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10 Fun things to do in the Maldives - Feel the Excitement in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and there are so many different things you can do while in the Maldives.


Beach hopping

The Maldives has many different islands, hence, some of the resorts and hotels are located on private islands making them unique and isolated. If you are staying at a specific resort on an island, then you are able to go from one beach to another and enjoy each beach.


Sunbathing and relaxing

Most of the resorts such as Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives have their private beach in which you can relax and enjoy the warm sun on your skin while enjoying a cocktail or reading a book. You can stay outside under the sun enjoying the stunning view of the Indian Ocean living your tropical dream.



Being made of a chain of islands it is no surprise that there are many popular water sports in the Maldives. Surfing the waves of the Maldives is definitely one of the most popular and sought after water sports on the Maldives.


Kite surfing

If you are a fan of the water sports that get your heart pumping, you are bound to enjoy kite surfing. It is the next best activity for adrenaline enthusiasts who love surfing. Kite surfing is an extreme sport that brings together aspects of snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and sailing.



Snorkelling in the Maldives allows you to explore the marine life as you have never seen before. There are many locations and professionals in and around the beaches in the Maldives that can assist you with the task even if you have never gone snorkelling before.



Diving is yet another exciting excursion that is popular in the Maldives. There are so many beautiful fish, sharks and manta rays in Maldivian waters that you get to become one with the marine life and swim with these beautiful fish. One can also find accomdation at many a Maldives ocean villa while on a diving expedition.


Shopping at Markets

Male has many different outdoor markets during daytime and night-time that are exciting and eventful. There are many stalls that include items and products that are sourced and made in the Maldives. Most of the outdoor markets have items that are perfect for souvenirs and gifts for yourself or friends and family back home.


Shopping malls

From the Southeast Asian countries, the Maldives has the second best shopping malls. There are many shopping malls that house many international brands for women's and men's clothing, accessories, shoes and jewellery. There are many shops for electronics and other homeware products as well.


Spa treatments

If you go to the Maldives and miss out on getting a spa treatment, then you have not enjoyed your trip to the best and experienced the Maldives to its fullest potential. There are authentic spa treatments that will make you feel absolutely relaxed and rejuvenated.


Street food tasting

Street food is an exciting part of any new city or country. The best places to try out street food in the Maldives is in Male and at the outdoor markets. There are many different variations of food available in the road-side shops which were influenced by many cuisines around the Maldives.