Top 6 Hotels for Design and Originality

A guide to six of the globe’s most original hotels…

There is a whole host of spectacular and wonderfully designed hotels around the world… all waiting to be experienced. Las Vegas is hot spot with so many flamboyant structural designs, including New York New York and Caesar’s Palace, that make Sin City so appealing. The architectural cleverness is something which makes hotels so highly sought after. Read our recommendations below and start planning your next getaway!

The Luxor, Las Vegas, USA

It’d be rude not to start with a Vegas delight and, while there are many magnificent choices that could make this list, this Egyptian design is a building which doesn’t gain as many plaudits as it perhaps should. It’s arguably one of the most unusual actual designs in the Nevada hotspot (no weather pun intended!) with 30 floors to take in in the gigantic Sphinx.
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With huge pharaoh statues welcoming you in the lobby, the Luxor opened for business as the first (and only) pyramid-shaped hotel in Vegas in 1993 and remains an architectural marvel gracing the famous strip.

Hoshinoya Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Let’s face it — glamping is a worldwide phenomenon these days. There are so many luxurious pods popping up across the globe that could tickle your fancy. The Hoshinoya Fuji in Japan however offers something a little bit unique. Step inside your cosy pod and you’ll be met with an air-conditioned unit with an array of comfortable furnishings and an ensuite bathroom. But what’s so special about this spot? Well, the ceiling-to-floor windows provide an exquisite view of the scenery surrounding you — the awesome beauty that is Mount Fuji.

While that may sound great, it gets better! You can step outside your space and onto a private timber decking area to fully bask in the natural glory. The patio isn’t just any plain space either. Instead, it includes hammocks and fire pits to allow you to relax in style.

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Going on a safari adventure is on many people’s bucket lists. But, instead of being in the comfort of a vehicle driving up to the animals, why don’t you let the wildlife come to you? In Kenya you can do just that thanks to Giraffe Manor.

This delightful hotel is found in one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings and enables the resident giraffes to pop their heads through the dining room windows in search of a treat. You really can’t get much closer to living with wildlife!

Sun Cruise Resort, Jeondongin, South Korea

Have you always fancied a holiday on a cruise ship but are wary about getting your sea legs? This quirky number in South Korea gives you all the luxury of a cruise liner while still being on dry land. With a claim to fame of having the best view of the sunrise in South Korea, the Sun Cruise Resort will see you spend your quality time aboard a liner that is carefully placed upon the cliff top of Jeondongin.
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With over 200 rooms, guests can take advantage of more than just the views, with a revolving sky lounge, night club, karaoke and sea water pool all on offer.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho, USA

Dogs are known as man’s best friend and for many of us, we can’t bear to leave our canine companions behind while we take our annual holiday. However, for those who want to take their canine craze that little bit further, a trip to Dog Bark Park Inn should be on your to-do list.
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Also known as ‘Sweet Willy’ this hotel is built in the shape of a beagle and stands at 30-feet-tall. So, if you find yourself wanting to be inside the head of a dog, this is your chance. Why not even take your beagle to stay in a beagle?

La Balade des Gnomes, Durbuy, Belgium

If dogs aren’t quite your thing, this Belgian boutique offers up an array of designs, including a Trojan horse. With 10 rather unique rooms, ‘The Walk of the Gnomes’ to give it its English name is situated in an elegant 17th Century town and gives visitors the choice of rooms that each could be at home on a Tim Burton movie set.
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Alongside the giant wooden horse on offer, you can also choose from the likes of a Macquarie Island room in which your boat-like bed mysteriously appears to be floating on real water and you’ll also find some sandy stretches!
The world of hotels is a fantastic place and each year architects are outdoing themselves and producing some out-of-this-world designs. The main question is, what will the future hold for hoteliers?
Article provided by UK timber decking supplier, Arbordeck.

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Which are the most powerful Passports? Best Passports for global travel?

Brits travelling abroad reached a high in 2017 when 72.8 million left the UK for visits to other countries. This was a three per cent increase on the previous year. As a nation, we base our entire year around escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and boarding a plane. Whether it be for a weekend city break, a honeymoon, or that all-encompassing gap year – it is what we live for.

Egypt As a Gap Year Destination

Egypt As a Gap Year Destination
The appeal of Egypt as a travel destination, whether it’s for a gap year or a vacation, is a strong one. There are very few places around the world you can get as strong a sense of culture and history as you can in Egypt. It’s the home of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world – the monuments of which are still everywhere you wish to look. It’s also a thriving cultural melting pot of the old and the new, all of which are waiting to be explored.
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If you’re considering Egypt’s worthiness as a potential gap year destination, the country would love to have you. There are many things you can do with your time as a semi-permanent resident there. Just learning the basics of the language is a task that could easily take up the majority of your time. If you’d rather do something a little more hands-on and environmentally-friendly, there are numerous animal welfare programs in the country attempting to help preserve and support the sea turtles which live around the coast. Failing that, if you’d rather spend your time relaxing, you won’t find anywhere in the world that’s better for scuba diving. In fact, Egypt is considered to be a world-leading destination for diving of all descriptions.
Not every gap year has to be about taking part in activities, though. A gap year might be the only time in your life you have complete freedom to walk around the world and take in the sights. The iconography of Egypt is legendary. From movies to TV to mobile slots websites, you’ll find representations of Egyptian buildings, Gods, and historical figures everywhere. It’s not a coincidence that games like ‘Cleo’s Wish’ and ‘Tutankhamun’ are some of the most popular currently available – the people who design mobile slots know that the public is drawn in by the wonder of Ancient Egyptian cultures and all the stories that come along with it. No matter what you want to do in Egypt, it’s officially open for business to students. There are a few things you should know before you go, though, and here they are.
Rental Costs Are Low
You’ll need somewhere to stay if you’re planning to spend more than a few weeks in the country. Fortunately, despite scare stories about rising inflation within the country, Egypt is still a remarkably cheap country to live in. The average cost of a mid-range one-bedroom apartment is $300 per calendar month in a city-center location, or about half that if you’re willing to stay a little further away from the center.
It’s not just the housing that comes cheaply either – going for a meal on an average restaurant shouldn’t cost you more than $10 if you stay away from tourist traps, and catching a bus to take you there generally costs less than one dollar. In fact, the only unforeseen expenses you might come across are when you try to spend a day on the beach, and when you use any kind of public service. None of the beaches are public, and so they cost between $5 and $10 to gain access to. Anyone who provides any kind of service for you will expect some form of a tip in exchange – even more so than they do in the USA.
Practical & Medical Requirements
At the risk of stating the obvious, you’ll need a valid passport to get into Egypt. You’ll also need a visa, and the type of visa you need will depend upon how long you’re planning to stay in the country. A standard tourist visa covers you for thirty days, and shouldn’t cost you any more than $25. For an extra $10, you can pick up a multiple-entry visa, which is a little more flexible in terms of how long you can stay, and how often you can come and go. Always apply for your visa before you leave as opposed to when you arrive.
Those of you who are planning to stay in the country for longer and/or work or take part in educational courses there will require a formal work or study visa. It’s advised that you make your work or study arrangements before you depart, because that way the organization you intend to work for or study with can provide specific direction as to which type of visa you’ll need. From a medical point of view, anyone who plans to spend more than thirty days in the country must submit to an HIV test before being granted permission.
Be Careful With Cameras
Taking pictures at or around any of the usual tourist attractions is both expected and welcomed. You may even find that locals are happy to take pictures for you so you can be in the picture yourself, although they’ll expect a tip for doing so. In other locations, though, don’t assume that taking pictures is welcomed, or even legal.
It’s specifically prohibited to take pictures of any civilian protests or demonstrations under any circumstances, and so you should avoid doing so. Egyptian police can and will confiscate your device and detain you if you’re caught doing so, and consular assistance within the country doesn’t arrive quickly. You don’t want to spend a prolonged period of time in an Egyptian jail without representation, and so it’s better to keep your camera to yourself.
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Locals
The Egyptian public is, for the main part, very welcoming to tourists. They’re also very generous people in general. It’s not uncommon for an Egyptian to offer to share their food with you if they happen to be eating when you encounter them. Some of them may even want to stop and take a picture with you. There’s no malice in any of this, and most of them are just happy that you’ve chosen to come and spend your money in their country.
That being said, exercise all the caution you’d usually employ if you were in a strange location at home. Don’t travel alone after dark, and only use services that have been recommended to you by someone you trust – especially taxis, which have been known to take visitors to their destination via the longest and most expensive route possible.
Be vigilant, but not to the point where it ruins your experience of being in this beautiful country. Whether or not you come away with it with the ability to speak a new language or any new skills at all, you’ll definitely take away fantastic memories that will stay with you for a lifetime!

Best Places for Fishing in Europe

Best Fishing Places in Europe
Even if your local fishing spots are excellent for landing decent catches and those challenging fish that are a little wilier than the rest, a change of scenery and different target can do wonders for your enjoyment of this sport.
You don’t even have to go too far out to find some great fishing spots, as there are plenty to be found around Europe. To give you some ideas, particularly if you are looking to book a holiday in the coming year, we will discuss some of the best.
Scotland – The Home of Atlantic Salmon Fishing
Before we start looking across the water to continental Europe, we are stay firmly on British soil. No list about the best fishing spots in Europe (pre-Brexit) would be complete without Scotland being mentioned. There is simply nowhere better, that fishermen in the know hail as the best place to land Atlantic Salmon. What could be better than beautiful scenery and fishing on the Tay, Spey or Dee for that succulent and tasty salmon? Oh, that’s it, all the above plus a wee dram of the good stuff.
Jamtland in Sweden For Whitefish, Trout and Big Grayling
Sweden is full to of excellent places to fish. However, we chose Jamatland because it offers some of the most gorgeous backdrops in the country. With lots of lake, stream and river destinations to choose from, you will have a chance to land a wide range of fish including some of the best brown trout and grayling, along with perch, char pike and whitefish.
Soca River in Slovenia – Marble Trout and Fly Fishing
If you are a big fan of fly fishing, Slovenia is perfect. Whether you fancy taking on the challenge of landing the huge Soca marble trout that the area is famous for (it can be as big as 10lbs) or fancy using the clear waters to your advantage for chub, grayling or rainbow – Slovenia will not disappoint.
Ebro River in Spain – Catfish
A little closer to the UK, the Spanish Ebro River is a popular destination if you want to try and catch something a little more substantial, this is where you can land catfish. Landing one of these beauties would give you all kind of bragging rights and it’s a great achievement in general. You can also fish for carp at this location, and the carp gets mighty big here too.
The Netherlands for Zander
Zander are beautiful fish, there is no denying it. If you fancy taking on the challenge of catching one or more of these distinctive creatures, you need to go to the one place where there is an abundance of them – The Netherlands. There are great levels of stock in both canals and rivers.
Obviously, there are many more places out there that are perfect for fishing. Norway has some of the best cod fishing spots in the world for instance, while France is ideal for carp fishing. Wherever you go though you should invest in bait and other accessories from CarpnBait.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dublin

Dublin is one of the most popular cities in Europe among international travellers. However, it also happens to be exactly the sort of place we tend to narrow down to a couple of main attractions. We talk about the bars, Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, for instance, and these are definitely some of the highlights. There’s more to Dublin that many people aren’t aware of though, starting with some of the following highlights and attractions.
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1. Incredible Park Land
Like some other great cities throughout the world, Dublin requires a bit of green space to keep people happy, and Phoenix Park is the result. It’s a massive city park, only a little under 2,000 acres in size, and it’s probably the best place to relax outside during the day. Visitors would do well simply to wander the park or have a meal there, but there are specific attractions as well – from the Dublin Zoo to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, both of which are technically inside the park.
2. A Budding Foodie Culture
This seems to be true of several cities around the UK and Ireland, but Dublin has something of a budding foodie culture. Once known for little more than Irish comfort food, it now has all kinds of interesting little places to east. Case in point, an article from a few months ago looked at a few new openings and showcased an incredible range. There was a little restaurant with grain and Poke bowls, an authentic sushi bar, a place serving “melted cheese madness,” and a Vietnamese food truck serving local ingredients. Those are just a few examples, but they demonstrate what’s happened to the city’s food scene, and it’s a good change.
3. A Quiet Casino Scene
The UK and Ireland have played a significant role in spearheading online casino movements over the last couple decades. Thanks in large part to companies based in these areas, players can visit sites and find all of the most popular games they would ordinarily get in a casino. Despite the convenience of these options though, Dublin has held onto a few of these gaming establishments. For a different kind of night out, you can find a quiet place to play cards or try your luck at other games.
4. Nearby Mountains
If you’re visiting Dublin and looking for some time outside aside from in Phoenix Park, you might be very interested to know that the city is actually in very close proximity to a small mountain range. Many people don’t realize this about Dublin, and yet the Wicklow Mountains are right there, easy to enjoy even for just a matter of hours at a time. It’s a beautiful range, and one that you can drive through, hike along, or even pay for a guided tour of if you’d like to learn a bit about the history of the area.
5. A Towering Spire
The Spire of Dublin doesn’t get quite enough attention. It is just what it sounds like, though it’s larger than some might imagine – essentially a skyscraper-sized spike shooting up from the middle of the city. The Spire was built as a result of a competition for monument design won by Ian Ritchie Architects back in 1999. Now it’s one of the defining physical features of the city of Dublin.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Diving In Malta

Malta is a vast Mediterranean island which is actually a country in Europe. Little people know about this island and even less know where it is. If you’re thinking about traveling to Malta, you might be interested in checking out some of the coolest scuba diving in the Mediterranean Sea.

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I worked at a scuba diving school for a summer while living in Malta for over two years. I learned a lot about the scene and what makes the life below the sea so appealing in Malta. Read below the top 5 things you didn’t know about diving in Malta!

1. History is evident with almost every dive!

Malta is a country rich in history but hardly anyone knows about it. The diving community in Malta, however, is well aware of the war-time history made evident by the abundance of shipwrecks around the island and in the Grand Harbor. Some of the best dives in Malta show a history of war and the enormous World War II shipwrecks. 

If you’ve never seen a WWII destroyer ship, this is an experience you can’t miss while diving Malta. It was one of the coolest diving locations I’ve ever seen. Make sure to request to see a shipwreck if diving in Malta – even beginners can see a shallow shipwreck!

2. Malta has the clearest diving sea water in the Mediterranean

With visibility clearance ranging up to 30 meters, the Mediterranean waters can not be clearer! For the best sea life diving experience, go on a sunny day. The colours under the sea will pop!

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3. Winter dives are not only enjoyable, but some of the best dives!

Winter offers the advantage that many species of fish move inshore to shallower, slightly warmer waters which are not disturbed by swimmers in winter. This offers divers a much better opportunity to observe and photograph marine life. Although I never dove in the winter in Malta, my colleagues all insisted I come back for a winter dive to see the best of Malta scuba diving.

4. Malta is one of the best places for beginners

If it is your first time diving, there are plenty of PADI Certified schools in the area you are likely staying in on your visit. World class instructors will take you to the shallow, clear waters around Sliema and Valletta that offer excellent opportunities to see coral reefs and Mediterranean sea life at an early point in your scuba diving learning experience.

5. You can dive around three different islands!

Malta is not the only place for diving when you’re visiting the island. Take a boat trip out to the gorgeous islands of Gozo and Comino to do diving trips all around the archipelago – the ride itself is breath-taking. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see vastly different landscapes and sea life in a short trip to the island. Get a two-for-one experience!

Malta offers one of the best – if not the best – diving experiences in all of the Mediterranean Sea. It’d be a shame to miss such an opportunity when visiting the beautiful island country.

Adam is a travel writer who has moved around the world for three years seeing the most diverse lands the planet has to offer while documenting it all on his blog. He is the author to three fiction travel novels which are set to be released in the Fall of 2018. Follow his adventures on social media!

 

Top 10 Food Origins from Across the World

If you’re a food lover, you’ll be fascinated to discover where some of the world’s most iconic foods come from. Sure, there’s nothing more British than a meal of fish and chips, but did you know its origins started in sunny Spain and Portugal?
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As a nation, Britain regularly enjoys treating their taste buds to a wide ,
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Northern Ireland's Most Disability Friendly Accessible Tourist Attractions

Top Wheelchair Accessible Things to Do in Northern Ireland

Despite its size, Northern Ireland is packed with culture and must-see attractions. In recent years, it’s caught the attention of film crews, such as those for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, and now even Lonely Planet has named Belfast and the Causeway Coast region is one of the best destinations to visit in 2018.
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The remaining question for many would-be travellers is not whether this corner of the world is worth seeing, but rather if they are even able to experience it fully.
With this in mind, local company Olympic Lifts has reviewed the country’s most popular attractions to find out just which were the most accessible for those with sight or hearing impairments, wheelchair users and those with autism.
You can discover which are the most disability friendly here:

  1. Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is one of Belfast’s newest attractions and a must-see attraction for those interested in Northern Ireland’s ship-building heritage and the story of the infamous Titanic ship.
This attraction has blue badge parking, and rentable wheelchairs, this attraction is exceptionally well-equipped to cater to disabled visitors. Not only that, but those with impaired sight will benefit from the availability of audio and Braille guides, and those with hearing difficulties can make use of the British Sign Language (BSL) visuals and printed guide.  Titanic Belfast has also made attempts to make the experience as autism-friendly as possible, with ‘VIP’ passes and rentable ear-defenders and/or blackout tents.

  1. Northern Ireland Assembly Buildings (Stormont)

Visiting these fascinating buildings is a must if you are at all interested in Northern Ireland’s complicated political history.
They offer British and Irish signed tour guides, and have a hearing loop system installed in all Committee rooms, function rooms and the Chamber, while portable loops are available at reception. This is another award-winning attraction, having been awarded both the the ‘Louder than Words’ charter mark and Autism Access Award.

  1. Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum is an ideal way to spend a few hours, no matter what your age. From mummies to paintings, to dinosaurs and the local history of Belfast and Northern Ireland, these five floors are packed with fascinating exhibits – and are all accessible via the handy elevator. A sound enhancement system is available at certain locations, and so are described videos and magnifying sheets can be requested as well.

  1. Belfast City Hall

Get to know the capital city a little better by taking advantage of Belfast City Hall’s free, daily tours, complete with a specialised guide. For those with mobility issues, a lift is available to transport guests to different floors, and a wheelchair is also available to rent. Braille, large print documents, and a hearing loop are available for those who are hearing impaired, and blind or partially sighted guests can make use of the audio guide.

  1. Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo homes over 100 different species of animals from all corners of the globe, most of which can be viewed all year around. The prairie dogs are particularly amusing, as they run free around the park. The visitor centre is fitted with an induction loop hearing system, and they even offer a “Quiet Hour” for guests on the autism spectrum to enjoy the park before it officially opens at 10am. The park also offers disabled parking and a different disabled bathrooms across the park, and rentable wheelchairs for those who call ahead.

  1. Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway saw 1 million visitors in 2017, making it Northern Ireland’s most distinctive nand popular attraction by far. Special effort has been made to make it as accessible as possible, as well. While the pathway to the causeway is relatively flat and wheelchair-friendly, the shuttle bus provides a suitable alternative for those with mobility issues. Even if you simply stay in the visitor centre, you can explore the different interpretive exhibits, such as a 3D coastal model, with information available through audio guides or Braille.

  1. Exploris

Exploris is not only home to dozens of different types of fish, but small-clawed otters and a rare albino lobster, too. The building is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with all tanks visible, and even has the option of rentables. There is a hearing loop in the reception area, and suitable disabled parking and bathrooms available, as well as discounts for carers and an assistant dog bathroom in the park.

  1. W5

The family-focused science centre has 6 themed exhibition areas and over 250 interactive exhibitions, all of which are easily accessible with ramps and elevators. They also provide a hearing loop system at the ticket desk and in the Lecture Theatre, for those hard of hearing.

  1. Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol is filled with over a hundred years’ worth of stories – and plenty of them are pretty spooky. While not entirely accessible (there are 2 lower rooms only reachable via narrow steps) most of the building is easy to navigate, with elevators and ramps to make wheelchair access simple. There are even rentable wheelchairs available at reception.

  1. HMS Caroline

The HMS Caroline was used in both WWI and II, and was opened officially to the public in 2016. While tide times will dictate how accessible the ship is for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues, there have been real efforts to better the accessibility of the ship with a newly installed lift and the introduction of a Virtual Access suite. It also has audio guides available in six different languages.
 

6 Reasons Why The Maldives Is the Perfect Place for Your Honeymoon

After a wonderful wedding, you and your loved one need a place where you can completely enjoy each other’s company. If you want to have a taste of the island life at its most beautiful and relaxed – Maldives is the answer.
To further persuade you to visit this stunning haven, below are wise reasons why you should choose the Maldives for your honeymoon.

1. Pristine Beaches

Relive your romance by taking a long walk along pristine white beaches. Imagine staying at a 5-star hotel in the Maldives, laying on the white sands with your spouse, and taking a dip in crystal clear waters in a paradise-perfect island.
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Newlyweds can also go barefoot and spend an entire day at the waterfront basking under the sun and reveling in the beauty of the island. With much of the region still undiscovered by mainstream travelers, the Maldives offer a wonderful day and night vista at the water’s edge.

2. Peaceful and Relaxing Romance

Thousands of miles away from the bustle of the city, Maldives is the perfect getaway for new couples who want to escape from the stress of urban life.
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Luxury wellness services are increasingly becoming in demand in hotel spas around the world, and more so in these islands. As such, newlyweds can bond by getting a massage and spa treatment together. It will feel like you have the island all to yourself because of its solitary nature.

3. Underwater Adventure

The Maldives isn’t just a place for a romantic honeymoon. There are water activities like scuba diving, scooter diving and snorkeling which can be quite a rewarding experience for you and your partner. You can even catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales and so many other magnificent underwater wildlife.

4. Sailing

It’s amazing to sail the waters in the Maldives as the reef-sheltered bays are clear and calm. You can climb onto the roof of a Dhoni while enjoying the beauty of the sea. Ride a boat to circle the islands and stay for a while to gaze over the beautiful sunset.

5. Sandbank Dining

Sandbanks are the pure white sand remote islands of Maldives. You can request your hotel to arrange a private dinner or picnic for you and your spouse in a remote island. If you plan to experience sandbank dining, make sure to consider the time of year due to the islands’ tide patterns.

6. Sky View

You can get enchanted by the islands of the Maldives aboard a seaplane. During the trip, you’ll come across the panoramic view of fishing villages, schools of dolphins, and many more. It would be like flying while appreciating the beauty of nature.

When is the Best Time to Visit the Maldives?

Any time between the months of November and April is the best time to go to the Maldives. Avoid having your honeymoon from August to October as tropical cyclones visit the islands. Don’t worry if it’s a last minute honeymoon; you simply have to book a flight since the Maldives doesn’t require tourists to have entry clearance visas.
Some tips you can follow to enjoy a wonderful honeymoon in the Maldives include:

  • Bring plenty of sunscreen.
  • Include scarves and sarong in your luggage as the Maldives is a Muslim country and you’ll need to cover yourself before entering a religious shrine.
  • Invest in a waterproof camera as you’ll be indulging in several water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. But if you don’t want to worry too much about good photos, a professional photographer can capture every moment on your behalf.
  • Don’t bring alcohol as there’s a ban imposed by the government of Maldives.

If you want to have an unforgettable honeymoon experience, book your stay in one of the best resort hotels in the Maldives, JA Manafaru. You will surely enjoy your intimate celebration set against a backdrop of stunning views, serenaded by the sound of waves.
Without the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist crowd, you and your partner can truly experience the beauty of Maldives. It’s not just about the wonders of the islands, it’s more on how both of you can enjoy undisturbed company on your honeymoon.
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Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”