What better way to celebrate Friendship Day than travelling together to Maldives with your best friends! Peace and tranquility, adventure and action – there is something for everyone in The Sunny Side of Life! Whether you are staying on a plush resort, a hotel in Male’, or in a simple guesthouse on an island in an atoll far away, there is a lot you can choose from in the south island nation.
We give you plenty of reasons why you should pin it right at the top of your bucket list.
Soak in the Spiritual Side of Life
In the Maldives, a spa is an experience, a journey that is sure to touch your soul. Resort spas not only match the luxurious environs and the classy touches of their cozy bungalows and sexy villas. Spas in Maldives are an experience in themselves. Sprawling garden spas, with massage rooms merged into their lush tropical surroundings, or one built on stilts over the crystalline waters of the lagoon, it’s for you and your group to choose.
After the relaxing experience, get set to treat your taste buds as most resorts offer high-class fine-dining options, Michelin-starred private dinners and underwater dining experiences.
Explore the Fun Side of Life
Entertainment and daily excursions are on the menu wherever you are. Excursions offer an experience for you and your friends to take in more of the Maldives. Sandbanks that dazzle under the midday sun and experiencing local island towns is part of half day or full day excursions. What’s more? A barbeque on the beach for lunch is often thrown in to get that additional punch to the day’s experience. How about night fishing or dolphin watching, swimming with whale sharks and mantas? On land there is beach volley, tennis, volleyball and badminton.
If you stay in a guesthouse on an inhabited island, you will have the chance to meet Maldivians, experience local culture and cuisine, and join in what the islanders do for relaxation, playing football in the late afternoon, lounging on one of the joalis near the beach or relaxing over a hot black tea and eating “short eats” in a seaside café.
Seek the Thrilling Side of Life
Wherever you choose to holiday in the Maldives, there is watersports on offer. But be mindful that some resorts prefer to offer their guests complete tranquility without the sound of motorized engines that propel many a ride on the water. But even those resorts would offer relaxing canoe rides, wind surfing, snorkeling and diving.
If your group is serious about the thrill, choose one of the resorts or a guesthouse on an island that offer them all. Bouncy banana rides with friends or skimming the lagoon at high speeds on a wakeboard, all of which would offer you that adrenaline rush that you seek to feel rejuvenated and at one with the elements. For the serious water sports enthusiast there is kite surfing, parasailing or just navigating around the reefs on a catamaran.