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Top 6 Things to Do in Maldives – Enjoyable Activities in the Magical Islands

The picturesque Maldive Islands have secured a reputation as one of the world's premier holiday destinations. In these islands, you will also find plenty of enjoyable things to do, such as those described below.



In addition to having some of the finest beaches on the globe, the Maldive Islands are also renowned for their outstanding marine environment. The reefs of the Maldives, many of which will be a delight for snorkelers, are populated by a myriad of interesting sea creatures such as reef sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and many others. In fact, as you venture into the waters of the Maldives you are likely to experience an entrancing undersea environment that will capture the imagination of the snorkeler.


Dolphin Spotting

The Maldives is also well-known for the remarkable marine mammals who make their home in the local waters. The endearing dolphins are one of the marine creatures that you will have the opportunity to observe in the waters of these islands. Many visitors to the Maldives take the opportunity to undertake a dolphin watching excursion which is sure to be a memorable experience. Naturally, for dolphin spotting, you will not need any elaborate or expensive equipment; all that you will require are a suitable boat as well as the services of an experienced guide.


Island Hopping

As the Maldives consists of an archipelago containing a multitude of small islands, it is always a captivating experience to undertake an island hopping trip. An excellent option would be to visit one of the inhabited islands featuring a community of local residents. You will find that the native people of the Maldives have a distinctive and interesting culture very different from that of most visitors to the Maldives. You will have the opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the traditional way of life of the Maldivians.



The Maldives have also secured a reputation as a favourable environment for surfing. These islands are considered to feature some of the finest surfing breaks in the world making them popular amongst surfing enthusiasts. Dedicated surfers from across the globe visit the Maldives to indulge in this exciting water sport. In fact, even surfing championships featuring expert surfers have been conducted in the waters of the Maldives. You will have the opportunity to engage in surfing in a number of locations in the Maldives.



There is no doubt that the Maldives is one of the world's most rewarding localities for scuba diving with its magical undersea surroundings. You will find a host of diving centres in the islands or at a luxury resort Maldives has to offer, catering to the requirements of scuba diving aficionados. You will find that scuba diving is undertaken at a leisurely pace in the Maldives according to the drift conditions. Whilst scuba diving in the Maldives you will encounter marine denizens like sponges, gorgonians, other invertebrates and various large sea creatures. A choice of accommodation to consider where you will have the opportunity to go scuba diving would be Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort amongst other island resorts in the country.


Visit Male Fish Market

For a genuine local experience make it a point to visit the fish market at Male, the capital of the Maldives. At the fish market, you will have the opportunity to observe the various activities going on there, with the Maldivians engaging in selling and buying the freshly caught sea creatures in their traditional manner. As you might expect you will find a mind-boggling selection of fish and other sea denizens lined up for sale at the fish market. At the Male Fish Market, you will have the chance to purchase some of the tuna that the Maldives is well-known for.