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Top Activities to do in Maldives – Adventures Amidst the Sun and Sea!

If it's a fun-filled holiday you are after with plenty of activities and escapades, then the Maldives is your kind of destination. Most of the things to do take place in and around the ocean and travellers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting their daily adventures.


Snorkelling & Diving

In Maldives, snorkelling and diving are two of the most popular activities since they provide glimpses of the spectacular world that lies beneath the waves. Island resorts that have their own house reefs offer convenient sites to explore for snorkelers and novice divers. The country has many dive sites worth heading to as well including HP Reef, Kani Corner, Manta Point and Banana Reef. From varieties of coral to soldierfish, giant squirrelfish, palette surgeonfish, manta rays, whale sharks and turtles, there are plenty of marine marvels to encounter.


Various Water Sports

When it comes to the best water sports in Maldives, it is hard to limit it to just a few since there are so many great options. One of the most popular is surfing and resorts such as Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi even offer exclusive access to surf breaks in the vicinity as well as being within easy reach of other hotspots. You can also look forward to kayaking, jet skiing, flyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, catamaran sailing and big game fishing to name but a few!


Island Hopping

In order to soak up the local culture of the Maldives, sightseeing tours are available to inhabited islands. One of the most well-known of such islands is undoubtedly the capital, Male. Travellers on a Male tour can visit some of the country's famous attractions such as the Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male Fish Market and National Museum. You can also head to other local islands to experience traditional livelihoods and to get in some shopping. Those who crave seclusion can journey to uninhabited islands and enjoy pure beachside bliss with their family or that special someone.


Dolphin Cruises

The waters surrounding island resorts are home to various dolphin species some of which you have a chance of spotting on voyages out to sea. One of the most captivating things to do in Maldives, embarking on dolphin cruises is an ideal way to see these playful marine mammals swimming in their natural habitat; this sight is made more spectacular if experienced during sunset. The most common species to spot are spinner dolphins, though on your adventures you may see bottlenose, striped, Risso's, Fraser's or spotted dolphins too.


Take a Submarine Tour

Don't have a diving certification but still want to unlock the mysteries of the deep? Then just sign up for an underwater excursion on a whale submarine in the Maldives! This unique dive experience gives the entire family a chance to see a wide range of marine wonders at depths of around 50 metres. As you explore a reef keep careful watch because you have a chance of spotting yellow-stripped snappers, yellow boxfish, whitetip reef sharks, common lionfish and more.