With breathtaking landscapes and impeccable beaches, The Maldives are the destination of choice for many travelers who love to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. But it isn’t all about lying on the beach – there are numerous activities that you can do while in The Maldives as well! Here are 5 adventures you should try when visiting this pristine island nation!
Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities in the Maldives, and for good reason! Diving underwater and looking at fish, marine life, urchins, starfish, and other sea creatures from an entirely new perspective is always an amazing experience. From dolphins to turtles, rays and sharks, there are plenty of animals that you might not have seen before under the water’s surface. You will love exploring unknown reefs while watching your children snorkel along next to you!
If you’re thinking about exploring underwater marine life in a new way, snorkeling is a great option! You can buy your own equipment at an affordable price and snorkel year-round without getting wet. The only thing you need to worry about is getting enough practice before going out in open water. Don’t forget to use sunscreen before heading out and don’t wait until the last minute! Also, be sure that everyone has their own life vest and they know how to swim well. It’s also important for kids under 10 years old or anyone with heart conditions not to go into deep water, so be careful of your surroundings.
Try Scuba Diving
Maldives diving is arguably the best in the world and is by far one of the most popular activities for tourists. But if you are interested in diving, it is important to keep in mind that there are some safety guidelines you should follow.
A scuba certification course is highly recommended for all divers. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is one of many globally recognized certifying agencies and will provide you with all you need to know about diving in the area.
Look for a PADI dive center on your preferred island and ensure that it is certified. Most of these centers are found near popular resorts, so it will be easy to locate one near you. If you want to take your certification back home with you, find out if they provide certifications internationally as well. There are various types of diving experiences offered in The Maldives.
Sunbathe on a beach
Waking up early in the morning, stepping outside, and seeing the sun slowly rise above the horizon as you watch its first rays peek over the palm trees lining your beachfront is something special. The vast expanse of water a few meters away just adds to the beauty of this experience. As you sip your morning coffee, do what many other locals and visitors do – find a hammock or mat under a palm tree, grab your book and bask in that sea breeze.
Throw caution to the wind and go snorkeling by day; sunset is another spectacular time for watching coral shift colors. There’s no need for any other distractions when you have paradise at your doorstep and waves crashing all around you.
Paradise truly is at your doorstep if you stay in one of these stunning beachfront villas. Lounge by your private pool and unwind after a long day with a cup of tea. The bright colors and fabrics in each room add a dash of color to what would already be an incredible view; you’ll want to stay there for days on end, but you may want to leave for that adrenaline rush sooner rather than later.
Swim with dolphins
With thousands of dolphins in the waters around the Maldives, they make an excellent place for tourists looking for a thrilling experience. However, this is only possible by going to one of the islands where dolphin interaction is permitted.
Aside from these areas, there are three other notable locations for swimming with dolphins. These include Raduni Fushi island and Hanifaru beach, both in North Male Atoll; and Kaafu Atoll’s Rasdhoo island. All of these locations have policies restricting human interaction with dolphins, but with a bit of planning, you can enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Hanifaru beach has a base camp for visitors, which offers access to a variety of water sports activities. Just remember that you’ll have to pay a fee if you want to see dolphins or interact with them in any way.
Explore the underwater world
A vast majority of tourists come to the Maldives for its world-famous underwater world. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the main ways to explore these fathomless depths; there are dive sites near all the major islands, with some hosting up to 15,000 different types of fish. Turtles can often be spotted in their natural habitats while giant whale sharks are also common sightings. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take a glass bottom boat ride off North Male Atoll, cruise into crystal clear waters, and learn about everything below the surface through your own two eyes.
The second adventure involves getting off your boat and exploring Maldivian islands via walking tours. The local culture varies from island to island, so there are plenty of interesting things to discover about each one you come across. During your walk, you’ll learn more about local history, religion, and government as well as practices and beliefs that date back centuries. These walking tours are also a great way of spotting wildlife roaming around; in North Male’ Atoll, for example, wild donkeys roam freely in search of food and water, while geckos run along building walls at night looking for a bite to eat.
Check out these five awesome adventures, and explore the Maldives like never before. Whether you want to enjoy its pristine sandy beaches, come face-to-face with wildlife, or do some amazing diving – there is an adventure for everyone. The Maldives is one of the most remote places in the world, meaning its undiscovered treasures will stay that way for a long time! Make sure to experience this stunning archipelago while it’s still untouched by mass tourism.