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6 Things to Do in the Maldives at Night - Delights after sundown!

The Maldives is a tourism magnet. It's a place to take the ultimate beach escape. Not many people realise it but the Maldives has entertainment any time of the day – morning, noon or night!


Bioluminescent beach

Bioluminescent beach or glow in the dark beach in the Maldives is an incredible sight. If you've watched the movie 'Beach' you know what we are talking about. The beach is a part of Vaadhoo Island and it has earned a place in the global tourism map. The glow occurs from a microorganism called the plankton. One can take a swim or paddle in the water and the feeling is amazing. When you take walk along the beach you leave behind a glowing footprint! If you are looking for a romantic gesture for your special someone, take him or her to the bioluminescent beach at night!


Open-air cinema

Open-air cinemas in resorts are becoming popular in the Maldives. After sunset, you can relax on beanbags and sip on yummy cocktails while enjoying classic movies. You can even enjoy private open-air cinema screenings.


Nighttime diving

Nighttime diving is the latest addition to the range of watersports on the island. The underwater world of the Maldives is breathtaking at any time of the day. The pristine waters that surround the island look even more magnificent at nightfall. The underwater scenery of the Maldives will blow you away. There are thousands of species of fish and aquatic creatures that dwell underwater. Alimatha and Kuredu are two of the best spots for night diving.


Night fishing

This is the most popular type of fishing in the Maldives. Snappers, emperors, barracuda, squirrelfish and jacks are best caught during night sails. You can not only get the satisfaction of a great catch but also enjoy the breathtaking view of fishing at night. Fishing does not require expert knowledge, but be mindful of the laws and norms of the country. It is strictly prohibited to hunt whales and dolphins according to state law. Not only the breathtaking view but you can also enjoy the rhythmic sound of the waves and the gentle breeze amidst nature's grandeur. Most resorts in the country such as the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas organises night fishing tours for those who are interested.



You can spend hours lying on the sandy beach stargazing. You can camp out with only a blanket and few snacks watching the stars shining down. The Maldives has a clear sky thanks to the lack of air pollution. You can even use an app on your phone to determine star patterns. Some of the best water villas in Maldives are great to head out at night for stargazing.



Some of the resorts offer nightlife that can compete with the clubs in Europe. The only plus point is that they won't be storming with crowds. There are outdoor beach nightclubs as well. Some hotels bring in well-known DJs to give you a chance to dance the night away. It's going be refined than your typical nightclub experience with a selection of top-notch drinks. The crowd is also selected so it won't be a wild, over the top experience.