Synonymous with azure waters, languid hours spent on a pristine beach and exceptional accommodation, the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives is a veritable playground for tropical island enthusiasts, honeymooners and families.
The perfect add-on to an exploration of nearby Sri Lanka or simply enjoyed as a standalone destination, a Maldives tour should be on every avid traveller’s bucket list.
This is the quintessential barefoot utopia, with some of the best beaches in the world. Equally awe-inspiring is the exceptional marine life, found just offshore, that is both outstanding in its richness and variety.
At Hammerhead Point, on the edge of the Maldives’ Rashoo Atoll, you can swim with hammerhead sharks at a depth of almost 30 metres (98 feet).
Private Blind Dining Experience – The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers a novel sumptuous three-course feast, where guests are blindfolded to heighten their senses!
Experience exceptional sightings of dolphin and whales. You will have the opportunity to view anywhere from 1 500 to 2 500 individual whales and dolphins – at any given time of the year. There are 10 to 12 different species of whales and dolphins that call the coral reefs of the Maldives home.
At the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, revel in one of their glorious signature treatments inspired by India’s ancient royalty.
The Maldives is the lowest country in the world. Its ground level is averaged at 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches), and its highest point, a certain spot on the Villingili Island, stands at 2.3 meters (7 feet 7 inches), is the lowest on the planet.
The Maldives is a chain of tiny Atolls. Each atoll has one property only. Most of the properties on these Atolls are luxurious and high-end resorts. Since there is nothing other than the resort you are staying in on the atoll, it is advisable to choose a property that has more than one restaurant as an option to eat. Also the restaurant standards must be high. You will not have a second option to try from.
It is a great family destination, however most of the hotels do not allow children as it’s considered more as a romantic destination and honeymooners. So if you are planning on visiting Maldives choose the right property that welcomes children.
The average temperature stays around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
The Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season (north-east monsoon) and wet season (south-west monsoon), with the former extending from January to March and the latter from mid-May to November.