If you are a “water baby” then you might need to plan a trip to the Soneva Fushi Maldives. Indeed, this is the premier destination for island getaways. After all, there are roughly 200 islands in the Maldives and about 90 of them are home to luxury resorts—and that is a single resort per island. From the relaxing crystal clear blue water to the enduring water activities, it is easy to see why so many people are choosing the lesser-known Maldives more, these days, than other popular South Asian destinations like Taiwan.
Because there are so many islands in the Maldives, all resorts are on the water and that means you not only have beach front access all the time but you can also explore endless coral reefs. Of course, these reefs are just teeming with sea life but they are beginning to show the effects of global warming (acidification from rising temperatures).
Still, to really get the best snorkeling, you are going to want to take a boat out a little ways from shore.
DEEP SEA DIVING
And while you are out exploring the coral you might also want to consider deep sea diving if you really want to get closer to the sea life. From manta rays to sharks to schools and schools of fish, it does not get much better than this.
Actually, the Maldives is home to many coveted, world class diving sports—like Fish Head and Banana Reef. You can check out the White Whale submarine tour that offers a stunning trek through the reef where you will have the chance to see more than 1000 varieties of marine life.
SHARKS IN THE WATER!!
No, really, there are sharks in the water. Now, these are small coral sharks and some luxury resorts may have a special feeding time that encourages visitors to get up close and personal when they come to the shore. However, coral sharks are actually afraid of humans so there is very little danger.
If all of this sounds great to you, make sure that you plan around the seasons. November through April, for example, is the rainy season so schedule your accommodations accordingly.