Experiencing a stay in the overwater bungalows in the Maldives are just one of the amazing things to do in this unique part of the world.
The Maldives: Dream Destination
Many nations have islands but none can compare to the Maldives. Here, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean lap onto the most beautiful little islands on the planet. It’s where all of the travel clichés seem to have originated including “tropical oasis,” “paradise on earth” and “bucket list destination.” The sheer beauty here is something that seems to come from a dream.
The country is comprised of 26 ring-shaped coral atolls in a chain that touches down to cross the equator. Out of these 26 atolls there are 1,200 islands. About 200 islands are inhabited and 100 are resorts. The combined land of all the islands is no more than 100 square miles. The population is about 400,000 and at one time it was a British protectorate. The Maldives was “discovered” as a holiday destination about 40 years ago.
Book Overwater Bungalows in the Maldives
In addition to its unreal beauty, the Maldives are known for being a super safe travel destination. There aren’t many distractions at all. Knowing that, you can concentrate on where you want to stay and we highly recommend booking one of the overwater bungalows n the Maldives.
These villas are built on high stilts right over the water. To get to a beach, you’d need to walk onshore! So, if you are dreaming of lounging away without a care in the world in one of the overwater bungalows in the Maldives, you have the right thought. It is a special place in the world to experience it. These villas are secluded, romantic and luxurious. They are completely surrounded by electric turquoise waters.
Many resorts are situated on a private island. Some are super luxurious, you can find overwater bungalows in the Maldives with large private decks, hot tubs, plunge pools and hammocks.
Things to Do in the Maldives
When vacationers want to head out of their overwater bungalows in the Maldives, there are a lot of activities to choose from. The islands are within close proximity to one another which makes day trips and quite simple and easy.
Sea Life of the Maldives
The Maldives is also the lowest lying country where the water is part of the experience. This destination is known to have the best marine life viewing, both above and below the water. There are sea turtles, colorful fish, reef sharks and more to admire. There are common sightings of whale sharks and lively pods of dolphins. The Rasdhoo Atoll is one of the only places you can go on Hammerhead shark dives. Here flying taxis and 20-feet-long manta rays soar over their underwater worlds.
Swimming, Scuba and Snorkeling in the Maldives
The Maldives are known for world-class dive spots. Scuba enthusiasts cannot can’t miss the riveting Maldives Victory shipwreck as well as the terrifying shark-filled Fish Head area. Snorkeling here is an experience too. There are 200 species of coral reef and 300 species of fish. The water is so calm, offshore reefs are shallow and even the most novice swimmers will enjoy it. In fact, the snorkeling in the Maldives is considered as good as, if not better than, the scuba diving.
There are many beaches to spend the day sunbathing and swimming and for a change of pace you can head to one of the many blue lagoons too.
An Excursion to Male
For a bit of local food culture, you can take an excursion in the capital of Male. Head to Republic Square, a bustling core of the city. Also take time to go to the National Museum, which is housed in the former Sultan’s Palace. In Male, the pungent fish market is the epicenter of the Maldives most important industry—fishing. Tuna is the most popular fish for sale. While you are in one of the smallest capitals of the world, you’ll also stumble upon a main road called Majeedhee Magu which is lined with all kinds of restaurants and shops. Also plan to visit 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) which is carved from white coral.
When to Go to the Maldives
The Maldives has a benign climate. The ideal time to be in the Maldives are when the skies are clear and blue and the water is so calm and tranquil – it looks like glass. Those months are January, February and March.
Year-round temperatures range between 79F and 86F (26C-30C). The good thing is the country doesn’t suffer from tornadoes. However, you should be aware of the monsoon season which lasts from November to December. Overall, the high touristic season is between November to April. The holidays around Christmas and New Year are the most expensive time to travel. The “shoulder season” is the month of April. May is the start of low season because the weather is less predictable.
If you want to plan your dream holiday including a stay at one of the overwater bungalows in the Maldives, do it soon! Why? Unfortunately, many of the islands are disappearing. It is said that at least 100 islands are gone due to natural erosion and rising water levels. For the islands that are left, beach erosion continues to be an issue.
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