With a tropical paradise at your fingertips, the Maldives is about doing as much or as little as you like. From aquatic adventures such as diving and fishing to zen-enhancing yoga and spa treatments, here we reveal the 10 best Maldives activities for you to get the most out of this beguiling island nation.
Unwind with a spa treatment
Escaping to the Maldives is all about indulging in some seriously relaxing me-time so make the most of it with a pampering spa treatment. At Talise Spa, your massage or body scrub will be with hand-harvested products from Bolifushi Island.
Jet off on a flyboard
Soar like a seagull and dive like a dolphin as you flyboard around the shimmering Indian Ocean. This exhilarating hydropropulsion experience is one of the Maldives’ most adrenalin-spiking activities, and will have you swooping through the air and propelling beneath the waves leaving a foamy trail in your wake.
Flex your yoga moves
The Maldives’ serene surroundings pair perfectly with calming activities like yoga. Why not take a sunrise or sunset class to restore balance, the soothing sounds of the ocean enhancing your savasana?
Ice skating? In the Maldives? You bet! Jumeirah Vittavelli is home to a bright, white ice rink; the Maldives’ first, in fact. Swap your slides for skates and hop from beach to rink for a fun glide around the artificial ice.
Try your hand at fishing
Embark on an ocean adventure and test your angling skills on this quintessentially Maldivian activity. Heading out on the high seas, you can cast your line into the deep and, with any luck, reel in a catch. Spotting the occasional dolphin swimming by is an added bonus.
Saddle up and go cycling
With few to no roads, cycling is the easiest form of transport in the Maldives and a refreshing way to get out into nature. Hop on two wheels and pedal through rainforest trails and past azure lagoons at your own leisurely pace.
See aquatic wonders in a semi-submarine
If you fancy going eye-to-eye with manta rays without getting wet, this one’s for you. Jumeirah Vittaveli’s semi-submarine takes you on a scenic tour of the resort’s reef so you can observe the aquatic ecosystem from above.
On land, you only witness half of beauty of the Maldives; the rest hides beneath the ocean waves. The best way to get up close and personal with these underwater wonders is by taking the plunge on a scuba dive. Sink into the warm waters and explore psychedelic coral reefs and shipwrecks paroled by lionfish.
Savour a romantic sunset dinner on the beach
Bottle of Champagne? Check. Sand underfoot? Check. Dreamy shoreline panoramas? Check. There’s no better way to spend quality time with your loved one in the Maldives than on a romantic dinner for two on the beach under the stars.
You’re in paradise, so the best way to spend your time in the Maldives is by doing as little as possible. Sink into a hammock and nod off to the sound of gentle waves smoothing the shores nearby.
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