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Top 5 things to do while in the Maldives – Have a taste of true paradise

The islands that make up the Maladies are truly glorious, with exquisite resorts, an ocean that teems with marine life and island exploration, the Maldives is one of the top travel destinations in the world. Here are 5 things to experience while holidaying in these beautiful islands.

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Experience Marine life

Get up close and personal with a variety of marine life such as fish, turtles, corals and whale sharks. Snorkelling is usually done in shallow waters, so anyone with little to no experience in snorkelling can experience Maldivian marine life. Many resorts will organise snorkelling excursions as they are located around reefs.

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Visit Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve

The Maldives has a vast coral cover and a top snorkelling destination; however, this happens to be the seventh-largest coral reef in the world. The Reserve has over 250 types of corals and home to over 1,200 species of fish. You can witness a range of marine life such as butterflyfish, angelfish, clownfish, moray eels, and dolphins. Endangered species frequent this reserve such as hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and tawny nurse sharks. The thriving biodiversity of above water flora and fauna includes mangroves, lizards, herons, fruit bats and many more.

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Explore other islands

There are numerous uninhabited and inhabited islands in the Maldives. Ask your resort to recommend the best islands to visit and allow them to arrange trips to other inhabited islands. Experience how small indigenous populations thrive and keep traditions of their forefathers well alive. You may get a chance to experience their unique culture and rituals. Some are known to be gracious enough to offer their traditional meals for visitors.

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Water Sports/activities

The waters surrounding the Maldives are generally calmer; this should not deter you from trying out some of the popular water sports on the islands. The lover of water activities will not be out of place, windsurfing, kite surfing, and wave surfing are quite popular in the island resorts. Furthermore, the waves surrounding the Maldivian islands are not as dramatic as in other surfing destinations. So this might make the Maldives the perfect destination for a novice to discover water activities in a less daunting environment.

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Unique attractions in resorts

Maldivian resorts are known for their luxurious outlook and premium features; many of these resorts will have unique ways of catering to it. Some resorts are known to have underwater restaurants, so you can fine dine at the bottom of the ocean, and watch fish swimming past you as you indulge in a star class meal. There are even bedroom suites, bars, gyms all built underwater! So it pays to do a bit of research when making arrangements especially if you have money to splurge. Though the Maldives is known as the ideal romantic destination you can find many best resorts in Maldives for families as well. The likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort which caters to families with kids are among the options to consider.