Maldives magic with Ileana D'Cruz

Maldives magic with Ileana D'Cruz
Ileana D'Cruz in the Maldives. Photo: Ileana D'Cruz's Instagram page

Ileana D'Cruz is a major travel junkie. She loves visiting new places and capturing beautiful sights and documenting them on her Instagram. She has over 13 million followers on Instagram. The actress had shared fond memories of her travels in Fiji during the Covid time when the world was confined at home. Ileana had also expressed hope that she would be able to make a similar journey next year. Now Ileana has flown into what they call every celebrity’s favourite destination- Maldives.

She has shared several stunning pictures of Maldives' famous beaches and the translucent blue sea. It is widely acknowledged that no matter how many times you visit the Maldives, you will never get tired of it. Each time it keeps surprising you and stunning you with its mesmerizing beauty. There is a reason why the Maldives is called the tourists' paradise as it offers everything required to make your vacation unforgettable. There are spectacular beaches, resorts that cater to every kind of budget, and several types of water sports.

Staying at a luxury resort
Kuda Villingili is a resort located in Kafu North Atoll, Maldives by the Mfar Group. It is considered one of the finest five-star resorts in the Maldives. Kuda Villingili has 200 acres of land with sea, lagoons and land. The land is 40 acres. The resort has 140 acres of sea and lagoon. The beauty of the Maldives is the lagoons that overlook the sea.

The resort has 56 beach villas. And they are not congested rooms but spacious royal villas. Houses with doors that open to the sands of the sea. Some are two-tiered. It’s as if the sea will come knocking at your door. If you look from the room you can see the sea shining in light blue. Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives has a wide range of activities, from surfing and big game fishing to romantic dinners on the beach and pampering spa treatments.

You should definitely try the resort’s swimming pool, said to be one of the longest in the Maldives that stretches 150-metres, surrounded by lush nature. The pool is lined with sunbeds and private, shaded cabanas. Take a dip in the jacuzzi under the shade, or have fun with the kids at the separate, child-friendly pool.

Also, do experience the Kuda Villingili Spa. The spa’s eight treatment villas over the water are the perfect space to put the mind and the body at ease. Organic and plant-based ingredients complement the ancient healing traditions of the East. Professionally trained therapists and instructors focus on meeting the wellness needs of each client, providing a personal experience to help. Along with surfing, you can also try kayaking, wakeboarding, jet skiing, or windsurfing. All non-motorized water sports equipment is available free of charge.

Here are some things to do while you are in the Maldives
Scuba Diving at Maafushi:
Scuba diving is one of the best things to do in the Maldives. Famed as a spectacular scuba diving destination, Maldives will ensure a serene trip into the incredible aquatic world. The clear blue waters will provide visibility and some beautiful stingrays, whale sharks, and sea turtles. Scuba diving courses are offered at Maafushi, Villingili, and some regions of Male. The price of the activity ranges by time. It might take you hours or days; the price will vary from Rs 1,300 - Rs 1,80,000. The Maldives has an abundance of marine life for its stingrays, whale shark migration, reef sharks, and sea turtles. The crystal-clear blue waters offer incredible visibility and there’s no need for a wetsuit here, the water’s warm and inviting.

Island hopping: Believe it or not, there is a large settlement in the Maldives and many locals live and work on the islands. If you stay at a private island in the Maldives, make sure to book an excursion to visit the nearby local islands and communities. This was a great day trip around the islands. The Maldives people follow a strict Muslim culture so be sure to dress respectably in long skirts/shorts and no spaghetti strap sleeves. Bring some cash with you so you can buy local crafts and jewellery as well.

Fun Tubing: Vacation is the best time to walk out of your comfort zone and try your hand on crazy and happening stuff around the globe. Fun tubing is one of the craziest things to do in the Maldives. Do you like getting high on speed (like a little more than average speed) and adventure, then fun tubing is for you. Tubing is like a roller-coaster ride into the beautiful and natural water theme parks of Maldives. It is an unpowered, inflatable tube that will tow you over the water at high speeds as you sail over the waves. Tubing gives you a fun and bumpy adventure ride which you can enjoy with your kids as well

Whale Shark Sighting: This is definitely an amazing thing you can try during your Maldives trip. Trips and packages offer you a chance to see one of the most beautiful and astounding fish, Whale Shark in its natural environment. A Whale Shark which is one of the endangered fish species and South Ari Atol in the Maldives is one of the best places for the sighting. These fishes are very large with enormous mouths and thousands of teeth, yet these gentle giants pose no risk to humans. These docile creatures are accustomed to swimming alongside humans, and you really need to experience this once in your life.

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