The Maldives is a bucket list destination. With white sands, crystal clear seas, and idyllic tropical vibes, it is a postcard-perfect escape. The renowned Kandima resort is even considered most Instagrammable hotel in Maldives. Most people do not need any other reasons to travel to the Maldives, but just in case you do, here are ten reasons why the Maldives should feature in your upcoming vacation plans.
1. Perfect Weather
One of the best characteristics of the Maldives is its consistently warm and sunny days. The average temperature of the archipelago is a lovely 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). Days are full of bright sunshine and the nights are slightly cooler—perfect for enjoying a drink or dance on the beach. Although the Maldives does have a monsoon season, the short afternoon rains are a welcomed relief after a hot day.
2. Luxury Resorts
The resorts and level of service in the Maldives are a class above any others. Resorts like Kandima have villas right above the water so that guests can jump into the clear blue sea for a swim whenever they want. Even if you do not live over the water, you will be situated on a breathtaking white sand beach with access to luxury amenities such as swimming pools, spas, fitness facilities, and the most incredible Indian Ocean views.
3. Range of Watersports
Watersports are a must when you visit an island archipelago. Maldivian resorts have a range of watersports that are suitable for all members of the family. Adventurous travelers can try parasailing, water skiing, or jet skiing while others can opt for the more relaxing activities like kayaking and glass canoeing. Go sailing with your family or take a romantic sunset cruise. There are endless choices to fill your days.
4. Incredible Diving and Snorkeling
Diving and snorkeling are undoubtedly two of the most attractive watersports that you can enjoy in the Maldives. The tropical reefs of the island nation boast a healthy biodiversity of marine life. The Maldives has it all—from colorful coral to adorable ‘Nemo’ clownfish and manta rays to whale sharks. You do not have to be a certified diver to enjoy these sights. Kandima has a dedicated snorkeling platform and non-divers can try a Discover Scuba Diving experience.
5. Secluded Beaches
Forget the crowded beaches of Phuket or Cancun. In the Maldives, there are hundreds of secluded beaches and sandbars that you can call your own for the day. Most resorts have an island exclusively to themselves and you will only meet a few fellow guests instead of having to deal with touts and bystanders. Resorts are also more than happy to accommodate guests who would like to arrange a day trip to remote beaches or sandbars.
6. Absolute Privacy
Aside from quiet beaches, resorts in the Maldives are dedicated to maintaining the privacy of their guests. Whether you are a celebrity trying to be anonymous or a couple that just needs some quality time, a luxury Maldivian resort can be a perfect oasis. Kandima can arrange everything from exclusive seaplane transfers to private dining and honeymoon villas where it is just you, your companion, and the big blue ocean.
7. Luxury Spas
With resorts being of such high quality in the Maldives, their spa treatments are similarly luxurious. Kandima’s award-winning spa can help you to relax and escape your worldly concerns, and it’s beautiful as well — perfect for your next Instagram post. After a long day of playing under the sun, they can rejuvenate your mind and body. The resort spa even has treatments for your young ones. If you want that enviable post-holiday glow, be sure to spend some time in the spa. You may come back looking younger than before you left!
8. Gourmet Cuisine
Maldivian cuisine is an eclectic fusion of tastes with influences from its neighbors, India and Sri Lanka. Traditional Maldivian cuisine is known as Dhivehi cuisine. Fresh seafood is the main feature and dishes are usually slightly spicy with the sweet richness of coconut. If Maldivian food is not for you, not to worry. Kandima has numerous dining options from European to Asian cuisine and will be able to cater to your specific dietary requirements.
9. Interesting Culture
The Maldives has a vibrant island culture that is just as beautiful as its natural wonders. Its multi-faceted culture boasts influences from India, Arabia, Indonesia, and Africa. One aspect of Maldivian culture that you will experience is the Boduberu. The Boduberu is a Maldivian folk performance that has its roots in East Africa. This rhythmic drum, dance, and song performance is typically held in the evening right on the beach with resort guests invited to join in.
10. Local Markets
Fridays and Saturdays are market days in the Maldives. If you get a chance to visit Malé, be sure to take in the full local experience. You can rent a scooter and explore the corners of the city or walk around the bustling produce markets. Visitors who arrive early enough will get to see the fishermen landing their catch and get the best pick of fresh fruits. Do not forget to get your fair share of handcrafted souvenirs such as sarongs, coconut jewelry, or mini wooden dhonis.
The Maldives is a unique destination unlike any other place in the world. Where else does absolute luxury exist alongside pristine natural beauty? If you have not visited the Maldives yet, be sure to add it to your bucket list.