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Five Things to do in the Maldives at Night – An Ethereal Experience

The Maldives is famous for its dazzling strips of sunny beaches that offer the ultimate luxury of relaxation by activities such as lounging in an ocean-front hammock. These islands aren't particularly famed for their nighttime activities. Yet, there are a few things you can do here after sundown.

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Star Gazing

Lying under a blanket of stars is one of the most magical experiences you can have in the Maldives. The stars shine bright like diamonds in the Maldives sky, and you can spend all the time you want gazing at these twinkling beauties, lying either on a comfy hammock or a soft blanket. Maybe you can take out a bottle of champagne and a couple of snacks out and celebrate this dreamy vacation with your loved one. As you listen to that pure silence of the night, disturbed only by the rhythmic swish of the waves, you can try to find out various constellations in the sky. The glittering basin of stars is truly a wonder to look at while being wrapped in the soothing lullaby of the ocean.

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Star-lit Cinema

Nowadays, a popular concept at many Maldives resorts the likes of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is the open-air cinema, that is offered several times a week at sundown. While you relax on comfortable bean bags with a delicious cocktail in-hand, you can watch some of your favourite classics. Some resorts will also offer open-air cinema screenings on your private beach, just for the two of you. How wonderful would it be to be transported into your favourite movie of all time, while being pampered by the staff with various delicacies of the Maldives! With sand on your feet and the distant roll of the ocean waves, you can have a marvellous cinematic experience under the stars of the Maldivian sky.

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Glow in the Dark Beach

Certain beaches in the Maldives offer enchanting sights that feature luminescent blue specks that glow in the dark. It is truly a breathtaking sight that would need you to pinch yourself on the arm to make sure that you aren't dreaming. These beaches that literally glow at night are the effect of a natural phenomenon that is identified as "bioluminescence." One location that you can witness this incredible fairy-tale effect of nature is the beach nestled in Mudhdhoo Island. It is a rare phenomenon only happens during a particular period of the year.

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Private Island Dinner

Many resorts in the Maldives use the neighbouring islands that are uninhabited as a romantic getaway for candle-lit dinners. You will be whisked away on a boat to an other-worldly destination where you can have an enchanting dining experience with your loved ones with all sorts of delectable local delicacies, along with bubbly beverages that are waiting to be sipped. The boat will drop you off at this island and come back at an agreed time, so you would have the whole island to yourselves, which is like your own Eden. However, for a group dinner, a private butler can be requested. A private candlelit dinner may be an extra expense, but it would be worth it for the memories.

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Night Diving

Diving in the clear waters, while the sun rays filter through to light up a colourful marine world is one thing, but doing the same after sunset is a thrilling experience. While you may have to put on a brave face to conquer the dark waters at night, it offers you a scintillating experience since many marine species come out after nightfall. It is truly an ethereal experience to navigate the dark waters with just a torch in your hand to illuminate your path.