8 Amazing Things To Do In Maldives

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Maldives being synonymous to a paradisaical destination has been making way to every traveler’s bucket list. The pristine beaches, clear blue waters, charming water villas, coral reefs, natural lagoons and palms host enchanting vacations for visitor’s throughout the year. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, an adventure trip or a family vacation; Maldives is the place for you. So let’s have a look at some of the amazing things to do in Maldives. Furthermore, we have also mentioned the best accommodation options and the ideal time to visit Maldives.

Things To Do In Maldives

1. Snorkeling

Get prepared to be mesmerized by the exotic and diverse marine life in the seas of Maldives. Snorkeling is one of the most fascinating things to do in Maldives. You would get to see a variety of marine animals including the whale sharks, turtles, fishes of different sizes, eels and rays. Most of the resorts have their own in-house reefs that can be easily accessed through their beaches. Snorkeling would be free of cost if you go for the in-house reef of your resort. You would just have to ask the resort staff for the equipment or you can bring in your own equipment (the mask set) for snorkeling.

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Snorkeling – Things To Do In Maldives

2. Go Scuba Diving

If you are a diver Maldives is an ultimate destination for you to go for scuba diving. If not, you can learn diving from well trained professional divers at your resort. The crystal clear waters offer great visibility making the experience of exploring the beautiful marine life and the coral reefs really incredible.

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Scuba Diving – Things To Do In Maldives

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3. Take A Submarine Tour

Sailing through the sea in a submarine is also a fun and easy way to get a closer look at the aquatic species and corals in Maldives. This would be a very exciting under water ride which would take you to sea depths to help you witness the exotic abundance of marine life. If you are not comfortable with snorkeling or scuba diving, this would be an activity you must do in Maldives.

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Submarine Tour – Things To Do In Maldives

4. Explore Male City

Going for a city tour in Male would be a great way to know about the culture, food and local life of Maldives. Being the capital of Maldives, this densely populated city will give a fresh perspective of the country away from the islands and resorts. The places worth visiting in Male city are;

  • Hukuru Miskiiy : The oldest mosque in Male.
  • Sultan Park : This is the place where royals used to live in Maldives. You can also make a visit to the national museum which exhibits various historical artifacts.
  • Grand Friday Mosque : Built from white marble and donning a majestic golden dome, this is a highly notable architectural landmark in Male.
  • Street shop and pick souvenirs from Majeedhee Magu. 

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Male City Tour – Things To Do In Maldives

5. Enjoy A Mesmerizing Sunset

Experience the view of the beautiful sunset taking over the blue shades of the tranquil Maldivian island. Lay on the sandy beach, stay on the steps of your over water bungalow or arrange a spa retreat beside the beach at the time of sunset and enjoy it’s soothing effect towards the end of the day.

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6. Try Surfboarding

If you are visiting between March-October, you will witness that Maldives has some of the most amazing waves in the world for surfers. Being an advanced level surfer you will be perfectly fit for surfing on the waves, but if you are not a pro surfer, you could still take lessens on low waves or simply enjoy watching surfers do their sport.

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7. Spend Time at Your Over Water Bungalow

Staying at an over water bungalow is a thing that doesn’t happen too often in our lives. Although we may wish so! These bungalows have their own private deck for sunbathing, swimming and relaxation. The views of the reef from the private deck are truly meant to sooth your senses.

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8. Enjoy a Private Island Dining

What could be more romantic than dining in with your loved one on a private island. You can easily arrange a lunch or a dinner date at the private island of the resort you are staying at. For a splurge worthy experience, check out the sunset slot for your private dining arrangement on the island. This would be one of the most memorable things to do in Maldives for you.

Best Time To Visit Maldives

The weather of Maldives stays pretty pleasant throughout the year. However, the peak season that offers amazing and ideal weather conditions is during November till April. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius throughout these months.

The monsoon period that fall between May till October peaking between June-July are considered as off season time for visiting Maldives. The rain showers do not last long and the weather stays quite pleasant, so it’s totally worth visiting Maldives during this time too. Off season traveling to Maldives may gradually lessen the accommodation and transfer costs for you.

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Where To Stay In Maldives

The resorts in Maldives have their own private island boasting of over water villas and beach villas. This makes accommodation in Maldives pretty expensive. If you are traveling on a budget you should be looking for resort islands that are located near Male. This will cut the costs for sea plane and speed boat transfers from the airport to your resort.

There are many guesthouses too offering budget stays starting from USD 50 per night. Here are some of the recommended stay options in Maldives that are located near Male;

Budget Guest Houses : Island Beach House, Express Inn

Mid – Range Resorts : Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Bandos Maldives

Luxury Resorts : Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Vittaveli

If you are traveling with your kids, among all the above mentioned resorts, Bandos Maldives is the most kids friendly option. The have an excellent kids club comprising of a large playground, indoor nursery and also baby sitting services. So while you are out for a diving trip, your kids can stay with the reliable baby sitters at the resort having a fun time too.

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Paradise Island Resort

The beauty of Maldives is incomparable to any destinations in the world. The divine shades of blue that islands showcases in the form of clear skies and waters are just enough to keep you enchanted throughout your trip.

Are you thinking of planning a trip to Maldives? What would be the things you would like to do there? Share with us your views, suggestions or queries in the comment box below.

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35 thoughts on “8 Amazing Things To Do In Maldives

  1. The Maldives are on my travel wish list, I just love those white sand beaches! The scuba diving looks incredible. Over water bungalows are a water lovers dream come true!

  2. I have been wanting to visit Maldives fir sometime now and this post makes me want to and go. The island looks amazing and the clear water so inviting. Good to know that the bed time is more towards the end of the year. It’s always sold asa very expensive destination but surely can be worked out within a budget. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The Maldives sound like heaven: pristine beaches, clear waters, coral reefs, and blue lagoons. I can’t think of a more relaxing destination. Besides, it seems there is a lot to do there, besides laying on the beach. Great guide!

  4. When I used to hear about Maldives, it was only like staying in a resort that has branched its room out in the water and chill. Not many activities! But you have nicely articulated so many things that actually can be done when in Maldives. I would love to visit Male, enjoy sunset, and try surfboarding. I have senior citizen parents. Do you think I can take them to Maldives for a relaxing vacation for 3 of us?

    1. Thank you for your appreciation! Maldives is a very beautiful and relaxing destination. You must surely take a trip there with your parents. Would be totally worth it!

  5. Amazing post that makes me want to visit Maldives all the more. Snorkelling must be such an adventure. private island dining sounds so romantic and peaceful.

  6. This is #2 on my bucket list and I have been wanting to visit for years. Great tip re the seasons to travel. This is one place where I could chill and stay off social media for the whole time. All I have to do now is to make it a reality. Thanks for the information.

  7. I was lucky enough to start 2017 in Maldives and it was amazing. This post brought back all the lovely memories I had over the period of one month. Just lying down on the beach and looking up at the sky at night, is something I really miss in the chaotic city life.

  8. Paradise Island Resort looks amazing! Wow! I’m speechless. Recently, there’s a couple who drowned in Maldives. It was sad however it doesn’t stop me from going here in the future. A paradise for me!

  9. The scooba divig experience seems really interesting. The island looks amazing and the clear water so inviting. I’ve never visited Maldives but it’s up there on the bucket list. This post made me want to visit even more

  10. Maldives are on my bucket list! More and more i am reading about how accessible it is to those who arrive perhaps not on a honeymoon or looking for high end luxury which is great!

  11. The Maldives has been at the top of my bucket list for ages so I hope to get there soon. When we do get there I definitely plan on spending our time at an over water bungalow – looks like paradise

  12. Maldives is our family favourite. We stayed in the water villas and it was dream come true for my children to be able to jump straight out of our villas into the ocean. I still remember how excited they were to see baby sharks swim right to the shore.

  13. Wow you can take a submarine tour? That sounds super cool! Great alternative to snorkeling and scuba diving!

  14. Maldives has been on our list for so long. I would love to visit this paradise one day, hopefully soon. Great list of places to stay! Saving it for when we finally go.

  15. Maldives is so on my ‘to visit’ places! The waters looks mesmerizing and those sea bungalows are gorgeous. I did not there were so many water sport options available. Would love to do all.

  16. This is what paradise looks like! It’s a small island yet there are so much stuff you can do. I love the idea of snorkeling and the submarine tour, I will pretend I’m Commandant Cousteau (a French explorer who studied the sea)

  17. It is on my bucket-list to stay on a water bungalow in the Maldives. The water is so incredibly beautiful and there is so much fun water activities to enjoy. Thanks for the tips on the best times to go 🙂

  18. There’s so much do do in the Maldives beyond just relaxing on the beach. Which of these activities was your favorite?

  19. I actually am afraid of snorkeling and scuba diving, so I love that the submarine tour is available as an alternative. I was always bummed to miss out on the underwater world, so that is perfect! Between that and staying in an over water bungalow makes this an absolute dream!

  20. I visited the Maldives last year and stayed at the Paradise Island resort which was truly a paradise! It is such a beautiful place to be

  21. I have heard so much about the Maldives but haven’t found the time to visit it yet. This post proves why I should see it real soon! Thanks a ton for sharing 🙂

  22. Hey! Your guide to Maldives is super amazing. Infact it has helped me to plan my trip with my partner. There are so many options in Maldives but with your guide, it has eased up things. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

  23. I loved reading your blog. The water villas on Maldives are such bucket list thing. Your blog is pretty detailed and has helped me plan my trip. In fact I am planning a trip there, your guide has come handy. Thanks for sharing.

  24. The Maldives may be at the top of my bucket list right now. The water just looks so perfect and I have always wanted to stay at an overwater bungalow.

  25. On my wish list for next time I am in Singapore. Helpful post on the Maldive and what to do. The City tour and some of the other activities make this more interetsing to me.

  26. WOW I just want to be there! I definitely just thought the Maldives just had cool resorts that you sit around in but now I know there are adventures upon adventures. I DEFINITELY want to be there some day. Thank you for the great post, I’ll keep it close for when and if I make it there!

  27. GAHHH!! I’m so jealous you went there. I want to go someday. Thanks for including budget options too! I always thought you could only really stay at luxury resorts. 🙂

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