Set across 1,192 picturesque coral islands lining the Indian Ocean, the Maldives offers snap-happy travellers an abundance of stunning locations, thrilling experiences and culinary delights, all worthy of a double-tap ‘like’ on Instagram.
From posing in front of endless turquoise seas while island hopping, to diving with whale sharks and turtles at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, the Maldives offers holidaymakers countless photogenic opportunities that can be enjoyed both online and offline. Artistic travellers in the Maldives can also fill their feeds with shots taken during incredible excursions, such as Milaidhoo Island Maldives’ Sandbank Glamping experience, which allows guests to snooze under the stars on their own private sandbank.
Further information on Instagrammable spots in the Maldives is below:
Diving With Whale Sharks and Manta Rays in Baa Atoll
The Maldives’ Baa Atoll is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the ideal location for nature and wildlife lovers. Situated on the west of the Maldives’ atoll chain, snorkellers and divers exploring Baa Atoll’s colourful reefs should make sure to pack an underwater camera since thanks to the high concentration of plankton in the area, the atoll’s Hanifaru Bay is famous for its incredible gatherings of manta rays and whale sharks. Divers may also encounter napoleon fish, dog tooth tuna, barracuda and even hawksbill turtles – all perfect for an incredible underwater Instagram opportunity.
The luxury eco-friendly hotel of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is located in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll and is accessible in just 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé. The resort has Maldivian Dive Sites just 15 minutes from the resort’s main island. Stay seven nights at Dhuni Kolhu from £1,950 per person. This includes accommodation in a Beach Villa on half-board with international flights and transfers included. Travel is valid from 1st May – 31st August 2019. For more information, visit www.cococollection.com
Sleep Under The Stars at Milaidhoo Island Maldives
The Maldives is renowned for its deserted islands and guests at Milaidhoo Island Maldives can now spend the night as castaways under the stars on their very own private sandbank – an Instagrammer’s dream location. Transformed with the luxury facilities of a Milaidhoo Villa, the sandbank comes with a canopied four-poster bed draped in muslin and a private yacht anchored nearby, complete with a dressing room and bathroom with all the amenities guests would expect to find back at the hotel. After arriving via a sunset dolphin cruise with champagne, guests on the sandbank can enjoy cocktails and a four-course dinner. Guests can then sleep under the stars surrounded by candles and lanterns scattered across the sandbank. A phone is provided with direct access to the personal butler should guests need anything throughout the night. As the sun rises, guests can kick-start the day with the Milaidhoo Yogi, who will take them through a sunrise yoga session before the butler arrives to serve a freshly prepared breakfast.
Starting price for a Beach Residence at Milaidhoo is £2,847 ($3,710) per night and £3,601 ($4,693) per night for an Ocean Residence, on a half board basis and including taxes. The ‘Sleep Under the Stars Experience’ at Milaidhoo starts from $3,000 plus service and taxes per night for two people. For more information and booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.milaidhoo.com.
Island Hopping In The Maldives With Dream Yacht Charter
For those who want to fill their Instagram feed with endless pictures of blue seas, Dream Yacht Charter offers holidaymakers with no sailing experience the opportunity to go island hopping in the Maldives on-board luxury catamarans. The By the Cabin option offers holidaymakers the opportunity to book individual cabins on-board catamarans just as they would with larger cruise ships. Departing from their base at Hulhumalé, the catamarans follow set itineraries of between seven and 10 nights, visiting unspoiled lagoons or uninhabited islands that are perfect for snorkelling, kayaking and, of course, posing for pictures. The yachts are staffed by a crew that takes care of the sailing and preparation of all meals. For more information visit www.dreamyachtcharter.co.uk.
Dream Yacht Charter is offering a seven-night cruise in the Maldives from £810 per person. Price is based on travel from 1st – 29th September 2019 and for two people sharing a double en suite cabin. Package includes full-board accommodation in an air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom on a catamaran. The cruise visits islands and sandbanks in South Malé Atoll, Ari Atoll and Malé Atoll and guests will have the chance to swim, snorkel and kayak among beautiful beaches and lagoons. Flights and transfers are not included. For more information or to book, visit www.dreamyachtcharter.com.
For further information on the Maldives, visit www.visitmaldives.com.
Image 1: The Ultimate ‘Glamping Experience’ at Milaidhoo Island Maldives is an Instagrammer’s dream.
Image 2: Aerial view of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.
Image 3: Dream Yacht Charter offers holidaymakers the opportunity to go island hopping in the Maldives on-board luxury catamarans.
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