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10 Beach activities to do in Maldives - Top 10 Things to do on the Pristine Beaches of the Maldives

As a holiday Mecca the Maldives is home to some of the finest beaches in the world. From engaging beachfront activities to water based rides here are the top 10 Maldivian beach experiences.
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Snorkelling

Snorkelling
Tipped to be one of the globe's best snorkelling venues the island archipelago of Maldives offers snorkelling enthusiasts a wide range of shallow diverse marine landscapes to explore. Home to countless azure lagoons and shallow beaches littered with coral reefs and vibrant marine life snorkellers can catch a glimpse of oriental sweetlips, manta rays, butterfly fish and fusiliers especially during the autumn season.
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Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing
With strong wind conditions and warm weather prevailing for most of the year the Maldivian beaches are the ideal venue to engage in wind surfing activities. The archipelago's lagoons are also perfect for the beachfront activity while official wind surfing season in the country falls between May to October when wind conditions are ideal.
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Banana Boating

Banana Boating
As a group activity that can be enjoyed just off the coast of the country's pristine isles banana boating rides are mostly available in the North Male Atoll. Banana boat rides in the Maldives can seat three to ten participants and has often been described as one of the most engaging activities for families and large groups travelling together. A number of banana boat operators occupy the beaches of the Maldives for the convenience of holidaymakers.
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Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball
Requiring nothing more than a ball and a net beach volleyball is one of the most rewarding and popular beach activities in the archipelago.
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Parasailing

Parasailing
Open to visitors regardless of fitness level parasailing is another favourite outdoor beach activity among seasoned vacationers in the Maldives. The resort oriented excursion offers visitors breathtaking views of the islands and is available all year round due to the gusty wind conditions prevalent in the islands throughout the year. Novices can also learn the basics of the sport that combines parachuting and water skiing.
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Paddle Sports

Paddle Sports
In addition to sea kayaking and canoeing another activity than can be enjoyed right on the beach is SUP or Stand Up Paddling. The relatively new sporting activity is available in resort havens and islands with lessons and instructors also on hand for beginners.
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Yoga

Yoga
Sunrise yoga is another practice popular among health conscious vacationers in the Maldives. Resorts also conduct yoga sessions on beachside pavilions surrounded by panoramic views of the ocean and tropical foliage all around.
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Jet Ski

Jet Ski
Ideally suited for adrenalin junkies jet skis are on rent at most Maldivian resorts and beachscapes. Sliding across the waves at high speeds Jet Ski activities are available on the beach for motorized sports enthusiasts.
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Surfing

Surfing
Revered as Asia's finest surfer's paradise the Maldives welcomes surfers from around the world to its pristine beaches all year long. With massive waves and point breaks littering its ocean the surfer's hub offers 3-8 foot high waves during official surfing season that falls between April and October. Head to the North Malé Atoll where breaks such as Sultans, Jailbreaks, Lohis and Ninjas are key highlights. Surfers based in Maalifushi by COMO Maldives and other water sports centric resorts in the Maldives islands will have added advantage come surfing season.
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Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Sailing
For those in search of a truly unique way to explore the Maldivian coastline look no further than catamaran cruises of the islands.