A made-for-Instagram spot, the Maldives is the new go-to favourite for tourists all over the world. It has become the world’s greatest and most special island destination. The warm climate, exquisite white sandy beaches, and incredible underwater marine life are the main reasons why many tourists visit the country, along with recreational pursuits like scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing. The country is a collection of many tiny coral islands. Each island has at least one resort, which is surrounded by a lagoon, making it a paradise for tourists.
There’s a beach for every person in the Maldives
What is so special about this place? One of the first things is the peace and tranquillity of the island that attracts tourists in this busy world. You can only hear the sound of sea waves with no crowds or rush. The magnificent reefs and museums add to the ultimate Maldives experience. Some of the must visit places in the Maldives are The Grand Friday Mosque, the glowing beach at Vaadhoo Island, the Whale Submarine, the capital city of Male and of course, the breathtaking and exotic island beaches.
Moreover, the dining experiences are unique and very delightful. There are plenty of choices from the Mediterranean to Asian cuisines and live grills. Some dishes are par excellence, where you sit under a starlit sky in an exclusive private dining experience on the beach. Without doubt, seafood is a must try like the Rihakuru, live lobsters, fish curries and cutlets, which is a staple diet.
Nothing beats a beachside meal
The craze to visit the island country increased more than ever before as Covid-19 lockdowns around the world were gradually lifted. The Maldives was one of the first countries to open international borders in mid-2020, with strict guidelines and measures to curb the virus. And thus, the Maldives became the most popular holiday destination and the biggest international tourism success story in 2020-21.
The pandemic became the real game changer as Indians, in particular, started preferring the Maldives to other beach destinations like Goa, Thailand, and Malaysia. Because unlike the crowded and somewhat unhygienic beaches at these destinations, the Maldives was promoted as a safe haven and social distancing-friendly location. They began seeing the destination as a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience. With Indian celebrities and influencers visiting the country for vacations, staycations and even photoshoots and promoting it with the tagline ‘Isolation never looked this good’, the awe for the beautiful country only kept increasing. For the discerning Indian traveller, the Maldives gave a value for money and affordable luxury for all.
The Maldives became the perfect hub for couples
The country is known for its eco-tourism which promotes the survival of the reefs that surround its many islands. They protect the livelihoods of the local communities while also ensuring sustainable and hospitable stays. If you’re thinking of the perfect island getaway and a peaceful vacation, the Maldives is the best choice!