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Updated by Joanna James on May 02, 2024
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5 watersport activities to do in the Maldives - Sun, sand and loads of fun

There is no better place in the world to experience water sports than on the many sunny islands of Maldives. Here are some of the best water sports you can enjoy during your time there.



The archipelago of Maldives has some of the best waves in the world. With 1192 atolls and a multitude of surf breaks, the Maldives and surfing go hand in hand. The surfing season in the Maldives varies from one atoll to the other. In general, April to October is the peak season in surfing throughout the archipelago, however, March and November also has some great waves. Maldives surfing spots can be divided into three sections, Male atolls, Central Atolls and South Atolls. The Male atoll is the most crowded of the three since it has the highest number of waves and the other two are more seasonal and reserved for welcoming surfers.



The Maldives is blessed with consistently moderate to strong winds that are nearly perfect for windsurfing. The best part about windsurfing in the Maldives is that even beginners have a chance to practice. Experienced windsurfers can cruise across the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean where the breeze is perfect. Find a luxury hotel in Maldives that organizes watersport excursions such as windsurfing so that you can start as soon as you go! If you are staying at the Residence Maldives by Cenizaro then check with the staff for more info! May to October is the best time for windsurfing on the island.


Island Hopping

There are 1192 coral islands combined in 26 atolls in the Maldives, and there is no better place to go Island hopping than in this magnificent archipelago. Each island you stopover will give you a unique experience. The ones inhabited by locals will help to discover the Maldivian way of life. In these islands, you can interact with locals and learn about their distinct culture. You will get a chance to see traditional dance and musical acts performed to welcome visitors. Localized souvenirs can be picked up during your excursion since there are plenty of gifted craftsmen and artisans selling various handicrafts. In the secluded islands, you can stopover for a meal and enjoy the scenery. You can also dive and snorkel as you please in the crystal clear lagoons of these untouched islands.


Jet Skiing

Hop on a motorbike and head out to the Indian Ocean! Speeding across the waves of the Indian Ocean is a truly exhilarating experience. The sharp twists and turns of the jet skiing make it more interesting, however, this may require a bit of navigation experience. If speeding is not in your blood then simply Jet Ski at your own pace. You can hire a Jet Ski motorbike from the centres located around the island. Unless you are an experienced skier, a guide will usually accompany you for the ride and life jackets will be provided.



Kayaking on the warm seas of Maldives is a great way to spend time in the water. You can paddle to the horizon where the sea ends and sky begins on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives has the best tropical surrounding of an excellent kayaking environment. You can kayak to an offshore island to experience life there and along the way appreciate the many small islands with coral reef and other oceanic beauties.