Maldives, the beautiful Indian Ocean Island, is the perfect holiday destination. Along with offering beachside fun, the island nation has lots of interesting things for you to enjoy. Take a look at some of the most terrific opportunities we have lined up for you.
Visit Naifaru Island for diving and snorkelling
One of the most visited islands in the Maldives, Naifaru is loved by adventure lovers who wish to enjoy activities such as snorkelling and diving. Experience the thrilling underwater scenery as well as admire beautiful marine life and coral reefs whilst diving through the clearest waters of Naifaru.
Enjoy underwater dining
Ithaa is an undersea restaurant located few metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll. Be here to spot some of the most mesmerizing underwater creatures while enjoying terrific European fare. You can spot stingrays, turtles and sharks here. It is certainly a one of a kind experience you should definitely be a part of.
Take a submarine tour
Ever fancied a submarine ride? This is your chance to experience the deepest depths of the Indian Ocean and look at the interesting underwater world from up close. From yellow striped snappers and turtles to reef fish, you will see a whole new world down there. This 90 minute ride will surely be one of the most interesting experiences of your holiday in the Maldives!
Explore the glowing beach
In the Maldives, you will be treated to a truly spectacular natural phenomenon that turns the beach into a spread of glowing stars in the night. This wonderful and almost fantasy-like effect is caused by bioluminescent plankton that often appears in warm coastal waters. Most of the islands in the country are visited by plankton. It can happen anytime, so perhaps you need a bit of luck to be there when it happens.
Visit the National Museum
If you wish to learn about the history and heritage of this country, you must visit the wonderful National Museum in Malé. You can see artefacts, coins, stone objects, clothing, royal antiques and a lot of other interesting stuff preserved here.
Eat the local food
The Maldivian cuisine includes a lot of seafood and generous use of coconut. There are several amazing restaurants here, such as Reethi Restaurant, Fresh in the Garden and Bombay Darbaar, serving great food. Do try local dishes like Keemia, Garudhia, and Fihunu Mas during your holiday in the Maldives.
Ride the Dhoni boat
These boats prove to be best rides when you are looking for a cruise boat for smaller groups of people. Book this tour if you wish to explore the real Maldives. Along with enjoying adventures like snorkelling, you can visit traditional fishing villages and meet the locals.