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5 Things to Do in Maldives – Experiencing a Paradise on Earth

The lovely Maldives is undoubtedly one of the world's foremost holiday destinations. In these islands, you will find plenty of things to do that will appeal to visitors, like those below.


Relax on the beach

As the Maldives is renowned for their splendid tropical climate, picturesque scenery and entrancingly beautiful beaches, you are sure to spend a lot of your time here simply relaxing on the beach. In the Maldives you will have the opportunity to spend plenty of quality time with your partner or family on the beach; in the midst of a tropical paradise, the stresses and strains of the modern existence will melt away as you experience the delightfully languid pace of life in these islands. Surrounded by idyllic scenery and the gleaming ocean waters, you will savour every moment that you spend on the beaches of the Maldives.


Engage in water sports

You will have the opportunity to engage in an array of enjoyable water sports in the Maldives. Diving and snorkelling will give you the chance to experience the remarkable undersea environment of the Maldives at first hand, as you make your way amongst the coral reefs, stunning underwater scenery and entrancing sea creatures. On the other hand if you crave thrills and excitement make sure you avail yourself of the chance to engage in exhilarating water sports such as windsurfing, waterskiing, kiteboarding, jet skiing, banana boat riding and many others. On the other hand if you prefer more sedate activities you may choose to go kayaking or taking a ride on a glass-bottomed boat.


Explore the Old Friday Mosque

Culture lovers visiting the Maldives will be enthralled by the chance to explore the distinctive Old Friday Mosque which is sure to be a captivating experience. The oldest mosque to be found within the Maldives, with a history stretching back to the 17th century, this place of worship is a handsome structure composed of coral stone. You will notice that the mosque features ornate decorations and Koranic inscriptions that will catch the eye of the visitor. If you obtain permission to enter this mosque you will be entranced by the splendid interior with its intricate wood carvings and exquisite lacquer work.


Tour the National Museum

If you visit the fascinating National Museum you will have the opportunity to gain some engrossing insights into the unique history and culture of these intriguing islands. In this museum you will encounter an outstanding collection of artefacts relating to the distinctive history of the Maldives. In this section you will find religious objects, weaponry, household items and sections of wood engraved with calligraphy. Meanwhile in the section representing more modern times you will see lacquered boxes and various kinds of now obsolete technologies. On the other hand in the marine section you will encounter the skeleton of an exceedingly rare species of whale. Even if you are staying at a Maldives beach resort you can look to head to Male to visit such sites. Resorts such as Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon make an ideal base from which to embark on Male City tours.


Experience the Male Fish Market

If you desire to obtain an authentic insight into the traditional mode of life in the Maldives, make it a point to visit the bustling fish market in the capital of the islands, Male. If you visit the fish market you will have the opportunity to observe the manner in which the fish are gutted and prepared for sale to the buyers. You will also have the chance to view the catch of the day arriving from the nearby harbour. In the fish market you will see a host of sea creatures harvested from the sea, including tuna, groupers, octopus and many others.