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Boredom in paradise seems impossible, but many tourists get tired of a beach holiday on tiny islands. What to do in the Maldives so that your vacation is eventful and memorable for a lifetime?

Water activities

Snorkeling

Even the most inexperienced tourists can easily get used to snorkeling and get great pleasure from the underwater kingdom of the Maldives. To do this, you do not need to do anything: it is enough to dive into the ocean near your villa to meet exotic fish.

Find out all about snorkeling in the Maldives here.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Diving

The Maldives is one of the most favorite places among divers. There are many atolls with a pristine reef. The reef line of the Maldives stretches for 700 km! However, before choosing a place to stay, it is worth learning more about the best diving spots. While diving, you can meet not only bright fish, but also get acquainted with turtles, manta rays, dolphins and even see real sharks! The ideal time for diving is winter. It is during this period that the water is as transparent as possible.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Surfing

In summer, fans of surfing come to the Maldives because the winds and waves come. In the Maldives, surfing competitions are held annually. Windy weather is most common from March to November. You can buy a yacht safari cruise or settle on an island that is in shape from the raging waves.

Where and when to surf in the Maldives.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Fishing in the Maldives

The heart of any angler will tremble before the thought of fishing in the Indian Ocean. It is rich in catch and can surprise with exotic fish. Moreover, at the end of the fishing trip, they will prepare your catch for dinner. Fishing is a popular pastime in the Maldives. It can be from the shore, from the boat. Deep-sea fishing is popular, for which you need to rent a boat to catch large predators. You can spin fishing by driving to the outside of the reef. Best for fishing is November-March. However, there are rules for fishing; for example, you cannot fish near the coral zone or in the coastal zone. It is forbidden to use gear that can damage the fish. Dolphins and whale sharks cannot be caught.

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Sea excursions

Canoe and submarine in the Maldives

Kayaking is in demand on the islands. Among them, there are boats with a transparent bottom, which view the underwater world while traveling. There are also submarines with which you can go on a sea voyage across the Indian Ocean.

Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives
Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives

Mini cruise

For the most restless tourists who do not lie on the white sand, travel around the Maldives on a yacht. Swimming can take up to two weeks! Such a mini-trip is better to be acquainted with the scattering of the Maldives. Nevertheless, the cruise can last a couple of days, or even just a day. Perfectly combined with diving, there are qualified instructors on board. The Maldives cruise can be done both on a modern yacht and on an exotic wooden boat, traditional for the Maldives.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Ocean sunset

Seeing a pink sunset in the middle of the ocean is one of the most exciting experiences in the Maldives. Incredibly romantic! An authentic Maldivian boat with a hammock goes to the heart of the ocean, towards the setting sun. Guests can sit comfortably in a hammock located right in the boat and contemplate the incredible colors of the majestic sunset that spills over the blue of the Indian Ocean.

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

Swimming with dolphins

The Maldives is one of the best places to see dolphins. About 20 species live near the atolls! In the morning they sail closer to the islands, and in the evening they go to the ocean. Therefore, the resorts arrange a kind of dolphin photo hunt for their tourists. But no one will give a 100% guarantee to meet with them.

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives
You & Me by Cocoon Maldives

Maldives from above

Seaplane flight

Seeing the scattering of the Maldives from a bird's eye view is a breathtaking sight. A seaplane is best suited for this. From its side, a delightful view of the snow-white strips of land, lost in the endless blue of the Indian Ocean, opens. The seaplane takes tourists to remote atolls. The cost of a seaplane flight is quite high, starting at $ 250. But how many impressions!

Read more about seaplanes and other means of transportation in the article about transfers in the Maldives.

 

Helicopter flight

There are also sightseeing helicopters in the Maldives. They will not take you that far, but the Maldives seen from above is an incredible sight.

Komandoo Maldives Island Resort
Komandoo Maldives Island Resort

Unusual entertainment

Plant a named coral

Imagine, you fly away by plane to your native land, and in the Maldives, the coral named after you will continue its life. Moreover, you can even check from time to time how he is there, in the distant warm Maldives. Maldivian resorts have in-house biologists who tell tourists about the surroundings of the underwater world. They have special aquariums with marine life and coral seedlings that are grown in the Indian Ocean.

Planting your own coral is one of the most popular activities. You can write your name on the frame, or leave a message for posterity. After that, the structure is left on the reef. Every six months, employees check how the coral is doing and take a photo report. In addition, the pictures are sent to the guest by e-mail. So, being on the other side of the world, you can feel like a part of the Maldives.

For more information on where to plant corals, read the article on the most exotic places in the Maldives.

Constance Moofushi
Constance Moofushi

Swimming with sharks

It sounds, of course, intimidating, but in fact, there are no sharks in the Maldives that are dangerous to humans. Small reef sharks live in the Maldives, the length of which reaches about a meter. They are pretty harmless. Nevertheless, when you swim next to them under water, the adrenaline just rolls over! There is no need to worry along with the tourists; there is always an instructor who controls the situation.

Visit an underwater restaurant

The Maldives was the first to introduce an underwater restaurant. It was placed at a depth of 5 meters. The transparent acrylic roof creates the illusion of an aquarium. It seems as if you are part of the sea kingdom. And while you savor the taste of exquisite dishes from renowned chefs, contemplate the splendor of the Maldives' underwater world. The restaurant is often used for photo shoots, weddings, private events. And if you really want it, then, at the request of the client, you can turn it into a bedroom.

Here you will learn everything about all the underwater restaurants in the Maldives.

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Night in the starry sea

Millions of stars light up not only in the skies of the Maldives, which, due to the remoteness from civilization, seem especially bright. With the coming of night, the Maldives archipelago flashes with millions of luminous dots. It seems as if the sky has sunk into the ocean. This magic summons plankton, which gives a blue glow to the ocean. It is most commonly seen during the new moon, when darkness helps to shade the ocean and plankton shines especially brightly. Catch the most luxurious star surf on Vaadu Island. All resorts in the Maldives know about this place and organize excursions there.

Excursions in the Maldives

Historical landmarks

The historical sights of the Maldives are located in the capital, Male. This is almost the only city in the Maldives and the smallest capital in the world.

You can take a promenade yourself. It is best to start from the Cumhuri Maidan Square, located in the port area where ferries dock. In addition, in the evening, a fountain plays in all colors on the square. There is a picturesque fishing harbor nearby, where anglers unload their catch. Next to the Maldivian fish market, you will not see such fish anywhere else! The main attractions are located in the interior of the island. Visit the Islamic Center and the amazing coral mosque topped with a golden dome.

Take a walk on the new bridge it was built to connect Male to the neighboring island and airport. Look at the Presidential Palace, stroll through the Sultan Park, which looks like a cool oasis. Make a wish here a century-old tree grows that can fulfill it.

Learn all about the sights of Male in the article about the capital.

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Depositphotos

A day on a desert island

The Maldives atolls have both inhabited islands and tiny uninhabited islets. Rather, it is a snow-white sandbank, which many resorts have begun to use for excursions. Tourists are taken to the tiny island by boat. They arrange a tent and sun loungers, provide all the necessary provisions and drinks. Be sure to give out walkie-talkies for communication. Therefore, you can spend a day on a desert island from morning to sunset. Especially such a pastime is popular among couples and newlyweds to be together in the middle of a huge ocean - what could be more romantic?

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

Excursions to the island resorts

If a tourist settles on a local island, this does not mean that he cannot visit the paradise island resorts. Many resorts invite guests to spend the day at the beach or take advantage of the all-inclusive system. However, you need to understand that the excursion must be coordinated with the administration of the resort.

Admission costs between $ 50 and $ 100 depending on the resort. Sometimes the price can be higher depending on the resort and the season. However, the possibility of visiting the islands also depends on the situation with the coronavirus. In expensive resorts there is a deposit system at the entrance, you leave a certain amount. If the spending on the island has exceeded it, then you need to pay the difference. If the guest has spent less, the funds will not be refunded.

Relaxation and shopping

Relax in the spa

The Maldives is a place of complete relaxation. Where, if not on the paradise islands, you can completely relax and undergo all cosmetic procedures, enjoy a massage What is interesting about relaxation in the Maldives You not only get a relaxing procedure, but at the same time enjoy the singing of birds, the sound of the waves, and watch the sunset. Natural cosmetics, which nature itself gives, is popular in the Maldives. It is created from coffee beans, coconut milk, fragrant mint.

In the selection of Maldives hotels with the best spa, you will definitely find what has long been looking for.

Bandos Island Resort
Bandos Island Resort

Night life

If you are a lover of nightlife, then it is worth choosing another destination. Maldives will hardly surprise you. Life freezes at night. In the capital of Male, there is nothing especially to catch, there are few nightclubs. All night activities take place exclusively on the resort islands.

Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives
Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives

Authentic shopping

How to take a piece of Maldives with you go shopping. After all, I would like to bring my friends souvenirs from distant lands. Resorts often offer excursions to small islets where artisan workshops are located. It is from the masters that you can buy authentic gizmos relatively inexpensively. Shopping in Male is more expensive. The most common workshops are weaving, art painting, woodcarving. A branded souvenir is mats with special ornaments from local craftswomen.

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Depositphotos

Holidays with children in the Maldives

The Maldives is largely family oriented. After all, not only newlyweds go here, but also married couples who travel with children. Therefore, there are definitely children's clubs on the resort islands. An exception may be a hotel for adults.

In children's clubs, animators work, who in every possible way engage children with creativity, master classes, libraries, cinemas, playgrounds, slides, swimming pools. Children are engaged in various activities, taught to open coconuts, cook traditional Maldivian dishes, paint faces in cute animals.

Choose the best Maldives hotels for families with children.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

The Maldives is full of exciting activities that will bring vivid memories and stay with you for life. One has only to break away from a lazy rest on the snow-white coast and go towards adventure!

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