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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Mar 09, 2015
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Awesome Things to Do in The Maldives - Experiencing the island beyond the norm

Maldives is all about the sun, sand and sea, so you can expect best of these during your visit. Don't expect to see amazing historical monuments or rainforests because the country is not about those but it is rich in its exclusive attributes, which is ideal for a relaxing holiday!


Dive in!

The warm seas of Maldives is not world famous for just nothing. The breathtaking formation of three thousand coral reefs and free flowing tides has made it one of the world's best diving coral reefs to explore. There is nothing but beauty in these pristine waters that surrounds the archipelago. The marvelous underwater scenery will just blow you away; with over thousand species of fish and other aquatic creatures that inhabit here every minute you spend inside the water will be a memorable one. Banana Reef and Mushimasmingali Thila are two awesome spots for diving.


Exploring. Fishing. Island hopping

You must start by exploring the typical Maldivian lifestyle and fishing is an integral part of local life that runs in their blood. To experience ordinary Maldivian life you must start by visiting an inhabited island – and there are plenty here! You might find certain islands to be modern however you still find typical fishing villages where everyone gather in a holhuashi to unwind after a busy day in the sea. Some of the islands will have very nice local handcrafts, which are ideal souvenirs to take home.


Soothe your senses

Lying on a deserted beach with the soft white sand at your feet, the tropical sunshine above and the soft sound of the waves will relax your mind and body. If you really want to pamper yourself then treat your body at one of the healing spas in Male. The healing experts or hakeembe who follow traditional healing methods passed on for generations will give you the ultimate spa treatment. Another way to soothe your senses is to stay at a top class Maldives Resorts such as the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas where you can relax in luxury.


Get on a seaplane

Take a magical tour of the island from above. A ride in a seaplane is a unique experience altogether, however it does not stop there. The magical tour from above will enable you to enjoy panoramic views of the scenic island. You will fly over lagoons, villages, resorts and the hue shifting seas of Maldives. You can even watch pods of dolphins, Manta and Sting all from above the ground. If you enjoy photography this is something you must not miss out on. You have the chance to capture some mind-blowing shots of this gorgeous island but from a totally different angle.


Discover the history

Maldives is not really famous for its historical monuments but once you are there one of the awesome things to do it to check out the ancient history. The old building of the National Museum is one of the last standing remains of the sultan's palace. This building will be shifted in a couple of years so get a glimpse of the historical location before its too late. Hukuru Miskiiy or the Old Friday Mosque was built in 1656. It's pretty ancient and the coral stone walls with the Arabic scripts is pretty awesome.