They are known for their resorts and their crystal clear waters. But in the Maldives, you can do much more than enjoy the sun and the beach.
It is what comes closest to the image we have of paradise: luxury bungalows on turquoise waters, idyllic beaches, sun, and tranquility. But don’t think that the only thing to do in the Maldives relaxes and sunbathe. There are so many exciting things to enjoy here besides the beach. Read on and find out what they are.
To really get to know the country, there is nothing better than taking a walk through the streets of Male. The city is not very big, in a couple of hours you can go all over it. So you can get up close and get an idea of what life is like for the inhabitants of the Maldives.
Interesting places are the memorial to the victims of the 2004 tsunami, the People’s Palace, and the National Museum. It should be added that the most tourist area is the pier. There you will find numerous gift and souvenir shops.
It may also be interesting to visit a market to learn about the country’s culture. Thus, in addition, you will be able to appreciate the quality of the products that will later be served to you in restaurants. One of the busiest markets throughout the day is the fish market.
If you have time, enter a mosque
In the Maldives, an Islamic country, the majority of the inhabitants are Sunni Muslims. If you are curious about its traditions and culture, we recommend you visit its most famous temple: the Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy.
We are going to review many other things that you can do in the Maldives. Activities for all tastes will make you enjoy one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Take note!
1. Stay in an overwater cabin
We all have the same image in mind. You can relax in your own luxury cabana over the water, away from it all. If you need to disconnect, this is the best way.
2. Go scuba diving
The waters are crystal clear and the visibility is incredible. These factors make the Maldives one of the best places in the world for scuba diving.
In addition, the seabed of these islands is full of life, such as manta rays, whale sharks, and giant turtles. If you are lucky, you will be able to see them all.
3. Or try snorkeling
If you do not have a diving license, you can also admire the marine fauna by snorkeling. In almost all hotels they offer the opportunity to rent glasses, fins, and a snorkel.
4. Do something romantic
In all the resorts you will find massage and spa services. If you go with your better half or you are on your honeymoon, we encourage you to hire a couples massage. Afterward, you can go for a romantic dinner on the beach. It is a great way to have a good time with those you love the most in an unforgettable environment.
5. Admire the landscape from above
A seaplane tour is the best way to appreciate all the islands and their extension. Of course, do not forget the camera. Surely you want to immortalize the impressive views.
The beaches of Vaadhoo Island are in the north of the archipelago. There is something about Vaadhoo that sets it apart from the rest of the Maldivian islands. And it is that in it you can admire the natural spectacle of bioluminescence.
When the plankton is exposed to low tide, it comes into contact with the hot oxygen in the air. It is then that it lights up and forms a sea of what appear to be small stars.
7. Go see the dolphins
Another thing you can do in the Maldives is going out to sea to see the dolphins. You will be able to observe whole groups of dolphins playing, jumping, and having fun in front of you.
8. Feel like a castaway on an uninhabited island
Hotels and travel agencies offer departures to the rest of the islands . Many of them go to popular islands, but there are also uninhabited islands. Or to islands where only a few people live. Sign up for one of these excursions and try to feel like a true castaway.
9. Go fishing in a dhoni
Dhoni is the traditional boat of the country . That is to say, they are the fishing boat par excellence. You can hire excursions that will allow you to accompany the locals and fish with them.
The Maldives has become a dream destination. And it does not disappoint. It offers activities for all types of travelers and some that you can only do there. Therefore, do not stay only with the beach and make the most of your trip if you are lucky enough to visit this paradise on Earth. You have already seen that there is a lot to do in the Maldives