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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Maldives – Holidaying in Paradise

An island paradise in every sense of the word, the Maldives offers a truly unforgettable escape that can be enjoyed by families, couples & solo travellers. Here are five reasons why you should visit!


Secluded Beaches

When it comes to picture postcard beaches where soft white sand and dazzling azure ocean waters abound, then Maldives has plenty to offer. The great thing about staying at a Maldives luxury resort is that each of them is located on a private island which offers lots of sun drenched seclusion on pristine stretches of shore. The perfect spot to kick back and work on that perfect tan, read your favourite book or just watch the world go slowly by, the beaches here provide all the rest and relaxation you could want. If it gets too hot, just take a few steps and have a lazy swim in the Indian Ocean.


Spa Bliss

The Maldives is one of the best places for a wellness retreat. The serenity one can enjoy at each resort island is ideal for some revitalising spa treatments that offer that all important balance for mind, body and spirit. Resorts most often have their own luxury spas which combine western and traditional Asian therapies that are aimed at bringing about holistic healing. Be it massages, body wraps, facials or a variety of beauty treatments, these spas have something for everyone. You even get wellness programmes that feature personal sessions and workshops with visiting wellness experts for more personalised therapies.


Water Sports

No trip to the Maldives is complete without trying some water sports and there is seemingly no shortage when it comes to such activities. Resorts such as COMO Maalifushi, The Maldives provide plenty of water sports for the entire family to enjoy and you are bound to spend most of your holiday trying out these different activities. Snorkelling is probably the most popular water sport in the Maldives and one that can be tried without any prior experience. For more in depth underwater exploration, one can head to some of the many famed dive sites here. Adrenaline junkies have much to look forward to as well with jet skiing, waterskiing, windsurfing and surfing all on offer. Deep sea fishing is another popular water sport, while parasailing provides a whole new perspective of the Maldives from up high.


Delectable Dining

Foodies have much to experience in the Maldives as well. If you head to the capital Male you can try some local dishes at one of the island's restaurants or cafes. Of course, for some truly unique dining, the island resorts offer some wonderful options amidst distinctive settings. Resorts generally have several dining venues serving up diverse cuisine be it Maldivian, Asian or international fare. An added bonus is the fact that you can enjoy everything from beachside dining to having a meal on your very own private sandbank which takes having a romantic dinner to all new heights!


Island Living

One of the best reasons to visit the Maldives is the luxurious accommodation of offer that really lets you immerse yourself in island living. Beach bungalows are great if you want to begin and end your day by the shore. Of course, for a truly unique experience you should look to stay in an overwater villa or room; perched over a lagoon or the ocean, these charming living spaces usually have steps leading right down to the water where you can have a swim whenever you feel like it.