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Maldives, the travel destination 2020 for Bollywood and beyond

2020 saw Maldives become the favourite holiday destination for celebrities. The island nation famous for its beaches and Instagram-worthy resorts was visited by the likes of Sonakshi Sinha, Tiger Shroff and Taapsee Pannu, among others.

Sonakshi Sinha, Tiger Shroff and Taapsee Pannu were among the many celebrities who visited the Maldives.

It rained stars on Maldives this year, quite literally! 2020 was the year when Maldives became the favourite holiday destination for celebrities. Indeed, the beach vibes and the beautiful scenery made way to our homes through the stunning pictures that they posted on their social media. The air travel bubble between India and the Maldives made it easier for these celebs to escape to the island nation famous for its pristine beaches and Instagram-worthy resorts.

Among the celebrities who visited the Maldives are Hina Khan, Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu, Katrina Kaif, Mouni Roy, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi, Rakul Preet Singh, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani and many others.

Check out these celebrities who painted the social media blue with the serene skies and sprawling sea as the Covid-19 situation eased in the neighbouring country. Well, who would not get green with envy?

1TIGER SHROFF AND DISHA PATANI

The rumoured couple Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani jetted off to the Maldives for a mini-vacation during Diwali this year. Even though they didn’t share photos posing with each other, they raised temperatures with their seperate photos. Tiger shared a shirtless photo of himself from the island country as soon as he reached there. Meanwhile, Disha shared a couple of bikini pictures on Instagram that floored her fans. She recently shared a video where she was seen snorkelling in the Maldives.

2HINA KHAN

Since the time Hina Khan checked into the Maldives for a vacation with her boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal and family, she had been giving some major fashion goals. Be it soaking up the sun at the beach or chilling by the blue waters of the Maldives, she had the time of her life, in style. From solid colours to quirky prints, her Maldives diary is perfect to steal for your next vacation. Even after returning home, the actress is still reliving her Maldivian days by sharing alluring pictures from her trip.

3DHEERAJ DHOOPAR AND VINNY ARORA

The couple headed to the Maldives to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary. Ever since they got to the beautiful island, the couple gave a glimpse of their vacation to their fans on social media. From sharing pictures standing amid the blue waters to twinning in blue bikini and shorts, the couple seemed to have the best anniversary ever.

4VIVEK OBEROI

Vivek Oberoi took some time off his busy schedule and flew off to the Maldives with his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi and kids. The actor shared continual updates from his vacation to the island nation. Soon after landing in the Maldives, Vivek Oberoi shared a picture of himself riding a bicycle on the beach. In the next set of photos, he posed with his family. In the pictures, Vivek, his wife Priyanka and kids Vivaan and Ameyaa can be seen sitting on a yacht in the middle of the ocean enjoying the serenity.

5KAJAL AGGARWAL AND GAUTAM KITCHLU

A week after their dreamy wedding in Mumbai’s Taj Colaba on October 30, the couple jetted off to the Maldives for their honeymoon. The couple gave us some major travel and fashion goals. From soaking in the sun to enjoying a night at an underwater room, Kajal and Gautam did it all and also treated fans to some gorgeous pictures from their lavish vacation.

6MOUNI ROY

Mouni Roy rang in her birthday in the Maldives. From relaxing under the winter sun to comfortably laying on a poolside sun lounger, the actress treated fans with her stylish and exotic look from the holidays. If you are sitting at home and dreaming of a vacation, her pictures might make you feel some major FOMO.

7KATRINA KAIF

Katrina Kaif was in the Maldives to shoot for the Peacock magazine by Falguni Shane Peacock. She treated her fans with her beachy looks wearing swimwear and bikini tops. She also shared photos with her team from the exotic destination. Katrina even took the Covid-19 test as a precautionary measure and took to the social media to share her video of undergoing the test.

8TAAPSEE PANNU

Taapsee Pannu was among the first ones in celebrities to head to the Maldives for holidays. She had a gala time with her boyfriend Mathias Boe and sisters, Shagun and Evania Pannu, there. She shared several videos and photos from her vacation. They also created a hilarious video giving a twist to Yashraj Mukhate’s Biggini Shoot.

9MASABA GUPTA

Just before Diwali, fashion designer Masaba Gupta and her rumoured boyfriend Satyadeep Misra took off to the Maldives. She shared pictures from the scenic holiday on her Instagram account. And now we are missing the beach and the sea. She recently made her acting debut with the series Masaba Masaba. Her mother Neena Gupta also played her reel mother in the series.

10RAKUL PREET SINGH

Rakul Preet Singh earlier jetted off to the Maldives for a short vacation along with her parents and brother. She shared pictures of herself having a moment amidst the crystal clear blue ocean. Rakul’s photos in swimsuits and bikinis soaking up the sun in Maldives instantly went viral on social media.

11NEHA DHUPIA AND ANGAD BEDI

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi headed off to the Maldives in October. The couple shared photos chilling in a pool. Neha sported a black bikini with a beach sun hat, while Angad wore blue shorts. They also shared adorable photos with their daughter Mehr walking on a beach. In the pictures, the couple can be seen holding Mehr while they took a stroll on a beach with breathtaking view.

12TARA SUTARIA AND AADAR JAIN

Tara Sutaria rang in her 25th birthday in the Maldives with beau and actor Aadar Jain. While they did not post any pictures together, they took to their Instagram stories to giveaway their location. The couple shared aerial views of the Maldives on their Instagram stories. Tara also shared stunning pictures of herself soaking up the Maldavian sun in an animal print swimsuit and in a white bikini.

13VARUN DHAWAN

Varun Dhawan travelled to the Maldives in October this year and treated his fans with his photos where he was seen flaunting his ripped body. He also shared a photo of himself from a swimming pool which made his fans go gaga, with many saying, “Haye garmi!!” The actor also shared a throwback underwater video from his vacation.

14SONAKSHI SINHA

Sonakshi Sinha headed off to the Maldives in November this year and treated her fans to oh-so stunning pictures from the island country. She shared a postcard-worthy picture of herself sitting on the beach wearing a black and white lacy swimsuit. Sonakshi also shared a picture of herself in a black swimsuit, floating in the middle of the blue ocean and another, relishing the Maldivian sunset in a cruise.

15ELLI AVRRAM

The actress returned from her exotic holiday destination on November 3 but looks like she cannot stop reminiscing about the gala time she had over there. She has been sharing major throwback photos from her Maldives vacation. In one of them, she was wearing a pink printed swimsuit, sitting on the edge of a jacuzzi. In another pic, she was seen playing a game of ping-pong, or table tennis, by the pool wearing a printed bikini with her hair tied up in two pony tails.

16SOPHIE CHOUDRY

Just like a slew of other celebrities, Sophie also flew off to the Maldives last month to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Since the time she landed in the Maldives, she shared continual updates with her fans. From enjoying some delectable meals at the hotel to going for snorkelling adventure, the actress had wonderful time.

17ARMAAN JAIN AND ANISSA MALHOTRA

Armaan and his wife Anissa Malhotra landed on the island country last month. The couple got married earlier this year and this appears to be their first vacation after their wedding. Soon after their wedding in February, the government had enforced lockdown across the nation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as a part of which travelling abroad wasn’t permissible. They shared stunning pictures with each other.

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