Heading to the Maldives Islands for a leisurely holiday is pretty much a no-brainer. After all, it’s incredibly well known for its white, sandy beaches, perfect diving conditions, and picturesque sunsets.
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Heading to the Maldives Islands for a leisurely holiday is pretty much a no-brainer. After all, it’s incredibly well known for its white, sandy beaches, perfect diving conditions, and picturesque sunsets. But many seem to forget that underneath its reputation for ideal vacationing, the Maldives is ultimately an independent country with a rich and diverse culture. The Maldivian people are descendants of South and Southeast Asians, Africans and Arabs – a fact that shows in their arts and culture. For instance, the thatched roofs many Maldive villas have are fashioned after Southeast Asian influences, while the traditional dresses for Maldivian women are inspired by a variety of different cultures. A trip to the Maldives will undoubtedly be luxurious and relaxing, but let’s not forget the cultural aspects too. Places to Stay in Maldives
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an island sanctuary where luxury and landscape merge to create an experience that is one with nature. Located on exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the World, the resort is only 15 minutes by luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé Airport. www.tajhotels.com
Six Senses Resort Laamu
Six Senses Laamu, in the south Maldives, offers 97 sustainable villas set over the lagoon and on the island. Yin Yang, the famous surfing wave breaks offshore. Guests snorkel in the house reef and enjoy mouth-watering dishes created from the organic gardens. The Six Senses Spa provides award-winning signature treatments.
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