In this day and age there are challenges to finding true relaxation. With constant stimulation from uncountable distractions, it can be hard to really switch off, literally. Turning off the mobile phones and electronics can be like going through drug addiction withdrawal for some. What better place to “detox” than in the Maldives.
To really unwind, the stresses and distractions of the day to day need to be removed, while replacing them with other more invigorating activities and environments.
The Maldives offers so much in the way of relaxation it’s easy to get stressed about fitting it all in! Here’s how the Maldives will transport you into a world of calm:
Underwater live screensaver
Scuba divers know the silent underwater world presents a type of tranquil visual setting. Watching the schools of fish move in unison, turtles swim by and rays glide over will wash your cares away. Like immersing yourself in the most realistic screensaver, though much more breathtaking.
As long as sharks don’t phase you, then you can also watch them in awe without becoming nervous or uncomfortable.
Above ground, relaxation potential is all around. One of the unique features of the Maldives is the number of uninhabited islands where you can feel a true island getaway. Being dropped off on a deserted island of white sand, surrounded by a blue-green lagoon, this is where relaxation comes naturally.
Sandbanks are deserted islands with little or no vegetation where you’ll have that ultimate feeling of seclusion. Then there are resort-owned deserted islands the are groomed and have facilities for more comfort, like toilets and sunbeds. A BBQ on a tropical island is an ideal way to finish off a day of diving in a laid back atmosphere.
Another exceptional experience visitors will enjoy in the Maldives is the sky full of stars. Of course, the sky is full of stars no matter where you are in the world, but only in secluded locations away from civilization can you truly see the sky at its best.
From an unlit boat deck or boat dock the skies of the Maldives really sparkle. Just taking that scene in is a good experience. To take it even further, a star gazing mobile app can show the constellations and guide your gazing in a meaningful way.
A pod of dolphins can pop up almost anytime as the dhoni cruises along. The moment they come into sight, people become fixated on watching them swim and waiting to see if the dolphins will pull off any impressive acrobatics. The impromptu experiences reminds us that the Maldives is just filled with awesome marine creatures.
Watch the island scenery from a jacuzzi
The jacuzzi is common feature of any good spa, fitness centre or wellness centre. It is the place people flock to unwind those tense muscles, which is perfect after a day of diving.
Many liveaboards now offer this spa luxury on their boats. The island scenes all around, combined with the massaging jacuzzi jets are a great way to loosen up.
Speaking of scenery, the daily sunsets will delight, whether you are in the Jacuzzi or not. This flat nation makes for a massive panorama of color as that hot sun goes down.
Classes such as meditation, yoga and pilates
Waves lap in the sea and a warm sea breeze passes by, helping you dive deeper into that sense of calm while you take that yoga pose. Activities like meditation, yoga and pilates let participants focus on their mind and body, so detaching themselves from the stresses of the every day.
A no-brainer, the Maldives is known for spa resorts. The laid back atmosphere of the tropical islands lends itself easily to the similar spa environment. This concept of spas is actually a foreign introduction, rather than a traditional Maldivian practice.
What you might not know is that the spa experience is now also available aboard liveaboards and in combination with scuba diving packages. One spectacularly luxurious vessel, ScubaSpa Ying, offers the best of cruising the islands and getting the pampering of an island spa.
Packages on ScubaSpa cater to both spa and scuba enthusiasts, as well as those that want to combine the best of both of those worlds. Their boat also incorporates the other relaxing elements, like onboard jacuzzi, calming exercise classes, and an excursion for an island BBQ evening.
Feel the relaxation oozing from these islands. Now that you know all the ways to relax in the Maldives, it’s time to book your trip to tranquility. Right now your Maldivian detox is available at a 20% discount. Check out the deal on now for ScubaSpa Ying, here.