Things to Do in Maldives – Travel Guide

February 19, 2023 By: Jenny


Maldives is a small island nation, located in South Asia, and has the most exotic heavenly beaches in the world. Many sparsely located small islands and atolls with luxurious resorts and hotels give you many options to explore Maldives from different perspectives. To experience heaven on earth you have to visit Maldives once in your life time.

A favorite for honeymooners, as these beaches are perfect for a romantic getaway, but it’s also for anyone from solo traveler to families alike. If you’re wondering what to do in Maldives, worry no more. Here are some amazing things to do in Maldives.



1. Island Hopping

As Maldives comprise of many sparsely located islands, you get a lot of options to explore different islands and to experience their beauty. Almost all the islands are filled with colored corals, scintillating white beaches, serene lagoons, mesmerizing blue waters and jaw dropping marine life.


2. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Every year numerous divers from all around the world come to Maldives to experience a superb underwater experience. Maldives gives divers an exotic marine life, clear underwater visibility and magnificent corals. It’s like a diver’s dream.

Underwater activities are one of the main attractions of Maldives and they are rightly so because the underwater world of Maldives is even more stunning than what we see on the surface.


3. Water Sports

Water Sports rank quite high among the things to do in Maldives. Almost all resorts in Maldives provide water sports to its guests. Dinghies, Kayaks and windsurfers are pretty much common; water skiing, kite boarding and banana boats are gaining popularity; and the more exotic (if less eco-friendly) aquatic pastimes such as jet skiing etc.



4. Flyboarding

It is a unique concept of flying on water. A rider stands on a board which is connected by a long hose to a watercraft and that watercraft with pressure makes that board fly. It’s an extremely fun activity and one must experience it for its uniqueness.



5. Fun Tubing

Another fun activity is fun tubing. It is one of the craziest things to do in Maldives. It’s an adrenaline filled activity with lots of screaming and laughing as it’s so much fun.



6. Parasailing

An activity one must do to enjoy the beauty of Maldivian ocean. A quick boat ride and then you are up parasailing and getting consumed in the beauty of breath taking ocean is one of a kind experience. To see Maldives from a height is a must for every nature lover.


7. Spas

As much as Maldives is a sea haven for water sports lovers, its also a place to relax and release all your tensions. Spas in Maldives give you just that. As for honeymooners, they can also have a romantic spa time together as many resorts offer romantic couple massages on white sand beaches.


8. Lunch in Water

A must for honeymooners as it really is romantic. You can literally have your lunch in water. There are places and restaurants that place their chairs and tables in the water near the shore and serve you delectable food to enjoy. It’s one of a kind experience to eat while cherishing the glorious sea and its breeze.


9. Sand Bank

Visiting sand banks is another activity one can do. Sand banks are widely spread everywhere in Maldives. They are very unique small islands filled with whitest pearly sand you can ever imagine, surrounded by pristine clear waters and coral reefs.

You can get boat rides there to go to these sand banks. You can spend a limited time over there as these places are at direct exposure of sun and there aren’t any shades available other than your own umbrellas, so it’s better to carry your own umbrellas, sunscreen and sunglasses before you head out for sand banks.



10. Maldives Glowing Beach

It is one of the best places to visit in Maldives. You read it right, there’s a beach in Maldives which actually glows in night. What is this phenomenon? The glowing effect is caused by the bioluminescent plankton which often appears in warm coastal waters. As the waves break on the shore or when you step in the water bare feet, you witness the magical glow which leaves you plain mesmerized. The best time to see the phenomenon is between June and October.



11. Marine Life

If one wants to experience and see one of a kind marine life, then Maldives is the place to go. One would fine almost 20 types of different species of dolphins and whales in Maldives. It’s among top places for dolphin watching.


12. Romantic Dinner

Ever had a dream of having a romantic dinner with your partner at the beach with no one around? Maldives fulfill that dream of yours wonderfully. Many resorts and hotels offer candle light dinners for the couples on the beautiful beaches with most romantic settings. A perfect activity for the honeymooners to enjoy their honeymoon to the fullest.



All in all Maldives is a must go place for everyone kind of traveler.