Close your eyes and imagine you are awakened in the morning by the sound of the waves and the cool sea breeze. Once stepped out of the room, you are immediately greeted by a stretch of white sand and clear blue sea. Meanwhile, below sea level, there are various types of fish that are swimming around a coral reef.

Yes, that’s Maldives. Maldives An island nation that consists of a collection of coral islands surrounded by lagoon located about 700 kilometers from Sri Lanka. The Maldives is one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially for underwater admirers. Naturally, this country has a charming landscape that stretches to more than 90 thousand square kilometers.

If shortly, you plan to take a vacation to the Maldives, but still have no idea where to stay, maybe you can try staying at Raffles Overwater Villa Maldives. Here are some things to try while on holiday in Maldives.

1. Admire the sparkling phytoplankton bioluminescence on Vaadhoo Island

Vaadhoo Island is a perfect choice for those of you who want to see natural phenomena. You can found thousands of tiny lights are scattered along the coast. This light comes from the bluish-white glow that resembles a collection of stars in the night sky that can only be seen at night.

In scientific language, this natural phenomenon is called bioluminescence, which is produced by marine microbes called phytoplankton, which are mostly dinoflagellate species. This amazing phenomenon doesn’t happen every day, but who knows you will lucky once you visit Maldives?

2. Taste the chicken biryani rice

A vacation is certainly not complete without culinary tourism. Chicken biryani rice is one of Maldives’s most popular dishes. For Maldives people, eating this dish is an honor because biryani rice is known as a Sultan-style dish.

Another unique thing about chicken biryani rice is, this dish equipped with chicken seasonings made from a variety of spices that can warm your body.

3. Meet with turtles, manta or whale sharks in Landaa Giraavaru

Landa Giraavaru is an island located in the Baa Atoll region that has been designated by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. This place is surrounded by white sandy beaches with vast coral reefs.

The water is calm and shallow, very suitable for fans of diving. Reportedly, you can easily meet with turtles, manta and even whale sharks.

4. Pamper yourself on Cocoa Island

Cocoa Island is the right choice for those of you who want to find peace and relieve stress from your daily activity. On this private island, you can enjoy a real vacation, because the island is equipped with 33 suites and luxury villas that stand above sea level.

You can spend time relaxing or sunbathing on the beach while looking at the charming Indian Ocean. The atmosphere is calm, allowing you to do yoga or pamper yourself with maximum spa treatment.