If you’ve heard of the Maldives, chances are it is already on your list of places to visit. While this vast island nation is known to be the perfect holiday and honeymoon spot, there are many things to do and see for all kinds of travelers, including YOU! Not sure where to go this summer? You won’t have to give it any more thought after seeing pictures of these white sand beaches, clear waters, thousands of palm trees and unbelievable sunsets. Whether you are wanting a relaxing getaway or a bit of adventure, the Maldives prove to be an incredible place to visit, and we’ve summarized just the right ideas to share. So, book your flights, pack your bags with your favorite Hermoza pieces, and we’ve got the rest covered!
The best time of the year to travel to the Maldives is November to April. There are pros and cons to visiting in each season, but you will experience the most enjoyable weather during this time as opposed to a wet, rainy vacation. While the temperatures rise to the occasion, so does the cost of staying on the islands. This is the busiest time to visit, so be sure to plan ahead as you book your itinerary.
As many know, The Maldives is famous for its luxurious, picture-perfect, over-the-water bungalows. These charming water villas are what make this destination so perfect for honeymooners or anyone looking to getaway for some romance. While originally belonging to French-Polynesia, the bungalows have been enlarged and perfected here in this Indian Ocean paradise. You can find them at many of the resorts, which all uniquely inhabit their own island. Here are some hotels we recommend with different levels of price points.
Each of these resorts has their own personality just like our swimsuits. For lovers of the Julianna, a room at the Four Seasons might be the perfect spot for you. Made for luxury, the Julianna One-piece Swimsuit in Jade is an instant classic that comes in a rich jewel tone. Start your day refreshed at the resort’s full-service spa and Ayurvedic retreat. Take a dip or lay out to sun your décolletage in the resort’s main infinity pool, the islands’ only Olympic-size pool. Let the raw natural beauty be the setting for a secluded sandbank dinner for two near the calm blue lagoon. Rates at this resort start from $1,500 per night.
Recognized as a Heaven on Earth, the Gili Lankanfushi Resort Maldives is a rejuvenating experience. Book a Gili Lagoon Residence with a pool and debut your Michelle One-piece swimsuit in Ivory to the sparkling azure waters as you lay in your personal water hammock. Enjoy a sunset dolphin cruise on the resort’s luxury Riviera yacht, or a seafood showcase and coconut martini at the Overwater Bar standing on stilts. De-stress and make your best memories with a stay here starting around $1,200 per night.
Situated on Exotic island of Emboodhu Finolhu, the premium lagoon villas at the Taj Exotica are the idyllic destination. Soak in a pool of rose petals at the spa while wearing your Hannah One-Piece swimsuit in Mosaic Tile. Be pampered by world-renowned butlers as you make your way around the property leisurely sipping cocktails. Doing nothing here is an art form, and you will have every opportunity to take in this haven of tranquility on island time. Rooms here begin around $800-$1000 per night.
On the shores of the remote Huvadhoo Atoll, a rare barefoot luxury escape awaits you, the Park Hyatt Maldives Resort Hadahaa. Immerse yourself in nature’s playground surrounded by a preserved house reef hidden close to the equator. Pack a picnic for the day and explore a nearby uninhabited island for a truly remote experience. Stay active all day in your Cecilia One-Piece swimsuit in Rosewood, a romantic staple that will have you feeling concealed and revealed in all the right places. Indulge in exquisite culinary journeys whether by casual restaurant or tailored private dining. Encounter traditional Maldivian ways of life at this private island retreat starting around $800 per night.
Located in the heart of south Ari Atoll, the Angaga Island Resort and Spa is a touch of paradise famed for its rich marine life and some of the best diving points in the region. This haven offers more of the sought-after water bungalows with private sundecks and access to the nearby lagoons. The best part about these personal retreats is that you don’t have to go very far to get to water activities. Slip into your Mac Two-piece Tankini Swimsuit for just the right amount of modest, and you can practically dive into the ocean right from your backdoor! Unleash yourself with lush spa services, discover colorful marine life, and experience an array of local and international cuisines. To top it all off, you can get everything you want and more at this ideal holiday destination for as little as $400 per night!
These overwater accommodations provide a contemporary aesthetic, numerous amenities, and the most exclusive experiences whether it's a couple’s trip or with the entire family. Whatever has inspired your trip, allow these beautiful retreats to submerge you into full relaxation mode. Speaking of relaxation, we believe in wearing it. For all linens lovers, a favorite from our resort wear collection is The Asha Linen Dress in White. This flowy number is definitively elegant. Pure and simple in its silhouette, this dress is our ode to effortless beauty – to ease, sophistication, and all things linen. Asha mimics the white sandy beaches and will be the perfect complement to the picturesque background. To top it all off, you won’t need to pack nearly as much with your perfectly versatile Hermoza staples. We like to have options, which is why we’ve made packing for vacation easier for you. Double our one-piece swimsuits as a bodysuit with your favorite bottoms or throw on some resort wear as a cover up or outfit for the town.
Ready to dive in yet? There’s almost an unlimited number of activities to do in and near the water in the Maldives. Like most beaches, you can enjoy swimming, surfing, and paddle boarding. You can book a Maldivian liveaboard safari to experience some of the best dive sites. While diving, you’ll be able to explore systems of channels, soft coral reefs, and even shipwrecks! Enjoy sightings of manta rays and whale sharks among the vibrant colors of the deep. If you aren’t much for adventure, there is still plenty of sightseeing and relaxing water experiences. Take a cute umbrella and plant yourself on some unique sand banks that are scattered all over the islands. Or enjoy a fishing trip by boat organized by your resort to enjoy the sunset while riding in the waves. No matter what water experience you have, make sure you are fashionable doing it! For a classic look that goes with anything, The Gloria One-Piece Swimsuit in Black Charcoal is our chic play with assymetry. With a drapey one shoulder and creamy, Italian fabric beneath a silkscreen of illusion mesh, you’ll feel fully supported, lush, and refined.
If food is what motivates you when travelling, you won’t be disappointed in a trip here. Cuisine in the Maldives depends on the ingredients that are available to the region. Given the region is smack dab in the ocean, you can expect quite the array of seafood on the local menus. Because of the geographical location, much of the food here is Indian inspired, consisting of curries and other spiced foods. For those who have a simpler palette, you can find plenty of variety at the resort restaurants. Some hotels ask for your food preferences so they can make sure to have it during your stay. Whether you’re going out to try new things, or staying in at the buffet, you’ll be feeling comfortable and cute in your breezy resort wear linens. Pair the Betty Wrap Shirt in White, Ditsy or Black Linen with any suit, any bottoms, any day. It’s a classy, versatile, polished pick that you won’t believe you went so long without! The perfect linen blouse that doubles day and night. Wear it over your Hermoza one-piece or two-piece swimsuit as the perfect coverup or wear it with a pair of pants.
During your stay, take a day or two to explore the capital city of Malé where you will find a glorious plethora of things to see and do in this unique, Islamic nation. Visit the National Museum, ancient mosques, local fish markets, healing spas, and shopping. On the islands you can pretty much count on the fact that it will be sunny almost always, and if it’s not, it will still be warm. Have confidence and stay cool as you explore all the wonders this town has to offer while wearing your Betty Shirt Dress in White. This linen eyelet dress is a breezy, cotton/linen blend, abalone buttoned piece that will transport your vibe to somewhere along the Amalfi Coast. Cinch your waist with a detachable belt, and feel relaxed and flowy with its ruffle hemmed, drop shoulder fit.
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