photographs you’ve ever taken. Perhaps the best-known beaches are Bikini Beach and the breathtaking Veligandu Island Beach. You won’t find rocks and pebbles here, just white golden sands and hammocks strung between palm trays, so there really is no better place to relax and forget the strains of modern life. If you’re feeling a little more active, you can also take part in the windsurfing, kite surfing or snorkeling that the islands are famous for.
When you holiday in the Maldives, you’re likely to spend a lot of time hopping between atolls in boats, but that’s not the only thing boats are used for. If you’re looking for an experience that you’ll remember all your life and that you just won’t get in the United States, then shark diving is hard to beat. There are diving centers all across the Maldives, and as well as having all the necessary equipment ready to hire, they cater for divers of all levels of experience. Shark diving is a specialty within the islands, and it means that you’ll be able to dive and snorkel in the company of whale sharks and mantas. Don’t worry, you’ll be protected at all times, as safety is the number one priority of the dive organizers.
Fine Wining And Dining
Thanks largely to its super fresh seafood caught in the region, the Maldives has become renowned for the fine dining it offers. If you’re celebrating a special anniversary, or simply want to say thank you to the person you love, then a romantic dinner in Maldives is impossible to beat. There are plenty of exclusive restaurants to choose from, but it’s even better to have a romantic and high-quality meal on the beach. Alternatively, you can enjoy haute cuisine in perfect gardens or in wine cellars of superior quality.
Whether you enjoy shark diving, romantic meals with your loved one, or simply want to unwind on a beach and forget the stresses of work, you’ll find that the Maldives has all that you’re looking for and more. Whether you’re a business traveler, backpacker, or family vacationer, it’s an experience not to be missed.