Made up of atolls within which over 1,000 captivating islands can be found, the Maldives boasts a myriad of appealing features that would warm the hearts of many, including those keen on heading over for a family holiday. From glittering oceans, and white powdery beaches to private islands cloaked in palm trees offering a wide spectrum of leisure pursuits perfect for all ages and likes; the Maldives is undoubtedly an experience waiting to unravel and provided is how you can schedule a holiday to this part of the world.
Why the Maldives?
These glorious islets bear testament to the islander lifestyle and what better manner to experience the same than with those who have captured your heart? Of the 1,190 islands that comprise the island nation, 185 are inhabited while the remainder is used for both tourism and agricultural purposes. First up it is prudent on your behalf to research as to what the Maldives serves up as you will also need to select your choice of lodging and make a reservation in a timely fashion. Having gathered information, then look to reaching out to your Maldives island resort on the possibility of planning every inch of your holiday taking into consideration the nature of leisure activities that you may have in mind. Generally speaking, aspects such as airport pick-ups, water sports and a conducive timeline for the same can be discussed at great length with the locals who would offer insights as to what would complement your family in a way that you leave having an abundance of memories to reminisce. Accommodation can also be tailored to suit every whim and fancy and if opting to reside at SAii Lagoon Maldives, then you and your family will be able to check into spacious family beach rooms from where you may contemplate the days ahead.
When is it best to go?
The period stretching out across the months of November through April is by far, the most favourable time to be thinking of a holiday in the Maldives. Herein, one will be surrounded by warm temperatures and plenty of reason to step out of your overwater villa and into the ocean for a time of fun and frolic. However, for those keen on the mode of accommodation and its corresponding facilities & highlights that might be availed of more often than not, do factor in the possibility of arriving during the driest period of the Maldives. Thus, the months of January to April will bring with it low humidity levels and dry weather for most parts but in turn, you and your family will be privileged to be staying within what the local hotel and resort properties consider as ‘peak season.’ Though, be sure to consider your budget extremely carefully as the Maldives is not the cheapest destination to be heading over to and that too on a family vacation.
Move around the beach areas and head for the water
When in the Maldives, leisure and adventure-savvy travellers will find plenty of reasons to kick back and make a beeline for the closest stretch of beach or dive centre. Thus, even families can partake in such escapades regardless of whether one yearns for a closer look at the ocean floor and its hidden gems or the waves that would offer up quite the challenge indeed. Snorkelling comes across as an activity that can be tapped into even within 20 meters of your lodging and requires the ability to float. On the flip side, scuba diving will see to it that you venture out farther into the ocean which does require an oxygen tank, wet suit, fins and a mask so that you are well-equipped to view the marine life of the Maldives. For the more daring at heart, consider kite surfing, windsurfing or jet skiing which must be carried out under the watchful eyes of experts who understand the environment and prevailing conditions better than any holidaymaker. On a concluding note, expect to be a part of a riveting and refreshing ride in the Maldives that will surely spur you on towards many a goal once safely back home.