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A must-do in the Maldives so that vivid memories do not leave you until your next visit to the islands. We've put together a list of things to try.

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Master the art of Snorkeling

The underwater world of the Maldives is the main attraction of the islands. Therefore, snorkeling is an integral part of the program. After swimming once among the amazing fauna of the Maldivian reef, you will snorkel regularly. A stunning marine ecosystem awaits you here, from corals and quirky fish to huge whale sharks. Snorkeling in the Maldives is a must try!

The selection hotel with a good home reef in the Maldives, you will find your perfect Resort .

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Depositphotos

Get to know manta rays

Read where and how to do it here. In a stretch with stingrays, manta rays will leave a lot of impressions. These incredible animals are completely harmless, although they are a little scary with their impressive size. In the Maldives, they are quite common, especially during the plankton bloom season - from May to November. If you go on a snorkeling safari, you will be more likely to meet, because the sea guides know where to look. Most paint on the Maldives a place to meet with manta rays - Hanifaru Bay in the Baa atoll.

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Learn to scuba dive

Diving is a whole science in the world of water sports. In the Maldives, scuba diving is taught to everyone in the diving centers that are open here at every resort. Even if you have never thought about diving, in the Maldives you can learn all the basics, get a certificate and acquire a new exciting hobby. Take some time to dive in the Maldives and he will discover the stunning underwater world of the Indian Ocean.

Book your villa with some of the finest dive centers in the Maldives.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo

See dolphins at sunset

The variety of sea excursions in the Maldives deserves attention. Sunset on tropical islands is a special, very beautiful natural phenomenon. When the rich colors of the sky rush to the horizon, the heat subsides and the ideal period for sea trips begins. Dolphins, who frolic around pleasure boats, also love sunset time. Plan a yacht or doni boat cruise in the evening to be on the high seas between 17:30 and 19:00.

You And Me By Cocoon Maldives
You And Me By Cocoon Maldives

Visit the local village

Villages in the Maldives are local islands where local people live and farm. This excursion has its own charms. You can get to know the island culture and life by interacting with the Maldivians and observing their way of life. This is quite exciting if you like to explore the country you are visiting from the inside. In addition, in the village souvenir shops you can always buy something special to remember the islands .

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Depositphotos

Stay in an overwater bungalow

Beachfront room options have their own advantages. And overwater bungalows in the Maldives are a curiosity for a common man in the street. Wake up and fall asleep to the sound of waves, away from the usual hustle and bustle. All around you is the ocean, blue lagoon and coral reef. The real luxury of seclusion in the bosom of marine nature, which is why villas on stilts above the water are included in the list of must-dos in the Maldives.

Check out the best overwater villas in the Maldives .

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Swim on a magical beach

The Maldives archipelago has many stunning beaches. But the local island of Vaadu is considered unique in its own way. At night, its coasts sparkle like the sky in a planetarium. As the waves roll on the sand, it seems that someone is scattering real stars over it. This extraordinarily beautiful natural phenomenon happens here thanks to the bioluminescent phytoplankton that is in the local water. The best time to visit is from June to October.

Getting from Male to Vaadu is quite difficult, the islands are located far from each other. But the good news is that the glowing beach, if you're lucky, can be seen on many islands in the Maldives. The main thing is to choose the period from June to October and a dark sky - this way it will be easier for you to see the glowing plankton.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

Get to know the capital

Male is the capital, cultural and economic center of the island republic. Life is in full swing here, trade is in full swing and a large share of the Maldivian attractions is concentrated . One of the most extraordinary capitals in the world, which stands right on the ocean. If you are staying at a hotel located near Male , be sure to visit the city as part of a tour. It will be interesting.

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Depositphotos

Fly above the islands

Is your transfer from the airport to the hotel just a short speedboat trip? Then you will miss the most incredible sight. Although no, do not miss it. You can also fly over the Maldives during the excursion. From a bird's eye view, the beauty of the islands in the ocean is simply breathtaking. Helicopter travel will be cheaper. Unlike a seaplane flight, this is a short excursion over several islands.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Visit SPA

Spa centers in the Maldives, as you know, are not uncommon. When else, if not during the rest to pay attention to health and appearance. Various massages, spa rituals, facial and body treatments, and many other pleasures. In addition to the high level of service, the Maldivian spa centers offer their own philosophy, the basis of which is the achievement of harmony of body and soul. All conditions have been created for this, including the inviting atmosphere of authentic salons. But the main role is still given to the nature of the islands.

Choose from our list of the best spa hotels in the Maldives .

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Visit a Maldivian holiday

The Maldives hosts many national and religious events. These are always bright events, which are accompanied by street processions, festivals, dances under boduberu and traditions. Maldivian holidays perfectly demonstrate the culture of the local population. They are held both on local islands and in private resorts. Although at the first there are more chances to feel the whole flavor of the events. Christmas and New Years in the Maldives have a special charm and are therefore very popular with tourists.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

Ride on a dhoni boat

Tours on a traditional dhoni boat are a great alternative to a beach holiday. A leisurely walk will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the islands from the sea. The dhoni boat was the only sailing craft in the Maldives back in the days when modern water transport was not invented. Today, on the wrecks, you can often see a dhoni equipped with a motor, but the long stern, curved towards the top, still distinguishes it from other boats.

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Depositphotos

Dive in a submarine

The most incredible adventure in the Maldives can be diving into the Indian Ocean by submarine. This will be a great opportunity to see the underwater world if there is no time for snorkeling or diving. Such pleasure is available in Male, where excursions are organized on the exclusive submarine Whale Submarine. Many resorts offer guests tours that include this trip. For 45 minutes, you will find yourself at a flooded reef at a depth of 45 meters. Through the windows you can see underwater caves, rare corals, turtles and about a hundred species of fish.

Kuramathi Maldives
Kuramathi Maldives

Go fishing

For fans of fishing in the Maldives has its own entertainment program, which should definitely be followed . Morning, evening boat fishing , night fishing and deep water brought in so their trophies. Traditional fishing in the company of Maldivian fishermen also give a lot of op 's that and impressions. Spearfishing is prohibited in the Maldives . Therefore, in the list of things that are not allowed to be brought through the Maldivian customs , there is spearfishing equipment. They offer all the conditions for first class fishing in the Maldives . Worth trying!

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Get surfing skills

From March to November, which means more than half of the year, you can find the best natural conditions for surfing in the Maldives. In North and South Male, as well as in the central and southern atolls of the archipelago, there are many spots where conquering the waves will bring a lot of emotions. Some of the Resort such as the Niyama of Private Islands Maldives ,  the Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives ,  Adaaran the Select Hudhuranfushi , the Four Seasons Resort Maldives give surfing at a lot of attention .

If surfing in the Maldives is your main goal, you can choose the appropriate package when booking . When booking a villa, inform the WIOTTO manager that you want to surf. We will be happy to help with the organization.

Depositphotos
Depositphotos

Visit a desert island

There are 1200 islands in the Maldives archipelago. Of these, only 200 are considered permanently inhabited. A little more than a hundred more are occupied by private resorts. The rest of the islands are uninhabited. Only snow-white sandbanks surrounded by blue waters and coastlines with green tropics. Maldivians call these wilderness spots "picnic island" and go there for a family weekend getaway. Resorts often offer guests to spend time in unity with nature on the nearby uninhabited coasts.

A desert island excursion usually includes snorkeling on the island reef, barbecuing, or a picnic on a wild beach. You will spend the day among the wild tropical nature and bring back stunning photos and memories.

Read about this and other entertainment in the Maldives here .

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

Plant your own coral             

After the impact of the warm El Niño current in the Maldives, an entire reef restoration program has been created. Corals are grown artificially on special frames installed in shallow water. Attraction of tourists to this process has its own success. The ecosystem of the Maldives is considered unique, and it is very interesting to take part in its development. Marine biologists escort guests to a location where they can plant their own coral and feel part of an ambitious reef island conservation program.

For example, there is such a program at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi .

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Order a photo session

A professional photographer is available at every Maldivian resort. There is also a beauty salon and boutiques where you can prepare for the process. They will help you choose images and outfits, introduce you to all possible ideas for perfect photos and create the right mood. As for the wedding photo session , it will not be better than in the Maldives . Photos in the Maldives will significantly add to your portfolio the best shots against the backdrop of the tropical nature of the islands and luxury hotels.

Check out our selection of the best photos of Maldives hotels .

Kuredu Resort & Spa
Kuredu Resort & Spa

Book a table at an underwater restaurant

Precisely to book in advance. Spontaneous visits are almost impossible due to the huge demand. At present, the Maldives can boast six underwater restaurants . These are unique establishments that became accessible to humans only in the 21st century. In the underwater restaurant, you can enjoy your meal and at the same time observe the marine life, like in an aquarium. Only behind the glass are people, and fish swim by in their natural habitat.

When booking a villa , inform the WIOTTO manager that you want to visit the underwater restaurant. We will be happy to book a table for you.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Savor Maldivian cuisine

In the Maldives, you can eat your fill of fish and seafood. Usually freshly caught. On the islands in the Indian Ocean, tuna is all over the place. It is at the heart of many traditional dishes worth trying. Maldivians love to season their food with plenty of spices. Spicy flavors were most likely brought to the islands from India. If you don't want to experiment, the resorts have a variety of European and international restaurants. Still, be sure to try some of the Maldivian national dishes .

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Depositphotos

Dine on the coast

The most romantic evening in the Maldives , of course, will be at a table with a wonderful dinner, with bare feet on the sand and in the company of a loved one. A private oceanfront dining is a must-have experience in the Maldives at least once. The amazing atmosphere of the evening will be complemented by the sunset , delicious food and drinks, as well as the famous Maldivian service.

This, of course, is not all. The Maldives has so much more to offer. Go to the islands and see for yourself. The most important thing that you need to catch in the Mald willows is to relax your body and soul.

Choose only the best hotels and book rooms at wiotto.com .

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

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