A destination that is so special that it is typically reserved for the most special occasions needs to prove itself in value. The Maldives is one of those destinations. Famous for its luxurious overwater bungalow accommodations, remote locale requiring multiple flights and speedboat transfers, and waters that look too pristine to be real, this group of islands earns its value by being one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet.
It’s a bold claim to make. But the beauty of the Maldives reveals itself over and over.
Arrival Jetty at Taj Coral Reef Maldives
Landing in Male, you’re immediately struck by the colours. For the most part, when you book a holiday, you don’t want to spend much time right near the airport. The more desirable areas to explore are further away. And while the Maldivian islands that house the most beautiful resorts are a boat transfer away from Male, it’s an unbelievable experience to see so much natural beauty right near the tarmac.
Male is the capital city of the Maldives and almost serves as its own little stopover on the way in and out of the islands. Exit the airport and feel the warm air, soak in the views of the bright blue ocean, and let the smiles of the locals welcome you to their beautiful home.
Actually, the friendliness of the Maldivian people is its own form of beauty. Other destinations like Fiji are famous for their sense of hospitality. But the honest eager-to-please, cool and calm nature of Maldivians is incomparable. You can expect over the top service at your resort and you won’t be disappointed. There is an indescribable beauty in this warm welcome that simply can’t be measured.
Service at Fushifaru Maldives
Nature’s beauty in the Maldives speaks for itself - words couldn’t describe the prismatic ocean - and if you can believe it, the further away from Male you go, the clearer the water gets. But if you ask any local, they’ll tell you that the most pure natural beauty in the Maldives is found beneath the ocean’s surface.
Travellers who snorkel or dive will find life teeming all around the thousands of reefs. It’s almost inevitable that you’ll dive in to find giant clams, whitetip reef sharks, turtles, rays, and myriad fish. The best months for diving and snorkelling in the Maldives is in their dry season from December to May when the waters are calm and visibility is good. And from August to May, visitors can enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with the local whale sharks.
Snorkelling at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Each day spent in the Maldives is another day to find beauty under, in, and above the water, to appreciate the many ways beauty manifests, and ultimately to cement the memories that will last a lifetime. Making this the destination for your most special celebrations is a wise - dare we say beautiful - choice.