The Maldives is an archipelago composed of 192 coral islands.

It is a favourite of tourists seeking a leisurely island getaway, but there’s more to it than that.

You should take the time to explore its culture, art and markets.

Here, you can deep dive into the Indian Ocean and take a peek at the vibrant soft corals and spectacular marine life, or surf above the pristine waters to get an adrenaline rush. You can start your journey by going to Male and go on a genuine leisure experience. On the other hand, if you want a more thrilling experience, head to the island of Guraidhoo.

For amateur or experienced scuba divers, Ari Atoll is the place to go because of its rich marine life and biodiversity. Other excellent sites for scuba diving and snorkelling include Vagaru, Vitavelli and Madoogali. Alternatively, if you want to catch some waves, the best destinations include the island of Thulusdhoo, Himafushi Island in Male Atoll, Villingilimathi Huraa, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in South Atoll and Muli located in Central Atoll.

This country is just a small group of islands which offer rich and diverse kinds of experiences. Couples can enjoy candlelit dinners on private beaches after indulging in a couple’s spa, young adults can enjoy surfing the waves and going on exciting day trips or joining the coolest night parties, while families can marvel at the spectacular landscapes and perform activities together such as cruising and trekking.

Aside from the unspoiled beaches, mesmerizing marine life, leisurely activities and thrilling adventures, the Maldives also captivates tourists with its delicious local cuisine which has a unique South Indian flavour. Some of the traditional dishes that you should try include the age-old dishes of Gaudiya, Gulha, Kulhi Boakibaa, Bambukeyluhiti, Bajiyaa, Dhonkeyo Kajuru, Theluli Mas and Finhunu Mas.

Whatever type of traveller you are, whether you’re visiting for the pristine waters, an adrenaline rush, leisure and relaxation or the food, the Maldives will surely satisfy your needs.

Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking.  Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.