Travel trips for a retreat to the Maldives

Dreaming of the best holiday of your life with a rejuvenating retreat to the beautiful Maldives?  The Maldives Islands have established themselves as a premier destination for those searching for an escape from everyday life. Picturesque scenery and serene surroundings allow you to relax, unwind, and recover from the hustle and bustle of city living.

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In the turbulent times that we find ourselves in, more and more people have started looking for a more holistic approach to wellness. The Maldives might be the answer for you if an ache for peace resonates within you. The Maldives offers various opportunities to reconnect with Mother Nature and ancient healing traditions – and you won’t leave disappointed.

Here are some travel tips for your ideal retreat to the Maldives:

  • The best time to visit the Maldives is when the climate is warm and tropical, between December and April. From May to November there the Maldives can experience winds and rain, although you are more likely to find more affordable accommodation and flights on these dates. Plan the trip according to the weather and pack wisely. Remember your sunscreen, the sun is extra hot and you won’t want to spend too much time indoors.
    • Transport is quite expensive in the Maldives, with the main ways to travel between the islands being domestic flight, by seaplane, or by boat. Look for packages that include these transfers or you could end up paying a lot more than you bargained for.
  • maldives-seaplaneThe Maldives is a Muslim-majority country, and therefore some unwritten rules are a norm and might not be immediately apparent. Do not show love or affection on the streets, you cannot travel with alcohol, and take note that bikinis are only allowed on boats and at resorts. While the official and common language of the country is Dhivehi, you will be happy to hear that English is widely spoken by the locals.
  • Try to opt for an all-inclusive Maldives resort – this means all your meals, drinks, and activities are included. There are also full-board options available. This only includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also get budget-friendly options that only include breakfast but you could end up spending a lot more by the end of your holiday. Be sure to keep your eyes open for tax and other hidden costs.

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  • Compare prices for water activities. Some all-inclusive resorts have water activities included in their price.
  • Not all resorts allow kids, so before you pack the toys, read the fine print to make sure that everyone in your party is welcome. If you’re travelling with children look for a resort with a dedicated kid’s club that will provide exciting activities to keep the little ones entertained.
  • Avoid drinking the tap water, lest you want to spend more time visiting the bathroom than enjoying the sights. A lot of accommodation establishments provide purified water as a free amenity.

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Activities and experiences for your Maldives retreat

There are a wide variety of different kinds of healing and wellness experiences available in the Maldives for those who are interested, such as reiki, hydrotherapy, aqua yoga, singing bowl meditation, tai chi, and Pilates. Connect with your inner-self with early morning Yoga on the beach while the sun is
rising, which helps you to relieve stress, revitalize your mind, and refresh your spirit.

Most Maldives resorts also have fantastic spas that offer a variety of treatments, massages, and therapeutic procedures, using special oils, herbs, and spices to eliminate toxins and promote relaxation.

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It also wouldn’t be a trip to the Maldives without water activities, which are well known for improving joint stability, heart health, coordination, and muscle strength. You have to try scuba diving in the warm turquoise water of the Maldives, but if you don’t feel comfortable with diving then snorkelling is available too. You can also enjoy surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and even kitesurfing in the Maldives.

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Healthy dining in the Maldives

The Maldivians have a strong fishing industry, and therefore seafood is a big part of their cuisine. Fruit and vegetables also form a big part of their meals, as plants grow easily in the tropical Asian climate. Naturally healthy meals ensure you come home feeling slim and good about your time away. At some resorts you can even wander through the gardens with the chef, handpicking the fruits and vegetables for your meal. P.S. Don’t forget to try out one of the underwater restaurants for an incredible dining experience!

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The best Maldives resorts for a retreat

Ready to plan your Maldives retreat? Here are some of our favourite resorts: