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Top 5 Things to Do in Maldives - Must-Experience Activities in the Maldives

As one of Asia's most popular honeymoon hotspots, the Maldives is a dream vacation destination for travellers around the world. Here are five activities visitors must enjoy on a tour of the country.


Enjoy a Dolphin Watching Safari

Often described as an unforgettable excursion for marine life enthusiasts, first-time visitors to the Maldives must take the time to enjoy a dolphin watching safari. The friendly mammals occupy the Indian Ocean off the coast of the paradise archipelago and dolphin watching tours allow visitors to get up close and personal with the bubbly marine creatures and witness their playful behaviour in their natural habitat. Available through a wide variety of local tour organizers as well as resort bases, visitors can enjoy this once in a lifetime encounter with dolphins in the wild during their Maldivian holiday. Tourists should also note that dolphin watching excursions are available throughout the year in the Maldives, unlike most holiday hotspots where they are only visible during choice months of the year.


Go Scuba Diving

Blessed with some of the most picturesque and awe-inspiring underwater landscapes in the world, no trip to the paradise isles would be complete without venturing beneath its azure waves to uncover what treasures lie in its waters. Home to more coral species than found anywhere else on the planet, the wealth of marine life occupying the Maldives is truly staggering. From reef sharks, barracudas, whale sharks and stingrays to lionfish and manta rays, the sheer variety of marine life inhabiting the waters off the coast of Maldives warrants a scuba diving expedition. Visitors who do not possess the skills to scuba dive can also sign up for lessons at the many dive centres in the country and earn a PADI certification. Maldives luxury resort bases around the archipelago from Kandolhu Maldives to countless others provide easy access to some of the best diving sites in the Maldives.


Engage in an Island Hopping Adventure

As an activity one can only experience in a breathtaking island haven such as the Maldives, taking part in an island hopping adventure can be a memorable holiday excursion for vacationers. Hopping from one pristine virgin island to another, visitors can enjoy the idyllic and unspoilt beaches of each island as well as the natural attributes found inland. Ideal for honeymooners and couples in general, an island hopping tour on a luxury yacht is a great way to truly appreciate the island nation for the geographical wonder it is.



Regarded among the top surfing destinations in Asia, the Maldives has been a wave rider's paradise since time immemorial. Take advantage of the excellent water and wind conditions in the archipelago to try your hand at surfing. Surfboard and other accessories are widely available through resort hubs and rentals while those who wish to pick up the sport will also find surf instructors in the Maldives.


Indulge in a Spa Day

Home to some of Asia's finest spa resorts and healing centres, enjoying a spa day is a must for all vacationers based in the Maldives. Experience a host of healing treatments and therapies from Balinese massages to Ayurvedic body wraps and facials in the many spa centres scattered around the archipelago and rediscover the meaning of relaxation and rejuvenation.