Raa Atoll is one of the famous atolls in the Maldives, housing some of the best resorts and bucket list worthy sites. One of the islands that form a part of this atoll is the Vaadhoo Island. This spectacular island may have roughly 500 inhabitants but the natural phenomenon occurring here - known as Sea of Stars - is one that captures the attention of people all around the world and leads them straight to the shores of Vaadhoo which delightfully serves them with one of the most memorable sights.
The highest point on the island of Maldives, Mount Villingili was conferred the title of ‘smallest mountain in the world’. Located at the Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, the mound stands at 5.1m above sea level. Watch the sunrise from the peak of Villingi, overlooking the waters and nestled in greenery, atop the highest point in the low lying island.
It is not until one steps into the beautiful Maafushi Island in the Maldives does one know how it feels like to stay in a slice of paradise on earth. Maafushi is one of those local Maldivian islands where people go to rejuvenate their fatigued souls and bask in the tranquillity that envelopes this tourist destination. The sudden change of pace from the hectic hustle of the city to the utter sense of serenity is something that is sure to soothe the anxious nerves and help people relax.
One of the least populated islands in the whole Maldivian nation, Dhigurah Island is located on the Alif Dhaal Atoll. Situated 96 km away from Male, the island is best suited for the ones wishing to escape the bustling city crowd. Dhigurah Island is popular for the whale shark tours (which can be spotted at any time of the year) and snorkelling trips.
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This is the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner if you are honeymooning in Maldives. Beautiful sunsets, striking white beaches, clear, blue water and miles and miles of the sand - this is what Fihalhohi Island has to offer! Located in South Kaafu Atoll, January is one of the best times to visit this island as the rain is minimal, and the sea is ideally warm. The privacy on the island is another great add-on to the fun!
Alimatha is one of the most popular islands of the Maldives that excites the tourists with its unmatched greenery and clear waters. It is located atop Vaavu Atoll, about 40 miles off the nearest international airport. It is also a recognized SCUBA diving spot of International acclaim. Miyaru Kandu, a world-renowned dive site is located here as well making it an added attraction for the tourists.
This postcard-perfect island at the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives is home to breathtaking views, stunning sunsets and pristine waters. The village tours are a must-visit attraction at Veligandu Island, as they give you an honest glimpse into the exotic lives of the villagers and how they use bare minimum resources to live life grandly. The quaint lagoons offer ample opportunities to fish, canoe and dive. Fishing is a great attraction here, and you can hope to catch some bounty even in the rainy month of May. The food served here is delicious as well - get your seafood apron ready!
The Nalaguraidhoo Beach located on the South Ari Atoll happens to be one of the most popular beaches across the Maldivian islands. The island, also similarly named, is about 62 kilometres away from the International Airport at Male. It is frequently termed as the Sun Island on account of revving a surplus amount of sunlight during the daytime making it a wonderful destination for nature lovers. Visitors are also stunned to find a lagoon on the island that happens to be a perfect place to swim in and indulge in underwater photography.
Just south of the North Male Atoll and connected to the airport lays a gem of an island called the Hulhumale. The island sprawls across 188 hectares of palm trees and spectacular beaches and is a perfect fusion of urban life with the delights of island life. Hulhumale Island is also a big supporter of green architecture and maintaining the scenic beauty with a strict no littering policy. It is a great place to visit a day before leaving from the Maldives or after arriving.
Situated at the southernmost tip of the Maldivian archipelago is the largest island of the nation, Fuvahmulah. The scenic, natural beauty of this place is bound to take your breath away. With lush green mingling with the yellow of the dried leaves and the brown of the barks blending with the golden sand, Fuvamulah appears to be a place out of a picture that one painted in their imagination.
A place steeped in rich historical significance, the Utheemu Island in the Haa Alif Atoll is a slice of paradise for the nature lovers and history buffs. With a pleasant climate dominating the island for a major portion of the year, it is an ideal place for a vacation for solo and group travellers alike. The natural beauty of Utheemu Island is unmatchable.
An epitome of luxury, Reethi beach is perfect for a laid-back vacation with your lover or family. With white sand, clear blue waters and green palms, this place is no less than a paradise. The famous Reethi Beach resort offers a large number of facilities and activities. Chill on the beach, enjoy a spa session and snorkel with the fascinating sea turtles to have a perfect beach time.
The only resort on Kuredo Islands, the resort is a perfect amalgamation of aesthetic view and flawless lagoon that surrounds the place which is constructed in about 57 hectares. There are 387 rooms in the resort that offer multiple options to visitors as the rooms range from luxurious bungalows, beach huts to water guest rooms. Irrespective of what you choose, your stay at the resort will be the ideal getaway filled with loads of memories.
Clubbed between surreal blue waters and the greens, Mirihi Island Resort is a 30-minute waterplane ride from Malé. A prime location for witnessing the splendor of whale watching and to live with nature. The rooms in the resort come with breathtaking views and the immensely supportive and friendly staff is an icing on the cake. The resort has 39 Vilas that come in with varying interiors and concept. Food menus are updates daily and quick tip would be to try all the local dishes for savoring the authentic taste of Maldives.
A one of its kind resort, situated in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere, Milaidhoo Resort is close the Hanifary Bay, and is 126 Kilometres away from Male. The resort has its own coral reef area and is vouched as the best snorkelling and diving site. The abundant tropical greenery is bound to leave you in awe and sparkling sand by the bay adds to the picturesque.
A small Island close to Male, set in a jade green stretch of palms trees. The Baros Island resort is created from sandstone and timber and is bundled amidst the exotic flora laid discreetly near a translucent bay. Bask in a perfect romantic getaway in the heart of Baros that redines the experience of Maldives.
Neslted near South Male Atoll, Olhuveli Beach Resort offers a delectable getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, with 2 infinity pools and sparkling white sand. Embellished with tinted wood and exquisite architecture, the luxurious villas and appeasing Maldivian Spa at the resort are the soothing pills we want to have for a vacation of a lifetime.
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