The Maldives is world-famous as the ultimate luxury holiday destination, but there are some great deals to be found for holidays here, giving you the chance for the holiday of a lifetime!
The Maldives is a chain of over 1,000 islands off the southern coast of India. Its tropical climate has average temperatures of around 30 degrees and 7 hours of sunshine each day. It is famed for its picture-postcard sandy beaches, palm trees and stunning blue water. Tourists arrive at the Male International airport, and then transfers are made by small plane or speedboat – the perfect start to your luxury holiday!
Most islands have only one resort, and the hotels certainly offer a touch of class, including pools, fitness suites and outdoor sports facilities. Additional activities can include island barbecues and beach picnics. Most hotels also include spa facilities, but some, like the Taj Exotica, have made this a speciality, so you can relax and be pampered to your heart’s content. For the ultimate in luxury, resorts such as the Gili Lankanfushi, have individual villas extending over the sea, a personal butler, and fine dining.
The clear blue waters of the Maldives make it a natural place to enjoy water sports. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you could try your hand at surfing, windsurfing, wake-boarding, or water skiing. For something a little quieter, you could try sailing in a catamaran to visit some of the outlying islands.
The Maldives are renowned for its variety of sea-life, and many hotels. such as the Vakarufalhi Island Resort, offer scuba diving and snorkelling. You can view colourful coral reefs, complete with corals, sponges and other sea creatures, and the wealth of fish is amazing – tuna, barracuda and groupers are commonly seen! The reefs are probably best viewed by drift diving, when you let the current swirl you along with the fish, but it’s also possible to go cave-diving, or to dive further offshore, where you will see manta rays, and possibly hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.
Maybe you are celebrating a special occasion? The Maldives are the perfect setting for a wedding, honeymoon or renewing your vows, with their desert island scenery and secluded beaches. Many hotels offer ‘extras’ such as free meal or champagne, and complete packages can be tailored to your wishes.
So why not consider the Maldives for your dream holiday?
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