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6 Reasons to Visit the Maldives in 2019 – The Allures of a Magical Island Nation

The Maldives will be an appealing choice for a holiday in 2019. There are a variety of reasons to visit, like the chance to relax on lovely beaches, swim with sharks, go diving, indulge in water sports, and more.


To unwind on the beaches

There is no doubt that the lovely beaches are one of the Maldives’ irresistible attractions. Beautiful and totally free of litter, the beaches of the Maldives are always delightful places to relax and unwind. You will be able to enjoy the sight of the vast ocean stretching to the horizon as you stand on the beach with the soft sand beneath your feet. You will find that the mornings are delightful with the calm waves and the gentle sunlight, whereas the time of twilight will be magical as the setting sun illuminates the sky.


To swim alongside sharks

In the Maldives, you will have the opportunity to swim in the company of sharks, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The huge and majestic whale sharks are frequently found in the waters surrounding the islands. You will also find the smaller reef sharks within the atolls and lagoons. You may have the chance to observe the sharks as they punctually arrive at their feeding spots which may be found near some of the resorts. Viewing sharks at close range is sure to be a breathtaking sight.


To dive amidst the coral reefs

Both snorkelling and diving will be splendid experiences in the coral reefs of the Maldives. In these beautiful coral reefs, you will encounter picturesque surroundings and a myriad of interesting sea creatures. Amidst the reefs you will find marine denizens like manta rays, barracudas, sea turtles and reef fish. The reef fish are rather friendly, and you will be able to photograph them if you bring a water-resistant camera.


To engage in water sports

The Maldives will provide you with the opportunity to engage in a variety of water sports, and there is sure to be a water activity that catches your fancy. You will be able to enjoy exciting water sports like canoeing, jet skiing, surfing, kitesurfing, paddle boarding and many more. Some resorts also provide the services of instructors if you require instruction in a water sport. An accommodation choice to consider which offers a variety of water sports would be Reethi Faru Resort, where you can stay in a Maldives beach villa.


To experience the local culture

You will find that the native Maldivians possess a distinctive and interesting culture. If you visit the Maldives you will be able to travel to the local villages and experience firsthand the traditional way of local life. Make it a point to experience the unique dance known as Bodu Beru which will capture the imagination of the culture lover. It will also be interesting to take a ride in a dhoni, which is a traditional Maldivian sailing vessel.


To savour the local cuisine

The cuisine of the Maldives offers a variety of delectable dishes for the visitor. What could be more delightful than enjoying a Maldivian tuna curry whilst relaxing on the beach with the sea breezes in your hair? Naturally, the local cuisine often features freshly caught seafood which can be found abundantly in the waters surrounding the Maldives. Make sure to try out the garudhiya, which is a fragrant soup of fish, boshi mashuni, a salad of banana flower and the bis keemiya which is a tasty samosa.