We all deserve a break sometimes. Be it from the daily grind, the wintery cold or rainy season, Maldives is a great escape destination. Set aside time to disconnect, embrace the Indian Ocean and connect with yourself and your loved ones. Besides relishing a good book and sunbathing, here are some things to do to create memorable moments at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, which is only 20-minute speedboat ride from Male:
Invigorate, revitalise and refresh
To begin your holiday, calm your senses and let time stand still as you relax and be rejuvenated under the skilful hands of the therapists at the award-winning Spa. The Spa offers a curated selection of stimulating treatments that will set you up on your journey towards wellness.
As advocates of holistic, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, every experience at The Spa will leave you feeling restored and revitalised. Thereafter, embark on a relaxing session yoga. Depending on your needs, The Spa specialists will tailor a wellness programme just for you.
Ignite your senses and sense of wonder
How better to experience the Maldives than basking in the glory of the beautiful scenery while savouring our chef’s culinary creations made with the freshest catch of the day. Set against its magnificent landscape, take your pick of the numerous unique private dining options from dawn till dusk. From sunrise champagne breakfast on a sandbank and afternoon picnic on a private beach, to intimate dinner in your villa and sunset private dinner cruise, your choices are endless! Don’t forget to check out where to capture the best instagram-worthy shots too while you are at it.
At night, look up and wonder at the calming vastness of the Maldivian sky. You may be taken by surprise to see the billions and billions of stars of our galaxy that have always been there for you to behold, if not for the light pollution in the city areas. Indulge in this moment, take as long as you need to etch the Milky Way into memory.
Immerse in nature and culture on a traditional dhoni
Go on a Maldivian-style pole and line fishing on the dhoni, a traditional fishing boat, to catch a right catch in the cold waters of North Male Atoll. Experience the livelihood of the island communities. Fishery is the second main industry of the Maldives and on this excursion, you can learn how the fishermen ensure that their trade remains economically and environmentally sustainable.
Alternatively, take the dhoni for a cruise to dolphin spots and watch these intelligent mammals swim and frolic. Plan your sail in the evening and you will be in for a treat to enjoy the captivating sunset on the stunning turquoise waters.
Immerse in underwater beauty
Kodhipparu island is located in one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. Just metres away from your villa, discover the spectacular underwater world when you snorkel around the island. With glowing corals and the shallow waters, you may see dolphins, turtles and hundreds of colour fish species.
Be inspired by the mysteries of the ocean, dive in and under to appreciate the myriad of dazzling marine species around the North Male Atoll, home to renowned dive sites and sharks’ point. The island resort has a fully-equipped dive centre with PADI certified professionals to provide a memorable diving experience.
Immerse in fun under the sun
Get into the action at our water sports centre where you have an endless choice of activities from parasailing, wake boarding, Catamaran sailing, stand up paddling and kite surfing. The list goes on, so you will never run out of things to do. And in case you are bringing the family, kids can have fun too! Our babysitting services and well-equipped kids club will keep the young ones entertained while you take a breather to enjoy Maldives to the fullest.
Countless extraordinary experiences await you at the Maldives, go on and start planning your vacation now.
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