There are over 1000 coral islands hanging together in atolls in the Indian Ocean and these are collectively known as The Maldives. They look like paradise on Earth with their white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and beautiful reefs. Whether youre planning a trip here to enjoy the spas, explore beneath the waves, or catch a glimpse of the turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs, youll have a very memorable holiday.
Popular as a wedding or honeymoon destination, The Maldives pride themselves on their exclusive luxury resorts, which offer accommodation of an incredibly high standard, in tropical seclusion. Your privacy will be a priority here, which is what makes the place so romantic. Tranquility and relaxation is what these islands promote. They also offer excellent food and the chance to unwind and pay attention to your mind, body and spirit.
Should you be planning to hold a wedding ceremony here, or a renewal of vows, youll find that many resorts have a marriage licence. In addition to that, youll have a wide range of choice over where on a resort the ceremony can be held. On a sandbank or jetty overlooking the azure waters, under a beach pavilion, or even underwater, are all possible places to tie the knot!
Keeping busy in The Maldives
Most resorts will have their own timetable of water sports and treatment sessions. Underwater scooters are exhilarating, as is jet skiing and fun tub riding. If youre looking to learn a new skill, or improve an existing one, tuition can be provided in diving, kayaking, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing, surfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing and flyboarding. However, if all you really want to do is fish in peace, thats also entirely possible.
Excursions can be arranged from your resort and experiences will be offered by your tour operator. You might want to see the dolphins on a glass bottom boat cruising trip, take a class in Maldivian cookery, and even buy a few gifts in the Capital, Mal. Here, youll also gain an insight into those who have influenced the architecture, history and culture here, principally via the architecture. They are the Arabs, North Africans, Indians and Sri Lankans.
As for the spas, you can expect to be thoroughly pampered and massaged into submission, with treatments involving aromatic oils and plant extracts. Most resorts will provide entertainment in the evenings and some will involve you having your own private butler service!
Booking your holiday in The Maldives
Low Cost Deals works closely with a number of trusted tour operators to provide you with a luxury package. If youre looking for a wedding package, please let us know, because many of the resorts will provide everything you need, depending on your requirements. One of our favourites is the family-friendly Club Med Kani, with its suites that have direct access onto the beach and private terraces. The restaurants here offer exceptional seafood and Asian dishes. Your kids will love the childrens clubs.