Acclaimed as Paradise on Earth are the small picturesque islands of the Maldives. With dense tropical vegetation including shrubs and flowers, tall coconut palms surrounded by white sand beaches and crystalline lagoons reflecting all shades of blue.
Where to go
If you want to gain an insight into the Maldivian way of life take a boat tour to Fisherman’s Island. Explore a tranquil fishing village and learn about the local people’s lifestyle, culture and ancient traditions.
The displayed artwork at Esjehi Art Gallery delight art enthusiasts. Priceless masterpieces within a spectacular building which is an attraction in its own right.
A visit to Males National Museum should be on your itinerary. There is a mesmerising assortment of artifacts with an emphasis on relics from the Sultanate period. The museum is located at Sultan’s Park, a landscaped garden which displays different types of native flora and some animals.
A visit to a secluded island, exploring its untouched beauty is perfect for some chill out time as you stroll around the swaying palm trees with your loved one.
What to do
For a truly epic movie night add sand and swaying palm trees to your experience at Cinema Paradiso. This outdoor cinema is the perfect way to spend a balmy night. With Comfy beanbags and loungers up for grabs, complimentary popcorn and over 50 flavours of ice cream. Don’t miss this experience.
Scuba diving is one of the best experiences in the Maldives. Come face to face with stingrays and a variety of coral fish, examine the stunning coral formations and keep a look out for starfish and lion fish that lay hidden away from plain sight.
Superb snorkeling opportunities are not to be missed where you will spot spectacular lion fish, parrot fish and range of rays and weird unicorn fish. Keep looking for oriental sweetlips and clown fish, which are endemic in the Maldives. The archipelago is a transit zone for fish life, so expect a rainbow of colours even in the shallowest waters.
Admire fish both on and off the plate at the world’s first underwater restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort. The 14 seater glass dome sits five metres under the sea. Nearby Kihavah Anantara resort has followed suit and boasts four levels sea, fire, salt and sky. With sea being underwater and sky being the rooftop terrace.
Its tough to top an underwater restaurant or an oceanview massage but you can have spa treatments below sea level at Per Aquum. Which is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, indulge in luxurious spa treatments at the end the day with an ice cube facial.
When to go
The best time to visit the Maldives is May to November. The temperatures stay relatively warm throughout the year the average high and low temperatures are 29c and 24c.
Celebrate your honeymoon in the beautiful and romantic islands of the Maldives. Where you will enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded natural setting. Soak in the warm inviting atmosphere where the sun sets are spectacular. The azure waters and gentle sound of the ocean make for romantic strolls along the beach. Dine on the shores for a private meal under the stars .