12 top things to do in the Maldives - MissLJBeauty

12 top things to do in the Maldives

 Looking for things to do in the Maldives? Then you have come to the right place. A visit to the Maldives takes you to paradise. With luxury bungalows stretching across turquoise waters that stretch from the white sandy beaches, the Maldives is a dream destination.

1. Diving

The Maldives is one of the best diving destinations in the world and if there is one place you should try, it is here. There are many affordable PADI dive centres where you can do an exploratory dive if you are not yet certified, or you can sign up for various dive options to one of the many reefs.

2. Snorkelling trips

If diving is not your thing, snorkelling is a great option. The reefs in the Maldives are so pristine that you don't have to go deep to see much! Go snorkelling with sea turtles and see more than half a dozen eating their lunch on the reef.

3. Island hopping

Believe it or not, there is a large settlement in the Maldives and many locals live and work on the islands. The Maldives has a strict Muslim culture, so dress respectfully in a long skirt or shorts and no spaghetti strap sleeves. 

4. Meet the locals

You can visit two local islands in Maldives - Mule Island - the capital of Johnson Atoll. And Naalaafushee Island, a fishing village where you can visit the fish market.

5. Surfing in the Maldives

The Maldives is a world-class surfing destination. The Cinnamon Dhonveli Hotel attracts top surfers from all over the world to its great break free of crowds. For adrenaline junkies, surfing is definitely one of the best things to do in the Maldives.

6. Stand Up Paddle Boarding

If surfing is not your thing, paddleboarding is another great option. You can paddle in safe bays with water so clear you can see the fish swimming right under your board. The Maldives is ideal for SUPping as most of the islands are surrounded by calm shallow water that only ebbs and flows with the rising tides. 

7. Romantic sunset dinner

I don't think there is a more romantic destination on earth than the Maldives. If you are travelling as a couple and want to indulge in a romantic evening out, this is the place to do it. Most food in the Maldives is buffet style, but take a break from the smorgasbord and enjoy dinner on the beach or on the pier at sunset.

8. A panoramic flight over the Maldives

There is something magical about seeing the different shades of water below as you fly over the Maldives. The islands form a pattern in the sea as the deep ocean collides with sandbanks and coral reefs.

9. White sand beaches

The Maldives is known for its white-sand beaches that stretch along with the islands and the sand is smooth and easy to walk on. Beach-goers will love visiting the Maldives, as you can walk far along the sandbanks and enjoy the crystal clear waters. 

10. Fishing

If you really love fishing, then you will want to try it out here in the Maldives. Tuna is the most popular catch and you can do some proper fishing in the Maldives, go spearfishing with a local fisherman, or you can go on a regular fishing expedition.

11. Parasailing

If a sightseeing flight isn't in your budget, parasailing is another great way to see the beautiful islands. There is no better way to admire the beauty of the Maldives than from above.

12. Explore Malé

You'll fly into the Maldives via Malé and it's worth spending a day or two exploring the capital of the Maldives. A small island with a population of over 227,000, it is one of the most densely populated cities on earth. Spend a day exploring the top sights like the Male Fish Market and the Old Mosque.

Sounds a bit too relaxed for you and you'd prefer a more active holiday? Think about the Alta Via 2 Dolomites! Or how about the Alta Via 1 map?

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