10 Fun Things To Do in Maldives

10 Fun Things To Do in Maldives

It’s not just a relax-on-the-beach sort of holiday either; there are plenty of exciting things to do in the Maldives.

Here’s a compilation of what to do in the Maldives if you are indeed contemplating a vacation that’s not only relaxing, but fun and memorable at the same time. 

Our 10 Fun Things To Do in Maldives are sure to make you want to jump on the next plane there!

The Maldives is a hot-spot for vacationers who desire an all-inclusive holiday that incorporates the sun, sand, and surf along with all the luxuries imaginable. It’s an archipelago consisting of 1000 islands with a population of 400,000 people and more than 100 islands been occupied by luxury resorts. The Capital of the Maldives is Malé which is one of the smallest Capitals in the world and it’s very easy to travel from one island to another within the islands.

The marine life in the Maldives is unimaginable with over 2,000 varieties of fish, among them, 7 species are endemic to the islands. It’s not just a relax-on-the-beach sort of holiday either; there are plenty of exciting things to do in the Maldives.

Here’s a compilation of what to do in the Maldives if you are indeed contemplating a vacation that’s not only relaxing but fun and memorable at the same time.

Our 10 Fun Things To Do in Maldives are sure to make you want to jump on the next plane there!

1. Adventure

  • Diving in the Maldives

The Maldives has some of the best dive sites in the world. With a teeming sea life to experience, each resort on the archipelago also has its own PADI Dive Centers, Instructors, and Certification. The instructors will teach you the basics of diving and be with you every step of the way.

  • Diving experience in Maldives

It’s something to look forward to, with some resorts even offering video footage of your diving experience.

  • Surfing in the Maldives

Calling all the surfing enthusiasts as the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa hosts events with the assistance of luxury surf groups, an action-packed event where you get to witness some of the biggest personalities in the industry, plus you get to take part in the Surfing Champions Trophy where the winner is awarded a generous cash prize.

  • Maldives with kids

For children, there’s the Bubble Maker activity which is a basic version of diving in under 6 feet of water. Supervised by trained instructors, kids love this, as it’s something new and exciting for them to try out in safe conditions.

  • An underwater fiesta

At the fabulous Lux Resort in the Maldives located in the South Ari Atoll, you will get to experience another dimension of the marine world with their famous Underwater Festival. In partnership with Euro-Divers Maldives and freediving record holder Christian Redl, they have wonderful packages in store for you both in and out of the waters. You ought to carry your camera with you as the renowned German photographer Marc Hillesheim hosts workshops to capture the flamboyant marine life. The perks don’t end there as get to swim along with the whale sharks and for those who’d like something more relaxing, snorkeling in one of the house reefs would be a brilliant idea. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in the Maldives is sure to be an unforgettable experience and it’s worth a try!

2. Luxury Yachting

  • Luxury Yachting Maldives

A luxury vacation is always at your fingertips in the Maldives. And this is not just the luxury villas and resorts that we are talking about.

  • Luxury Yacht - Maldives

You can charter a luxury yacht for a sail on the seas sipping champagne, eating caviar and having your every whim attended to….It’s also a romantic way to watch the dolphins swim. Perfect!

3. Island-Hopping

  • Maldives - Local life

This is a great way to discover and be adventurous. While some islands in the Maldives are uninhabited, others comprise a small population of local people.

  • Local culture 

Maldives You can visit both on Island-Hopping expeditions, enjoying picnics on deserted islands and meeting the local people on inhabited ones and seeing the local culture firsthand for some great memories. A visit to Malé, the Capital, will also afford you some great opportunities to visit historic sites and do some shopping.

4. Spa-it

  • Spa in Maldives

If you don’t want to do anything much, just opt for a spa day-or week at a resort where you will be pampered to perfection using the best of ingredients to ensure a healthy mind and body.

  • Coco Spa Maldives 

The various resorts specialize in various therapies from Balinese to Ayurveda and more, so this is something definitely worth trying out, either by yourself or with a loved one.

5. Cinema under the stars

  • Cinema under the stars

What’s more romantic than some time on the beach with your better half? Take it up a notch and try a movie on the beach under a canopy of stars. Enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks while you snuggle up to each other as you indulge in a great movie….

6. Party-on

  • Party in Maldives

Maldives knows how to party! Have a super time at a beach barbeque with DJ music, or visit a club available at some resorts where you can boogie the night away! Tourists can also order the beverages of their choice to make the night that much better….

7. Night Fishing

  • Night Fishing Maldives

Ask the resort you are staying at to organize a Night Fishing experience for you where you can fish under the night sky using hand lines and raw fish as bait.Then to top it all off, have your catch cooked for your meal!

8. Feeding giant stingrays!

  • Feeding stingrays in Maldives

Yes, it’s all about the unusual in the Maldives. Some resorts have regular feeding times for giant stingrays near the pier. It’s fun to see these huge animals gather at the prescribed time every day as they have begun to expect this regular meal.

9. Relax!

  • What to do in Maldives

Grab your favorite book or sunglasses and just get into a hammock in the sea to lull yourself to tranquility amidst the peaceful waves.Don’t forget your sunscreen!

10. Cuisine Adventure

  • Maldives cooking

It’s pretty much guaranteed that all resorts in the Maldives have a variety of restaurants that offer different types of cuisine from Western, Maldivian, Mediterranean to Japanese and more. Try all of them!

You get to taste dynamic flavours such as Tempting frozen sake, fluffy lemon cheesecake, scrumptious hot fried chocolate rolls, yummy ice cream cakes and refreshing platters of tropical fruits in some resorts in the island. At One and Only Reethi Rah you will be taken on a sweet ride with their sumptuous spread of fruits and desserts at the Tapasake Restaurant.

Another awe-inspiring resort to try out some adventurous dishes and cooking is the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma offering more than just the clear blue waters and the pristine ocean. They offer an array of international favourites and have won many awards at culinary festivals among many other countries. Apart from the award winning gastronomy, Kandooma also offer cooking lessons to give it a go at making local favourites guided by the culinary experts.

Take a gastronomical journey that will uncover for you a whole new world of taste. Many resorts also have their own wine cellar as well, so choose from among the best, to wash it all down!

Your Holidays to Maldives are incomplete without trying all or most of the above. Make it a vacation to remember!

By OV Holidays
On March 21, 2016


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COVID-19 Travel Updates

First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19.
We are also delighted to let you know that all International Travellers are welcome in the Maldives again with effective Covid-19 related government protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. On-arrival visas are still available for all tourists, and visa extensions are available for any long-stay holidaymakers. For your free 30-day on-arrival tourist visa, you have to provide:

  2. A confirmed hotel booking, sufficient funds and confirmed return ticket.

  3. Health Declaration Form x 2 (on arrival and prior to departure)

  4. A negative PCR test conducted less than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives.

  5. Infants less than 12 months old are exempt from this requirement. Travelers who have a transit of 24 hours or more during their journey are required to redo their PCR test prior to arrival in the Maldives.

  6. Under current circumstances, tourists may visit other operational resorts subject to prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism. You are advised to inform the prior so that we may facilitate the approval process via the resorts.

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