Both countries have stunning turquoise waters and pristine powdery white-sand beaches. The Maldives has a more “deserted island” feel, as there is usually nothing but water on the horizon. If you like privacy, amazing underwater sea life, perfect beaches and some pretty epic points-friendly resorts, both the Maldives and Bora Bora should be on your travel wish list. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)While it’s not impossible to island-hop in the Maldives, it often isn’t simple and may require routing back through Male most times. As I am quite again feminist against heart, I think that alone would give enough reasoning to me to go with French Polynesia.

Underwater sea life and corals in Banana Reef, MaldivesBora Bora is surrounded by a mountainous landscape, providing hiking, horseback riding, and other land-based activities. Watersports are also popular in Bora Bora, especially scuba diving and snorkelling. On the other hand, Maldives is 99% water and known for scuba diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and skiing. So, if you are looking for a mix of water and land-based activities, Bora Bora is better for you.

In Maldives you CANNOT bring alcohol into the country because it is a Muslim country. You also cannot buy alcohol from the airport and bring it into the resort. With the way I have wine , this can make Maldives food and beverages much pricier.

I sampled seafood that’s grilled over coconut-infused charcoal in Kurumba Maldives and it was really heavenly. Tahiti , the island was itself formed through volcanic activity. French Polynesia has a lot of mountains and peaks, and along with the blue waters, it can make for a very dramatic backdrop and scenery. There are a lot of tourists in the Maldives, and your privacy and exclusivity greatly depends on the hotel and resort of your choice. There really isn’t any major problem regarding tourists being a threat to Tahiti’s marine life. But while it enjoys the occasional spike and minimal increase, tourism in Tahiti has in general declined since 2010.

Surfing, snorkeling, and deep-sea diving are also available on Bingin, Amed, and Dreamland beaches. In Fiji I would check with your accommodations, but I found many of Fiji’s private-island resort are partially all-inclusive meaning meals are included but not drinks. However, they may offer all-inclusive packages offered as an add-on.

The Maldives on the other hand would be for you if you want to fill your eyes with the sight of astounding lagoons. You would spend most of andrea ruiz castro your day either exploring various islands or lazing around beaches. Whichever you do, you would have a great time and even greater scenery.

There are the ultra luxe brands whose rates always remain a stable high, but at the same time there are also more budget-friendly choices. In this round, I prefer the Maldives due to the more varied choice in accommodation. The brands of resorts are very varied, from international luxury chains to locally owned ones. And the good news is, the standards of the locally owned resorts are at par or even better than some international chains. I apologise it took a while, but I didn’t want to just haphazardly write something for the sake of fulfilling. And just because the two are paradise holiday destinations doesn’t mean they are the same.