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8 Cool Things To Do In The Maldives – For the ultimate tropical getaway

The Maldives showcases the term 'tropical' in different ways where vacationers will be confronted with the need to pick and choose their pastimes carefully. Given are 8 activities to do.


Try your hand at snorkelling

The Maldivian isles are an adventurer's dream come true with a slew of leisure-based and outdoor excursions serving as one of the nation's major draws. Amongst those popularly looked at, snorkelling retains a special place owing to the experience that can be beheld. One's snorkelling trip will depend largely on the mode of lodging chosen as some of the local resorts provide ease of access to their own in-house reefs whilst others would escort one to those areas where this water sport can be best delighted in. If swimming alongside a whale shark is on your bucket list, then you've come to the right destination. Better yet, if coral exploration is your passion, then these breathtaking seas will be your playground.


Become a certified diver

Obtaining your PADI Certification is a 'feather in your cap' as the Maldives has plenty of space in which to learn the ropes of diving. If you're wondering how to get started, do make inquiries from your choice of accommodation as to whether they possess certified divemasters who will readily assist a keen thrill seeker like yourself. As a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, one will be in a prime position to move from one dive location to the next with relative ease. What's more? You will have the requisite skills in order to master these oceans and their conditions which can be quite an insurmountable task to the amateur.


Surf the high seas

Though, not affording conditions similar to those in other parts of the world where one would have a better chance of being knocked off one's surfboard in seconds, the Maldives still can throw up the odd curveball from a surfing point of view. The waves of the Indian Ocean are more gentle and pleasing to the eye and thus, can be made your starting point to come to terms with the fundamentals of the sport which warrant that surfers learn the disciplines of balance and poise.


Ride a dhoni

Take a trip back in time and voyage across these azure seas onboard a traditional dhoni which was once the main form of transport in this part of the world. To facilitate such a cruise, consider being based at a luxury resort Maldives has to offer the likes of The Residence Maldives Dhigurah from where you can plan out the intricate details of such a trip. As part of the joy of travelling in a dhoni, you will also be able to spot spinner and bottlenose dolphins attempting to keep abreast with the craft.


Some fishing?

A more laidback pastime, fishing in the Maldives is an outstanding way to while away the hours where you will see yourself lying in wait ahead of that much-anticipated catch. Plus, if luck is on your side, you will have the opportunity to carry your prize back to your resort to have it cooked just the way you like it.


Visit a local island

Island hopping is much more than an adventure as it serves as a way to get up close and personal with the ways of the locals. One may sample the traditional fare, inspect how boat building is addressed, and even exchange a few pleasantries for that matter.


Don't forget Male

The nation's capital of Male must never be excluded as the region boasts of the colours of warm and inviting folk. From visits to local fishing markets where fresh produce can be purchased to calling by Sultan Palace for an absorbing history lesson, Male surely serves up its own slice of the Maldives in no uncertain manner.


Maximise your stay

Look to scheduling your time expertly in a way where you will experience each and every facet of your resort. From spa therapies, cooking lessons to private island dining, add a dose of variety to your time here.