How about a place, where you don’t have to go looking for the ultimate beauty because it is right there – in its very being? A place so sublime that its whole essence is spectacular and nothing short of the promised land? The Maldives embody all of the above. Unrivaled appeal topped off with exceptional luxury make the Maldives a top choice for winding down, letting the troubles of the world slip away like a wave receding from the beach, and any water enthusiast will feel at home in this atoll nation.
There are over 1000 islands in the Maldives and each is surrounded by the most stunning waters of the vast Indian Ocean. Beautiful white-sand beaches, coral reefs rich with sea life, and endless paths to explore. The Maldives are made to be traveled to and around on a yacht. Therefore, we have put together an 8-day yachting itinerary for your ultimate Maldivian getaway. Starting off in Male, the Maldive capital, continuing to the Banana Reef and one of the oldest diving spots in the Maldives to later continue exploring atolls which are all equally stunning and unique at the same time. Take a look at our Luxury Yacht Charter for the Maldives!
For an extra adventure, consider going underwater instead. The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru offers unforgettable submarine excursions, which bring a whole new meaning to exploration. Read all about it here.
This goes without saying, but we will say it anyway – seafood is everything in the Maldives. Despite having an impressive number of islands, there isn’t much agriculture in the Maldives, which means that the majority of produce is imported from elsewhere. The seafood, however, comes straight out of local waters. Even more, you know it is sustainable. Fishing nets are forbidden in the Maldives so almost all seafood is caught using the pole-and-line fishing technique, supporting local fishermen.
But it’s not just the food itself – the whole dining experience in the Maldives is out of this world. Most of us have seen pictures of one of the world’s most stunning underwater restaurants, Ithaa, and it is located in the Maldives. Not only was it one of the first underwater restaurants in the world but it also was the first, which was all glass. Read more about Ithaa Undersea Restaurant and other phenomenal dining places in the Maldives in our Top Restaurant Guide for the Maldives.
The luxury you will find in the Maldives is unparalleled. From some of the world’s most stunning hotels set over the clearest blue waters on the backdrop of a lush tropical jungle to service that redefines the meaning of hospitality. Not only that – many of the hotels in the Maldives strive to be in harmony with their natural surroundings, and sustainability plays a leading role. From over-water villas to private residences tucked between trees on private islands – it doesn’t get better than this. There are plenty of luxurious resorts in the Maldives, but here are our picks for the 5 Best Resorts in the Maldives.
Resort chic – two words we can say loud and proud in the Maldives. Whether you find yourself in the small and compact capital Malé or one of the hundreds of islands, it is the perfect place to embrace bold and colorful prints, gorgeous accessories like woven basket bags and striking eyewear. When heading for dinner, transition your look from day to night – the possibilities are endless. For a more in-depth look at our fashion picks, make sure to look at our Fashion Style Sheet for the Maldives.