The Maldives is a dream destination famous for its beautiful white beaches and breathtaking underwater scenery. But there is more to this unique nation, these 1190 islands spread across the Indian Ocean and circled into 26 natural atolls. They boast rich cultural traditions, a history of kings and queens, pageants, feasts and festivals, all of which comes together to make luxury holidays in the Maldives endlessly tempting. Experiencing this culture is one of the joys of a holiday here, a joy which Constance Halaveli caters to.
The Maldives has incredibly beautiful tropical scenery: graceful coconut palms leaning over crystal-clear lagoons, coral reefs promising great snorkelling and scuba diving, and lots of sunshine. In fact, all the ingredients that make up the classic desert island. With the increasing pace of life in the modern world, it has become the ultimate getaway for those who like the sun, sand, sea and tranquillity. Resorts like Soneva Fushi and One&Only Reethi Rah capture this perfectly.
The islands of the Maldives lie scattered in the Indian Ocean. There are almost 2000 coral islands and islets in total. Around 90 of them are so tiny, one could walk around the perimeter in less than 5 minutes! If you want to experience the magic of being isolated by clear blue oceans than the Gili Lankanfushi, the islands’ first all water villa resort, is ideal.
The Maldives has one of the least exploited Marine environments in the world and as such has gained a reputation as being one of the best diving destinations in the world, sought after by divers and snorkellers alike. It is a deserved reputation, with hundreds of breathtaking dive sites, a colourful and fascinating underwater world, perfect conditions throughout the year and visibility that can reach up to 60 meters. If you want to dive straight in to these activities, Huvafen Fushi has the facilities ready for you to do so.
Tourism in the Maldives is carefully managed; the strategy being to develop a limited number of quality resorts, each on its own island free from crime, traffic, commercialism and the stress of daily life.