ActivitySkills to learn in the Maldives

Expand your knowledge with these activities during your next island getaway

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Once you’ve settled into island life, you may wish to seize the luxury of free time by expanding your knowledge of the island nation’s local culture by trying a new experience. Hone your underwater photography skills, discover the healing qualities of activated charcoal poultice or practice yoga on our rooftop terrace; there is something here for every type of traveller to enjoy.

 

Master underwater photography

Home to 1,100 species of fish, the Maldives is one of the world’s best places to experience underwater photography and our concierge team will be more than happy to arrange this for you. The Indian Ocean teems with underwater life, so you might spot manta rays or whale sharks, as well as turtles, moray eels and the peculiar looking frogfish and nudibranchs. There are also 200 species of coral, which will make you feel as if you’ve immersed yourself in a magical underwater haven.

Coral restoration

The Maldives is home to a large variety of coral reefs and unique marine life. In an effort to make Maldivian reefs resilient to climate change and rising temperatures, we do our best to engage with regenerative and restoration projects. During your stay with us, join us to bring new life to our stunning reefs and learn more about the world of corals with our marine biologist.

Aerial view of the ocean

 

Learn to make coconut oil

The Maldives’ tropical climate makes it ideal for unwinding on sandy islets all year round, but it also offers the perfect environment for coconuts to grow. Maldivian coconuts are vast in comparison to other types of coconut and contain high levels of glycerin and nutrients, making them sought after for ingredients in natural beauty products such as hair oils and lotions. Ask our island hosts to arrange an interactive lesson on the traditional Maldivian cold press method of making coconut oil, which preserves nutrients.

Try an adventurous sport

Come aboard our luxury yachts, available for private charters, which can also be docked right at your water villa’s terrace. If you’re seeking an adventure, allow our expert water sports team to arrange activities tailor-made to suit your fitness level. For the ultimate aquatic adrenaline rush ride jet skis, semi-submarines or explore the island with kayaking tours and stand-up paddleboards.

Private yacht at your villa at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

 

Scuba diving experiences

Coral reefs are the dominant ecosystems found in the Maldives, providing a habitat for turtles, oysters, spotted eagle rays, starfish, and sea urchins. For those looking to learn a new skill, our island hosts team will be happy to arrange access to a world-class PADI dive centre where you can delve into the marine world and gain your three-day certification.

 

Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island makes the perfect base from which to explore the island’s turquoise waters and otherworldly scenery while mastering new skills.