Picture this – A private island with only the most luxurious resort you’ve stayed in, surrounded by cool, blue water of the Indian Ocean and nothing but the gentle sound of the waves to soothe you. Sounds too good to be true? In Maldives, this is possible and more! It is of little wonder why Maldives is becoming a hot favourite when it comes to luxury beach holidays.
However, some years ago, it did not enjoy the same status as it does today.
With only a few popular hotel chains having a property or two on one of its many islands, Maldives were sought after by only a select few who saw the appeal of a country entirely made up of a collection of islands. As other tropical destinations started getting more crowded every holiday season, the need to invest in a similar alternative location compelled some luxury hotel chains to build out-of-the-world resorts occupying entire islands in Maldives. Thus, turning the country into a hotspot for holiday tourism.
So, what is it about Maldives that is so appealing that holidaymakers are ready to spend a sizable amount of money on a holiday to Maldives?
Depending on what you want out of your Maldives holiday, you can choose to reside or visit an island in the country. From the bustling capital of Male, to the Scuba Diving favorite Biyadhoo Island, or the forest island of Villingili and Cocoa Island with its beautiful beaches, Maldives is made up of mesmerizing islands for all kinds of holidays. Some of the other popular islands include;
- Kuda Huraa
Water Sports Heaven
Water sports are a major attraction for holidaymakers travelling to any Indian Ocean destination. In case of Maldives, you are sure to get the best, most unforgettable experience when it comes to water sports. Some of the most magical water activities that you can indulge in the secluded lagoons with beautiful marine life and coral reefs all around are;
- Scuba Diving
- Windsurfing and Kite Surfing
- Catamaran Sailing and Boat Rides
- Jet and Water Skiing
- Dolphin and Whale Watching
Apart from scenic beauty and extraordinary marine life, if there is one thing which makes Maldives an ideal Indian Ocean holiday location, it’s the presence of some of the most glorious and opulent resorts and hotels. Depending on the size of your pocket, you can select palatial resorts to budget hotels, all of which are guaranteed to give you a relaxing and magnificent holiday time with your loved ones. With succulent sea food and local delicacies, to stunning accommodation options on the beach and over water, every luxury resort in Maldives is bound to make your stay there the most memorable holiday experience of your life. Some of the most fabulous resorts in Maldives are;
- LUX* South Ari Atoll
- Constance Moofushi
- Cocoon Resort
- Lily Beach Resort
- Hideaway Beach Resort
- Shangri-La’s Villingili
- Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
- Soneva Fushi
- Four Seasons Kuda
- The Residence
- Outrigger Konotta
- Adaaran Rannalhi
Maldives has everything from stunning island resorts and private lagoons, to gorgeous coral reefs and splendid marine life. Which is why, it completely deserves the title of being a special paradise of the Indian Ocean. If you are thinking of planning your next holiday to an Indian Ocean destination, then Maldives is hands-down the best choice for family holidays, destination weddings and romantic honeymoons. One trip to the Maldives, and you will keep going back for more.