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Maldives is located in the south of the Indian subcontinent and is a chain of beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean and Arabian sea area. This little island is everything you could ever ask for from beautiful white sand beaches to tall palm trees. This little island is a paradise of its own kind. Here are some of the things you would love to do when in Maldives.
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Things to do in Maldives
9. Scuba Diving
If you love to explore marine life then scuba diving is best for you. If you are not good at diving, you can take a discovery drive at PADI dive centres. It is a wonderful experience to explore many sea creatures like lobsters, sea horses, crabs, eels and big fishes. For scuba diving you can visit many places like Dhonfanu Thila, Rasdhoo Atoll and dive sites like Orimas Thilat and Christmas tree in the north of Maldives.
If diving deep into the sea scares you, try snorkelling. You do not have to know swimming for snorkelling and a few kilometres into the sea can show you a stunning marine life. Enjoy watching sea turtles and colourful fishes. Best snorkelling sites in Maldives are Ari Atoll, North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll.
7. Island Hopping
For all those who love exploring nearby markets can go island hopping. Though the island is small, it is lined with restaurants, shopping sites, banks and other places to chill at. Enjoy the scenic beauty but due to strict Islamic religious codes in place, short dresses are not allowed. People usually use speed boats to travel and if you are looking for good islands to explore, Soneva Fushi and Gili Lankanfushi are great options with luxurious and beautiful beaches.
6. Balinese Massage
Tired after exploring the island or indulging in snorkelling or scuba diving? Try a Balinese massage. This gives you a chance to rejuvenate after a long day of exploring the place. There are many spots where you can find good massages like Sheri HMC Salon and Spa which is available for 10am to 10pm except for Fridays when it is available for 2pm-10pm. Four seasons Resort, Centara Rus Fushi Resort and Marble hotel are also popular with tourists.
It is a thrilling sport which is liked by people and all adventure seekers. In fact, Maldives is best for surfing and is most famous for it. The Cinnamon Dhonveli attracts all top surfers for surfing. Oceans Dimensions is open seven days a week from 9am-6pm. Even if you are new to surfing, you are welcome to learn and take lessons.
4. Paddle Boarding
Those who don’t want to do surfing or are afraid of it, paddle boarding is best for them. It is done in shallow water where you can paddle along and see fishes in crystal-clear water. For this activity you can visit Aquaholics in Kandima which is open seven days a week from 8am-6pm. We suggest that you do paddle-boarding for one or two hours in a day. Some places you can check out are:
- Gulhi island water sports which is situated in lighthouse
- Faalandhoshu Magu
- Maldivian surfclub
3. Sunset Romantic Dinner
Maldives is the most romantic place in the whole world for couples. Most food in Maldives is available buffet style so it becomes convenient for the people to just pay a fixed price and have unlimited food. Some special places are Sunset Grill which is open from 6:30pm-11pm but is closed on Tuesday. Though the food is a bit expensive but it includes a champagne with a private waiter and a prepared meal on the table. Moreover, you can watch the most amazing sunset with your loved ones and enjoy the weather.
2. Scenic Flight
Take a twin-engine float plane ride to enjoy a scenic view of the islands and the ocean. It makes for a wonderful experience to watch splendid hues of the sky and the sea. The resort Kurumba offers a fifteen minutes scenic flight.
1. Dolphin Spotting
It’s a delight to see dolphins in water. Dolphins in Maldives are the most active and playful ones, you will ever see. While watching dolphins dance and twirl, one can enjoy boating in crystal-clear waters. Best dolphin spotting areas are Day Tours Maafushi in Maafushi island, Dive Club Furaveri which is opened seven days a week from 8am-12:30om and 2:30pm-6:30pm, Maldives Diving Laobi which is open 24/7, Horizon-3 and Oasis Dive Club Maldives.
How to reach Maldives
Male International Airport
Where to Stay
Gili Lankanfushi | Kanuhura | Park Hyatt
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