Destinations

Jennifer Hawkins exclusively reveals her favourite holiday destination

How the other half live!

By Holly Royce

Australian model, Miss Universe Australia and entrepreneur, Jennifer Hawkins has been extremely productive in her 33 years - which is when enjoying time off becomes even more important.

A holiday has to be one of the best ways to recharge your batteries, and what's Jennifer holiday destination of choice?

The Maldives .

"The Maldives has a special place in my heart, I’ve been lucky enough to spend time there at least once a year, and it’s just beyond beautiful," Jennifer explains.

"The colour of the pristine, crystal clear water is breathtaking, and still stuns me each time I go."

How does Jen spend her time on the Island?

Once you’ve dipped your toes into the underwater world of the Maldives, it’s time to get on top of the water.

Whether you hire a boat, go paddleboarding or try your hand at a jet ski, this is the perfect time to indulge a little and try something you have never tried before.

Take some time for yourself

This may sound obvious, but you’re in paradise, it’s time to slow down and take some time for yourself.

I love to watch the sunset each evening, and spend a portion of my day meditating. It’s also nice to have some downtime to read a good book.

Next on my reading list is Fearless by Arianna Huffington.

Just remember to soak up the beautiful surroundings no matter what you’re doing.

Exploring the islands

While I’ve already mentioned that I love spending as much time as possible exploring the sea, the island themselves are just as striking.

Hiring bikes to get around the island is a great way to immerse yourself in nature while also getting a bit of exercise.

Indulge in some tasty treats

Although the food on the Maldives is slightly more pricey (it being an island and all), the quality is outstanding!

In my mind, no holiday is complete without immersing yourself in the local food.

I love having fresh fish cooked right in front of me and eating in then and there, right on the beach.

*Jennifer Hawkins is the ambassador for Bon Voyage, a new luxury travel site with holidays to the Maldives discounted by up to 60%. See www.bonvoyage.com.au.