”Oh, Maldives? Some day…maybe?”
That was the usual response I would give friends whenever they excitingly mention how Maldives is their dream destination for:
– Bucketlist Item
Not that I didn’t want to visit the Maldives, but I just didn’t see what the hype was all about. I mean, there are so many beach destinations in the world – Seychelles, Bora Bora, Mauritius etc. What’s the fuss about this one place that always slips out from a conversation involving honeymoon beach paradise or perfect dream getaways.
But I have to admit, I was wrong.
Maldives is … stunning, a world of its own.
The minute I hopped onto the seaplane and my eyes got a glimpse of the atolls (islands), accustom to the sheer colours of turquoise, blue, green, sapphire, opal..
I was sold.
It was magical.
So here’s an introduction into this beach paradise destination to lure you one step closer to visiting it someday.
1. Beautiful Blue Water and White Gorgeous Sand
Be it at a bird’s eye view from the seaplane to your resort or a speedboat ride, you cannot help but be stunned by the brilliant crystal clear Maldivian waters. Its clarity and purity is hard to believe, that you might want to actually take a sip of it to see if it’s actually freshwater.
2. Accessibility and flights to the Maldives
Male International Airport has 3 different airlines from Singapore Changi Airport – Singapore Airlines, Silk Air and Tiger Air. There is a growth in new airlines linking over to Male the past few years, from Lufthansa, Air Asia and more, making the Maldives even more accessible to all around the world. From the airport, it will be a 20 minutes seaplane ride to W Maldives, or 15 minutes speedboat to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa.
The Maldivian pilot and crew were really friendly and lovely. Small plane but great service and smiles.
Wellness and Yoga in the Maldives? Why is this a great destination for that?
3. Experience over-water bungalows and private villas
One trademark about the Maldives is to experience staying in an over-water villa, or a villa by the beach to sleep to the sound of the waves at your doorstep. Indeed a beach paradise for many.
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4. Maldives Marine life and Water Activities
Everyone who comes to the Maldives must at least partake in some activity that brings you closer to the marine and sea life. Be it snorkelling in the reefs, racing dolphins in the sea, dive with manta rays, the magic of this destination is in being close to the marine and sea.
5. Private Yacht and Private Island Escapade
6. Yoga and a good calm retreat for your senses
With stunning coral-filled waters, fresh sea breeze, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, this is really a top-notch beach paradise destination to recharge your soul and rejuvenate your mind. Definitely, a place that makes even me, a night owl, want to wake up early just to catch the breathtaking sunrise…every day.
With that, I conclude my story about my Maldives Bliss, indeed a dream beach paradise destination for the senses and soul. Will you add this to your list now?
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To read on other beach destinations in Asia, read my Krabi Rock Climbing Story.