A perfect holiday is music to the ears which is why finding the right place to go needs to be a priority. If you are looking for a fusion of adventure, mystery, relaxations and an awakening of senses, Maldives is the pace to be. This is one destination that makes most of the other stops look dull and out of sorts. There are many reasons why a holiday in Maldives remains one of the best choices for any couple, singles or family at the end of the day. Tucked away in the Indian Ocean bordering India in the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Island is a natural blend of culture, history and beauty. Here are top 5 things to do in the Maldives that will make your trip worth your while.
Diving in the Maldives
You might be thinking by now of all the other places that you can take a dive in comparison. So what makes diving in the Maldives to die for? The island has high visibility all through the year with waters allowing you to see passing fish 50 meters away! The formations of the coral reefs are mystical making over 3000 cluster with free flow tides thanks to the monsoons. The result of all this is a diving paradise for anyone that knows what diving is all about. The reefs carry over one thousand fish species and creatures. You are guaranteed to see anything ranging from tiny shrimps, barracudas, clown fish, and blow fish to sharks and mantas. Thanks to the numerous reefs and tolls, it is One Island that you will not have to travel miles to change your diving site. The abundance of marine life also contributes largely to the Maldives cuisine rich with marine delicacies. The dives take place along aquarium like reefs known as a thila’ and along reefs also known as a faru’. There are many resorts with safari boats that allow tourist to execute these adventures easily. These are ideal for experienced and first time divers under instruction making diving here worth your while.
Water sports in the Maldives
What do you do with so much water around you? Maldives has more water than land making it the perfect destination for water sports. The resorts and the locals have designed some of the best water sport experiences on and off the beach that tourists can get carried away with. Water polo, surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, para-sailing and jet skiing are just but a few. The fact of the matter is that there are high chances of leaving the Maldives without having experienced all the sports offered in the island. June to September is basically a surf haven in Maldives thanks to the southwest monsoons that bring with them beautiful swells of waves.
Excursions in Maldives
The cluster of small islands brings with it life that is worth exploring. The natural habitat has blended with the environmental conscious people in perfect harmony providing for the best excursions yet. The best way to experience this is take walks and travel through the inhabited and the uninhabited islands. How cool is it to be flown to an uninhabited island for a night over on your honeymoon? This is one of the higligh6ts of beautiful Maldives. The homes are brightly colored, fishing villages with people carrying out some of their daily activities including work, exchanging news, playing cards, listening to local radio, storytelling as the boats come in and go out in the villages. Most of the people in the island will have finished their work by late noon and then the island breaks into a social haven. You will also find night fishing trips quite rejuvenating for you as the Maldivian fishermen maximize on their catches.
The islands are a healing center in general. Thanks to the gentle waves, the sandy beaches and the people. The deserted islands are the homes of spas created in natural settings to soothe and relax any muscle to rest. These cocoons that have been in the Maldives for generations have been designed to create healing for the people and the visitors alike. The traditional healing recipes have been passed on for one generation to another nestled deep in green lush vegetation. There are some that have been designed and built underwater for the ultimate experience. The local gandhakolhi leaf is used in moist healing processes thanks to its relieving nature. The resorts have designed perfect getaways that blend well with the vegetation keeping you one with nature.
Honey moons and weddings
With an Island this beautiful, weddings are not far off. The beaches and the traditions of the people are a perfect blend for a unique wedding experience. The paradise offers beautiful landscape for any getaway for couples making it one of the best wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world today. Spending time with your loved one a deserted island over fish grills and fisherman stories is nothing short of heavenly. Maldives spells romance and magic every turn which means that you will not even have to try to impress your loved one once on the island.