The Maldives is a stunning archipelago scattered across the crystal clear blue Indian Ocean waters. Lagoons are full of marine life with house reefs just moments from your shore line make the Maldives a luxurious holiday of your dreams but is also ideal for diving and snorkelling.
A little more about the Maldives
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, made up of more than one thousand coral islands. Known for its beautiful beaches, extensive reefs and blue lagoons, the Maldives screams of luxury and tranquility all in one. Its capital, Malé, is busy with fish mongers, shops and restaurants along the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy, which is made from carved white coral. You really need to go on a luxurious Maldives holiday to see what all of the fuss is about!
Some of the finer things to experience in the Maldives
- Relaxation: Your mind, body and spirit will benefit from the peace and tranquility of a Maldives holiday, especially when enhanced by a rejuvenating relaxation session at a spa. There are approximately 110 high end spas at the island resorts plus some spas in Male’, in addition to some informal spas catering to those staying on inhabited islands.
- Meditation: Yogic meditation is possible without being at a resort’s spa and is ideal to enhance your mood, during your stay on a deserted island or while enjoying a quiet beach of one of the inhabited islands. Meditation helps to get rid of the subtle mental barriers a person experiences and presents a better self-awareness and better thought processes. It definitely adds to the spiritual benefits of a Maldivian holiday.
- Perfect privacy: If you are going with your spouse, a romantic Maldivian holiday is a chance for you both to be together that is special and unique from your usual home life. Resort accommodation is not just a room, it really is a private love nest designed for romance. Villas are hidden away in lush vegetation or craftily isolated over a lagoon. Interior décor is soft, impeccably furnished, with a large comfortable bed, finished off with a luxurious bathroom. Gaze from your veranda to a panoramic lagoon view, of coconut palm trees waving at your from the shoreline.
The local Maldivian culture
Greatly influenced by the exploring Indians, Arabs, Sri Lankans, and North Africans, the customs and traditions of the Maldivian culture are greatly reminiscent these visiting nations. These people would have visited the Maldives while traversing through the trade routes of the central Indian Ocean. As a result, the Maldivian culture is vibrant and rich. Although funnily enough, the Maldivians have built and preserved their own unique cultural identity. Accordingly, the Maldivians speak using their own language; In 1153 AD Maldivians converted to the Islamic religion, which has transformed and introduced new cultural fundamentalsto the Maldivian life.
For a romantic, tranquil stay on the luxurious blue waters of the Maldives, start looking for your Maldives holiday options today.