For most people this is a once in a lifetime destination, perhaps a honeymoon or other similar occasion. Crystal clear waters, endless horizons, beautiful sea-life and accommodation. What more could you want from a beach holiday?

If you love the ocean and water sports, the Maldives is for you – except for Surfers as the water is mostly calm and waveless. This makes it ideal for canoeing, Stand-Up-Paddleboarding, and sailing.

Read more below and get planning!

Why Travel Here?

1) The Ocean

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2) Phytoplankton
3) Sealife – Reefs, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks

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4) Sunsets

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5) Overwater Bungalows

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What you can expect?

1) Unless you’re flying from Singapore on TigerAir, flights will cost you a bundle.

2) The Capital Male is strictly Muslim, so you’ll need to wrap up if you’re a woman. However, the islands are quite liberal for tourists.

3) Because it’s a group of islands, almost everything is imported, so higher costs in general.

4) USD is the secondary accepted currency, so take some with you!

5) This may be the beach holiday which you measure all other beach holidays against.

Where should you stay?

For Luxury chose:

  1. Velaa Private Island, Maldives

  2. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

  3. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa or Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

For Lifestyle chose:

  1. COMO Cocoa Island, Maafushi, Maldives

  2. Velaa Private Island, Maldives

  3. Jumeirah Vittaveli

For Boutique chose:

  1. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

  2. Soneva Fushi, Eydhafushi, Maldives

  3. Paradise Island Resort & Spa or Velassaru Maldives

Where Should I Eat?

Select local dishes if featured at your hotel: example 1, 2, 3. Choices will be limited based on which hotel you book, so make sure to choose wisely!