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Expert tips to stay fit and have fun in the Maldives – An activity-filled stay in a tropical paradise

The Maldives is an indisputable tropical paradise and is a top vacation spot to simply relax and unwind. However, for those who are keen to stay fit and still have fun, there are plenty of activities to do while on holiday. Here are some ways to stay healthy during your time in a tropical paradise.


Start your day with an energising run on the beach

Beginning your morning with some cardio-based exercises like a run on the beach is a great way to set the pace for the rest of the day. It's a fun way to also enjoy stunning views of the gin-clear waters and the soft white sands of the famed pristine beaches in the Maldives. Remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during your morning run, as it can get quite hot fast and may make you overly tired. Wearing a sun visor or hat, and plenty of sunscreen is highly recommended to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.


Swim in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives is famed for its warm, crystal clear waters. Swimming is another great cardio-based workout that you can enjoy in leisure during your time there. Most reefs here are quite safe and shallow enough to even just tread the water or doggy paddle and are monitored by lifeguards. So one can simply swim without any worries.


Go Snorkelling

Snorkelling is one of the top activities in Maldives that one should definitely enjoy! The reefs surrounding this island nation are rich with abundant marine life. The shallow reefs alone are home to beautiful corals and colourful reef fish. If you are feeling more adventurous, consider booking a snorkelling tour to have a chance to swim with giant manta rays and reef sharks.


Wind down with sunset yoga

Choosing to unwind after a long day out in the elements with a relaxing sunset yoga session is a great way to make the most of your time on vacation. Yoga is more than just burning calories or toning muscles. It is a total mind and body workout, that combines stretching and strengthening poses with breathwork and meditation. Resorts such as Hard Rock Hotel Maldives offers group classes conducted by yoga gurus one can consider joining. Or simply choose to practice on your own in the privacy of your hotel room or villa as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.


Try your hand at water sports

Apart from swimming and snorkelling, your holiday in this island paradise is a great opportunity to try out some adrenaline-pumping water sports. The options are many and include windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and waterskiing. It's a great way to burn off those calories while also catching a tan and enjoying the warm sunshine. There are plenty of reputable water sports centers one can approach to rent equipment, book lessons, and hire experienced instructors to help you with the activities. If your feeling adventurous and have the time, consider signing up for a diving course, as it's a fantastic way to really take in the rich marine life of the country.