The Maldives is made up of 1,192 atolls- or coral islands- and for many people; it is the place that they think of when they hear the words ‘tropical paradise’. It is synonymous with honeymoon couples, extraordinary luxury and incredible seascapes. And while it is all of these things- Maldives is also so much more and has something to keep everyone busy.
Source: Club Med, Maldives
The seclusion and comfort offered by many of the world-class resorts in the Maldives means that relaxing and drinking cocktails on the beach is pretty much the most common activity- however if you get a bit bored with relaxing and need something to do, then there is tons of things to get up to.
10 Activities You Should Do in the Maldives
1. Swim With Whale Sharks or Manta-Rays
The Maldives is one of the few destinations where you will have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants of the sea- in the wild.
It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn’t be missed and an encounter that will stay with you for many years.
2. Visit a Traditional Maldivian Village
To get a true sense of the culture and a more authentic experience, then you should leave the comfort of your resort and organise a trip to one of the traditional Maldivian villages to meet locals and get a taste of the rich history and culture of the region.
3. Explore Malé
The capital city of Malé is a diverse and unique city that offers up a fusion of cultural and culinary delights. Walk the streets, visit the museums and eat the local food to get a look at what traditional Maldivian life is all about.
4. Deep-Sea Fishing
If deep-sea fishing sounds appealing to you then you shouldn’t miss this experience. Go on a trip with one of the local fisherman who will show you the best spots and teach you how to catch fish the Maldivian way.
5. Dhoni Sailing
Traverse the open seas on the traditional wooden sailboats known as a Dhoni.
6. Sunset Cruise
For the ultimate romantic break, you should take a sunset cruise and drink champagne while watching the sun go down. You may even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins.
7. Adopt a Coral Reef
The Maldives are getting more eco-friendly and you can adopt your own small piece of coral reef and get regular pictures and updates on how your reef is growing.
8. Try a Deserted Island
Many of the resorts in the Maldives offer the option to go on a trip to a deserted island and become a castaway for a couple of nights.
9. Spa Day
A traditional Maldivian massage is the ultimate way to get relaxed. The Maldives has some of the best spas in the world and a day getting pampered shouldn’t be missed.
10. Get Married
If you aren’t hitched already- then the Maldives is one of the most beautiful places to do so and it is no wonder that it is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world.