Hello again from gloomy, chilly Chicago. Sigh. Today, I can’t help but dream of the sunny, warm beaches and turquoise waters of the Maldives! These exotic atolls beckon me with their soft, white sand and romantic sunsets. You’ll truly feel like you’ve arrived in paradise when you stay at one of the unique resorts located on roughly 90 islands within the 26 atolls. I hope you’ll be inspired to visit this glorious destination soon!
Home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, deep blue seas, amazing reefs and palm trees, the Maldives are located in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. Made-up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, and spread over 90,000 square kilometers, the Maldives are 99% water.
If you want to get away from it all and have your own Robinson Crusoe experience, you can do no better than Gili Lankenfushi, where your own Mr. Friday will be happy to assist you with any of your needs, like snorkeling equipment, making dinner reservations and refilling your cooler of bubbles (yup, our client was given a cooler after their Mr. Friday realized the ice bucket wasn’t quite doing the trick) during your stay. https://www.downunderendeavours.com/packages/maldives-low-season-getaway-gili-lankanfushi
Deep Blue Baros
Each atoll in the Maldives is made of a coral reef encircling a lagoon, with deep channels dividing the reef ring. A string of islands take their places among this atoll ring; each island has its own reef encircling the island lagoon. The reefs of the islands, alive with countless types of underwater creatures and vibrant corals, protect the islands from wind and wave action of the surrounding vast oceans. And, if it’s amazing diving you’re after, then we recommend Baros Maldives, where the house reef is located right off your gorgeous Deluxe Villa. https://www.downunderendeavours.com/packages/maldives-dive-vacations-baros-maldives
Nicely Done Niyama
The Maldives is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyll living. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit. We suggest enjoying that sunset cocktail at Niyama Maldives, where modern luxury meets a completely laid-back vibe. https://www.downunderendeavours.com/packages/maldives-vacation-pure-paradise-niyama
Explore the richness of the Maldivian waters by embarking on a memorable dive. Discover pinnacles, overhangs, gardens of corals and underwater caves. Spot Whale Sharks, Turtles, Grey Reef Sharks, Napoleon Wrasses, Spotted Eagle Rays, Reef Manta Rays, Whitetip Reef Sharks,Blacktip Reef Sharks, Moray Eels and Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks during your diving adventure. If you are lucky you might even stumble upon a mammoth whale in the Maldivian waters.
Fantastically Fresh Food
The local cuisines of Maldives are based around fish, coconuts and starches. From generation to generation, Maldivians have preserved an authentic cuisine appropriate for the tropical nature of the country and they excel at making dishes that includes fish. While spicy curries are a favourite on dining tables, the resorts can, and do, prepare a multitude of cuisines to delight your tastebuds. Be sure to enjoy one of your meals at a romantic table set for two.
One and Only Reethi Rah
If your dream is to stay in an overwater bungalow with lots of privacy and beautiful views, The One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives is the perfect destination for you. It’s also a foodie heaven, with 6 restaurants from which to sample the many fresh delicacies on offer. Suggested Length: 7 Days https://www.downunderendeavours.com/packages/maldives_week_stay_one_and_only