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Top things to do and see in Maldives

There is never a dull moment in the Maldives with this tropical paradise providing a getaway that can be as laidback or as exciting as you want it to be! Here are a few things you can enjoy when here.

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Diving & Snorkelling

Diving & Snorkelling

These two activities go hand in hand and provide a wonderful way in which to see a vibrant underwater world full of colourful coral and fascinating fish. Snorkelling is an ideal activity for the entire family, while diving provides enthusiasts a chance to delve deeper into the mysteries of the deep, letting you explore not only dive sites rich in marine life, but submerged wrecks too.

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Water Sports

Water Sports

Be it the vast playground of the azure ocean or tranquil lagoons, the Maldives offers plenty of opportunities to engage in thrilling water sports. Waterskiing, jet skiing, knee boarding, wakeboarding & paragliding are popular motorised water sports, while non-motorised activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking and surfing provide lots of fun on the waves as well.

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Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises

The Maldives is famous for its magical sunsets and taking a sunset cruise is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of this natural spectacle. Be it on a traditional vessel known as a dhoni to a luxurious sailboat, these voyages provide a romantic setting in which to take in the stunning views of the setting sun and your loved one too!

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Island Hopping

Island Hopping

A fascinating feature of the country are the many islands that can be found here, many of them uninhabited. This makes it a great destination for some island hopping fun. Spend the day heading to these islands, lazing on the sands, having beach BBQs with the family and snorkelling in the surrounding waters.

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Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

After all that activity, you are bound to want to enjoy some much deserved R&R. The Maldives is also a popular wellness destination with resort spas providing a wide range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies that will help you find some inner bliss. An ideal option would be the LIME Spa at NIYAMA Maldives which features everything from revitalising body scrubs to soothing massages amidst peaceful lagoon views.

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Male Tour

Male Tour

Experience the country's rich culture with a tour of its capital, Male. On your excursions look to visit notable landmarks such as the historic Old Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy), the National Museum which features a range of ancient exhibits & artefacts, the impressive Islamic Centre & Grand Friday Mosque with its dazzling golden dome and the lively Fish Market where one can see the daily catch being brought in and sold.