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Favorite activities to do in the Maldives - Top Activities in Paradise Island Hub Maldives

Tipped to be one of the world's most popular holiday destinations the island archipelago of Maldives is a dream come true for adventurous travellers. The top activities for visitors are as follows.


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Indulge in a Sunset Cruise

Indulge in a Sunset Cruise

Regarded as one of the most romantic and relaxing activities on offer in the Maldives nothing quite compares to setting sail in the early hours of the evening to experience the daily miracle of the sun setting for the day. As an island haven offering unhindered views of the sky at every angle there is no better way to experience the magic of a Maldivian sunset than on board a sunset cruise. Setting off during the hours of dawn when the sky turns pale hues of orange witnessing the sun's descent from on board a boat while sipping champagne in a must-have experience for all visitors vacationing in the country.


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Snorkelling Adventures

Snorkelling Adventures

Famed as one of the best snorkelling and diving hubs in Asia, one of the favourite activities of seasoned holidaymakers vacationing in the archipelago is indulging in a snorkelling or diving safari. Those who are unable to snorkel or dive can learn the basics of the sports and also gain certification through the many diving schools set up in resorts and as private institutions in the Maldives. Even children can learn to snorkel and the finer point of underwater exploration through the Bubblemaker course while adults can secure PADI certification. With its sea beds littered with vibrant marine life (dolphins, eagle rays, turtles, manta rays, sharks, and more coral species than found anywhere else in the world there's no better venue to peak beneath the ocean's surface than in the Maldives.


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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Offering visitors and resort dwellers the chance to unwind in style massage therapies are part and parcel of the Maldivian holiday experience. Most resorts offer massage therapy within the familiar confines of one's own over water villa where guests can relax with the sound of the water serving as the perfect soundtrack. As a favourite resort based activity enjoying a massage can be done in a group or as a couple as spa facilities within the establishments also offer group sessions. Employing a variety of world renowned massage techniques including healing techniques typical of Swedish, Thai and Balinese massage schools the spa facilities and massage therapists found in reputed Maldives hotels such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas provide a relaxing holiday for all.


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Uncover the Archipelago's Glowing Beach

Uncover the Archipelago's Glowing Beach

Known across the world as the Sea of Stars, the luminous phytoplankton in the Maldives is a must-experience highlight for all beach lovers and natural phenomena fanatics. Visible in Vadoo Island this unique sight which has been featured in Hollywood films such as the Life of Pi is caused by the bioluminescent phytoplankton that are only found on the island. As the only location on the planet in which this phenomenon takes place the entire stretch of beach on Vadoo Island sparkles each night with tiny beads of luminous light. Difficult to photograph and describe with mere words this magical occurrence is another reason to head down to the Maldives this holiday season.


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Set Sail and Discover the Locals

Set Sail and Discover the Locals

Often described as one of the more transformative experiences one could have in the Maldives uncovering the local culture of the Maldivian populace is another highlight of a vacation in the paradise isles. Touring the scenic confines of the capital city of Male visitors can stopover at the National Museum or Hukuru Miskiiy to discover the rich cultural heritage of the country. Other highlights in the capital include Jumhoori Maidan and Utheemu Ganduvaru.