From Bips-Karan to Shahid-Mira: 5 reasons why Maldives is a star favourite destination

first_imgMaldives has always been a star favourite. The occasion could be anything–a honeymoon, a family vacation, birthday trip, or simply a romantic vacation. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover just had their honeymoon there. Sometime back, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput also had a nice romantic vacation in that place. Towards the beginning of this year, Abhishek Bachchan went on a family vacation to Maldives on his 40th birthday.Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this place is only loved by the Bollywood stars. Hollywood stars including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, and Fergie and Josh Duhamel have all visited this place.Besides, it has also been a favourite among tourists worldwide. So what makes Maldives such a sought after travel destination? Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons. Most resorts are single-isle propertiesMost of the atolls in Maldives are owned by individual resorts. And each of them offers a private island experience to its guests–something that is ideal for couples on a honeymoon or a romantic vacation. Who wouldn’t like to soak in some of the most stunning views of the Indian Ocean with delectable food, great company and all facilities available in one’s own private space? Velaa Private Island and Cheval Blanc Randheli are among the best resorts in Maldives.Picture courtesy: Instagram/shahidkapoor  White-sand beachesThe turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean along with the pristine white-sand beaches of Maldives provide the perfect combination of a romantic vacation. If you have noticed the photographs from the place, the celebrity couples enjoy lazing around and enjoying the picture-perfect views of the place. The soothing breeze and stunning views of a setting sun at the horizon make Maldives a perfect to soak in the beauty of Mother Nature.Picture courtesy: Instagram/bipashabasu advertisement Water sportsMaldives is one of the best places on planet Earth for water sports. Right from scuba diving to surfing to flying seaplanes, all sorts of exciting water sports are offered in this place. And the best part is, anyone can take part–be it a beginner or an expert.Shahid-Mira enjoy water sports in Maldives. Picture courtesy: Instagram/shahidkapoor  Sensational spa experiencesA vacation in the Maldivian islands is nothing less than luxury at its best. And the same is reflected in some amazing spa massages offered by the resorts. Six Senses Laamu at Olhuveli Island and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa are known to offer some of the most amazing spa massages. A therapeutic massage along with an unparalleled view of the ocean is a memory one would cherish for a lifetime.  Culinary delightsFood in Maldives is much more than just a way to satiate your hunger. It’s an experience in itself. Being an island destination, the traditional cuisine of Maldives is based on fresh fish from the ocean and coconuts from the national tree. Not to forget, there are strong influences from Sri Lankan and Indian cuisines as well. Garudhiya, a fish soup served with rice, lime, chilli, onions and curry leaves is a must-try.When Bipasha Basu had this cheesecake by the sea. Picture courtesy: Instagram/bipashabasulast_img

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