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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Jan 05, 2016
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Top Activities in Beach Heartland Maldives

As one of the world's favourite beach vacation hubs, Maldives is an activity base for the masses. From indulging in water sports to sunset cruises here are some must-try activities for tourists.

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Explore the Capital

Often described as the only cultural hotspot in the country, the Maldivian capital of Malé is a must-have experience that is not just reserved for first time visitors of the island haven. As the first destination visitors come across upon arrival to the Maldives taking the time to take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant metropolis can serve as the perfect beginning to one's holiday in paradise. Some of the city's must-visit hotspots include the Grand Friday Mosque and Sultan Park where visitors can not only enjoy a leisurely stroll in lush surroundings but also stopover at the National Museum located within the confines of the parkland. Visitors should also tour Hukuru Miskiyy, Jumhoree Maidan and the presidential palace of Mulee Aagee before enjoying a shopping spree in Chaandanee Magu.

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Go Dolphin Watching

Home to some of the world's most captivating marine creatures there's no finer venue to engage in a dolphin watching tour than in the Maldives. Available through countless local tour operators and resort hubs witnessing the friendly mammals of the Maldives in their natural habitat is one of the most rewarding activities visitors can enjoy in the archipelago. Setting off in the early hours of the morning and once again in the afternoon dolphin watching tours in the country are available nearly all year round due to abundance of the mammals occupying the Indian Ocean. Twenty varieties of dolphins are believed to inhabit Maldivian waters including Spinner dolphins Risso’s dolphins, Striped dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spotted dolphins and Fraser’s dolphins.

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Water Sports Galore

Blessed with sunny skies and excellent weather and water conditions for engaging in nearly every variety of water sport imaginable visitors vacationing in the Maldives should not forget to try their hand at the many water sports activities available through Maldives luxury resorts such as PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi. From simple Jet Ski rides along the shore to parasailing, wind surfing, water skiing and paragliding the choices are endless. Stand up paddling, knee boarding, diving, snorkelling and surfing are other popular water based activities available in the archipelago.

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Night Fishing Tours

As one of the most unique activities angling fanatics can encounter in the Maldives signing up for a night time fishing expedition is another option available for adventurous spirits holidaying in the paradise isles. Setting out in the veil of night a fishing tour in the late hours of the day is a rewarding and exhilarating activity for amateur and seasoned fishing enthusiasts in the Maldives. Organized by resorts and various tour operators the pole and line method of fishing provides hours of meaningful engagement for anglers from around the world.

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Island Hopping

Home to more uninhabited islands than inhabited ones, one could hardly conceive of a more appropriate location for island hopping tours than the Maldives. Sailing from one secluded virgin island to another an island hopping tour allows visitors to gauge the natural attributes and wealth of the island collective first hand while experiencing pristine beaches and lush tropical forest laden islands all for themselves.