Self catering guest houses and homestays in Maldives
If you are looking for a place where there is paradise all around, sands are as white as milk, the water so turquoise and the skies a brilliant hue of electric blue, then you must definitely be visiting Maldives, a magnificent archipelago over the Indian Ocean and consisting of 1,190 islands. Maldives is a sight to behold with its white coral reefs, blue lagoons, electrifying beaches and romantically swaying palm trees. The weather is perfect and the sun is just right. When you sunbath in the beaches you will enjoy the caressing, loving rays of the sun melting away all those work blues. There are hundreds of homestays and guest houses in Maldives, some of them are built over the water and some are beach front properties. There are guesthouses that will suit every budget and taste; not even a single tourist will be unhappy with the accommodation because the rooms are all prepared thoughtfully with the discerning traveler in mind. Eighty-seven islands in Maldives have been converted for tourist accommodation, so when you choose your guesthouse you can be sure of the fact that you get your own private space for diving and other watersports. The guest houses here make sure you enjoy the perfect vacation so that you won't even remember the chaotic and hectic work schedule that you normally endure every day. Relax and unwind in your private patio and enjoy some intimate moments with your loved one.
Things to do in Maldives on homestay holiday
Maldives is an exquisite archipelago spanning over 1,190 islands. The sugary white beaches, the turquoise blue waters, palm-fringed beaches, magnificent coral reefs and picture perfect sunsets will mesmerize you. People come here to relax and unwind and to give the perfect respite for all tensions they suffered during an entire year. A vacation to Maldives is the perfect antidote to heal your mind, body and soul.
You can do a lot of fun things while in Maldives and it whets the appetite of people who are addicted – addicted to surfing, snorkeling and surfing. Enjoy the sensual caress of the sun-kissed beaches while you watch an enchanting sunset igniting a magnificent sky. Honeymooners make a beeline to this stunning topical destination and celebrate a lifetime of love in their own secluded private spots. Throw your inhibitions aside and enjoy what nature has to offer. Go for a spa treatment with your spouse and make the occasion even more intimate. You can visit the inhabited islands in Maldives to meet the people living there and they will certainly tell you some interesting tales about a magical place.
Top 10 places to visit in Maldives from holiday guest house
It is not easy to tear yourself from the picture perfect beauty of your homestay/guest house to explore the many attractions offered in Maldives. But you must, if you have to understand it because each place in Maldives has a different story to tell.
- The Islamic Centre – The phenomenal culture of ancient Maldives is preserved here. It is a three-storey structure with a dynamic golden dome.
- Hukuru Misiky – The ornamental patterns and the intricate carvings in this Friday mosque impresses visitors. It is built entirely with coral stones.
- Presidential Palace – Exudes an eclectic architecture and construction.
- Medhu Ziyaarath – A shrine of a North African, Abu al Barakaath Yusuf al Barbari who converted the people of Maldives to Islam.
- National Museum – It houses some of the prized possessions that once belonged to Sultans.
- Fish Market – Located in Male, capital of Maldives the market has an impressive collection of lots of fish.
- Jumhoree Maidan – A popular place with lush green vegetation; it is where major events are held.
- Artificial Beach – Also in Male. It was constructed for the benefit of people who wanted to enjoy the beach, but had to travel far.
- Nalaguraidhoo – The most stunning of all beaches in South Ari Atoll
- Islands – You can plan a vacation to some of the inhabited islands of Maldives.
Best time to travel to Maldives for holiday
Actually, Maldives is a place that you can visit at any time. The sugary white beaches, the mystical reefs and the lush vegetation are always in their best forms all year round. The islands enjoy the most beautiful climate, though it is mostly tropical. People who wish to get a good suntan come here and go back with a gorgeous tan. The southwest monsoons strike Maldives during the May-November period and the northeast monsoons during the December-April period. The climate during the December-April period makes your skin dry and in February, it is the driest. The northeast monsoon allows Maldives to enjoy a cool climate and December is the coolest of all. It is also peak time for a vacation to Maldives. The summer season enjoys a heavy influx of tourists as well and you will have a hard time finding a play to stay. And if you are looking for some active water sports, then make it during the winter.
Thankfully, Maldives is located in the equatorial belt, so there are never any severe winds or storms.