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Must try experiences when in Maldives – Make the most of your island getaway

Azure waters, golden sand and breezy palms await you at the dreamy destination, known as the Maldives. If you are visiting the islands, here are a few things you do not want to miss out on.

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The fabulous Maldives islands' resorts will probably be the best feature of your tropical getaway.

The fabulous Maldives islands' resorts will probably be the best feature of your tropical getaway.

There is no better way to take in a breathtaking sunset than from the deck of your own private overwater villa with a cocktail in one hand. If there was one alternative that compares, it would be a luxury beach villa like you would find at establishments such as Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi among others.

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The powdery, sun-bleached sand will make you want to kick off your shoes the moment you arrive.

The powdery, sun-bleached sand will make you want to kick off your shoes the moment you arrive.

Let your feet sink into the soft sand as you sit down to a delicious dinner on the beach. It will not get more romantic than a canopy of stars above you, candlelight before you and the Indian Ocean just a few feet away.

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The Maldives is about dialing back the pace and soaking up the atmosphere as you unwind and recharge.

The Maldives is about dialing back the pace and soaking up the atmosphere as you unwind and recharge.

Why not climb into a hammock on the beach to read a book or even spend a few hours just listening to the ocean and enjoying the warm sea breezes.

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Take a boat ride on a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat.

Take a boat ride on a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat.

These boats are handcrafted works of art that will take you on an excursion of your choosing. Create a special memory by timing your outing to catch the sunset.

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Sail away to a secluded sandbank or a desert island

Sail away to a secluded sandbank or a desert island

The Maldives is home to hundreds of these sandy mounds that rise ever so slightly above the surface of the water. Enjoy some quality time alone with your significant other. Arrange a picnic dinner, snorkel or simply immerse yourself in the peace and quiet.

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The islands are home to a large assortment of marine life.

The islands are home to a large assortment of marine life.

Snorkelling and diving are popular activities in this country that is mostly made up of water. The amazing walls of coral make a spectacular sight and are complete with shoals of colourful fish. There are several world-class dive sites, like Manta Point that allow you to have a once in a lifetime encounter with manta rays, dolphins and sharks.

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Ride the waves at sunrise.

Ride the waves at sunrise.

The surfing zones fall into three main areas: the Male Atolls, the Central Atolls and the South Atolls. They have been categorized as such because of the type of waves as well as their consistency found at each location. Each of the atolls offers a set of distinct characteristics that can be rewarding in its own way.

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The Maldives is one of two countries in the world that boasts an underwater restaurant.

The Maldives is one of two countries in the world that boasts an underwater restaurant.

When it comes to sensational dining experiences, this one is hard to beat. Choose from an eclectic selection of European dishes, while being surrounded by the ocean on every side.