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9 Unusual Activities You Can Do In The Maldives

You may have asked yourself: what is there to do in The Maldives besides swimming, tanning, reading and relaxing?

Well... a lot actually! Some things on this list may even surprise you a little. Of course, The Maldives is known for its crystal-clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches, but in reality, there are endless activities you can do on - some of which are even unusual, exciting and unique things you can do during your tropical getaway.

Volunteer for turtle rescuing!

You may know that due to plastic poluution, turtles are one of the critically endangered species in our oceans and it is vital that we protect these underwater gems for generations to come. It would come as no surprise to know that there is a place you can volunteer for turtle rescuing here in Maldives.

The Marine Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort is a sanctuary for turtles. This Olive Ridley Project led centre for turtles based in The Maldives really would give you amazing experiences, one after the other while broadening your knowledge of sea turtles. Sounds amazing right? Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Coral Planting

Picture above is Kate swimming along a thriving, man-built coral frame at Fushifaru Maldives - the best part, Kate and Hambe both helped attached broken corals to this frame and came back to see astonishing results!

Travellers from all over the world come to The Maldives to see the beautiful underwater world that lies beneath the azure waters. Coral reefs play an important role in preserving the underwater world and its species, and one might wonder if we too can contribute to preserving these. Well, the answer is yes, and the opportunities are endless! So many resorts now have coral planting programs as part of their green initiatives. An amazing way to contribute to our blue planet. Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Dine Underwater

Dining under the stars is one thing but have you ever dined under water? It would be a surreal experience both for the eyes and for your taste buds. Offering panoramic views of the beautiful coral gardens and dazzling schools of fish, among other sea creatures along with a meal that equally matches these stunning views.

There are a handful of options to choose from when choosing the best underwater restaurant but one thing that is guaranteed for sure is that the experience will be extraordinary! Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Horseback riding along the beach

Riding horses along the shore with the sunset or sunrise as the background might sound like it is straight out of a fairytale but you can do just that on your Maldivian getaway. You don’t need to be a pro in riding horses for you to enjoy horse riding on the beach as there will be experienced equestrians to help you along the way.

It is the perfect sport for a person looking to really rest their minds. Just imagine the salty sea breeze on your skin as you take in a whole new perspective to watch the sea and gain a whole new sense of freedom while listening to the soothing sound of the waves crashing. Contact us here for more details about this experience.


Golf is considered a lifestyle sport and can be enjoyed in the scenic surroundings of The Maldives. A few resorts in the Maldives features their own golf club where you can enjoy golfing while basking in the picturesque and peaceful surroundings with palm trees, blue skies and the sound of the ocean. It surely sounds like the ultimate vacation for unwinding and relaxing! Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Submarine tour of the underwater world

It is safe to say that 99% of the Maldives archipelago consists of water and if you haven’t gone on a tour of the beautiful underwater world that lies beneath the pristine waters, you are missing out! Stunning views of underwater gardens featuring the vibrant corals, schools of tropical fishes and other creatures that takes shelter in the Maldivian waters can be seen while cruising through the ocean on a Submarine. Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Sky diving!

The Maldives looks like a set of carefully scattered gems among the Indian Ocean and to see the gems from up above sounds like a thrilling adventure. Why not take it in whilst jumping out of a plane? All possible thanks to parachuting and expert skydivers, reaching the skies and being your own plane is now an experienced offered in Maldives.

Capturing the beautiful archipelago from your own eyes would be a spectacular thing and the epitome of thrill and adventure! Contact us here for more details about this experience.

Walk among a field of glowing stars!

You may have heard of the Sea of Stars, Tears of the Ocean, Field of Glowing Stars... They are all different names we like to call this naturally occurring phenomenon called Bioluminescence in The Maldives. It is unpredictable but occurs mostly during the season from June until October and it is one of the most magical things you can witness! One of the most famous beaches known for this spectacular occurrence is Vaadhoo Island located in Raa Atoll.

Read our full guide to Bioluminescent Plankton in Maldives here and contact us here for more details about this experience.

Unwind in an Underwater Spa

A spa featuring the beautiful views of the aquatic life is really the epitome of rejuvenation. It might sound like a dream, but The Maldives is indeed home to the world’s first underwater spa, Located in Huvafen Fushi, it is truly a once in a life time experience and undoubtedly the ultimate spa experience. Contact us here for more details about this experience.

All these activities are just a flight away and you are just a step away from having the most exhilarating Maldivian holiday - contact us today!

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- Blog Post written by Aishath Maesha


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Chandrika Sugunan
Chandrika Sugunan
24 dic 2022

Fantastic views.In my life 1 st time Irecognized our Nature beauty whichever happens so happy in our mind& soul."God is grace" thanks to God one more time to get this opportunity.

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