As one of the world’s dream destinations, the Maldives is unquestionably an exotic and quintessential tropical paradise perfect for relaxing, unwinding and just enjoying being in harmony with mother nature. But there’s so much more to do than laze around on the beach with a good book (though that too is highly recommended). So if you’re looking for activities to keep you busy and entertained throughout your visit to the Maldives, here are top 10 things to do in Maldives.
Maldives is a world-renowned site for snorkeling with its colorful corals swarming with teeming fish of every hue. So what are you waiting for? Squeeze your feet into synthetic fins and see with your big rubbery lenses the grand ballroom illuminated by a majestic chandelier of refracting sunlight with fishes dancing around and corals beaded with various vibrant colors.
2. Book a seaplane photo flight
Revel in the unparalleled scenic beauty of Maldives from above while boarding on seaplane offered by resorts and other tour operators in Maldives. Watch dolphins at schools, Manta and sting rays, and schools of fish as they frolic in the gemstone clear waters and also watch the panoramic sights where dew drops glitter in the sunlight and just relish in the amazing scenery.
3. Catch a glimpse of the translucent sea in Vaadhoo Island
One of the most sought-after places to visit in Maldives is the mesmerizing starlit sea located in Vaadhoo Island. This beach glows at night because of the bioluminescent aquatic microbes called phytoplankton that light up the sea’s shoreline in the most magical manner. The island is located around 8 km away from Male, the capital city of Maldives and the main airport. You can hire a speedboat to get to this dreamland, which takes around 15 minutes.
4. Indulge in different dishes along with the fishes in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Experience an exquisite dining experience 16 feet below sea level in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the world’s first undersea restaurant, with panoramic coral garden views and Maldivian-Western cuisines matched with fine wines.
5. Ogle at the cotton candy skies
When you maxed out your energy in island hopping and all other physically taxing activities, you can just lay back and ogle at the stunning scenery of phantasmagorical cotton candy skies during golden hours.
6. Scuba dive at Mushimasmingili Reef aka Fish Head
Fish Head is a world-renowned diving site situated off Ari Atoll. The reef hosts a diverse population of nautical life like sea fans, anemones, gray reef shark, blue-lined snappers, black corals, napoleon wrasse and schools of fusiliers and yellow grunts in a region of 100m long, 60m wide.
7. Chill at Banana Reef
Located at North Male Atoll, Banana reef is a protected marine area that boasts a variety of geographical features such as cliffs, caverns and overhangs, along with a magnificent marine life such as sharks, barracudas, gropers, jackfish, morays, manta rays, sea turtles and bluefish snappers. You can scuba dive and sift the depths of the reef or you can get a view from the leading and snorkel above the reef top.
8. Dolphin spotting
The Maldives is also home to a lot of mass rapists, I mean dolphins. The island offers many boat tours that take you out to the dolphins and the boat captains will tell you everything you may need to know about the dolphins, and they also keep a safe distance, allowing you to get great views, without disturbing them.
9. Drive a Sea bob water sled and hydro-powered jet blades
If you want to play with a luxurious seatoy just for the heck of it, you can take the plunge with the Seabob water sled (essentially a one-man submarine-meets-scooter) that allows you to move dolphin-like beneath the surface of the water. Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Finolhu offers use of the underwater gadgets, plus — for an extra adrenaline rush — hydro-powered jetblades, which propel adrenaline-junkies out of the water.
10. Have a great trip and as much as possible don’t use air-conditioning and just rely on ocean breeze and remember to take your used batteries and plastic bottles home with you. At least 90 islands have disappeared so far, due to natural erosion and rising sea levels caused by global warming. Every small action nudges the world to a better path. An accumulation of small acts can change the world. Let’s all do our part. We simply must.
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