Often deemed a luxury holiday destination, Maldives, a small archipelagic country nestled in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean, is one of the world’s top tourist destinations for multiple reasons. The nation is home to more than 1100 islands that are scattered across the Indian Ocean. Except for a few islands, most islands are habited that are largely used for different purposes such as tourism, agriculture, etc. These islands are home to an array of amazing things, including exclusive resorts featuring lavish spas, infinity pools, and fancy restaurants serving some of the most delectable dishes.
One of the many things that make the Maldives a wonderful travel destination is the beauty of Mother Nature. The nation boasts bountiful nature that is sure to leave you enchanted and mesmerized. Be it above the sea or below the sea, there are a plethora of natural wonderlands in the country that can get you up close and personal with Mother Nature.
Ahead, we have jotted down a list of some of the most incredible ways to get up close with nature in the Maldives.
Go swimming with whale sharks
Tourists seeking an adrenaline rush should definitely indulge in this super fun and exhilarating water-based activity. Swimming with whale sharks is a one-of-a-kind experience, therefore, you shouldn’t miss out on this one while in the Maldives. These giant sea creatures, known by the name plankton-feeding whale sharks, might look a bit intimidating but in actual they are quite gentle and don’t really pose any threat to humans. These whale sharks can be spotted throughout the year in Maldivian’s blue waters, but the best time to spot them is from August to November.
Dive amidst reef sharks
This is yet another adrenaline-rushing activity that involves diving with reef sharks in Maldivian’s blue waters. The underwater life of Maldives is phenomenal; it is entirely a different kind of world that has so much to offer. What makes underwater life all the more interesting is the sea creatures, and apart from whale sharks, the Maldives water also houses reef sharks. The thing that makes it exciting is the fact that you can dive amidst these reef sharks in Maldivian water.
Take a tour of tropical organic garden
One of the best ways to get up close and personal with nature in the Maldives is by surrounding yourself with lush greenery, and the best place to get this feeling is a tropical organic garden. Taking a tour of a tropical organic garden isn’t only an excellent way to feel connected with nature, but it also helps you learn about different types of herbs and other nutritious foods grown in the garden that are used to prepare fresh foods or even for spas.
Watch dolphins at sunset
Dolphins are the cutest aquatic animals, they love to jump and play around, if you want to spot them doing what they are known for and i.e., jumping, then you should consider doing it at sunset. The Maldives is home to more than 20 different species of dolphins. You can spot the very delightful acrobatic spinner dolphins jumping and twirling high above the waters, but the best time to capture the most stunning view is during the sunset, so make sure to take a cruise tour accordingly.
The Maldives is a beautiful nation, and what makes it even more beautiful is less pollution, which is very much evident from its blue skies and turquoise waters. Spotting constellations can be an extraordinary and memorable experience, and the Maldives gives you the perfect opportunity to spot constellations that are otherwise rarely visible to the naked eye in other parts of the world due to increased pollution. There are so many beautiful spots throughout the country where you can go stargazing.