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Top Things To Do And Must Visit Places In Maldives

Bindu swetha Apr 23, 2020
Turquoise waters with sandy beaches, palm trees, and thatched-roof bungalows - that's the picture which welcomes you at Maldives! Once at Maldives, you can enjoy adventurous activities like snorkeling, diving, get on a submarine, underwater dining among others!

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Sounds fun, right? Then, what are you waiting for? Head straight to Maldives and enjoy a fun-filled holiday there

Snorkeling

One of the most-visited islands in Maldives, Naifaru Island, is home to adventurous activities like snorkeling and diving!
You can enjoy snorkeling with sea turtles, corals alongside beautiful fishes at places like the Banana Reef, the HP Reef, Manta Point among others.
If you wish to witness real-life Dory or large pelagic species like grey reef sharks, tuna, barracudas, or want to witness the gathering of the mantas, you should pack your snorkeling suit and head to these famous reefs!

Diving

A haven for divers, Maldives offers affordable scuba diving experience at the various PADI centers.

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It doesn't matter whether you are a certified diver or not, these centers provide you with the necessary equipment and guidance so that you can take the dream dive!
With crystal clear water on offer, visibility isn't an issue at all! You can easily spot stingrays, sea turtles and whale shark migration alongside lobsters, crabs, seahorses and other marine life.
Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu, Lhaviyani and Gaafu are the best diving spots.

Whale Submarine

Another expectational experience that awaits you is the Submarine tour. Head straight to the Laccadive Sea until noon to enjoy an afternoon dive or wait till evening for the underwater night dive!
Descending at 45 meters beneath the surface, during the 45-minute trip you can witness different types of reef fishes, Yellow Boxfish, Lion Fish alongside blue or yellow-striped Snappers!

Surfing

If you want to spend some time away from the crowds, you can head to Cinnamon Dhonveli for a surfing session. However, this particular destination is apt for pro-surfers.

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If you are a beginner, you must head to Male Atoll. With popular spots like Chickens, Cokes, Guru, Honky, Jailbreaks, etc, this part of Maldives is perfect for nuance surfers
If you are visiting the place in March or April, the condition at South Atolls is best for surfing, else Northern or Eastern Atolls is the idle place.

Underwater Dining

When in Maldives, you must experience underwater dining at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad at the Rangali Island. Located 5 meters below sea level, the views on offer are unmatched!
If you are lucky enough, you can spot a few stingrays or even sharks. Though the restaurant is open even during the day, the night dining experience shouldn't be missed.

Night at the Glowing Beach

A magical experience that you wouldn't want to miss at any cost, the real-life fairytale experience at the Vaadhoo Island (The Sea of Stars) during the night, is one of the best things to do in Maldives.
Walk bare step at the beach or play with the waves until you spot the dazzling green-blue glow appears. An effect caused by the bioluminescent plankton, the glow becomes visible due to the warm water at the place.

Get Close to History

Amidst all the adventures and fun activities, you can spend some quiet time exploring the history of Maldives and its rulers at the National Museum.
At the museum, they host a collection of royal artifacts, historic objects, royal antiques from the Buddhist Era, few stone objects, and the like. With gigantic artefacts on offer, your kids will be mesmerized and would enjoy the treat to the eyes!

Key Places to Visit

When in Maldives, there are a few key places that you shouldn't miss out on visiting, at any cost!

Maafushi - Like the other spots in Maldives, this place too offers adventures like snorkeling, fishing, island hopping, dolphin safari and the like!
Male Atoll - From visiting the Sultan's Park to exploring the National Stadium and from attending the Majeediyya Carnival to visiting the Tsunami movement, you can do a lot in a day at Male.

Hulhumale - At the island, you can explore the beach apart from visiting the Centro mall and spending time at the local parks!
Meeru Island - Apart from Surfing, snorkeling, and water sports, the island is a famous honeymoon destination due to its picturesque locations.
Ari Atoll - Famous for its romantic destinations and water sports, Ari Atoll is one of the largest natural Atolls in Maldives.

Baros - The private sandbank just a few minutes away from Baros, is an amazing sight to visit! You can also dine in the middle of the lagoon at the Piano hotel.