The Maldives is all about luxury and getting in touch with nature, with long stretches of white sand beaches facing the turquoise Indian Ocean, stilted waterside villas, and a romantic candlelit supper with a glass of champagne at a floating gazebo. The city beauty of Hulhule Island, often known as the Manhattan of the Indian Ocean, is perfectly matched with the tropical charm, making it one of the most popular reasons to visit the Maldives. The list of reasons to visit the Maldives is endless, with over a thousand beautiful islands and 26 coral atolls teeming with marine life, a dive into the unknown sea, or sprawled on a sun lounger on white beach.
Here are 5 reasons you should visit Maldives.
Watch Bioluminescent Water Under The Stars -
When you're wondering what makes the Maldives so special, go to Vaadhoo Island in Raa Atoll, where you'll see stars envious of the Indian Ocean's lively Sea of Stars! The luminous toxins that phytoplankton dinoflagellates emit with the movement of the waves are actually their defensive mechanism to keep fish and other organisms away. Although not very scientifically friendly, you can clearly walk through them, adding to the brilliance and generating a lasting memory.
Enjoy Water Sports - Water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sea bobbing, jet-skiing, snorkeling, and rollerblading (known as X-Jet Blades) are among the top 5 reasons to visit the Maldives. Top resorts frequently provide teachers to assist you, regardless of your ability level. The safari boats for dolphins and turtles should also be on your bucket list. The heat, monsoon wind, and steady waves of atolls like Laamu Atoll would appeal to surfers of all levels. Experiencing water sports in the Maldives is without a doubt one of the best things to do in the country.
Swim With the Sharks - The majestic and massive whale sharks, as well as the lesser reef sharks, lurk peacefully in the coral atolls and on the resorts' surrounding lagoons. Although these sharks are found across the area, the Baa and Ari atolls, as well as Maaya Thila, are prime locations for close viewings. Near some resorts, you can also enjoy seeing them arrive on time for their regular feeding.
Cherish Maldivian Culture - Maldives is known for its dynamic culture, in addition to its natural beauty and heritage sites. If you want to learn intriguing things about the Maldives, then see Bodu Beru, a traditional Maldivian folk dance that is commonly performed on the beach in the evening. You have the option of capturing the scene on video or trying out your legs with the dancers. Riding the Maldivian boat Dhoni is a great way to learn about the locals and their culture.
Visit the Architectural Heritages - The Grand Friday Mosque at the Islamic Centre, which dominates Male's skyline with its gleaming golden dome, Arabic calligraphy and wood carvings on the walls, and a library, is the Maldives' largest. Another major reason to visit the Maldives is to see the exquisite chandeliers, intricately carved wooden flooring, and carved wooden door and side panels. Visit between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m. to see the museum without the crowds. Other excellent examples of coral stone work include the Meedhoo Friday Mosque, Ihavandhoo Friday Mosque, Male Eid Mosque, Isdhoo Old Mosque, and Fenfushi Friday Mosque. In the Maldives, there are a plethora of fascinating places to explore, and among them are the country's architectural heritage monuments.