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11 Exciting Water Sports in the Maldives – The Land of a 1000 Islands!

The Maldives – the land of a thousand islands, with the clearest blues water, adorned by the whitest sandy beaches. The Maldives is a place unlike any other – it is the embodiment of glamorous. What better way to celebrate the beaches and the glorious expanses of water than with an expedition into the world of Water Sports?



Want to control your own path in the ocean? Then Kayaking might just be the thing for you. Be the master of your own destiny or paddle in this case, as you navigate the bluest of oceans in the Maldives. Indulge yourself in a sport that will feed not just the senses but the soul as well!



You don't need to be an experienced diver or even an experienced swimmer to try this out. The world under the surface of the Indian Ocean surrounding the Maldives is a world unlike any other. You can now get up close and personal with them while satisfying that adrenaline junkie in you. One might even have the rare experience of swimming with the indigenous whale sharks in the Maldivian waters.


Underwater Walking

An experience unlike any other that gets you up close and intimate with the gorgeous marine life that calls the Maldivian waters it's home. With weighted boots to hold you down, and ropes underneath the water to guide you, underwater walking is an experience of a lifetime.


Catamaran Sailing

Sailing is hailed as one of the most peaceful experiences a person can acquire in his/her lifetime. A sport that is guaranteed to transport you to unparalleled levels of tranquillity. Reconnect with your inner self as you navigate the blue waters of the Maldives, sailing on a catamaran.



The freedom of the vast blue ocean could call to anyone, anywhere. But while not everywhere can take you Windsurfing, the Maldives certainly can! The Maldives has been blessed with those perfect waves and ideal winds to windsurf. Dare to feel the breeze caress you, as you windsurf across the ocean.


Glass Bottomed Boat Rides

Want to explore the world of the seas but cannot because of logistical issues? Have no worry, you can still see the wonders of the deep blue seas in the Maldives. All you have to do is take a Glass-bottomed Boat ride!



Are you hungering for the chance to try a flip or two on a surfboard at sea? Seen kitesurfers do all those tricks and more and want to give it a shot? In the Maldives Kitesurfing is a water sport that is popular among every adventurous soul. So, don't hesitate to try it out while you're there!


Jet Skiing

Who wouldn't want to speed over the water like you're the star of your very own action movie? Well, you can have that feeling as you raise waves on the sea on a Jet Ski. Yet another water sport that you must try out in the Maldives to satisfy those action hero cravings.


Banana Boat Rides

An activity found perhaps only in the Maldives, this activity involves inflatable boats that look literally like Bananas built in the catamaran style, powered by a motor engine. Quite similar to jet skiing, except this one is something you can do with the whole gang instead of alone!


Where to do it from?

The Maldives is not a big country, but a cluster of islands. They will cater to every part of your dream luxury holiday in Maldives. Even accommodation need not be a massive issue with resorts like the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas ever ready to give you every comfort while you stay with them.