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The Maldives is the scenic paradise of our dreams

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By Amy Saunders | September 15, 2021 | Travel Leisure

The Maldives has always been an illustrious destination for travellers and with the end of 2021 in sight there are many reasons to visit the Maldivian coast.

The Maldives has been voted as one of the safest destinations for tourists, located on the coast of the Indian Ocean it boasts a multitude of scenic resorts and hotels to choose from and South African passport holders do not require a visa to enter the country.

In July 2020, the nation reopened their boarders to tourists across the globe, however, you will be required to present Covid negative test results within the 96 hour/4 day period before travel.

To help you start planning your trip, here are a few of the best resorts in the Maldives for you to consider.

Hurawalhi Island

Located on a private island in the Lhaviyani Atoll territory of the Maldives, the Hurawalhi Island Resort is the exotic escape dreams are made of.

It is also the home of 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant situated 5.8 metres below the lagoon’s surface.The fine dining restaurant is one of the major attractions of the country.

Huvafen Fushi

The enchanting Huvafen Fushi resort offers private white sandy beaches, sprawling terraces with plunge pools and an underwater spa.

Huvafen Fushi also offers guests 5 different restaurants to choose from each boasting their own unique flavours. They have Vinum which is the Maldives’ first underground wine cellar- 8 metres below ground, Salt offers Japanese dining with a Latin influence and RAW offers organic and healthy options.

Rangali Island

The Rangali Island resort by Conrad is famous for offering the first ever underwater holiday residence.

The Rangali Island hotel also has an underwater restaurant, Ithaa, which is 5 metres below the lagoon surface.

The The Rangali Island Muraka luxury residence offers a 24-hour private butler service, a private chef and other tailored experiences.