The Maldives is a destination that is synonymous with luxury and indulgence but there so much more to it than just that. Here are our top recommendations for things to do in the Maldives.
The Maldives is famed for having some of the most diverse and unspoilt marine habitats in the world, making it one of the world’s premier diving and snorkelling destinations. The Maldives’ crystal-clear and invitingly warm waters provides the perfect conditions for underwater exploration. You are guaranteed to see and experience things that are unforgettable and awe-inspiring when immersed in its underwater realm. The colourful collection of coral reefs are world-class, so for those who love to discover what lies beneath, you will be in heaven in the Maldives. The waters are teeming with stunning tropical species including rays, turtles, dolphins and even sharks, which you can swim with if you are feeling brave.
With over 1000 natural white atolls, the Maldives is one spectacular destination to witness from the air and taking a seaplane is one of the best ways to view it. The Maldives boasts one of the world’s largest fleets of seaplanes and many visitors choose to take a seaplane transfer from Male airport to the atoll that they have chosen to stay on.
Seeing the Maldivian atolls from the water on a boat tour is also a spectacular option that comes with the convenience of being able to stop and get out of the boat to get a closer look. Atoll hopping is one of the best ways to explore the Maldives as you can simply go from one atoll to the other, and with a collection of over 1,000 atolls, there’s plenty to see. You can find and explore your own private island for the day, which is something that few can claim that they have done before. If you want to bear witness to the Maldives incredible marine life without having to get your feet wet then a submarine tour is just the thing to try.
Not only do the natural lures of the Maldives render visitors fascinated but also its rich tapestry of culture. One of the best places to go for an insight into the local culture is the Maldives National Museum which is located in Male, the country's capital city. Speaking of Male, it is well worth a visit to explore the bustling food markets, making it a great place to peruse, take some holiday photos and chat with the locals. As the Maldives is an Islamic country, it has some incredible mosques to experience too; the golden Grand Friday Mosque is one of the most popular amongst visitors. For art-lovers, there is the National Art Gallery, which displays both local and international talent, so there is plenty to get inspired by.
Sports and Outdoor Activities
For those who love to stay active, there are a plethora of sporting and outdoor activities on offer. Golf-lovers will be pleased to know that there are several locations with fully equipped golfing green in the Maldives. There are also a vast array of watersports that visitors can amuse themselves with, including surfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and kayaking, to name a few.
If you are looking to get some rest and relaxation, the Maldives is one of the ultimate destinations for it. It boasts a dreamy array of spa resorts that deliver unparalleled indulgence. You will be feeling like a new person in no time.