Top 6 Things To Do In Maldives!
When you think of Maldives the first things that come to mind are pristine beaches along with stunning bungalows by the seaside and over-water villas. But you will be surprised to know that there is so much more to Maldives than just those things. Maldives offers something or the other for pretty much everyone – whether you’re an active, adventurous traveler or an inactive, laid-back one. Read on to know what stunning things you can do in this remarkably versatile destination.
1. Scuba Diving
It’s needless to mention that most of the travelers to Maldives are water lovers and what better way to spend a vacation than to head straight for the sparkling waters of Maldives! Scuba Diving is not just one of the most popular things to do in Maldives but is one of the ‘must-do’ things as well. Maldives is one of the largest Scuba Diving destinations in the world offering a myriad of exotic sea creatures to spot. Some of the beautiful sea creatures you can expect to find include sea turtles, moray eels, manta rays, and rare whale sharks among several others.
Another exciting water sport, Snorkeling in the Maldives is offered by all resorts. The Maldives are made of 1000 coral islands and when you snorkel here, you will get the chance to spot incredible natural coral reef formations. The better option is to choose to go snorkeling at an in-house reef rather than head toward deep sea on a boat ride. This way you can go snorkeling directly from your over-water villa or the beach rather than having to make the journey to a reef on a boat.
One of the most exciting things to do when visiting Maldives on cheap flights is to go surfing atop its pristine waters. The most popular surf breaks are located around Male with Hudhuranfushi in North Male Atol being the main surfing island in the Maldives. Some of the best surfing spots are close to resorts and this will help you book rooms more conveniently. So head to Maldives, grab your surfboard, and go catch a wave!
4. Dolphin spotting
The Maldives isn’t just famous for stunning waters and water villas. It is also popular as being one of the world’s top ‘Dolphin destinations’ in the South Asia. In fact, there are so many that there are high chances of you spotting a Dolphin swimming past your water villa. Most of the resorts in the Maldives offer to take tourists on Dolphin watching trips and you should definitely go on one especially if you’re an animal lover visiting the island nation on cheap last minute flights.
5. Tour a local village
Owing to a welcome and much-looked forward to change in law, tourism is now permitted in certain villages in the Maldives. Resorts offer tours by boats to local fishing villages and scenic islands and some even offer their guests the chance to explore these remarkable places on a bicycle or on foot. Tourists can opt to stay at local villages’ guest houses and experience their simple yet remarkable way of life. You will also get the chance to gorge on delicious home-cooked local food.
6. Take a Boat Cruise
If you’re not among those who prefer to laze around the resort all day but rather wish to explore, then this is one of the best things you could do in Maldives. Check with your resort as many of them offer these boat cruises and head off on an adventurous trip. You can opt to go in a group as not only will you save more money, but will also have more fun. A lot of the resorts have their own boats and many of these tours are often one-day trips. Check all available options and find one that suits you best.
There are scores of other things you can do apart from the ones mentioned above such as indulging in watersports, enjoying Spa treatments, and enrolling in Yoga classes to name a few. There is simply no scope for boredom when visiting Maldives on cheap business class flights. Maldives is truly a remarkable, versatile destination to enjoy and is a must on every avid traveler’s bucket list!
Laxman is enthusiastic about traveling and then writing down his travel experiences to narrate them to people. He spends most of his time in the lap of mother Earth and also likes to listen to the stories of unknown people. His articles are sometimes inspired from strangers while others are very much his own tales to tell.