The Maldives, a tropical paradise of sandy beaches situated south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, is an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands organised into natural atolls, only a handful of which are inhabited. As you lie on the white sand beaches, watching the crystal clear waves crash against the seashore, swimming with manta rays and reef sharks, and feasting with locals on a wide variety of seafood, time still stands in the Maldives. For an adventure, honeymoon or leisure holiday, the Maldives is perfect.
Floating in the translucent seas, the Maldives is a divine paradise of unparalleled elegance for those looking for a getaway from the everyday humdrum of city life. The Maldives attracts and draws tourists throughout the year with its sun-kissed beaches, palm-fringed islands, crystalline lagoons and pristine waters. In general, each resort occupies an entire atoll and is equipped with luxury villas for water.
The capital city of Male is the capital of both trade and finance. This town is also a tourist favourite and is the seat of the executive , legislature and judiciary. History lovers will be happy here, provided that Male houses many historically important buildings and monuments. Ferry boats from the international airport can easily reach Male. Because of the good ferry connectivity, travel to other islands in the Maldives is also very viable from Male. This idyllic holiday will never give you an idle moment, be it island hopping, candlelight dinner by the sea, breakfast ferry to an uninhabited island (yes, this is possible), scuba diving or even dolphin watching for all you leisure lovers!
Banana Reef is decorated with spectacular caves, magnificent cliffs, beautiful coral growths and strong overhangs, one of the oldest reefs discovered in the Maldives. Also inhabited by sharks, barracudas, and groupers, Banana Reef makes Banana Reef one of the most common dive sites in the world. Combined with great visibility, the calm and welcoming currents tend to work very well for first-time divers, learners and beginners to get their feet wet with them. For skilled and experienced divers, it is also quite a convenient choice because it helps them to go deeper and better explore the colourful world under the surface of the waters.
The dive 's range is very wide-it begins at 5 metres underwater and goes as deep as 30 metres underwater! In these clear waters up to 30 metres, visibility remains immaculate, and the water is also very welcoming, varying between a warm and comforting 24 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius. In these magical waters, you can go scuba diving or even try snorkelling at the northern end of the reef.
Fish Head-One of the top 10 diving sites in the world, Mushihasmingli Thila or Fish Head, located in North Ari Atoll, derives its name from the abundance of marine life that can be observed at this famous location. The government has now declared it a Protected Marine Area, originally a shark feeding spot. This location is famous for underwater caves, black corals and undersea rock formations, having the features of a Thila.
The north side of Fish Head is perfect for amateur divers, because even at shallow depths, it has a very fascinating underwater scenery. A frequent site here is the Coral Sharks. As there is ample opportunity to observe the behaviour of sharks from secure locations, this reef is considered one of the best for shark spotting.
Several islands are part of the Maldives, each very different from the other. Alimantha, Mirihi, Kudahuvadhoo, Gan and Hulhule are more commercial and well-known. By seaplanes or Dhonis, local boats with diesel engines, you can get from one island to another-you would certainly be spoiled for the option if you go for the aerial views on a seaplane or floating on a boat in the cool blue waters.
While Gan is the largest island in the Maldives, Kudahuvadhoo has ruins rumoured to be Buddhist temples, Mirihi has an exclusive reef and water bungalows named after a local flower. Another renowned diving and snorkelling spot is Alimantha Island, with its shallow waters, suitable even for children.
Best of Maldives
Artificial Beach is, for good reason, one of the most beautiful and only human-made beaches in the Maldives. This beach, shaped like a crescent, has earned its place as one of the most popular and favoured tourist destinations, with stunning views and a friendly environment. The beach does not seem to be an artificial one at all at first glance. In reality, although the water is not as deep as on natural beaches, for locals and visitors alike, it is a popular swimming spot.
The Artificial Beach is awesome in every area, with a plethora of lounge areas, cafes and barbecues for food connoisseurs, and a plethora of water sports for the adventurous! In addition, it is an exciting centre for cultural events filled with entertainment, including, but not limited to, vibrant carnivals, live music concerts, and parades. Artificial Beach is also ideal for spending lovely, serene evenings, in addition to being a haven for foodies and beach lovers. It is an absolute must to take long walks on the beach while taking in the picturesque sunset. All in all, you should fairly call this beach the bright side of life!
The Maldives National Museum is an ancient building that houses a well-maintained array of artefacts that help to trace this archipelago 's unusual historical events. It aims to instil in the people of Maldives patriotic feelings. The museum has a large collection of royal antiques from the Buddhist and Islamic periods, making it a paradise for history and crafts lovers.
You can find everything under one roof, from numerous costumes and ornaments of the former kings and queens, cloth and paper manuscripts, and anthropological artefacts to arms and armour. The collection of objects is a representation of the treasured heritage of the country. Located in Sultan Park, which was once part of the Palace of the Sultan, the Maldives National Museum is an epitome of information.
Addu Atoll, the southernmost atoll in the Maldives, is a beautiful but secluded place that is popular among tourists. In fact, Gan Island is the southernmost island that forms part of the Addu Atoll, which also makes it the southernmost island of the Maldives. There are many activities on the glorious island, ranging from water sports, snorkelling and diving to local heritage and cultural opportunities and high-end resorts. Gan Island is one of the few places in the Maldives to produce a perfect combination of luxury and the culture of the island for which it is renowned.
Things to do in the Maldives
Banana Boating: This super fun activity involves a long boat to which you are strapped, so as you zoom across the ocean's stark blue waters, you do not slip. This group sport in the Maldives is super exciting and is a must-do.
Catamaran Sailing: Let the Indian Ocean's cool, lilting waters serenade you as you lounge on a magnificent catamaran! As you relax with a loved one and enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the Maldives, these sailboats give you anonymity, comfort and unforgettable holiday vibes.
Fishing is one of the Maldives' most satisfying water activities, as it is both calming and rewarding! You are allowed to hold the fish that you catch, and you are also allowed to prepare them. Big game fishing is also an option where exotic sailfish can come face-to - face with you.
Kayaking: This is one of the Maldives' most famous adventure sports, and for a good reason, too. As you become part of the swaying waves, discover and feel the coastline at your own pace, and watch your stresses melt away!
- On arrival at Cochin.
- Pick up and then proceed towards Cochin Port.
- Check in Cruise @ 03:00 PM.
- Cruise departing from Cochin port @ 06:00 PM.
- Sailing in the sea towards Maldives.
- Overnight stay @ Cruise.
- On Second day, Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at Cruise.
- Sailing in the Sea towards Maldives.
- Full day @ Cruise.
- Dinner & Overnight stay @ cruise.
- On Third day, Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at Cruise.
- There are 16 types of Excursions @ Ship .
- On arrival Maldives port.
- Then proceed to enjoy Maldives Water sports activities,Beach activities and Shopping. (for your own)
- Evening Cruise departing from Maldives.
- Sailing in the Sea towards Cochin.
- Overnight stay @ Cruise.
- On Fourth day ,Enjoy a lavish breakfast at Cruise.
- On arrival Cochin port and then Check out the cruise.
- Then transferred to the airport, where you will depart for your destination with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.
What 's Included
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