According to the latest numbers released by the Maldivian Tourism Ministry, over one million people have visited the Maldives to date; the millionth tourist arrived in September this year. This means that over a million people have already experienced the treasures this Indian Ocean island has to offer and there’s no reason you shouldn’t experience these treasures, too.
The Maldives are comprised of a number of natural atolls and enjoy a fantastic tropical climate, usually between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius. The dry season is usually between November and April; and the wet season is between May and October. January to April gets busy as this is generally considered the best time to visit as it is usually drier than the rest of the year.
You can explore the warm Indian Ocean waters in a number of ways: explore the shallower waters by snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming and experience the wonders of the depths of the ocean via submarine. To raise your adrenalin, you can jet ski, parasail, surf, water ski, and so much more. The warm temperatures and jewel-toned waters make these activities fun and a great way to spot marine animals and stunning views. You’ll also get plenty of sun with many activities so make sure you’ve applied sufficient sunscreen.
The waters are at their clearest between January and April; between October and November you can see bigger fish due to the abundance of plankton at this time of year. The corals in the Maldives are unique and you are likely to see a great range of marine life on a diving or snorkelling outing.
Culture-lovers will enjoy the historic monuments among the modern architecture of Malé and the Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as the Friday Mosque of Malé, is one of the oldest mosques in Malé. Besides its historical and religious nature, it is an interesting site as it is built from coral stone extracted from the sea. The national museum also houses ancient Buddhist artefacts as the locals practiced Buddhism before converting to Islam.
If you’re in search of spirituality and relaxation; there are plenty of places to practice yoga and meditation and a number of wellness spas to help you relax and refocus. You can also learn about Ayurveda – a mind and body health system dating back thousands of years.
Choose to stay at the 4-trident Club Med Kani and your trip will be complete. The resort is located 30 minutes by boat from Malé and offers its guests some of the island’s best all-inclusive accommodation. For those wishing to up the luxury, there are the 5-trident Manta Exclusive Collection overwater suites where guests can enjoy direct lagoon access and en-suite breakfast.
If you would really like to stay in the utmost luxury, book a stay at the Finolhu Villas, part of the Club Med Exclusive collection.In fact, local couple Melinda Bam and Adriaan Bergh were there just this week.
Guests at the Finolhu Villas stay in private villas complete with private pools and an array of other facilities and perks depending on the type of villa.
Speak to a sun expert today and book that holiday in the Maldives.