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Exciting Things you didn't Know were offered in the Maldives – It's not all Romance!

If you thought the Maldives was all about beautiful islands and romantic settings think again. While being a paradise for lovers, it's after all an archipelago of over 1,000 islands on the Indian Ocean where fun and excitement abounds. Here are things you probably didn't know about the Maldives.


It's a Kayakers Paradise

That's right folks, it's not all about gently wading in the glistening ocean, the Maldives is one of the best places to savour the tranquillity of a kayak tour. In fact kayaking in so popular across the islands that many Maldives resorts offer kayaking tours as part of their 'experiences' on the archipelago. And for the best deal in kayak tours, accommodation and adventure on the popular resorts, look for those offering package deals, many like Faarufushi Maldives are well practised in water sports too.


Go Surfing

Yes, surfing is very popular over there, and while not all resorts will have the waves to prove it, many are happy to organise surf tours, taking you on a fabulous safari across the islands, where you can chase the perfect break to your heart's content.


Scubaspa Anyone?

Everyone knows the Maldives is home to some of the world's most luxurious spas but have you ever indulged in a scubaspa, and what is it? A scubaspa is a combination of the Maldives two most favourite lures, diving and holistic treatments. The scubaspa is offered aboard a luxury yacht touring the archipelago and guests are offered a chance to both dive across the archipelago and enjoy loads of pampering at the spa.


Dive in a Semi-Sub

Even if you are not keen on diving into the ocean, you can still meet the amazing marine life of the Maldives, the marine book a tour in a whale submarine. Tours leave from Male the capital and do several scheduled trips for a day. You can check the official website for times and rates. The sub first dives to a depth which allows you to gape in wonder at the pretty reef fish swimming about before diving further to settle on the sandy bottom of the ocean, for you to enjoy a leisurely view of the creatures living there.


Dine Below Sea Level

While dining under the stars, on the beach and in a lush garden are experiences to be savoured in the Maldives; you simply cannot miss the inimitable pleasure of dining in an underwater restaurant. There are several of these exotic restaurants in the Maldives, where the dining rooms is a glass panelled room allowing one to not only enjoy the delicious cuisine but to keep an eye on the marine life and their antics, via glass roofs and walls.


Check Out the Local Islands

The Maldives is a fisher nation, traditional and strictly guarding their ancient ways. Visiting one of the inhabited islands is the best way to understand the simple way of life the Islanders follow. Chat to the locals, meet the elders and maybe even get invited in for a home-cooked meal. You can book tours to the local islands via your Maldives resort.