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5 Unforgettable experiences you must-have in the Maldives - Discover the magic of the Maldives!

The Maldives is known for its one-of-a-kind beaches and amazing resorts found nowhere else in the world! Here a few of the things you should consider doing there while planning your holiday.


Visit Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve

The Maldives has one of the best coral covers in the world and is a top snorkelling destination. Furthermore, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve happens to be the seventh-largest coral reef in the world. There are 250 types of corals and over 1,200 species of fish live here. Get to see a variety of marine life such as clownfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, dolphins and moray eels. The Reserve is frequented by many endangered species such as hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and tawny nurse sharks. The flourishing above water flora and fauna comprises mangroves, herons, lizards, and fruit bats among others.


Island tours

A tour of some of the islands will be an unforgettable experience for sure! With hundreds of islands to explore what better way to get acquainted with Maldivian culture and traditions. Tours can be organised with the resort you are staying with and is done via speed boat. As an alternative, a traditional wooden boat can also be arranged. A guide will accompany the guests to the best islands to visit. The tours can be arranged as a couple, solo or in groups. Such excursions always include lunch and beverages. The guides will take you to the best beaches on each island, and a separate time for snorkelling and diving will also be provided. In certain inhabited islands, you can visit the villages, which are welcoming of visitor's keen on experiencing their customs and way of life.


Glass bottom boat rides

If you want to see what's happening in the ocean beneath you while taking a relaxing boat ride this might be just the activity for you. These boats are equipped with comfortable seating and the clear glass panel beneath the boat will emanate colourful marine right to your feet. Some packages end the excursion with a cooked lunch for the guests on the beach itself. This might be the ideal adventure for those who don't know how to swim but want to experience sea life up close. Boat ride packages will be arranged by your accommodation upon request.


HP Reef

The reef is one of the most highly rated attractions in the Maldives. Lovers of coral and marine life will truly appreciate this experience. This protected location is home to a multitude of fishes and is an exquisite environment. The numerous colourful corals, fish and caves will give you many hours of reef exploration.


Visit Male

A visit to the capital and economic centre of the Maldives should be part of your trip. Though it is a small island it is the most populous island in the Maldives. There are quite a few things to see in Male, The Grand Mosque, National Museum, and the Fish Market are popular with tourists. There is also Newport, a hip spot located on the busy beachside road with an exciting array of restaurants. If you want to stay close to the capital many star-class resorts such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offer great luxury accommodation such as the famous Maldives water villa.