List Headline Image
Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Dec 22, 2014
 REPORT
10 items   1 followers   0 votes   92 views

Top Things to Do In Maldives for First Timers – An Overwhelming Experience

Gorgeous archipelago of Maldives is stunning especially to first time visitors, the azure blue ocean and powdery white sands beaches are equal to paradise on earth. Find out what this country offers.

1

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

The Maldives is definitely one of the world’s beat dive spots. Extremely clear water to amazing depths and tropical warmth make any dive an unforgettable experience. Discover the teeming marine life that live amongst the colourful coral beds, or take a deep sea dive and lookout for giant sting rays and sharks that traverse the Indian Ocean. There are plenty of dive clubs in the Maldives offering the services of experienced instructors who help amateur divers enjoy the thrills of diving.

2

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

A definite family activity and one that does not require you to dive to depths of 50 metres, the beautiful coral atolls are teeming with a fusion of colourful marine life to be explored. Simply set off from which ever Maldives resort you are located at.

3

Night Fishing

Night Fishing

A definite adventure for all enthusiastic fishermen and women, night fishing in the Maldives is quite a magical experience. Set off into the setting sun and try your luck at catching the abundant silvery fish that are teeming within the Indian Ocean at night. Any Maldives resort with sports facilities offer night fishing expeditions where you may stop off at a deserted island to grill the catch of the night.

4

Surfing

Surfing

There are very good surf spots in the Maldives while surf boards are available for rent at the resorts. Enjoy the clear blue skies and warm waters as you ride the waves.

5

Water-skiing – Knee boarding – Parasailing

Water-skiing – Knee boarding – Parasailing

This is just the tip of fun, look out for a luxury Maldives resort that offers a comprehensive sports centre and you could be enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Maldives, with a host of water sports such as fun tube adventures, kayaking in a glass bottomed kayak – a marvellous experience, windsurfing, water-skiing etc. The GLIDE Water Sports Centre at the beautiful Velassaru Maldives resort offers an amazing range of water sports facilities.

6

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Charter a boat from the Maldives resort you are staying at and indulge in island hopping, after all the country consists of over 1200 islands to explore. Stunning beauty, breath-taking beaches and a glimpse of traditional fishing villages are treats to look forward to.

7

Beaches

Beaches

One of the Maldives most prominent features of the Maldives are the sun bleached beaches. Plan to do absolutely nothing as you enjoy blissfully lazy days on the sun drenched beaches. Cool off in the inviting ocean and work on that tan.

8

Cruises

Cruises

Very romantic and the ideal activity for honeymooners the sunset cruises offered at many of the Maldives elegant beach resorts are an ethereal experience. Set off into the setting sun as the sky is a blaze of fire. The emerging night sky with its blanket of twinkling stars soothed by the calming winds off the ocean promises loads of tranquil bliss.

9

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Explore the many attractions and partake in the seasonal festivities of the nation. Enjoy exploring the museums and old buildings on Male; spend a day picnicking on a deserted island. Check out the fascinating resorts restaurants some offering breath-taking views across the islands. Take off on a city escapade as offered at Velassaru or get to know the traditional lifestyles of the islanders.

10

Marine Safaris

Marine Safaris

The currents of the Indian Ocean bring in a variety of marine life such as dolphins, sting rays, sharks, barracudas and more. Set up a marine safari expedition with a Maldives resort water-sports club and you will be whisked away to best spots.