The Maldives are a natural wonder lying in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers. The reefs of the islands are alive with countless types of underwater creatures and vibrant corals protect the islands from wind and wave action of the surrounding vast oceans.
As a result the waters are turquoise blue and crystal clear. If you are looking for a romantic paradise – your search ends here. This is one of the most stunning places in the world. Endangered marine species like the whale shark, turtles, dolphins as well as corals are protected by law. Hanifaru, a bay-like lagoon in Baa atoll of Maldives is home to rays that gather here to feast on the masses of planktons brought into the lagoon by water currents.
There are so many incredible resorts, depending on our clients’ needs we can narrow down the myriad of choices to one that will simply make your heart sing.
First up is the Baros Resort on a coral fringed bijou island in the heart of the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. Stay by the beach or in an exclusive overwater villa and feel your stress melt and the spirit of Baros slowly seducing your senses. They offer a full selection of wonderfully relaxing massages; stretch massages, ayurvedic massages, foot massages, cleansing scrubs; nourishing wraps; rejuvenating facials; manicures and pedicures. Their specialist acupuncturist assists in healing all manner of tense and painful muscles, and between dining, diving, windsurfing, see-through canoes, waterskiing and catamarans, you won’t be bored!
Next is Cocoa Island, a small, private island resort designed for an easygoing, feet-in-the sand experience. The rich, warm waters and The Maldives – Sexy, Chic & Breathtaking bountiful coral promise some of the world’s best beaches, snorkeling and diving.
Wake up to an empty horizon from your over-water bungalow. Cocoa Island offers indulgent spa therapies, regular yoga classes, diving, gourmet cuisine and exciting excursions.
At their COMO Shambhala Retreat center, Asian-inspired treatments include massage, emotionally rebalancing holistic techniques, restorative skincare facials and authentic Ayurvedic therapies. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian tradition of healing, helps restore the body to its natural equilibrium by rebalancing the three doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – which make up our constitution. This is the perfect place for the health or spiritually minded traveler.
Last on my list: The Soneva Fushi and Gilli resorts are committed to offer luxuries of the highest standard in an environment that nurtures the indigenous feel in design, architecture and service.
Cuisine is a fusion of international influences with the freshest ingredients from the resort’s own organic gardens.
At the Soneva they subscribe to a “No News, No Shoes” chilled out vibe, perfect for your honeymoon or get-away from-it-all vacation. Truly it doesn’t matter where you go in the Maldives – it is beautiful and if you are looking for a romantic getaway we would love to help you plan a special adventure here (or even your destination wedding).
Because it a long flight to get to the Maldives, we often recommend to include a stop-over on the way there. This can be done in a few different places like Europe, the Middle East or South East Asia. We’d be more than happy to review the best options for you and create the perfect journey.
Are you ready to go on a voyage beyond imagination? Contact us today for an exclusive and complimentary consultation, we’ll make sure that your time on this magical islands will be everything you have dreamed it would be.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.
A special ‘Thank you’ to the Soneva Fushi & Gilli Resort for the beautiful pictures and the Baros Resort for the wonderful video.