5 Reasons You Should Make the Maldives Your Next Vacation Destination
Warning: you may pack your bags and permanently move to the Maldives if you read any further. Unless you hate clear blue water, white-sand beaches, and perfect annual weather, leaving home for the tropical nation will seriously be a consideration. The Maldives stretch across the Indian Ocean with over 1,100 islands (only 185 of them are lived on), formed by 20 different island chains. Each of these atolls are made up of sand bars and live coral reefs with over 2,000 species of marine life.
It's never a bad time to make a trip to the Maldives, either. The air temperature is consistently around 86 degrees all year long, while the waters stay in the 70s and 80s. That in itself is a good enough reason to go!
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The Maldives are made up of picturesque beaches.
Paradise without crowds does exist. You won't find many beaches overrun with tourists and families (if it all) for a couple reasons. One, the Maldives are not budget-friendly in terms of travel and expenses since luxury resorts mainly rule there.
And two, there's enough white sand and crystal-clear water for everyone. Visitors come to this tropical destination for tranquility and remote stretches of natural beauty.
You can relax just as much as you can be adventurous.
You'll be able to enjoy ideal snorkeling and diving conditions with the diverse range of sea life and incredibly clear waters. And since temperatures remain warm all year round, you'll never have to worry about a wet suit.
If you ever get tired of sunbathing in the water, the islands luckily have amazing surfs, as well. If you're not trying to catch waves, stand-up paddleboarding is also an option.
You'll never get island fever.
Since the Maldives are made up of island chains, you can island hop whenever you get bored. It all depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking to snorkel, Biyadhoo may be best for you, while the Kuredu Island Resort is a better option for foodies.
You can experience local culture.
If you ever get tired of the remote beach life, explore Malé, the national capital of the Maldives. The island's culture is an eclectic mix of Arab, Sinhalese, and South Indian influences, which you'll be able to experience through the local food and music.
At the end of Ramadan, you'll see dervish dancers celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
You can stay at the most incredible resorts.
Vacation like royalty and stay at overwater bungalows and beachside residences. You'll never be far from the water and the accommodations are nothing less than luxurious.