A tropical paradise and one of the most picturesque islands in the Indian Ocean, Angsana Ihuru is famous for its dive sites teeming with vibrant sea life. Located just a 20 minute speedboat ride North of Male Airport, this small island is an extremely environmentally conscious resort which encourages its guests to enjoy and help conserve the marine life during their stay.
When you think of your dream holiday to the Maldives,the majority of us picture waking up and walking straight out onto white sand beaches or diving straight from your terrace into crystal clear waters. Below is a selection of resorts offering affordable villas where guests can sunbathe on a private deck, enjoy private access direct to the beach or descend the steps into the crystal clear waters to enjoy the marine life below.
An Oasis of Tranquility This desert-island delight has recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation and expansion by enhancing the product offering at this iconic resort. Located in the centre of its own lagoon, the resort boasts stunning white sand beaches, magnificent turquoise waters and a house reef boasting 30 amazing dive spots. With “101 Activities” on offer ranging from Marine Lab conservation projects, a pampering treatment in the Angsana Spa or simply relaxing on a sun lounger soaking up the island’s beauty, Angsana Velavaru truly has something for everyone.
The Tropic Breeze team are huge fans of a little self care and pampering every now and then. With research showing that the benefits of visiting a spa not only de-stress, but also promote better sleep, relieve aches and pains, improve blood flow and circulation but also increase overall happiness, we have picked some of our favourite spa resorts in the Caribbean and Maldives which we highly recommend visiting on your next Tropic Breeze holiday!
Everyone heads abroad with the intention of tasting the local delicacies and visiting the town markets to immerse themselves in the local culture. Without a guide or someone who is fluent in the local language it can be easy to misinterpret or miss the true flavours of your destination, which is why a cookery holiday is a great way to gain knowledge and have fun with other guests at the same time. Whether you are looking for a full timetable of culinary activities or just an afternoon class, a cookery holiday is a brilliant way to meet and learn from the locals; and come away with lots of inspirational dish ideas to share with your family and friends.
A private island holiday promises a unique experience with a feeling of seclusion and exclusivity. Our top picks in the Caribbean and Maldives offer white sand beaches, as well as luxurious accommodation and facilities that allow guests to relax and unwind, or take advantage of the facilities and activities on offer.
Where better to gain experience and your diving qualifications than in the tropical warmer seas of the Caribbean and the Maldives? This week we have handpicked our top 6 resorts where the diving schools cater for everyone from the first time diver looking to gain confidence, to the experienced diver looking to explore the wrecks and reefs of a new destination.
A huge benefit of learning to dive in one of our resorts is that you can save precious time by completing the theory side of your course from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace prior to flying out leaving you to focus and enjoy the practical elements in paradise!
Crystal clear turquoise waters, coral reefs and a wealth of colourful and beautiful underwater life to explore… it is easy to see why so many snorkelling and diving enthusiasts go on holiday to the stunning Maldives to enjoy some of the best diving in the world.
As true travel experts, the Tropic Breeze team has visited many luxury resorts and have carefully hand picked what we think are the 5 best house reefs in the Maldives.