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05 Activities to Do in Maldives – Explore the Atolls

Maldives spread across 1,000 islands is clustered into 26 coral atolls. Fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and water-sports are the basics when it comes to having fun. Here are some top suggestions.


Be a Beach Bum

You may have heard of the sun bleached powdery soft sands of the Maldives, well, none of it is a rumour, it's real and yours to savour. Maybe the likes Maldives Resorts Club can help you secure the perfect resort to waste endless lazy days on the beach, but, remember, chilling on the beach is not the only allure. It does not hurt though, to plan long days at the beach. Relish the azure blue waters lapping at the shores and bring in little fish not afraid of swimming to the edge, while swaying palms offer the perfect shade under which to sit back, relax and enjoy the juice of a fresh coconut.


Plan a Tour of Dolphin Watching

The Spinner dolphins that frequent the waters surrounding the archipelago are thoroughly entertaining. Watch in amazement as they flip, turn dive and entertain onlookers. This type is known to come out at sunset to feed, hence, most resorts offer dhoni rides into the blue to the accompaniment of sunset drinks and titbits to eat. Utterly amazing and romantic, these sunset dolphin watching cruises make holidays in the Maldives extra special.


Indulge the Fisherman in You

Maldives is a fisher nation, well-honed in the art of deep sea fishing, besides, the Indian Ocean is teeming with all manner of marine life, that make even the novice a well-seasoned fisherman in next to no time. There are plenty of fishing cruises, that are organised by professional instructors. Even if you have never held a rod before, these experts will have you fishing for giant Trevally, jack, swordfish and tuna in next to no time. A top tip is to book a night fishing expedition via your Maldives resort, these romantic cruises, set out to at sunset and fish for glimmering little fish, under the light of the silvery moon. The best part is when the on-board chef cooks up your fresh catch on one of the uninhabited islands close by.


Island Hopping is Rewarding

Indulge in an island hopping tour and you won't regret it, these tours take you across the nearest atoll, exploring both local and uninhabited islands. Explore verdant forests, swim in hidden coves and enjoy a picnic on an isolated stretch of beach. Later, as you visit the local islands, look forward to smiling locals, watch a fresh catch being dragged in, dine on some delicious local cuisine and maybe chat to the elders and learn about ancient island myths.


Scuba Diving and Snorkelling is the Best

The Maldives is home to some of the best scuba dive locations in the world. The place is a virtual paradise below the waves, where you are treated to corals of various size and hues, giant fish to little schools of coloured marine life. Watch in amazement as giant mantas float above or a curious turtle splashes alongside you. Snorkelling is tops as all you need do is get a mask and snorkel before swimming out to the nearest reef.

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