As someone once said, travelling is the only thing we spend money on that makes us richer. In the case of the Maldives, that’s undeniably true. This group of over 1100 islands, located in the Indian Ocean 700 km southwest from Sri Lanka, can safely be called one of the most popular tourist destination. If you ever thought about visiting this gem, there are things you should know before you decide to swim with sharks.
Even if you’re not the most adventurous person, going snorkelling with colourful fish is an experience you cannot miss. The water is crystal clear which offers an amazing opportunity to experience diverse sea life. Find a reliable instructor and follow these tips if you want to have a safe and fun time.
Treat yourself to a massage
There are many resorts that offer a range of pampering services, from a regular massage with oils to a Thai massage that can stretch your muscles and reduce pain. A Balinese massage is also very popular with tourists. It’s a full-body, holistic treatment that can help you feel calm and relaxed. And if you want to have tremendous rejuvenating experience with your partner, then choose a couples’ massage.
Have a romantic dinner
Speaking of couples, is there a better way to spend time than a romantic dinner for two? There are many dishes to choose from, and a wide selection of wines. Prices do vary, but a private dinner on an exotic island is such an incomparable experience that spending a bit more shouldn’t really matter that much.
Ride a dhoni
Since you’re already in the Maldives, it would be a pity to miss a unique local experience of a dhoni ride. Dhoni is a sailboat used for getting from one island to another. Back in the day, they used sails but now most of them are run by diesel engines. They are used for scuba diving on resort islands, while locals prefer to use them for fishing.
Keep within your budget
Travelling to such a gorgeous destination can be a bit too much, but if you plan carefully, you can have the time of your life. If you prefer a cheaper vacation, then staying near the capital city of Male is a good option. That way, you can have a great experience without overspending. Still, since this is probably the first time trip for many, it would be best to choose one of the excellent Maldives travel packages that offer multiple activities and perks.
If you grew up in a bigger city, chances are you never experienced fishing. Staying in the Maldives is a perfect opportunity to give it a try as it can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. Resorts offer regular fishing expeditions, but you can also find locals and go with them.
Surfing can be fun too
People usually connect surfing with a lot of skilfulness and while that’s true, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it a try. Especially since the Indian Ocean is much better for beginners as its waves are less overwhelming. The best period for surfing is from April to November. It’s always recommended having at least a basic course before you go, but even without it, you can find great surfing camps where someone will help you out.
Immerse yourself in full
Being in the Maldives should be reason enough to forget all your everyday worries and lose yourself in swimming, eating great food and overall enjoying yourself. Remember that work can wait. This is your time, so use it to the fullest!