This island chain is paradise on Earth, with crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and abundant marine life.
The Maldives is a popular destination for honeymooners, scuba divers. And anyone seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating tropical escape. Contact our flight brokers to arrange transportation, and read on to learn more about these idyllic isles.
Something for Everyone
Most tourists arrive in the capital city of Malé. Buy buonly stay long enough to catch a ride to their destination on one of the smaller islands. Visitors to the Maldives have two primary options: an all-inclusive stay at an island resort, with all the amenities and luxuries of world-class hospitality, or a vacation getaway on one of the islands populated by Dhivehin (Maldivian) natives.
Hotels on these native islands are rather spartan by the standards of resort hotels, but they are generally clean and well-appointed. Your accommodations depend on everything from your budget to your idea of the perfect vacation.
Most of the islands in the Maldives chain are small, and resorts often take up entire islands. Many resorts have lounges at the airport, and a concierge will ensure you are transported to your destination in short order. Depending on the resort, you will travel by speedboat or water plane, with the latter affording spectacular views of the island chain and the surrounding blue water.
While some resorts are built entirely on land, others have long jetties extending into the crystal-clear waters, lined on either side by thatch-roofed villas. These over-water villas often feature open-air main rooms and sundecks. Be sure to ask which direction your villa faces if you want to watch the sunrise or the sunset each day.
Along with over-water villas, most resorts have a selection of beach villas, garden cottages, and multi-room hotels. Wherever you stay, you will be met with an array of culinary delights. The seafood is the freshest you will ever taste. And some resorts even have small islands devoted entirely to growing fresh fruits and vegetables. Pamper yourself with a spa visit. Enjoy a sumptuous, locally sourced dinner, and then relax on your private veranda as the sun sets over the islands.
For a slightly different experience, consider staying on one of the native-populated islands. The hotels, as are the costs of food and drinks, are significantly less expensive than those at the island resorts. Native shopkeepers and restauranteurs may try to haggle over prices. But this only adds to the charm and the fun of vacationing on one of these islands.
Wherever you stay, you will have access to gorgeous private beaches and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The underwater geography of the Maldives is extraordinary, and it is replete with live coral reefs and a panoply of exotic sea life.
If you’re so inclined, you can arrange with many of the resorts to be certified as a scuba diver during your stay, allowing you to dive solo. If you’re not certified, you can join group dives. With experienced trainers and guides or snorkel on your own if you prefer some moments of underwater solitude.
Springtime in the Maldives
The Maldives Island chain is one of the safest and most relaxing destinations on Eart. And there’s no better place to get away from it all truly. Whether at a five-star resort or a small, family-owned hotel, you’ll enjoy white sand beaches, clear blue waters, vibrant and colorful coral reefs, farm-to-table food, and warm hospitality.
Spring is the perfect time of year to visit this island paradise. Call your GAC broker today to plan an extraordinary adventure in the Maldives.