Every trip to the Maldives is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime, one that is filled with wonder and excitement as you discover all the treasures that exist within this small but remarkable island nation. For a first-time traveller, however, there are a few experiences that will undoubtedly fill you with awe and make you never want to leave…
Experiences to suit every interest
The Maldives offers something for every type of traveller, from the loved-up romantics to those who are lovers of nature, wanting some quality family time or the social butterflies looking for a place to let down their hair. Explore the wonders of the surrounding coral reefs and their schools of fish, tortoises, manta rays and whale sharks or indulge the foodie within you at one of the may world-renowned restaurants scattered across the resort islands. For the thrill seekers, spend your days playing water sports, learning to surf the crystal-clear waves with your own personal instructor or enjoying the serenity that comes with laying on your own private yacht as it sails between different atolls. And if you enjoy a good nightlife scene, nothing compares to the festivities you’ll find at resorts like W Hotel and Finolhu. International DJ’s are commonplace here, providing the soundtrack to out-of-this-world parties where the champagne is free-flowing and the entertainment ranges from acrobats flying high in the sky to spectacular fireworks shows. These beach clubs – much like everything else you’ll find at luxury Maldivian resorts – leave nothing to the imagination.
But the excitement isn’t simply limited to the adults, either; Maldivian resorts are renowned for providing the ultimate kids club experiences for your little ones. Think reef exploring with marine biologists, traditional Maldivian dance classes and gourmet cooking classes from renowned chefs. In this part of the world, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are; adventure is always at your fingertips.
Beautiful scenery at every turn
You may have spent hours staring at photographs of the divine collection of atolls that make up the Maldives – but nothing in the world compares to the overwhelming beauty of having these vistas right before your very eyes. The power-white sand beneath your toes; the endless shades of blue that make up the depths and shallows of the surrounding water; the view from your luxury villa as the sun rises and sets over the Indian Ocean – these are the wonders that will leave you awe-struck no matter how many times you travel back to this divine corner of the globe.
Access to world renowned luxury
Nowhere in the world does luxury quite like the Maldives; a fact that must be experienced to truly be understood. Only here does decadence follow your every footstep, from staying in picturesque over-water villas to having your every whim catered for by your own personal butler, dining at Michelin star restaurants, relaxing on your own private island for a day or spoiling yourself with some of the world’s most indulgent spa treatments. If there was ever a place in the world where anything was possible, this would be it. All you need to do is ask and your every wish is sure to be fulfilled.
A holiday so spectacular you won’t ever want to leave
As much as we wish it weren’t true, every holiday must come to an end – a fact that is particularly heartbreaking once you have experienced the blissful paradise that is the Maldives. All it takes is one visit to find yourself completely captivated by this stunning island nation and everything it encompasses. No sooner will you be on the plane home before you begin planning your next trip back. And only then will you understand why we call ourselves Addicted to Maldives…