The Best Things to Do in Maldives | Maldives Holidays
15 July, 2019

Best Things to Do in Maldives

Dotted with crystal clear waters and unique landscapes, Maldives is always a fine choice for travelers especially for those who love beach and nature.

Here, everywhere you go, you will fall in love with the tranquil surroundings. With all its charm, Maldives is regarded as the prime sought-after destination for beach activities. Overall, it is a cocktail of sand, sun, and sea!

A perfect vacation getaway that’s sprawling with spectacular lagoons, colorful coral reefs, and incredible marine life, Maldives is sort of a ‘defacto destination’ for any holidays – be it a honeymoon, a family trip or an adventure outing.

Famous places to visit in the Maldives include beaches – Hulhumale, Veligandu, Reethi, Cocoa Island, Vabbinfaru and Nika; offering soothing ambiance to relish & relax. To enjoy the beach vacation to the fullest, a large variety of resort options are also available such as beach bungalows, family friendly hotels and so on.

Best outdoor activities in Maldives

Scuba diving


Fine underwater visibility, stunning corals, colorful aquatic life, all together makes Maldives Scuba diving as the best activity to explore the underwater life. It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced or not, there are various diving sites to make this activity suitable for divers of all levels.

Some of the best diving sites in the Maldives include exciting channels, vibrant thilas, Kandu, wreck and coral-filled overhangs. While you are experiencing this activity, you can have eye-feast of Parrotfish, angelfish, sweetlips, mantas, reef sharks and many more.



The extreme crystal clear waters embraced by colorful coral reef makes the Maldives an outstanding destination for snorkel adventures. Out of the plentiful islands there, a few like Caaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Embudu, Reethi, and Fihalhohi provide best snorkeling adventure. While beginners can take seabed, the experienced ones can try deep waters. This snorkeling is quite amazing with the variety of flora & fauna, and the marine life that consists of turtles, rays, reef sharks and morays.



If adventurous heights excite you, then parasailing should be on your list! Most of the hotels and resorts offer the opportunity for this sport. There you will get necessary guidance before beginning this activity.

In this, you will be flying between sea and sky in a parachute that is tied to a speedboat. As you fly, you will get the breathtaking views of sea and beaches, resorts and hotels beneath you. Overall, it will be too exciting to explain.

Water skiing


Calm lagoons and comfortable conditions, make adventures like water skiing a must-not-miss activity on your trip to the Maldives. All it requires is the rider to stand on the board that is pulled by a speedboat, and soon he/she will glide over the waters… chasing the waves with water splashing all over the body on the impressive backdrop of Island; you will find this skiing absolutely thrilling. The real challenge is to keep on the board without losing balance, which makes it even more exciting.

Kayaking and Canoeing


For a true rush of adrenaline, you should try a hand at Kayaking – one of the best-loved water sports in the Maldives.

There you will be provided with a double-bladed paddle. By using that, you can ride a small boat ‘kayak’, and explore the island at your own pace. With the warm shallow waters of lagoons, you’ll find it a perfect recreational activity. Another such outdoor activity for entertainment and pleasure is the Canoeing.

If such types of adventure activities are not on your list, there are also many other things to do… explore shops filled with souvenirs and gifts, stroll around the capital city – Male, visit the crowded fish market, and so on.

Take a deep dive into the waters of Maldives, and let your body and soul refresh on your Maldives holidays!


Olivia Mary Jones

Olivia Mary John is a wanderlust soul since 2011 when she jumped out of her office cubicle and decided to travel across the globe. For her, a journey is something more than merely seeing the sights. She travels to experience, learn and immerse herself in different cultures. Very much passionate about her trips, she loves to share her experience thus making your travel plans more accessible and enjoyable.

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