Monday, 21 September 2015 09:00

Weekend is not that far in Maldives

Take a trip to the Maldives for that long weekend via the Sri Lankan Airlines and come back with an instaglow says Arati Thapa.

Do you have a long weekend coming up? Let's say a weekend that counts up to four days, yayyy!  You can now plan a trip to Maldives. There are times when you wonder if you could get away to an exotic place for that long weekend other than the usual trips that you have made to Shimla or Jaipur with your family right? Maldives gives you that option from Delhi if you love the white sands and the turquoise waters that form the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Most importantly Maldives gives you free visa on arrival for 30 days that makes life extremely easy if you are an impulsive traveler looking to have a luxuriously good time with your family. The only thing you need to make sure is that you have your passports, the tickets in hand and your bookings in the island resorts are pre-done, which is literally a piece of cake on the internet. Most resorts make sure that the Indian cuisine is incorporated in their buffet in case you tend to miss home food!

The efficient and timely Sri Lankan Airlines to Colombo and Male, the capital of Maldives will reach you to the Ibrahim International Airport Male in the morning, with a few hours halt at Colombo, Sri Lanka. In case you plan to stay in the hotel for the night at Sri Lanka make sure you have a transit visa that is easy to procure.

So what can you do in the two days that you will be together with your family in this beautiful paradise that God has created? If you would leave it to this writer then it would be snorkeling in the most beautiful coral reef that you will ever get to see. But here goes the list. 

Take an early morning fishing trip and feel the calmness of the sea as you are enveloped in the fresh sea breeze.

Learn snorkeling with your little ones in the clear blue waters, you can ask for an instructor at a minimum extra cost, it's totally worth it.

Take a tour of the glass boat ride which gives you the view of the beautiful coral reefs.

Watch the sunset sitting on the white sands.

There are options of kayaking, parasailing, diving choose according to the family's comfort.

Photographs courtesy: Maldives Tourism.

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