We all know that Maldives offers the world’s best backdrop for the perfect honeymoon experience. Its pristine beaches, crystal clear azure waters, powdery white sand, honeymoon villas, unrivalled luxury, champagne breakfasts, and the bliss of dining under the stars, account for that ultimate choice of a glamorous tropical getaway.
However, it would be amazing to know that Maldives is not just about spending lone time on the idyllic beaches of resorts like Mirihi Island, or Sun Island at Nalaguraidhoo Beach, but there are ample opportunities beyond resorts and sandy shores, especially for couples and vacationers who crave for that little extra more to explore!
While delving on a sunset cruise trip with your partner may prove the ideal choice; there is a gamut of unusual fun which is bound to enchant your mind and bequeath you with a tranquil back-to-nature experience.
We bring you 55 most enthralling activities you can experience in the Maldives, that will definitely leave you mesmerized. Pick and choose as your senses flow and make the best of Maldives!
- A visit to the various tiny yet exotic islands of Maldives, to have a sneak peek of the real Maldivian lifestyle amidst unique turquoise waters
- Paying homage at the intricately carved and coral-stone walled Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque, in Malé
- Exploring the beautiful collection of historical artefacts at the National Museum, in Malé
- Diving at the magnificent Kudarah Thila and gaping at the flotilla of corals, in the waters of South Ari Atoll
- Diving at one of the world’s most famous dive sites, the spectacular Fish Head or Mushimasmingali Thila, to capture a glimpse of grey reef sharks, anemones, sea fans, and many more
- Relaxing and unwinding at a Maldivian Spa. The LUX* Me at the Lux* South Ari Atoll, or Calm Spa at JA Manafaru, are wonderful options to feel entranced, invigorated, and exhilarated.
- Indulging in a Seaplane photo flight to experience the ultimate aerial sightseeing sensation. Hopping on to one of the De Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter seaplanes offers a magical tour, enabling tourists to view shallow lagoons, uninhabited islands, fishing villages, and more
- Taking photographs from the seaplane is definitely a lifetime opportunity
- Boarding a Dhoni, a traditional wooden sailboat, and watching a school of dolphins displaying their playful antics
- Visiting the heart-shaped Addu Atoll, home to the country’s most colourful bounty of corals
- Indulging in snorkeling at LUX* Maldives, and swimming alongside whale sharks, manta rays, and other gentle giants
- Diving enthusiasts basking infor a challenging diving trip at the Wreck of the Maldivian Victory
- Enjoying scuba diving at the Banana Reef, the incredible and diverse marine area flanked by cliffs, caves, overhangs, and starring a myriad of barracudas, jackfish, bluefish snappers, and more
- Paying tribute at the iconic Grand Friday Mosque & Islamic Centre, the country’s biggest mosque, flaunting a golden dome, in Malé
- Surfing and private fishing at the splendid North and South Malé Atolls
- Visiting the artificial beach & recreational center at the eastern seafront of Malé, for pampering one’s self with some lip-smacking cuisine and a dose of soccer & cricket
- Reveling in water sports, such as, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, riding on pedal boats, and snorkelling at the charming Bluetribe Moofushi diving centre in Constance Moofushi
- Exploring the underwater world at HP Reef featuring strong currents, large caves, and an array of colourful soft corals and other marine creatures
- Snorkeling or scuba diving with the marvelous Manta rays at the renowned Manta Point
- Heading towards the local markets in Malé, such as, Majeedhee and Chaandanee Magu, which offer fresh produce and local souvenirs
- Marveling at the paintings, photography, and conceptual works at the Government established National Arts Gallery, in Malé
- Admiring the Muliaage, the official residence of the President of Maldives
- Visiting the ravishing Aasaari Miskiiy, the second-oldest mosque of the country
- Trying your hands at deep-sea fishing with the help of local fishermen
- Indulging in half & full day diving excursions, day & night snorkelling trips, wind surfing, cat sailing, canoeing, night dives, and other spine-tickling adventurous sports at the charismatic Alimatha Island
- Hopping on the Whale Submarine to have a closer look at life on a reef
- Worshipping at the exquisitely designed Hulhumalé Mosque
- Adopting a coral reef at the popular JA Manafaru
- Wandering through the streets of Male’s bustling fish market
- Hiring a fishing charter to catch hold of some big fish
- Spending time watching 20 different species of whales and dolphins
- Trying your skills at hand line fishing and night fishing
- Visiting the Banyan Tree resort’s marine conservation lab for awareness on the Maldivian conservation issues
- Taking a ferry to Villigili to revel in watching cricket matches and spending leisure time under the palm trees
- Visiting a native village to sample local snacks and learning about native flora & traditional coconut crafts
- Playing with bioluminescent phytoplankton at night, an awesome natural phenomenon, when one can see the specs of blue light sparkling in the shore waters
- Indulging in an over-water pavilion massage where one can lie in an open-air hut, watching crystal blue waters and listening to the sounds of the gushing waves
- Visiting the historical Utheemu Ganduvaruin North Maldives, the wooden palace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu
- Participating in adventure sports at Kurumba Maldives, such as jet ski safaris, water-skiing, para-sailing, wake boarding, kayaking, and day excursions
- Staying at the enigmatic water villas
- Experiencing the joy of a sandbank picnic
- Undertaking a PADI dive course at Dive Club, Laamu Atoll
- Strolling along the fruit and vegetable farms of Fuamulaku
- Touring the city of Malé, visiting all the places of interest in and around Malé
- Luxuriating in a Catamaran sailing
- Picnicking on the lovely Picnic Island of Veyvah, boasting of a long white sandy beach
- Watching feeding of sting rays, a type of poisonous flat fish, which at times lands on sand
- Visiting the Bio-Station on Kuramathi Island for some expert information on fish and birds of Maldives
- Gaping at the palm plantations on the northern islands of Maldives
- Watching the Maldivian dance, a fusion of Arabic and Hindi styles
- Strolling along the rocky coast of Kuramathi
- Relaxing in a hammock under a shady palm tree
- Visiting the Republic Square in Malé, the prime site for significant Government buildings
- Feeding the pigeons at Republic Square
- Last but not least, tying the knot and renewing wedding vows at any of the dazzling island resortsof Maldivesm followed by a honeymoon, of course!
So here is the run down that we carefully chose for you. However, we cannot deny that this list is incomplete without making a promise to return to these captivating islands for some more action, adventure, and romance. A single visit may never suffice.
Hence, while every time you book flights for Maldives, you may pencil in time for some of these mind-blowing activities and create memories for a lifetime!
See you in Maldives soon!