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5 Awesome things to do in the Maldives – An island paradise

Planning a visit to the island destination of Maldives? Where fine island living and spoiling is at its best, and not just for the rich and famous. Here are five awesome things to do during your getaway in paradise.


Go snorkelling

The best thing about most of the resorts and hotels in the Maldives including those the likes of Heritance Aarah Maldives is that they have their own in-house reefs. This means that you can easily jump into the delightfully warm waters of the Indian Ocean, from your own private villa, and splash about to your heart's content. If you're keen, you can also book a tour to explore other popular snorkelling spots. No matter where you choose to snorkel, the water will be gin-clear, and you will get to observe a variety of beautiful corals and fish.


Go Surfing

Whether you are an amateur, mid or pro-level surfing enthusiast, the Maldives will be a top spot to catch some waves. Especially from April to November. If you are a beginner, the Maldives will prove ideal as the waves are friendlier, and don't have the punch and power of the waves you might find in other international surf destinations such as Bali, Indonesia.


Enjoy a unique culinary island experience

It is impossible to fully immerse yourself in a quintessential Maldivian experience without exploring the culinary identity of the island nation. If you are keen on having a truly unique dining experience, why not consider booking a meal at an underwater restaurant, where you can take in reef life while sipping on fine wine and treating yourself to a meal of gastronomic proportions. Given that the Maldives is a country surrounded by the ocean, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the abundance of seafood to your heart's content. If you are travelling to the Maldives with your significant other, consider booking a romantic meal under the stars in candlelight.


Visit Male

No visit to the Maldives is complete without taking some out to explore Male, the capital island of the nation. Here you can take in famous Maldives attractions such as the Sultan's Palace, a bustling fish market, mix and mingle with locals, visit the National Museum, enjoy a meal at a trendy café, and shop for souvenirs and gifts to take back home to friends and family.


Explore a local island

The Maldives is made up of over 1,200 beautiful islands. Out of that, only 200 are inhabited, with 100 of those home to resorts. Request your accommodation to arrange a tour of a local island of your choice, and spend a fun day immersing yourself in the culture of the locals. This is a great chance to sample homemade traditional Maldivian food, and rich culture. You can also watch the local residents engage in their lively hood activities such as drying fish and building boats, which will undoubtedly be a memorable experience.