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Maldives for Non swimmers: Article

Explore the beauty of sun-kissed destination, Maldives beyond diving: BY KANIKA GARG (THEGLOBETROTTERLADY).

Maldives is a world class destination made up of 26 Atolls and 1192 coral Islands located south-west of India in the Indian Ocean. It has around 100 private resorts with inimitable beaches fringed by swaying coconut palms, astonishing water villas and crystal clear blue waters swarming with a diverse array of ocean life. Do you ever think of Maldives except diving? No? Let’s find out the beauty of Maldives for non swimmers with theglobetrotterlady!

There’s no better way to start the day than watching sunrise from a water villa with a cup of coffee. Maldives has loads of activities for non swimmers – strolling around immaculate beaches, dolphin watching, flying in sea planes, glass bottom boat, sun bathing, wandering local markets, day cruise, romantic candle light dinner on private island, watching sunset while enjoying tantalizing local food. You can also try fishing, pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa, take a deep breath and immerse in the unbelievable beauty of Maldives.

Holiday Inn water villa is bang for your buck. The villa was well furnished with a king size bed, sofa set with a table, television, two air conditioners, cupboard, mini bar, balcony with chairs, indoor bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and outdoor bathtub with mesmerizing view of sea. Watch sunrise and sunset from the spacious deck attached to the villa. When sun shines on its water, it’s color looks crystal blue, pale blue during sunset, vivid blue in the middle and turquoise blue near the shores. I had never seen so many beautiful shades of blues. Also see tremendous amount of fishes from the net attached to the deck at anytime and also gaze at millions of stars at night by laying down on the same net.

It is one of the perfect destination to enjoy an adventure filled family holiday or romantic getaway for couples. It’s a tropical paradise of pristine beaches where sands are white as the smiles on every Maldivian’s face. The feeling of waking up to the ocean, blue skies and sunny days is quite impossible to express in the words. It is one of the evocative sights, whose glimpse are etched in memory forever. Make sure you leave some space in your suitcase to carry some Maldivian souvenirs.


  • You can’t bring Liquor to Maldives
  • Capital: Male
  • Airport: Male International Airport
  • Currency: Rufiyaa
  • Visa: On Arrival
  • Number of Days: 4 to 5 days
  • Safe for solo travelers

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