Searching for an island paradise where you can sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine? Look no further than the Maldives. With long stretches of unspoilt sands, bright blue waters and diverse sea life, there’s no shortage of reasons to visit this wonderful country. Here, we explore the top 10 reasons why you should visit.
1. Relax on beautiful beaches
The Maldives are home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. You can sit back and relax as you watched the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap against the shore. Or take a stroll at sunset, sinking your toes into powder soft sand watching the water light up in an orange-red hue.
2. See bioluminescent plankton
Speaking of beaches, did you know that you can see bioluminescent plankton on the beaches here? It’s truly a magical sight to behold! You can see the plankton light up the coastline in bright blue glow due to a natural chemical reaction between the plankton and oxygen.
3. Swim amongst coral reef (and sharks!)
One of the most popular activities here is snorkelling around the brightly coloured coral reef. If you are lucky, you can spot turtles, manta rays, barracuda and lots of small fish as you explore. You can also go diving with whale sharks if your nerves will allow it!
4. Enjoy fun water sports
Get your adrenaline pumping by experiencing the many water sports in the Maldives. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including kayaking, jet-skiing and canoeing. It’s a great way to take in the stunning scenery that surround the 1000s of islands here.
5. Sample delicious cuisine
There’s plenty of delicious local delicacies to sample during Maldives holidays. You can expect delicious seafood, curries and soups such as Garudhiya (fish served with rice, lime and chillies).
6. There’s plenty of sunshine
The Maldives enjoy sun-filled days all year round, with an average of 8 days of sunshine every day! Plus, the temperature rarely drops below 25 degrees so you can enjoy warm weather no matter when you choose to visit. Most travellers choose to go between December and April as this is the dry season with less wind.
7. Experience the unique culture
The culture here is rich and diverse. Located between the coasts of Africa, Sri Lanka and India, there is a beautiful mix of traditions and customs. You can enjoy African influenced music and traditional dancing in many resorts around the islands.
Why not book your trip of a lifetime today?