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Explore the Islands of Maldives

By Nigilesh - May 23, 2020
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The Maldives being an island destination has an abundance of white sandy beaches, clear turquoise blue waters. Do you fancy dining in the world’s first underwater restaurant with your family, going dolphin spotting and scuba diving with your friends or relaxing with your partner on an unsullied Maldives beach on your Maldives honeymoon trip? Here are a few of the resorts to explore the Islands of Maldives.

 RAA ATOLL – ADAARAN PRESTIGE VADOO :

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Aerial view of the resort

Raa atoll is famous for the ‘sea of stars’, the water glows under the moonlight. It’s one of the rarest sights on the planet. This is because the marine area around this island is rich in bioluminescence, the production and emission of light by a living organism. The island is approximately 140km (87 mi) north of the country’s capital, Malé.

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is one of the luxurious Maldives resorts, situated in Raa Atoll. The resort has won the World’s Leading Water Villa retreat at the World Travel Awards in 2010. All villas feature generously comfy beds, ample sun decks and plunge pools with encompassing views of the Indian Ocean. Adaaran Prestige Vadoo resort offers 50 water villas. Out of which 6 are inspired by Japanese, Nihon principles of elegant simplicity mixed with disciplined luxury. They were one of the first to create the popular over-water cottages back in the 1980s. 

Duration from Male airport: 15 mins speedboat

Click here to experience the 360-degree view of Vadoo’s water villa.

NORTH MALE ATOLL – COCO BODU HITHI: 

North Male Atoll plays the role of an excellent hub for exploring the Islands in-depth. It’s a perfect place for snorkelling and diving with viewings of stingrays, coral fish, baby black-tip reef sharks, and manta rays. A location, known for sports, beaches, romance as well as famous landmarks and outstanding hospitality.

Bodu Hithi Island, in North Malé Atoll, is a serene and beautiful Maldivian resort. Coco Bodu Hithi has launched the first floating yoga studio in the Maldives in collaboration with AquaX Academy from Beijing, China. It was made available to the travellers from March 2020. Guests can take part in that yoga sessions that need to be pre-booked as it depends on the availability of the yoga master. Here you can explore the Islands of Maldives, The uniqueness of Coco Bodu Hithi is that you get to have the private pool irrespective of the room category chosen, which is not very common in the Maldives at this price point. 

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Evenings in Coco Bodu Hithi

Duration from Male airport: 40 Mins 

Click here to view the 360-degree view of the Coco’s water villa

RANGALI ISLAND – CONRAD MALDIVES:

Rangali Island is exactly located in the heart of the Indian Ocean. And it is the home to whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles. 

Conrad Maldives is enclosed by the country’s best diving, whale shark areas, and coral reefs. The property features 150 architecturally designed villas, 12 restaurants, and bars. The resort boasts its uniqueness by showing off its underwater restaurant – Ithaa ( 5-Meters underwater) and The Muraka, luxury residence with two floors, one above the water and one underwater, both are first of their kind. Both of these were the result of the resort’s sheer hunger to edge their competition.

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Aerial View of the Island
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The Muraka:

Luxury residence featuring three bedrooms and integrated living, dining, and entertaining spaces with two floors – One above the water and one under the water. In addition to that, there is a 24-hour private butler service, a private chef, and tailored experiences.

Click here to watch a clip about the Muraka ( Credits: Youtube )

Duration from Male: 30 Mins 

BAA ATOLL – AMILLIA FUSHI MALDIVES

Baa atoll engulfs 75 islands in total, out of which 13 are inhabited. And a population of over 11,000 people. One of the most important species living around Baa Atoll is the parrotfish. The species feeds on the corral under the water and secretes it later on as sand. Thulhaadhoo Island is traditionally well known for its lacquer work handicrafts. They are decorative things made of wood with a layer of lacquer to give a unique finish.

Amilla Fushi, a true disruptor of the traditional Maldives experience was opening in 2015. It is located in the UNESCO Biosphere of Baa Atoll. Amiliafushi ( meaning – My Island home ) as the meaning suggests that its accommodation feels like a home rather being a villa, so there are 10 different houses or residences to choose from, depending on your requirements. And the resort truly boasts its uniqueness by showing off their Treetop pool villa with a pool, an uncommon accommodation among the Maldivian Islands. 

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Aerial view of the Island
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Treetop pool villa:

Serene treetop retreats tucked away 12 meters above the ground. Wrapped in a canopy of coconut trees and vast Maldivian skies. Swim across the infinity-edge pool as if you were flying over the treetops. You can explore the Islands of Maldives, Being only 20 meters away from the beach will allow you the chance to take our secret pathway. Enjoy elevated sky views unparalleled in the Maldives. Its spacious nature makes it feel like another home. 

Duration from Male: 30 Mins

DHAALU ATOLL – RIU ATOLL & PALACE : 

Dhaalu Atoll stretches 23km horizontally and 38km vertically. Out of a total of 56 islands in the atoll, seven of the islands are inhabited, with a total population of around 7000. Kudahuvadhoo is the capital island, located at the atoll’s southern tip. All over the Island, you’ll get to see mounds known as Hawittas. Till date, the reason for the earth to pile up as mounds remains a mystery. Some of the finest masonries in the country are located in Kudahuvadu.

Riu, the Spanish hotel chain opened its mid-range value for money resort in the summer of 2019 in the Dhaalu Atoll. Riu Atoll ( 4-star) and Palace (5-star) on the same Island. Both in total have over 400 accommodations. Since both hotels are on the same Island they offer unique flexibility in terms of stay that no other property can offer at this price point. Clients can choose to stay at the 4-star property for 2 nights and stay at the 5-star property for 2 Nights in the same vacation of 4 Nights. 24/7 All-inclusive, Infinity swimming pool, and Cross dining options make it a worth buying vacation. 

Distance from Male: 35 Mins

To summarise:

To explore the Islands of Maldives, of course, is a paradise of a destination for couples and for people who want to refrain themselves from the city life, in other terms, a luxury leisure vacation. Though the Maldives is an expensive place, this doesn’t stop people from visiting the destination. These are places which you get to experience once in a lifetime, can be considered for any special occasion like honeymoon, anniversaries and birthdays as well. Want to know more about our Maldives tour packages, Check out Pickyourtrail.com

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