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Updated by Joanna James on Sep 13, 2019
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Best Things to do in Maldives - Experience the Maldives to its Best

The Maldives is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world and is also one of the best locations for some exciting water sports, food, shopping and other activities.

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Diving

Being a country that is surrounded by the ocean it does not come as a surprise that the Maldives has many different water sports. Being a collection of so many different islands, the Maldives gives the opportunity for people to go diving in so many different locations. Diving in a must-do activity if you are visiting the Maldives.

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Snorkelling

The world hidden under the ocean is a world where you can be mesmerised by each and every time you merge your self with marine life. There are so many locations in the Maldives that one can go diving in, in order to experience the marine world. There are so many beautiful fish, sharks and even manta rays that you can swim with while snorkelling in the Maldives.

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Surfing

Riding the waves and feeling the wind on your body is one of the most thrilling and popular water sports in south-east Asia. Maldives has many different beaches where you can go surfing to ride the waves to your heart’s content. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas have private beaches where you can surf from dawn till dusk.

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Market hopping

There are so many different markets located in Male, the capital of the Maldives and it makes shopping an extremely eventful and exciting act. If you are looking for locally sourced and locally made products for souvenirs and gifts there are so many locations where you can go shopping for these. There are a variety of products from clothes, accessories, scarves, shawls, footwear and even bags.

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Island hopping

As a country that is made of over 1000 different islands, one of the most exciting facts about visiting the Maldives is being able to go island hopping. From the 1200 islands, only a mere 200 islands are inhabited and most of the resorts and hotels are built on individual islands. Each of the atolls in the Maldives offers a different experience. So if you wish to experience the Maldives to its fullest you can go island hopping in the Maldives.

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Relaxing at the beach

If you picture yourself, basking in the sun, sipping on a chilled cocktail while enjoying the stunning view of the Indian Ocean, then you are bound to love the Maldives. Being able to sit under a line of trees, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily city life is an absolute luxury. Maldives Hotels are a great location to relax and wind-down as there are so many hotels and resorts have their private beaches.

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Trying the different food

Food in the Maldives is absolutely delightful. The Maldives cuisine has been influenced by the cuisines of the neighbouring countries which include, Sri Lanka, India and even the Middle East. Fish is one of the most popular dishes that can be seen during meal-time. It does not come as a surprise that there are many seafood dishes in the Maldives as they are surrounded by the sea. Coconuts are also used in many different forms in the food. Coconut milk, coconut oil and scraped coconuts are the main forms in which coconuts are used in the meals.