A Weekend in Paradise: 5 Things to Add to Your Maldives Must-Do List

08 Apr 23

Teppanyaki restaurant at Nova, "Mizu" exterior at sunset

Maldives is the picture-perfect destination for the holiday of a lifetime. The country is celebrated as an exceptional destination with its undeniable natural beauty and remote location. With a million and more soulful moments awaiting you, there is never enough time to check all the boxes on the ‘things to do in Maldives’ itinerary.

We’re here to simplify your adventures and bring you the ultimate experiences for your two-day trip to Maldives. Here is the perfect guide to making your short stay a soulful escape.

1. Begin with rejuvenation

If you are looking to relax and unwind, Nova Maldives is the ultimate destination. While the tranquil beauty of the island will begin the healing journey, our holistic spa rituals at Eskape Spa will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Making sure to enhance your body and soul’s wellbeing, the specially curated treatments are dedicated to restoring moments of mindfulness. From relaxing massages and facials to treatments based on traditional Maldivian medicine, you will find everything you need for head-to-toe relaxation at your soul place. The refined wellness journey is filled with personalised treatments — tailored to your needs —brought to you whilst surrounded by Nova’s breathtaking beauty.

2. Dining under the stars

When your sun-soaked adventures come to an end, and the sun sets into the sea, it’s then time to experience more magic. At Nova, we welcome you to a private feast on the sandy shores, accompanied by just the whisper of waves and the shining stars.

Whether you are celebrating your love, anniversary or birthday, the castaway dinner is the perfect getaway to create a night to remember. Create a memory unlike any other as you dine in a magical setting, where you will share the finest wines or champagne, accompanying the exquisite flavours crafted by your chef. While the stunning views of the starry night bewitch you, you can feed your soul the tantalising flavours of dinner, as well as an unforgettable experience.

3. Discover beneath the Indian Ocean

Undoubtedly the waters surrounding the small island country are the most enticing part of any adventure in Maldives. With its crystal clarity, abundant marine life and vibrant coral reefs, there is an underwater paradise for anyone looking to explore the ocean’s depths.

Discovering the Indian Ocean and its wonders is a definite must-do, no matter how short your trip is. And we present you with the perfect opportunity to do so at Nova. Nestled in South Ari Atoll, here is one of the best locations to dive and swim alongside the gentle giants — whale sharks and manta rays — all year round. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice snorkeller, there are plenty of opportunities to get up close with the exotic marine life on your tropical escape.

From shallow beaches to deep sea dives, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your underwater cravings at Nova. Spot the exotic marine life or take in the sunken shipwrecks as the sights leave you captivated. There are countless ways to make memories that will last a lifetime while exploring the wonders of Nova’s underwater world.

4. Witness the majestic dolphins

Perhaps, embarking on an unforgettable journey with dolphins is the most sought after experience in the Maldives. At our tropical haven, the friendly mammals are often spotted, and their company is always precious.

For those who prefer above water adventures, you can spot the oceanic beauties in the comfort of a ship. Watch along as the pods of bottlenose dolphins dance above the waves and peek at them catching their prey. With Nova’s dolphin cruise, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the tropical paradise and be inspired by these graceful creatures as they roam free in their natural habitat. You will also have the chance to take in the mesmerising views as you cruise along the endless waters.

5. Sunset Fishing

An unexpected adventure to add to your two-day adventure bucket list is sunset fishing. As you cruise under the vibrant colours of the Maldivian sky, combined with the peacefulness of the Indian Ocean, Nova handcrafts the most magical experience for you — one that is deeply connected to the local lifestyle. Whether you are a beginner or an expert angler, you will feel the thrill of catching different types such as tuna, barracuda, mackerel, and more around the seas of Nova.

Two days may seem like a short period of time to explore the paradisiac destination. But don’t worry, as your soulful island will ensure to make the best out of the weekend. There are countless ways to spark joy at Nova — whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an adventurous retreat, or a soulful solo escape.

Sit back and relax while your soulmates carefully craft a personalised itinerary for you. Book your good soul days now, email us at [email protected] or talk to us via +960 66 88 777.

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