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The pristine aquamarine of the Indian Ocean, pure white sand, lying lazily on the beach sipping a drink, is all you can imagine when you think of Maldives. With the sand smearing your feet and the gentle waves cleaning them on their way back, you just get the perfect atmosphere to have fun with your sweetheart after all the wedding stress.
And Maldives, or ‘the pearl necklace’ of the Indian Ocean as it is often called, has much more than just that. Intrigued? Read on to know why you should spend the initial blissful days of the new phase in your life in Maldives.
The Republic of the Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and has been honeymooners’ favourite destination for decades. The perfect time to enjoy Maldives is from December to March, when the sun blesses the land with gleam and shine. But the exotic beauty is still worth exploring in the other months as well, when there is so much to do and enjoy.
Considering it is one destination that suits most people’s tastes and pockets, it will be great if you can make the booking months in advance.
Going on a seaplane photo flight is a super-exciting experience that promises much more than pure sightseeing. Seaplanes are great to click some amazing pictures of the stunning islands. The large view windows, high wings and untainted glass present panoramic views and amazing photo opportunities. That apart, the thrill of landing and taking-off from the sea is something that is most memorable. You can ask your resort concierge for the details of the seaplane experience.
A few major resorts offer this groundbreaking concept of underwater dining. Apart from enjoying a fancy cuisine in the romantic blue lights reflecting from the sublime waters, you and your partner can enjoy the thousands of little water creatures floating all over and around you!
If you can resist the temptation to stay back with your partner in the resort room overlooking the vast sea, Maldives has a lot to offer. Put on your mask and fins, hold your darling’s hand, and just dive into the clear waters. This is the brilliant opportunity to have a rendezvous with nature. The water is crystal clear; so much so that you can even see the colours of every passing fish, and the thousands of splendid coral reefs. In fact, this is one of the richest diving coral reef areas in the world. The Indian Ocean tides bring along a huge collection of marine creatures during the monsoons, and these make the shore all the more beautiful.
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Fishing is synonymous with Maldives. It is so important for the people there that a good catch demands celebrations and scarce fish actually makes everyone go gloomy! Many resorts offer night reef fishing trips, so that you can enjoy catching and cooking your own fish. The boat leaves before sunset for a good fishing spot near a reef. The fishermen on board guide you about using the lines, hooks, and sinkers. And there are good chances that your catch will be enough for a fantastic barbecue under the moonlight.
In a place that has more sea than land, it is out of the question that you would skip water sports. Whether you are an adventurous soul or an explorer, Maldives has something for everyone. Para-sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and many more activities are offered here. You can also rent a yacht and go on a circumference trip of place, which is a visual treat in itself. If you are ready to go all wild, then jet-skiing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, etc., are some activities you just cannot miss.
Maldives is especially a surf-lovers’ haven. It is well-known all over the world for the massive swells that the southwest monsoons bring. You must book resorts near surf breaks (points at rocks or reefs that make surfing easy) if you and your partner wish to enjoy surfing during your stay. The capital of Maldives, Male, is the place for you if you are a surfing aficionado.
At the end of the day, after all the adventure and fun, you can relax with exotic spa treatments with your better half. Every resort offers spa treatments in Maldives, although the types of treatments vary. The best part is the setting of the treatment, which is never in a boring closed room (unless you ask for it). Some offer massages in spas nestled deep in the thick vegetation while others relaxing in the solitude of a wooden jetty built on the lagoon, and some are even built underwater!
The virgin coconut oil produced here using very traditional extraction techniques make it much healthier than the regular oils. This, blended with a local favourite, gandhakolhi leaf, makes for an excellent skin rejuvenator. Apart from this, the traditional Maldivian sand massage used by the islanders is also a different experience altogether.
The things that you can do and enjoy are endless! We are sure this one trip will not be enough. But then, your honeymoon need not be a once in a lifetime experience, right? You can always plan more trips and relive your honeymoon over and over again, each time for a different experience.
Every person dreams of having a wedding with the person whom he/she considers his/her soulmate. All the glittering functions, extravagant décor and an exotic honeymoon! However, when reality strikes it becomes a little depressing. And, let’s accept it- considering the expenses on weddings these days, any person who is ableRead More