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Top Maldivian Excursions – Exotic Experiences in the Paradise Islands

The Maldive Islands have secured a reputation as a premier holiday destination. In these islands, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a number of interesting excursions that will appeal to the visitor.

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Island Hopping

Island Hopping

If you desire to obtain an understanding of the local way of life in the Maldives you should undoubtedly take the opportunity to go island hopping. If you visit one of the inhabited islands you will have the chance to experience a local community and mingle with the natives. You will see that the mode of life in the local communities is very different from the ambience of a resort and you will be captivated by the simple and laidback lifestyle of the locals. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase some authentic locally made craftwork or artworks at the markets and you may be sure that the money directly benefits the locals.

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Exploring Male

Exploring Male

The Maldives' capital city, Male, is always an interesting place to visit. Male is probably one of the world's smallest capitals, with the island in which it lies only measuring 4 sq. km. Despite this fact, this city contains a host of interesting sightseeing attractions that will capture the imagination of the discerning visitor. You will see that Male is a bustling modern metropolis with high-rise structures, paved roads, cultural attractions, cafes and shops. You will also have the chance to view the activities at the fish market, where the local fishermen arrive to unload their hard-earned catch. You will also have the opportunity to sample the tasty local cuisine.

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Dolphin and Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching

The Maldives is ranked amongst the foremost destinations in the world for observing dolphins and whales. Species of whales commonly spotted in the Maldives include sperm whales and blue whales. Meanwhile, dolphins are a frequent sight in the islands, with sizable pods to be seen in proximity to the reefs and swimming playfully alongside boats. Varieties of dolphins regularly seen in the Maldives include spinner and bottle-nosed dolphins. Visitors will have the chance to undertake a dolphin and whale watching excursion that will take them to locations where these entrancing marine mammals are readily spotted.

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Fishing

Fishing

In addition to being a popular recreational pastime amongst visitors to the Maldives, fishing provides important revenue for the local people as it is an important industry for the island nation. You will have the opportunity to engage in morning fishing as well as night fishing in the Maldive Islands. Morning fishing which is also referred to as big game fishing is undertaken in the deep expanses of the sea, whilst night fishing is typically carried out near a reef. Other forms of fishing that you will be able to enjoy in the Maldives would be sunset and sunrise fishing, spin fishing and line trawling. A choice of accommodation to consider from where you will have the opportunity to go sunset fishing would be Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, which is one of the Maldives 5 star hotels where you can engage in such water-based activities.

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Cruises

Cruises

Taking a cruise in the picturesque surroundings of the Maldives is sure to be a memorable experience. In these islands, you will have the chance to undertake a sunset cruise on a yacht or dhoni (a local sailing vessel) at which time the scenery and atmosphere will be at its most magical. You may have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails or a romantic dinner on your cruise, which will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience. A cruise will also provide plenty of opportunities for romance and intimacy making it an outstanding choice for couples who wish to enjoy each other's company.