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Fantastic Things To Do In the Maldives For All Kinds of Travelers - For the beach bums and adventure junkies

In order to enjoy a vacation in the Maldives to the fullest, it is obvious that one has to take to the water as the country is mostly made up of water. Read on to know the various types of things you can do when here.

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Cruising

No visit to the Maldives would be complete without experiencing an enthralling sunset cruise. You will depart in a comfortable cruise vessel, heading out into the ocean where you will have the opportunity to witness the spectacular tropical sunset in all its majesty. Sailing beneath the stars in this far-flung corner of the globe is sure to be a magical experience.

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Marine Life Safari

The Maldive Islands are renowned for their remarkable marine wildlife, and therefore visitors should make it a point to observe these diverse marvels of nature. A snorkelling tour would be an excellent way to observe the marine creatures who make their home comparatively close to the shore. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to undertake a dolphin watching safari that will take you to these friendly denizens of the deep.

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Maldives Dhoni Cruise

One of the most popular excursions among tourists, the Dhoni Cruise exposes you to some of the most picturesque islands in the world along with unblemished beaches, small fishing villages, and vibrant coral reefs. A variety of itinerary options are available where you can pick and choose which islands you wish to explore. When it comes to a luxury hotel, Maldives has many spread over individual islands, travellers have access to a variety of memorable boating trips customised to each island.

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Visit the National Museum

This is home to a significant number of historic artefacts that help trace the history of the Maldives islands. The galleries downstairs consist of weaponry, household items, and religious artefacts. Do not miss the intricately carved Arabic-Thaana engraved wood items that symbolise the conversion of the country to Islam back in 1153. Another highlight at the museum is the 6m-long skeletal structure of the Longman's Beaked Whale, which has never been spotted at sea.

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Check out sea creatures at Manta Point

Between May and November, Manta Point becomes a bustle of activity as travellers come in large numbers to see the manta rays. Some of the other creatures that are sure to fascinate are turtles, sharks and a variety of colourful reef fish. The Lankan Caves nearby too are a popular highlight.

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Indulge in water sports

Treat the adventurer in you by indulging in ocean kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. If you are staying at a hotel such as Velassaru Maldives, the team will organise water sporting activities for you and your group.

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Explore the country's religious heritage

Visit the country's oldest mosque, Hukuru Miskiiy which dates back to 1656. The beautiful structure is made from coral stone, adorned with intricate decorations and religious scripture. You will also see beautiful lacquer work and elaborate woodcarvings, one which commemorates the introduction of Islam to the country. Another popular mosque in the Maldives which also serves as an important landmark in Male is the Grand Friday Mosque.

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