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This tropical location is high on the list of in-the-know travelers. With the ability to find cheap business class flights to and from this string of islands, it is easy to get to the sandy beaches and friendly atmosphere, and with plenty of activities, this island nation has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxing day on the beach, you are sure to find what you are looking for in the Maldives.
The Indian Ocean supplies a constant stream of warm water to these islands, making it the perfect place to dive. The water is perfectly clear and blue, and under the waves, schools of colorful fish race back and forth. More than a thousand different kinds of fish live in these waters, along with hundreds of other spectacular other creatures you can only see while diving. If you don’t know how to dive, the Maldives is the perfect place to learn. There are plenty of credible instructors and the waters are calm and clear, making it a thrilling, but safe experience.
Even if you do not want to spend your time below the waves, you can still enjoy the waves themselves. Some parts of the islands are best known for their surfing conditions, but there are also calmer waters, where you can start up a game of water polo, body surf, and even snorkel. There are also plenty of calm swimming waters, if you want to get a few laps in.
While there are plenty of great towns and villages to visit while in the Maldives, you might enjoy taking a trip to one of the uninhabited islands. This islands are pristine, with great fishing spots and local wildlife and plants that you can’t help but be amazed by. There are even some companies that will take a group of visitors on a night fishing expedition, where you will be taught not only how to fish but how integral fishing is to the Maldivian lifestyle.
While it may be relaxing enough to simply sit on the beach and enjoy the surf, you could also opt for a relaxing soak and massage at one of the many local spas. Most spas employ the best of ancient local healing methods to relax both the body and the mind, and to ensure that you leave the spa happier than when you arrived.
If you are looking for a unique way to explore the Maldives, why not try a seaplane? You can coast from island to island, sightseeing from the comfort of the plane, experiencing the Maldives from above to give you a true idea of the scope of this beautiful chain of islands.