Jul 19, 2022
PICTURE STUNNING NATURAL beauty paired with a stretch of days to spend doing exactly what you love, and you start to see why the Maldives has drawn over 1.5 million visitors per year. From culinary adventures to spectacular diving and adrenaline-pumping extreme sports, every vacation fantasy becomes a reality in this nation of islands perched in the Indian Ocean.
This year marks the country’s fiftieth year of tourism, with celebrations planned for the fall. So, whether you’ve visited or only dreamt of it, there’s no better time than now to plan a trip. Borders are open, many resorts have been recently refurbished, and staff is eagerly waiting to welcome tourists back, so isn’t it time you claimed one of those beach beds or hammocks for yourself?
Read on for our top three reasons to visit the Maldives now.
Ease of Travel
The Maldives was one of the first countries to re-open after the pandemic. The country’s unique tourism concept of ‘one island, one resort’ means that each of its hundreds of resorts is built on its own island, and social distancing happens naturally without getting in the way of recharging and relaxing.
The country has one of the world’s most straightforward visa policies too. A simple-to-procure visa on arrival is available to passport holders from every country.
Maldivian post-Covid testing requirements also make entry a breeze. All that travelers need is a Health Declaration form completed 96 hrs prior to arrival and departure from the Maldives.
Visitors are lured by the pristine white sand, crystal blue water, and reefs exploding with colorful sea life. But, what often draws them back are the warm, welcoming personalities of the Maldivians they meet on their journey.
For half a century, the equator-straddling nation of islands has been perfecting its brand of homegrown charm and hospitality.
Whether you want to taste — or learn to cook — local specialties, try traditional dancing to boduberu rhythms, or fish by starlight with expert anglers, there are smiling Maldivians that want to teach you.
Another incredible aspect of vacationing in the Maldives is the freedom to spend your time doing exactly what you want. With a tourism model built around bespoke offerings and deep relaxation, resorts are used to designing itineraries for individuals and groups.
Choose a six-star resort with every luxury, or get back to nature in a simple bungalow. Or pick more adventurous options like newly introduced homestays allowing guests to stay with local families and liveaboard boats that enable visitors to spend every moment communing with the ocean’s endless waves.
Any pleasure can be yours in the Maldives: Champagne for breakfast on a yacht, pancakes for dinner in your villa, or a day of pampering in a spa beneath the sea.
That’s the true charm of the Maldives.
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