Maldives: The perfect beach destination after your african safari

Posted on September 11, 2023, featured in Experiences

Now we do love the Seychelles… and Mauritius and even Zanzibar.. But as these destinations have been on the ‘bush and beach’ for our repeat guests… We are seeing more and more MALDIVES! We have great rates, super specials and also, it’s perfect for Africa OR Asia OR Euro extensions…

You know the drill…crystal clear waters, pristine white sandy beaches, and picturesque sunsets – this is what you can expect in the Maldives, a paradise nestled in the Indian Ocean. With over 26 atolls and hundreds of islands, the Maldives promise a gorgeous holiday filled with beauty, relaxation, watersports, WELLNESS and adventure In this blog post, I will be highlight some of the properties we all sell and love in Maldives, and explore reasons why Maldives should be on your travel bucket list.

Properties we love in Maldives:

One of the most significant aspects of vacationing in Maldives is the myriad of properties available for travelers to choose from. Here are some of the properties that we love:

  • Joali Maldives: This luxurious resort is perfect for travelers who want to relax and disconnect. Situated on a private island, it boasts of villas and overwater bungalows, where each accommodation is designed to offer an exceptional experience. Joali Maldives also has an art-inspired park and a kid’s club, making it an ideal destination for families with kids. Super luxe, super divine! They have a Wellness island called Joali Being as well, which I was lucky enough to spend 4 days on… it was heaven.. This is more about healing and helping body and soul.
  • Alila Kothaifaru Maldives: This overwater resort is an eco-friendly accommodation boasting of an uninterrupted Indian Ocean view. The resort has an all-day restaurant serving fresh seafood dishes, and a spa where you can indulge in a relaxing massage. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives also offers a diving center for those of you who want to explore the underwater beauty of Maldives.
    Waldorf Astoria Maldives: For those who want to cherish the ultimate luxury experience, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an excellent option. Featuring overwater villas, private pools, and celebrity-chef restaurants, this resort is a world-class property that caters to all your needs, leisure and fun and so much more with a very prestigious name!
  • Oblu Nature Helengeli: This resort, situated in North Malé Atoll, is perfect for those of you on a bit more of a budget. Despite its affordability, Oblu Nature Helengeli offers spacious villas, exquisite food, and a wide range of water sports and activities… the Maldives CAN be for everyone!

All-inclusive or not? Good question.

There are so many varieties of properties and structures available in the Maldives that you don’t necessarily have to choose an all-inclusive option. All-inclusive packages can be costly, and if you’re an adventurous traveler who wants to explore the culture and local cuisine, it’s essential to opt for a property that offers a la carte options. Most resorts have a wide range of restaurants and bars, each catering to different food styles and international cuisines. We always recommend fully inclusive where you can because onsite can get expenny so pay as much in advance as you can.


Maldives is also synonymous with romance, making it an idyllic destination for couples seeking a memorable honeymoon. Various islands cater specifically to honeymooners, promising a private and intimate experience. Most of the properties in Maldives offer romantic extras such as candlelit dinners, sunset cruises or private beach picnics, making Maldives the perfect destination to celebrate… llooooorrrve and lovers!

Afraid of flying in small planes?

If you are a bit nervous of flying in small planes, Maldives also offers an alternative mode of transport- boats!! Speedboats, small boats, small charters and yachts are readily available to take you to the various resorts and islands located in the Maldives that are closer by to the international airport in Male.

Latest travel trends:

The latest travel trend in Maldives is combining your island getaway with an African safari. Flying from Maldives to Africa to experience wildlife and or the other way around (fondly known as a bush and beach holiday) is super easy. You now have the opportunity to combine the tranquillity and relaxation of the Maldives with the adventure and thrill of a Safari…


Maldives is the perfect destination for any of you who are seeking a stress-free vacation. I must impress, that the Maldives offers a wide range of properties and experiences catering to all types of guests – you guys can have a varied budget and still be able to enjoy this magical place. So, those couples seeking a romantic and intimate escape OR for families with Kiddies who need to be engaged in different activities, it’s here… get dreaming and let us make it a reality!

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