Maldives

Maldives Crazy Deal - South Palm Resort

A natural sunken garden, the Maldives is a collection of atolls tossed on the Indian Ocean that comprise its tens of hundreds of coral islands. Home to a unique and extremely delicate ecosystem, at the Maldives either you are under the water drinking in its spectacular marine life or on the surface dipping your toes on its powdery white sands and taking in a tropical breeze. The Maldives’ palm-fringed beaches, the rustic resorts are known to be the byword for luxury and crystalline waters make it the stuff picture-postcards are made of. With no dense tropical jungles or volcanic cliffs like a Seychelles, Hawaii, Bora Bora or Fiji, the Maldives is flatter with the highest point not shooting any more than five feet above the sea level. The world here centers around the atolls within which thousand-odd islands have come up with their share of sandbars, lagoons and reefs that are home to some exotic reef fish and coral gardens.

The Maldives’ remarkable beaches The scenery the Maldives affords is unparalleled and the time spent on its sunny beaches will prove to be an experience of a lifetime. Home to some of the world’s pristine beaches surrounding it's over a 1000 islands, there is a rhythmic consistency in their silvery, powdery sands complementing the azure blue waters which glimmer when the sun comes overhead. An island popular with backpackers is Maafushi, not far away from its capital Male. Though severely affected by the Tsunami of 2004, Maafushi continues to be one of the Maldives’ few inhabited islands, also home to the Maafushi prison. There are several white-washed hotels and resorts, coffee shops and wine bars, piers extending into the sea with the typical blue and yellow-dyed fishing boats punctuating its shores.

Great to pull up a rustic table and chairs, bring out the wine glasses and drink in a majestic sunset. Yacht and speedboat rides are quite common in this part of the island nation. The whiff of the salty sea breeze, the endless supply of succulent deep-sea delights, sunrise walks and a refreshing dip in the translucent waters only to spot schools of tropical fish swim past you will be the highlight of your Maldives trip. Another island a quick speedboat ride away from the capital is Hulhumale, a tourist destination with its share of scenic beaches, sprawling neighbourhood and quaint mosques with glass domes. Dine at one of its seaside eateries and treat your palate to grilled barracudas and spiced tuna curry with some steamed rice.

Resorts of bespoke luxury Your landing at the Velana International Airport in the North Male Atoll flanked by the Indian Ocean on both sides will set you up for the experience that lies ahead. Depending on the location of your atoll, you need to pick between a speedboat or seaplane ride to your resort. Whether it is hovering over the islands and taking in a bird’s eye view of the Maldivian sea, or careering on the azure waters before finally landing with a splash on the white beach where your quaint resort lies tucked, there is no better way of arriving.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Male Arrival

    Upon arrival in Male, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel (standard 1400 hrs). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: At the Resort

  • Day 2

    Male

    After breakfast, Day at leisure, explore the island on your own or for the various water sports. Enjoy one communal snorkeling trip per person per trip including snorkeling equipment. (This tour would be organized along with other customers and would be offered on any day during the stay period.) This trip includes Free Rental of Non-motorized water sports (Canoe and Windsurfing). Overnight: At the Resort

  • Day 3

    Male

    After breakfast, Day at leisure, explore the island on your own or for the various water sports. Enjoy one communal snorkeling trip per person per trip including snorkeling equipment. (This tour would be organized along with other customers and would be offered on any day during the stay period.) This trip includes Free Rental of Non-motorized water sports (Canoe and Windsurfing). Overnight: At the Resort

  • Day 4

    Male

    After breakfast, Day at leisure, explore the island on your own or for the various water sports. Enjoy one communal snorkeling trip per person per trip including snorkeling equipment. (This tour would be organized along with other customers and would be offered on any day during the stay period.) This trip includes Free Rental of Non-motorized water sports (Canoe and Windsurfing). Overnight: At the Resort

  • Day 5

    Depart Male

    A captivating and engaging journey comes to an end. Begin the fifth day of the tour with a lavish breakfast, later pack your bags and complete all the check-out formalities. With the help of our representative, you will get a transfer to International Airport from where you can board a flight back.