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Travel Maldives

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

The Maldives is a chain of 1,194 stunning islands that fan out across the Indian Ocean. You can relax in the privacy of an over water bungalow, chill out on white sandy beaches, or take a snorkeling expedition to see some of the world's most diverse marine species while traveling Maldives. Whether you are a couple, group of friends or solo traveller in the Maldives, there are so many amazing things to do in the Maldives that you will never have a dull moment!


Now all you need to do is decide on how you are going to travel in the Maldives!



There are a number of different ways to travel in this phenomenal country, from Group Tours, to staying at Resorts or exploring local islands, volunteering or jumping aboard a Liveaboard Scuba Diving Boat.


Group Tours

We truely believe that the best way to explore this amazing places is with a group. The Maldives is full of Bucket List Experiences like swimming with Whale Sharks, Manta Ray and Turtles, explore a sunken shipwreck or sandbank, join a boat party or drink cocktails in an infinity pool at a five star resort, so why would you want to travel the Maldives alone? Our Maldives Island Hopping experience is the ultimate adventure and best way to meet people in the Maldives.


Resorts

The most advertised way to see The Maldives is in there specvaluar resorts. Set in a stunning archipelago, this bucket list location is know around the world for it exclusivity. From the most exclusive overwater villas to resorts that feature underwater restaurants, we have created a travel guide to help you find the Best Resorts in the Maldives! Most resorts vary slightly by offering experiences which focus on relaxing, diving and surfing. Although there most resorts are filled with couples, families and friends of all ages, there are a few adults-only properties for those looking to escape even further. Another bonus on staying in a resort is that, this is one of the only place that you can drink alcohol in the Maldives.


Local Islands

For decades, the Maldives tourism business has been dominated by luxury resorts. However, in 2009, when the license to operate guesthouses on local islands was granted, it ushered in a revolution in the Maldives' tourism business. Local island tourism has been one of the fastest expanding sections of the Maldives tourism industry since then.


One of our favourite reasons to travel the locals islands is so that you will be able to try some of the famous local Maldivian Food. Because all of the local islands are so unique, offering experience like surfing, snorkelling, diving, parasailing, cooking classes, swimming with whale sharks, mantas, turtles or even a day trip to a sand bank, we also have a travel guide for our Favoured Local Islands in the Maldives.


Liveaboards


Liveaboards are the hotels on wheels for scuba divers! Essentially, a multi-day diving excursion which allows you to venture further from the coast, jump between sites and link up islands, without packing your bags each night and moving from hotel to hotel - What a way to see the world!


Majority of the Liveabord boats in the Maldives accomodate between 15-30 guests at a time, and most of the people do not know each other. Although there are some couples and groups of friends on the boats, it is a really great way to connect and met other solo travellers in the Maldives, just make sure that you like scuba diving!


Most dive safaris offer divers four action-packed dives per day, as well as magnificent night dives, followed by an evening of relaxation at with a beer and wine bar. Cruising the Maldives has never been more enjoyable than on this custom-built wooden yacht, which puts divers of all levels into contact with abundant marine life such as manta rays, sharks, and fascinating macro creatures.


Volunteering


Volunteer in the Maldives and participate in a variety of environmental, community, medical, and marine conservation initiatives in this tropical island paradise. One of our favourite Not for Profits that we work with is The Maldives Whale Shark Research Centre.


All of this and more awaits anyone who embarks on a journey to the Maldives, so this moves us onto your next question.. How do I get to the Maldives?


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