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7 Wonderful Experiences in the Mystical, Magical Maldives

December 14, 2023

Many travelers have the Maldives on their bucket lists. If you have daydreamed about living a lavish life on a faraway tropical island and choose the Maldives for your vacation getaway, you have made the right decision.

This primarily Muslim country is made up of 1,192 islands stretching a length of more than 540 miles. Many travelers have called these islands among the most beautiful and most romantic. Discover the privacy and peace of the Maldives and benefit from the opportunity to take some time to turn the world off for a while.

Take in magical views worthy of dreams. Float in stunning lagoons, meld with insanely amazing marine life. Eat in some of the finest restaurants and experience waking up each day to new adventures. No adjective can accurately describe this piece of Nirvana. A getaway to this archipelago will no doubt be one which creates memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime.

If Maldives luxury travel is on your agenda, please read on for some insight on a little of what you could choose to experience:

Dine with Marine Life at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

Dining at Ithaa is literally dining with undersea life. This unique restaurant takes its diners more than 16 feet below the Indian Ocean to experience a culinary extravaganza in the world’s first submerged eatery. The otherworldly coral gardens match the fusion set menus – local flavors married to Western influences. Ithaa is even open for mid-morning cocktails. Imagine enjoying a mimosa while watching a shark swim by!

Dining with marine life at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant [Photo credit: Conrad Maldives Rengali Island]

Party at Subsix at Niyama

At nearly 20 feet below the Indian Ocean, Subsix is the second underwater dining venue in the Maldives doubles as a cool nightspot. Guests reach the venue by speedboat, skipping over the reef to the restaurant’s location nearly a half mile off shore. After descending a three-tier staircase, you will become a part of the undersea surroundings since décor at Subsix reflects the ocean. Menu choices include Wagyu beef tartare; barramundi with sautéed calamari, caramelized onions, bouillabaisse reduction and tamarind coulis. For dessert, try the mint mango sorbet or the garden fruit minestrone and stay for dancing at the world’s first underwater nightclub.

Dance with Nemo at Subsix [Photo credit: Niyama Private Islands Maldives]

Deepflight Adventures at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Become a deep sea adventurer on an amazing submarine excursion aboard the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S. From the shores of the Four Seasons Resort, climb aboard a three-passenger submarine which has individual domes for unparalleled 360-views of the Baa Atoll aquatic world. The journey takes you to a depth of more than 120 feet where you will encounter turtles, rays and dolphins and a myriad of other sea life. The submarine has a communication system with real-time commentary so you will be able to learn more about this precious ecosystem. The DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S is battery operated with reduced acoustic emissions providing an environmentally-friendly ride.

Explore the ocean’s depths in the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S [Photo credit: Drive Mag Boats]

Conrad Sunset Water Villa

Here you will find a spectacular concept estate suspended above the crystalline turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Conrad Sunset Water Villa redefines island living, with a bold vision of unfettered luxury in tandem with the spellbinding ocean ecosystem of the Maldives. Conrad Sunset Water Villa presents two seductive bedrooms accommodating three guests in utmost comfort, discretion, and style. This home comes to its fullest expression with its enchanting outdoors. Private decks are outfitted with a whirlpool, infinity pool, and sunbeds promising utmost bodily bliss before the endless watery expanse. Top-notch resort amenities include spa retreats, fitness and yoga courses, and a kids' club.

Spend time in the mesmerizing Maldives in the contemporary luxury Conrad Sunset Water Villa

Sail Onboard a Traditional Dhoni Boat

Take time out to cruise the extraordinary islands of the Maldives by traditional dhoni. Experience turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches these islands are famous for. Learn the local way and snorkel among shipwrecks and the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean. On board the dhoni lounge on the sundecks take in the breathtaking views, relax with a good book or enjoy delicious, local seafood. Take advantage of the enchanting sea breezes and countless superb photo opportunities.

A traditional Maldivian Dhoni Boat

Get Pampered in an Underwater Spa

For the ultimate in pampering, spend the day at the world’s first ultra-chic, ultra-exclusive underwater spa. The relaxation factor is instantly boosted by being surrounded by all the mesmerizing marine life some 26 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi’s Lime Spa has overwater pavilions and two treatment rooms under the ocean. Book the signature Lime Light Ritual, a three-hour indulgence that includes a massage using locally-made coconut oil, and chill out afterwards with a beverage as exotic sea creatures flash in and out of the coral gardens beyond. This is absolutely one of the most amazing things to do in the Maldives.

You are likely to experience the most unique spa treatment ambiance in the world at Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi [Photo credits: Huvafen Fushi]

Visit Glowing Beach

Add a twist to your regular beach days and pay a visit at night to the “Sea of Stars” on Vaadhoo Island on the Raa Atoll. Sea waters here glow brilliantly under the moonlight thanks to a phenomenon known as bioluminescence, exhibited by the free-floating microscopic planktons as a defense mechanism when they are attacked by fish. Due to the bioluminescence phenomena here, the water appears blue and shining. Since the blue light emitted is cool, the water is absolutely safe to play in, not to mention very celestial.

The ethereal “Sea of Stars” will leave you feeling utterly mystified by nature’s beauty.

Spend Some Time on Baa Atoll

If you want encounters with amazing marine life, ask LVH to include Baa Atoll on your itinerary. The atoll is a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve and is the most perfect year-round spot for snorkeling, diving among stunning coral reefs and for sightings of playful dolphins. Hundreds of whale sharks and manta rays gather from June to November to feed on abundant plankton in some of the atoll’s bays. Pack a GoPro and get up close and personal with a whale shark or a huge manta. This is a selfie sure to inspire years of conversations.

Swimming with a whale shark on Baa Atoll.

The dazzling Maldives are calling for you to create unforgettable moments for yourself and your family. We invite you to reach out to an LVH client relations team member who will begin planning your foray into this ultimate utopia. Rest assured, you will receive full services during your stay along with 24/7 support. The LVH team will also fashion an exclusive itinerary with your name on it to make sure your precious time away is brimming with things you will absolutely adore seeing and doing!

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