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Top 5 Beach Activities in the Maldives - For the beach bums!

The Maldives is known for its pristine beaches and the activities it offers. Here's a list of the top beach activities you can do on your vacation in the Maldives.


Exploring Beaches

The Maldives is surrounded by azure coloured ocean. All those pictures you saw on Instagram, it is true! It wasn't edited or photoshopped! You won't believe your eyes when you see the beauty of the ocean. The sand is soft and warm, you can sit on the beaches and quietly relax watching the waves gently crash on to the shores in rhythmic motions. You can spend your entire vacation on these beaches, and still have a great time!


Dolphin Watching

How about exploring some marine life on your vacation? You can watch whales and what not. However, the most popular show is the one by the dolphins. These dolphins, mostly the Spinner ones, do amazing acrobats that you can witness first-hand. The spinners head out the water during sunset for feeding. So you are promised both a good time watching dolphins and a splendid sunset. The best resorts in the Maldives usually offer dolphin watching as part of their excursions. Properties the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives, have programs like 'dolphin quest' that takes you on cruises to watch some spinner dolphins. Many dhonis head out during sunset. You just have to purchase tickets and off you can go to watch the dolphin show!



The Maldives is an archipelago of islands surrounded by waters that house an incredible fish species, thus it doesn't come off as a surprise that fishing is popular among the locals and tourists. From tuna, sharks, jackfish, dorado, barracudas, marlins and so many more can be caught. Some resorts help you cook it up too. So, you can enjoy your fresh catch. Once again, you have to book yourself an excursion involving deep sea fishing. And you'll be at the hands of some experts who know the ocean very well. They can take you to good fishing spots. Resorts do provide all the equipment necessary usually. However, always make sure before you reserve your accommodation if the resort offers deep sea fishing and the equipment along with it.


Island Hopping

The Maldives is an archipelago of about 1,192 islands. This means there are plenty of islands to explore and you won't fall short. Having said that, island hopping can only be done in the tourist zones and the residential areas mostly don't allow tourists to access. What more? You can take speedboats or even seaplanes to explore the islands. The Maldives offers a special treat for honeymooners when island hopping.


Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is a fun water sports activity that one should try at least once in their lifetime. And where else to try it out than in the Maldives that is proud of an incredible collection of vibrant coral reefs and colourful fish species? To boot, they do have wrecks you can explore too. Thousands of scuba divers come to the shores of Maldives to have an experience of a lifetime underwater.