Activities in Maldives
Soft, white-sand beaches, tropical waters that glisten in every shade of blue, idyllic palm trees that sway gently in the wind and exclusive luxury resorts that seem to be made of the very fabric of dreams; there is no place quite like the Maldives. And while guests fortunate enough to find themselves in this other-worldly paradise will find it hard to resist the water villas (and the sparkling lagoon beneath them) or the palm-tree bound hammocks allowing them to embrace the tranquil surrounds, there is a host of incredible activities in the Maldives to be enjoyed.
Whether you are a day trip enthusiast, would like to try your hand at some incredible water sports, are hoping to encounter some of the local marine life, or would like to indulge in extraordinary gastronomic experiences, you are sure to find the right Maldives activities for you. After all, you are in the heart of paradise, so why not embrace it to the max?
If you are looking for some truly unforgettable activities in the Maldives, here are some of our top picks:
- Scuba diving
It would be impossible to talk about the activities in the Maldives without mentioning scuba diving. The magical underwater eco-system here provides avid divers with ample choice of exotic and thrilling dive sites. Here you can dive in search of turtles, manta rays and sharks, explore underwater crevices and caves and stand the chance to see an incredible array of colourful coral and marine life that would be difficult to find elsewhere.
If you have never dived before and don’t want to miss out on a chance to explore this incredible underwater playground or you would simply like to upskill, there are some phenomenal diving schools in the Maldives that offer different courses and dive sites that cater to an array of different dive levels. If you can’t dive or don’t want to for whatever reason, there are also magnificent snorkelling spots. In fact, if you book one of the overwater villas, you might not even have to get in the water to experience some of the wondrous marine life in the Maldives.
While the luxe travel brochures may have you believe that the water is gorgeously flat in the Maldives and not great for surfing, those looking to catch a wave while in paradise just need to know where to head. In fact, surfing is fast becoming one of the top activities in the Maldives—outside of the reef-protected lagoons, keen surfers are sure to find good waves and excellent conditions.
- Whale or dolphin watching
One of the ultimate activities in the Maldives is to go on a whale or dolphin excursion in the hopes of finding a wild pod of these highly intelligent sea creatures. Many of the boats set out just before sunset, some even offering the option for delicious sundowners or bubbly and dinner, the perfect way to enhance this already sensational experience.
- Spa treatments
While opting to indulge in a spa day or a special spa treatment in the Maldives is not necessarily a unique offering (you can, naturally, do this anywhere in the world), you may just be surprised at how many novel treatments you can find here. Many of the top resorts in the Maldives boast absolutely exquisite spas that offer incredible signature experiences, beauty treatments, novel massages and holistic wellness packages in the most breathtaking settings, allowing you to unwind in the right way and to set the tone for a truly exceptional trip in paradise. It’s not every day that you find yourself in the Maldives, so go on, spoil yourself.
- Water sports
As one of the most coveted beach destinations around, it’s probably little surprise that this gorgeous destination is also one of the best places to try an array of water sports. Some of the most popular activities in the Maldives include kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, SUP, canoeing and much more. With many of the high-end resorts offering non-motorised water sports on a complimentary basis, it’s the perfect time to try your hand at something new and make the most of the gorgeous, crystal-clear tropical lagoons.
- Island hopping and day trips
The Maldives is a truly extraordinary destination and has so much on offer. If you are staying at an exclusive hotel on its own island, it’s highly recommended to “hop” around to other islands and to take a few day trips to fully experience this destination, as each part of this extraordinary destination can be quite different. Apart from fishing and leisure excursions out to sea and island hopping to nearby islands, it’s also highly recommended to make sure you spend some time in Male. The fascinating capital city is a bustling hub filled with incredible sights and experiences.
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