Happen to be toying with the idea of visiting the stunning islets of the Maldives? Then consider the reasons provided below which make the island nation stand out.

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The ‘wow’ factor never wears off

Pictures of the Maldives found in books and blogs tell their own tale. However, an escape to the archipelago will bring with it countless ways to experience its serenity and seclusion. Stretches of blue will greet you from the moment you take to the skies in a seaplane or rise from your slumber within the comfort of your overwater villa. The beaches are heavenly to walk on, sunbathe and also, surprise that special someone with a private dinner.

Relaxation is guaranteed

A sense of stillness and peace will be your constant companion, especially on a private island. Devoid of crowds and noise, these environs are blessed with plenty to do. Find the nearest beach bar where you can order a cocktail, get your fins out for a snorkelling expedition or simply immerse yourself in the nourishing waters of the sea.

Complete freedom

Being on an island will feel like you have it all to yourself. You can stroll towards the beach under the shade of palm trees or take in the sheer pageantry of a shoreline laden with vegetation. For example, when in the Maldives, resort facilities in the likes of Velassaru Maldives can be made into your base to explore the very edges of a thriving island escape.

The waters are a magnet for leisure pursuits

Snorkel your way en route to discovering schools of fish and corals of varying hues or prepare for a face full of water and spray as you manoeuvre your jet ski over waves that will attempt to throw you off balance.