5 Reasons to Visit The Maldives in 2017

Knowing very well the fact that anyone who has been to the Maldives will already have over tens of reasons to visit the tiny island nation over again, we have compiled a small list of 5 reasons that could very well convince you to visit the Maldives this year. The Maldives archipelago is tucked away in the marine wildlife rich Laccadive Sea that border the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. 

1. The Year-Round Sunny WeatherYes, due to the fact that the Maldives lay directly under the equator, the country enjoys year round sunny weather with two distinct seasons that bring about a hot & dry season and a wet & hot season. Perhaps the biggest selling point for those born and raised in northern, colder climate territories. The average temperature in the Maldives is between 23ºc – 35ºc.

More detailed info. on weather in the Maldives


Beach Bar

2. Underwater Dining – With the crystal clear water and the abundance of reef dwelling undersea wildlife, offering the opportunity to dine underwater is a no-brainer in the Maldives. With over 5 options throughout the Maldives, dining with the fishes is fast becoming a preferred activity among many a tourist.

Underwater Restaurant at Per Aquum Niyama


Underwater Restaurant

3. The Marine Life – An abundance of varied types of corals, and over 2000 species of reef and deep sea fish are part of the everyday life in the Maldives. Surrounding each and every island are shallow lagoons of different shades of blue in which reef fish and coral abound. Snorkeling and scuba diving are among the top reasons for the millions of travelers that visit the islands each year. Baa Atoll, Maldives is an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is teeming with undersea and land wildlife such as Whale Sharks, Eagle Ray, Manta Rays, and different species of birds and reptiles.

Maldives from above showcasing the islands, lagoons that surround, and the deep seas


Whale Shark

4. The White Sandy Beaches – Unparalleled white, fine sandy beaches stretch from one end of the island to the other. The soft, sandy beaches attract sun bathers, kids, and of course the couples seeking private beach dinners. The white sandy shorelines are frequented by the Maldivian Herons, hermit crabs and beach crabs. During certain seasons, the phenomenon of the glowing beaches can be witnessed in specific atolls of the Maldives.

The Enchanting Bio-luminescent Beaches of the Maldives



5. Over-Water Accommodations  Who wouldn’t enjoy a view of the clear blue seas right from the bed. Enjoying a sunrise from your very own open air deck never gets old. The decks come with stairs that lead directly in to the shallow blue lagoon.

In to the blue


Water Villa

16 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Visit The Maldives in 2017

    • I think you should drop by, for a short stay in the city and visit a couple of local neighboring islands and plan a good 4 night stay for later this year at a good resort.

      Or you could visit later this year after planning a good trip back at home.

      Tickets from Sri Lanka to the Maldives are quite cheap. Up for a rendezvous Vu?


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    • Thanks 🙂
      If I had to pick an absolute favorite, I’d have to go with Per Aquum Niyama. Although bit far from the airport (45 mins by seaplane) the island is gorgeous, some of the best dining we ever experienced in the Maldives and just simply impeccable.

      Depending on the budget and preference, I would recommend either Per Aquum Niyama, Centara Ras Fushi (bit cheaper and is accessible by speed boat) Anantara Dhigu, COMO Cocoa Island, or Shangri-La Maldives (very far, accessible only by domestic flight)

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