Luxury Travel to the Maldives
The Maldives… what comes to mind with that word? You’ve seen pictures. The bright blue water, the whiter-than-white sandy beaches, the picturesque scenery and the private villas. But, the pictures don’t do The Maldives justice. This tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Maldivians are esteemed around the World for their hospitality and warmth towards their guests. Luxury Travel to the Maldives is the name of this post and what you can expect when you vacation there.
FYI: The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April. Consistently sunny year-round, there is a dry season and a wet/rainy season and there are pros and cons to visiting during each of them. With the best, most popular, time to visit being November to April, this is also its busier time. Now, did you know that each resort is on its own private island? So, it may not be the busy “spring break” crowd you may have experienced elsewhere in the world.
Cuisine in the Maldives relies heavily on the region’s available ingredients. f you’re staying at a high-end resort, you will likely have more variety in terms of food, with dining options ranging from Italian and Spanish to Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. At some properties, you can opt for an all-inclusive rate that covers meals and drinks. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, consider booking a table at an underwater restaurant. Keep in mind, because the Maldives is an Islamic nation, the population does not drink alcohol. However, you will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages at most resorts.
The Maldives offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. The amazing coral walls, the mysterious caves and schools of tropical fish so brightly colored, you may look twice to see if it’s real. The water is so warm, you may not need a wetsuit.
If you are seeking relaxation. You are in the right spot. Most of the resorts offer their own on-site spa. Island-sourced ingredients are often used in treatments, such as papaya, seaweed, and pineapple. Keep it basic with a typical massage or choose lush options like citrus hydrating body treatments. The Maldives is also home to the first underwater spa in the world, Huvafen Spa.
Remember, each resort in the Maldives is its own private island. There are over 100 to choose from. So where do you even start? Here, the hotels, some of the world’s most exclusive hotel brands, continually compete with each other to reach attain heights of luxury that will stun you. Personal butlers, private lap pools, in-room massages and pillow menus. Interested? It’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous “bucket list” tropical getaway have had this country at the top of their wish lists. Did you know there are over 80 hotels that have over-the-water bungalows? Nearly 20 of those offer an all-inclusive plan.
The Lily Beach Resort
On the top of the list. The Lily Beach resort. If you think this resort is for the couple wanting to get away for a romantic holiday, your wrong. This resort also offers family villas, but don’t think for 1 second that that is any less romantic. After all, look at it! There are 4 restaurants and 3 bars. They have what’s called the Platinum Plan. It is their all-inclusive plan that offers an array of quality services, fine dining with premium wine & spirits, unique excursions, and sports activities.
The Soneva Jani Resort
The property is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport and 1-hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani’s sister resort.
This resort offers over water and island villas. Each water villa opens to its very own stretch of lagoon, a private pool and a retractable roof for stargazing. Some of the villas have slides from the top floor directly into the lagoon below. How fun would that be!
The Soneva Jani Maldives offers a number of dining options and cuisines, as well as the complimentary cheese room, chocolate room and ice-cream room for all guests.
Located 25-minute “speedboat ride” from Malé International Airport. The white sandy beaches and full-service spa are the perfect destinations. Take advantage of the many recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. Don’t forget about the many excursion/tour options. This tranquil piece of paradise offers 96 bungalows. 4 restaurants, 2 lounges or take advantage of the 24hr in-room dining. Buffet breakfasts are also available daily.
Still can’t decide? At Anytime Travel Agency, we are here to help you narrow that down. As a travel agent, it’s our job to ask those unique questions that will help us get a glimpse into what’s important to you. The answers to those questions will help us research and build an itinerary that is tailored to YOU. We want that vision of yours to come true. After all, Building Memories One Vacation at a Time, is what we do.