Just the very sound of “Maldives” brings images of gorgeous Beaches into our minds…But there’s more to this heavenly escape than just beaches.
A Unique Culture
The Maldivian islands are rich in a spectacular culture that exotic and warm. This culture is a wonderful mix of Arab, South Indian and Sri Lankan influences. Most of the nation’s cultural attractions such as the Grand Friday Mosque, the National Museum and the Sultan Park; are all located within the capital city of Malé.
To truly experience the wonders of a destination one must try out its cuisine. Maldivian cuisine has influences from neighbouring Sri Lanka and India as well as its personal twist. Some of the must try dishes in Maldives include Mas Huni, Huni Roshi and Bis Keemiya. Since Maldives is surrounded by the waters that are just teeming with fish of all kinds, you’re gonna come across a lot of seafood dishes while here such as the Garudhiya Soup.
Luxury at Its Finest
Need some time to chill? Well you can have plenty of that in Maldives cause here, luxury is the theme of many holidays. Maldives Island resorts the likes of Kuramathi Maldives encompass entire islands providing guests with a secluded getaway. These resorts offer everything from fine dining to glamorous over water villas and indulgent spa treatments that will pamper you like a princess or prince!
Paradise on Earth
There’s no sense of talking about Maldives without mentioning its world famous beaches. They are perfect for not just swimming but for snorkelling, kayaking, boogie boarding and a host of other water sports as well. And if you thought that’s as good as Maldives beaches can get, you were wrong, for Maldives also has a surreal glow in the dark beach! Located in Mudhdhoo Island, this beach lights up with millions of electric blue lights due to organisms called “ostracod crustaceans”.
A World of Wonders Underneath the Waves
The Maldivian waters are home to an abundance of extraordinary wildlife such as Blue Whales, dolphins, colourful corals, a range of exotic fish, sharks and giant manta rays to name a few.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+