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5 Ways to Maximise Your Trip to the Maldives – Living It Up in Paradise

The Maldives is one of the most popular beach destinations you can travel to in the world. Here's a closer look at how you can get the most out of your trip to paradise.


Considering Airfares

First things first, you'll need to decide how exactly you travel to the Maldives. What's important here is that you consider all the airfare options available to you. Generally, you'll need to make at least one transfer before you arrive at Male, the capital city of the Maldives. Colombo, Sri Lanka is a good option in this regard and is only an hour away via plane. Sri Lanka is also a good option when it comes to returning flights as well.


Choosing a Resort

Perhaps the most important decision you'll have to make when planning a trip to the Maldives is which resort you will be staying at. Regardless of whether you're a resort person or not, you will be spending a majority of your time in the Maldives within the premises of your resort of choice – as such, it's important to choose one that works for you. You can go with an over-water bungalow if you want to really feel close to the ocean. Likewise, you can go with a Maldives ocean villa – for instance, the ones offered by Naladhu Private Island Maldives. You should consider the activities you want to experience while you're here when deciding on a resort, as going with a tour offered by it will be safe and convenient. Be sure to scour through a few travel websites as well as online reviews in order to narrow down your choice as well. Don't be afraid to splurge a bit on your accommodation as well – a trip to the Maldives is a special experience and you don't want to skimp out.


Enjoying the Water

Anyone who's been to the Maldives will tell you that most of the fun is found in the water – or at least right by it. The list of water sports you can try out in the Maldives is almost endless, so there's something for everyone. If you're in the mood for some excitement, you can surf or jet-ski. Snorkelling and scuba-diving is a great way to witness and appreciate the diverse marine life that exists here. With there being so many choices, it's a good idea to plan out an itinerary for yourself to ensure that you make the best use of your time here.


Experience the Local Culture

While the coastline has plenty to offer, don't completely ignore the rest of the Maldives either. Islands like Male have several great inland attractions that you should seek out as well. These include ancient landmarks, historical attractions, and charming marketplaces.


The Off-season Option

Since the Maldives is so popular among tourists, things can get a bit crowded here at times. This is particularly true if you're planning to spend time at the public beaches or if you want to tour through the city. One way to avoid all the commotion is to visit during the off-season when rains and thunderstorms are common. Of course, this means you might not be seeing a whole lot of sun, but it might be a worthy trade-off to have the beaches all to yourself. Ultimately, the choice is yours.