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Destination of the Month - Maldives

The perfect romantic hotspot for a honeymoon, anniversary, or couples getaway; the Maldives is unrivalled for its five-star luxurious lifestyle, scuba diving spots like nowhere else in the world, and accommodation that lets you step straight out into crystal-clear waters.

Found in South Asia; the small island nation of the Maldives hovers in the Arabian Sea on the Indian Ocean. Amongst many other great things, the Maldives draws visitors back with its white-sand beaches, clear air, and blue ocean with plenty of underwater scenery.

This chain of around 1,200 islands was inhabited in the 5th century by Buddhists that were likely from Sri Lanka and parts of Southern India. Its capital is Malé, which is largely known for its beautiful mosques and many colourful buildings.

Visit the Maldives between November and April time for the best weather; although December through until March is high season. February is a particularly good month to visit because it is the driest, with less than 70mm of rainfall monthly.

If you’re a scuba diving enthusiast then the Maldives will be your dream come true. Discover the best quality reefs in Angsana Ihuru; easily accessible by speedboat. The luxury Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is also home to outstanding reefs, where you can meet stunning sea creatures.

You’ll be able to spot dolphins nearly everywhere in the Maldives especially on a dolphin watching trip. Head to the lesser known Meemu Atoll, where the success rate is around 85%. As they swim up to your boat; you’ll be able to see how friendly and playful they are!

To experience the true beauty of the Maldives, why not take a boat cruise and enjoy multiple places in one day? Check out Malé and its museums, mosques, and market as well as the area of Alimas Carnival for many hip coffee shops and quirky cafes.

For adventurous eaters the Maldives is ideal; perhaps try the fragrant fish soup known as garudhiya, which is primarily tuna infused with delicious spices and citrus. Feast on coconut-flecked chapati bread served alongside a tasty banana flower salad called boshi mashuni for a truly authentic meal.

If you have a special romantic occasion just around the corner, then the Maldives is undoubtedly the paradise you need to enjoy some quality time with your loved one. Embark on new adventures together, rest on powder-white shores, and discover a destination that simply compares to no other.

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