Six Experiences You Can Only Havein a Maldivian Resort
The Maldives is the epitome of luxury. It is a place where opulence meets simple island life, barefoot luxury if you will. If you take a brief scroll through Instagram, you are almost guaranteed to see a picture of the Maldives, and that can spark some serious wanderlust.
Pictures of lush tropical foliage blowing in the sea breeze, surrounded by a thin ribbon of white sandy beach and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Just one picture is enough to make you want to pack your bags and travel to the Maldives, here are 6 experiences that you can ONLY have on these private tropical islands.
1. Have a Meal Underwater
Picture this: sipping champagne and eating a delicious meal with your partner… but underwater! That’s exactly what you can do in the Maldives at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant- the world’s first-ever underwater restaurant- at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel. This meal will certainly be one to remember, as you will be treated to a 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean! In an interesting role reversal, it will be as though you have been put into a fishbowl and the surrounding marine life will be your spectators. One thing is for sure, no matter how beautiful or handsome your date is, it will be difficult to keep your eyes on them when you dine at this amazing restaurant.
2. Rent a Private Island Just for YOU
Have you ever dreamt of living on a tropical island with just you and your love? Well, in the Maldives you can make this a reality. However, there will be a slight difference in your Robinson Crusoe-esque dream; it will be you, your partner and a fully staffed luxury resort. This is a honeymooner’s dream and is a fan favourite amongst many celebrities. One popular island that offers this experience is Cheval Blanc Randheli, the brainchild of fashion group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) and it redefines luxury. Cycle through its verdant jungle, snorkel in the island’s surrounding waters, play a game of tennis hidden amongst the foliage, or immerse yourself in its wellness activities. This also an excellent option for a group or family holiday.
3. Go Ice Skating
Yes, you read that right! You can go ice skating in the Maldives! Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives has seemingly done the unimaginable; bringing an ice rink to the tropics and making it sustainable. Since it would be a challenge to prevent an ice rink from melting in a tropical island on the equator, this resort managed to bring a year-round winter land experience through modern-day innovation. Made using Glice, a novel material made in Switzerland, the hotel gives you the opportunity to ‘ice skate’ on a tropical island while listening to the sound of waves crashing nearby.
4. Get a Massage Below Sea Level
Yet another undersea experience you can have in the Maldives. Huvafen Fushi boasts the title of the world’s first-ever underwater spa! Indulge yourself in a spa treatment unlike any other. Step eight metres below the sea and enter a world of peace. Watch as fish swim hurriedly from one place to another, and as soft coral gently billows in the changing currents. Feel yourself relaxing as though you were gently floating on a wave…
5. Watch a Movie from the Middle of the Indian Ocean
If you’re a movie buff, this is something you must experience at least once in your life. Soneva Jani created the world’s first overwater silent cinema. Get cosy with blankets and pillows on one of the overhanging hammocks where you watch some of the finest films of the silver screen. The screen will be floating on the crystal clear water and begins just after sunset so that you can enjoy the beauty of the natural world as well as this unique experience. The movies shown are silent so that it does not disrupt the natural harmony of the surrounding ecosystem and guests are requested to wear Bluetooth headsets– talk about sustainable luxury!
6. Sleep Underwater
THE MURAKA at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has managed to do the impossible– sleeping underwater. This one of a kind over (and under) water villa is a dreamscape. THE MURAKA can accommodate up to nine guests and is like its own private resort in the middle of the ocean. The villa has a butler and chef who are on call 24/7, curated experiences, a sleek infinity pool, and its crowning glory: an underwater master bedroom. Gently drift to sleep with a 180-degree of the ocean, although can you really go to sleep while experiencing something so amazing?
There are just some of the luxurious, once in a lifetime experiences that await you in the Maldives. Visit now and make your dreams of a lavish holiday come true!