Holidays to Maldives
Begin with dreams of India then sail southwest into the Indian Ocean until the thousand islands of the Maldives come up on your port bow and you know a special holiday is in the offing. Many of these islands are uninhabited while Malé, the main island and capital city, boasts a population of more than 100,000 souls; the citizens of the capital live shoulder to shoulder in one of the most densely populated places in the world. All international visitors have to be processed through customs in Malé where you must take care to respect local Muslim customs. You, however, will soon be taking an air taxi to a remote island where anything goes.
Three Flights per Week
MaldivesBargains.co.uk offers holidays to The Maldives from London Gatwick and Manchester and British Airways has three direct flights per week from London Gatwick to Malé. Once there, you will use an air-taxi service to reach your resort. The two big operators are Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways, which employ identical DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes (capacity: 15 passengers). Your resort might ferry you in a private yacht, if the island is not too distant, but no place is more than 90 minutes by air.
Holidays to Maldives continue to grow in popularity because of the balmy year-round climate, hospitable residents and scenery right off a Hollywood sound stage. Imagine sunshine cutting through translucent turquoise water as you SCUBA dive or snorkel on one of the multitude of pristine coral reefs that comprise the Maldives. The beaches are pristine, the sunsets spectacular, the breezes cool and steady every day. Most of the resorts have diving schools on the premises, so whether snorkeling or using SCUBA, you have the opportunity to improve your skills. Also, many hotels open directly to diver-friendly reefs directly off-shore, so you won’t have to travel to visit the underwater wonders of the Maldives.
Be sure to bring cameras. There are no bad shots anywhere on the Maldive resort islands. Morning, noon and night, you have beach settings, underwater settings, sunrise and sunset to photograph. Also, you are sure to make new friends from all over the world. England has always sent vacationers on holidays to Maldives but Americans, Australians and Europeans have been flocking there in ever greater numbers. To get a good idea of just how popular these thousand islands are for photographers, consider how often Sports Illustrated sends swimsuit supermodels and the top professional photographers for photo shoots.
A honeymoon in the Maldives is a return to Eden. You can find a remote resort where you and your beloved can get away from the roar of crowds and into blissful solitude. It is the best of nature combined with the finest dining and accommodations. Most hotels offer honeymoon package deals with wonderful complimentary extras. And for a second honeymoon, seek out one of the many spa packages available. Eat healthy, receive massage, take exercise classes and chill out on a warm beach to reinvigorate your marriage and renew your life.