As enticing as the destination may be, every traveler always looks for activities in the destination. Gorgeous sun, pristine sand, private beach; all of it sounds wonderful. The question remains, what can one do when in the Maldives? We have been asked about this time and again so we have spelled them about for you. There is a wide variety of activities to engage in and these are our favorite:
Scuba diving: One of the most iconic things people associate with the Maldives is the clear blue Indian Ocean. It invites you to take a dive and explore the beautiful sea creatures below. Luckily the Maldives offers scuba diving opportunities for both certified and uncertified divers. The crystal blue water is home to an array of sea creatures like stingrays, whales, sharks, sea turtles, eels, seahorses, etc.
The water is warm and does not require a wet suit. Just take your adventurous spirit along with you and enjoy the view. Raa Atoll, Malé, Maafushi, Dhangethi, and Addu City are among the many host cities in the Maldives with ideal diving conditions.
Snorkeling: For those who prefer staying closer to the surface of the sea, snorkeling is the activity for you! The Maldives is surrounded by a multitude of coral reefs that make snorkeling possible. This way you get to experience the beautiful sea creatures at the top and swim with the fish and sea turtles.
Since it’s close to the top and you will be making use of a snorkel, you can stay for hours just exploring and enjoying the crystal blue waters and pristine reefs of the Maldives. Various resorts provide ideal snorkeling conditions in the following islands: Malé, Maafushi, Dhangethi, and Addu City.
Surfing: If you’re an avid surfer, then surfing the Indian Ocean should be on your bucket list. Especially if you’re visiting the Maldives.
It is such a prime location for surfing that the Cinnamon Dhonveli break attracts some of the world’s top pro surfers. If you’re not a pro, no worries, there are other islands in the Maldives with free ocean access that allow you to surf. If you’re not a surfer, then sit back and enjoy the show while basking in the beautiful sun. The Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll offers the best surfing conditions in the Maldives.
Paddle-boarding: It is a great activity to carry out in the Maldives as it has a lot of islands with calm waters. You can stand or lie on your paddle-board and see the clear sea creatures as they swim beneath you in the clear blue water. The islands are also quiet and serene, so you can have a relaxing day away from all the buzz as well.
Scenic flight: What’s the best way to take in all the beauty of the Maldives at once? A scenic flight! You get to have the perfect view of the crystal blue waters crashing against the reefs and sandbars. You also get to see the many atolls and islands that make up the Maldives. Up in the air – you witness the isolation of the islands and appreciate the wonder of Maldives.
Some resorts often require a twin-engine float-plane to transport clients to and from the resort. This could save you the hassle of having to book a separate flight to take to the Maldives. However, not all resorts do this so you might have to book for one.