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5 reasons the Maldives is the ultimate paradise destination

World-class diving, perfect waves and turquoise water clearer than a swimming pool. The Maldives is the ultimate paradise destination, and if you're fortunate enough to go, these 5 experiences should be at the top of your list...

Enjoy the world-class diving spots

Anyone will have the most indescribable diving experiences here. From swimming with hundreds of dolphins to floating among schools of giant sting rays to spotting lone manta rays, life in the Indian Ocean is vibrant and diverse. Diving in the Maldives will be life-changing.

 

Surf perfect waves all to yourself

If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. At Club Med Kani, there’s a surf spot right outside the resort called Ninja. To get to it, you need to take a boat around the reef because it’s too shallow to walk or paddle to the waves. Totally worth it – once you get there, you can surf empty rights all day long.

 

Girl walking with her surfboard on the beach

Swim in the clearest water imaginable

The water surrounding the Maldives is clearer than any swimming pool I’ve ever been in. I could open my eyes without goggles and see bright colored fish happily swimming among the coral. Super peaceful, and perfect if you want to be at one with nature.

Go sightseeing from the air, a boat (or both)

My first time going on a sea plane was in The Maldives, and I highly recommend it. Not only is it super fun to take off and land from the water, but the aerial view is absolutely breathtaking. It’ll certainly put you in a pensive mood!

Maldives view from sea plane

Breathe Deeply and Enjoy Your Surroundings

In a place like this, it’s easy to lose track of time. Embrace that luxury and just live in the moment. Soak in the sun and enjoy the beauty of nature. After being in a city, it’s nice to unwind and unplug, so why not slow down and re-discover yourself.

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