5 Reasons Why Visiting the Maldives is an Absolute Must

There are hundreds of tropical destinations all over the world, and it is unlikely that one person will be able to see them all. But if the sound of powdery white sand, turquoise waters and abundant sunshine sounds like your thing, then the Maldives should certainly top the list of places to visit.

Here are 5 reasons why visiting the Maldives is an absolute must:

1. The One-of-a-Kind Malé Culture

Although the Maldives is mainly known for its stunning landscapes and incredible sea views, it is also steeped in a rich history and unique cultural heritage.

The capital city of Malé is a mixing pot of religions, races and cultures. Although the main demographic is made up of Sunni Muslims, Malé has a fusion of Sinhalese, Arab and Southern Indian culture.


The city is a must-see when visiting the Maldives.

2. Culinary Charm

The Maldives is a delight for the taste buds. It is known for its luxurious hotels and restaurants that serve up international dishes of the highest quality.

However, for those who wish to sample a more authentic Maldivian culinary experience- there is no shortage of options. Local restaurants and stalls serve up the best Maldivian dishes that usually center around fresh fish, coconut and seafood, as well as a whole heap of delicious spices.

A trip to the Maldives is not complete without sampling some of the local fare.

3. Space and Seclusion

The Maldives is renowned for its luxury hotels, resorts and spas and around 90 of the 200 inhabited Maldivian Islands are exclusively for the highest end of the tourism market.

Many of the luxury resorts and spas have whole islands to themselves, and by limiting the amount of infrastructure on each island, the Maldives have created a tropical paradise that isn’t overrun by tourists.

Your stay can be as quiet and secluded as you choose and this is a luxury that can only be found in a few places in the world.

4. Natural Beauty

 “Peaceful, picturesque and altogether paradisiacal, it’s no coincidence that the Maldives are so popular with travellers from across the world. Expect flawlessly blue skies overhead and impossibly white sands underfoot, whilst the sounds of tropical birdsong provide a soundtrack to this dreamlike island escape.”


Club Med Maldives

As seen above, the Maldives is most famous for its natural beauty and you will often have to kick yourself to make sure that you are in fact here and not in a photoshopped picture

5. Vibrant Sea Life

While almost everything above the surface in Maldives is beautiful, it is under the sea where the islands truly come alive. The crystal clear waters are home to some of the most exotic and unique ocean life found in the world

It is a world-class scuba diving and snorkelling destination that will leave a lasting impression on all that go below the surface.

These are just 5 of the hundreds of reasons that you should make the Maldives one of the top destinations on your travel bucket list.

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