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Maldives is an escape like no other with enough activities to keep you entertained for a week. Here are some of the Island’s top attractions.
Maldives is not reserved for celebrities alone. Now your favourite island paradise has reopened for tourists, provided you produce a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result upon arrival. This is certainly good news for those who’ve been longing to take a break from long periods of staying indoors. Maldives’s unique one island one resort concept comes as a advantage for tourists. You not only get to enjoy the whole island on your own, but it makes for a safer option during these times. Dive in to know more about this Island Paradise.
They don’t call Maldives, a sunken garden, for no reason. Sprawled over beds and beds of corals and laden with the world’s most beautiful white-sand beaches, Maldives is the picture-perfect tropical getaway. You cannot match the luxury and the unique feeling of tranquility intertwined with the sheer joy of having seen a place so lovely! As the shades of blue of these islands continue to mesmerise you, you tend to wonder how a country so widespread can be so breathtaking! Every nook and corner of it.
Undoubtedly the best way to see the Maldives is to island-hop! The Maldives is a mix of public and private islands. While the former is where most of the local population lives, the latter is where most resorts are located. Each atoll is a mesmerising puzzle been put together. The best way to island-hop is by the sea which would mean either taking a local ferry or a speedboat.
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All for adventure
Maldvies is all calm and quiet; that is until you experience its underwater. Get up close and personal with some beautiful creatures underwater. The crystal clear water offers incredible visibility giving you a great view of the thriving marine life. The one experience you ought not to miss is a swim with the majestic Manta Rays. Hanifaru Bay is said to be the best place for Manta spotting.
“The Maldivian islands are mesmerizing. It felt like the plane took us to another dimension altogether. Filitheyo was magical for us not only because of its location but also because of its people and the experiences that it has to offer. It's the perfect blend of manmade and natural. We were glad to be a part of it all.”
-Sanath Kumar, RCI Member
The Maldives is an ideal location especially for couples who are into luxury, water sports, and spending hours at leisure by the beach. This is also one of the best places in the world for scuba diving, so prepare to witness vibrant marine life like never before. Snorkelling is another popular activity in Maldives. With about 2,500 reefs, it is the ultimate destination for people who love underwater adventures. Of these 2,500 or so reefs, nearly 900 are house reefs. Needless to say, there is nothing like snorkelling in Maldives.
Culture and cuisine
The customs and social behaviour of the Maldivians is an exciting blend of Indian, Sri Lankan, Arab, and North African cultures. Though its vibrant heritage comes from an infusion of many ethnicities, it has developed a unique and exclusive identity like no other. Fish and coconut are two items abundantly available in Maldives and features heavily in Maldivian cuisine. The most popular breakfast is Mashuni. It’s a mix of shredded coconut, tuna, and onions eaten with Roshi — a type of roti that you find in India.
“Maldivian cuisines have got to be one of the best in the world. The cook here dished out some fantastic preparations, which I’m sure will exceed anyone’s expectation. To top it off, the staff there will entertain your mealtime with some traditional music and dance moves”.
-Noor Ahmed, RCI Travel Guide
The beauty of Maldives that you see on screensavers and wallpapers is exactly the same. The turquoise water stretching beyond your eyes can see, the bright sun and blue lagoons, and its active watersports and marine life will make you want to come back again. As author Adrian Neville once said, “it’s hard to have to bad holiday in the Maldives.
Flights to Maldives
From India, Go First and Indigo Airlines operates direct flights from Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru and Mumbai to Malé.
RCI Resorts in Maldives
More than a vacation, Maldives is an experience-of luxury, quiet peace, and unimaginable pearl-white sands. Try RCI’s all-inclusive packages at Filitheyo Island Resort, Hondaafushi Island Resort, and Meedhufushi Island Resort.
The Filitheyo Island Resort provides 125 villas spread throughout the rim of the island, situated in the unspoiled North Nilandhe Atoll, and located 120km from the Male’ International Airport. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters that are brimming with coral and marine life. Guests can relax on the soft white beaches or go snorkeling and explore the coral reef that has been completely untouched by man.
The Medhufushi Island Resort is a haven of peace and relaxation. An air of tranquility pervades the idyllic island which is adorned with shady coconut trees and tropical flowers. Surrounding the island is a spectacular lagoon in shades of turquoise and shimmering azure blue. If you want to get away from it all and experience affordable, laid-back luxury at a Maldives resort, you can’t find anywhere better than Medhufushi Island Resort.
Hondaafushi, a Lifestyle Brand property, is located in Haa Dhaalu Atoll with a land area of approximately 59 hectares. From Hanimaadhoo Aiport, it's only 10 minutes by speed boat (Dhoni) to the resort. Explore the brilliant marine life collaborated with gem-shaded coral and astonishing tropical fish embedded in the clear water of the Maldivian Sea. In the event you would rather remain dry, the resort offers a dart board, table tennis & and an exercise centre.