Maldives Islands, in the Indian Ocean, are considered to be a piece of land straight out of paradise. It is indeed a small paradise with luxury bungalows, sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters, swaying pine trees, exotic cocktails and insta worthy photo backdrops.
But do not be deceived by the pictures, Maldives holidays are not just for relaxation. The Maldives Islands provide you with an adventurous holiday experience if you want one. Having difficulty choosing your winter holiday destination? Let me help you out by telling you about all the Maldives holiday things to do. If they are the activities of your interest than you can immediately book a place in the Maldives Island resorts.
Maldives Holiday Things to do:
Beaching or Private Picnic on a Sandbank
Sit in a hammock or recline back on a beach chair for the perfect experience of beaching in the picture perfect scene of Maldives beaches. It is not hard to find white powdered sand beaches fringed with crystal clear azure waters in Maldives. You can tie your hammock between two pines and can enjoy Maldives delicacies while taking stunning photographs for your blog or postcards or simply for the social media!
Snorkeling and diving
Maldives is the world’s number one scuba diving location which is protected by UNESCO. The waters of Maldives Islands are rich in aquatic life. You can go for a deep diving expedition with the whales and hammerhead sharks or you can go snorkeling with the reef sharks, schools of tropical fishes, tortoises, turtles and stingrays. Maldives has no shortage of marine life and you can easily spend your whole Maldives holiday underwater discovering new worlds!
Afraid of the hammerhead sharks? You can take part in the spectator sport and simply go out to watch the friendly, next door acrobatic spinner dolphins. You can check with your Maldives Island resort for the perfect time and spot for a romantic and enjoyable evening with the dolphins.
A Spa Date
Most of the Maldives Island Resorts offer you spa services in one form or another. The best by far is the underwater spa date at Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi. Here you can enjoy a relaxing time in the spa while watching the marine life floating around you outside the glass walls.
Traditional Sunset Cruise
According to the Forbes magazine, a traditional Dhoni Sunset Cruise is in the list of top Maldives holiday things to do. You can go out on a traditional Maldives boat near the sunset and enjoy the azure waters with schools of tropical fishes swimming around.
This is a rather expensive sport but it is worth your money when you can catch many famous varieties of edible delicious fishes like the Dorado, tuna, jackfish, shark, marlin and barracuda.
At the end of the day you can get your catch cooked with exotic spices of the island. This will turn your sport into a yummy and tasteful adventure.
Shopping in the Local Cultural Markets
If the Maldives Island resorts, lavish tourist malls and water sports are not entertaining you well than do not hesitate to dive into the local culture of the natives. Visit the local towns and markets of Maldives to shop for beautiful trinkets, exotic fruits, locally woven mats and unique jewelry.
You can also go for Island Hopping, surfing, kayaking, water skiing and various other watery adventures.
But the major question is where to stay during your Maldives holiday?
Again, I have compiled a list of best Maldives Island resorts for you to choose from:
- Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
- Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
- Velassaru Maldives
- Kurumba Maldives
- Gangehi Island Resort
- Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa