The Maldives is known for its glistening aquamarine waters and soft white sand but there is much more in this scenic archipelago to do, see and experience than simply lie on the beach. Consisting of 1192 coral islands combined in 26 atolls, there’s no better place on earth than the Maldives for an island hopping adventure.
Many resorts organize island-hopping excursions and guests can choose whether they prefer short journeys or an overnight stay. Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives is just such a resort Maldives has to offer and it features a combination of islands in their package where guests can visit both inhabited islands and see a traditional way of life as well as uninhabited island with pristine untouched beauty.
Natives inhabit some islands in the Maldives and many of them make a living through fishing. You might find certain islands to be modern however you still find typical fishing villages where everyone gathers in a ‘holhuashi’ to unwind after a busy day in the sea. These are the islands that give you a chance to interact with the locals and learn about the distinct culture of the Maldives. In some islands you find plenty of talented craftsmen and artisans and you will get a chance to observe the skills of these gifted individuals. You can even try your hand at their craft. Traditional dance and music acts are also performed to welcome the visiting guests.
During your island-hopping excursion you will also come across countless number of uninhabited islands; don’t miss a chance to explore them! That is your chance to dive or snorkel to your heart’s content in the crystal clear lagoons of the untouched islands. Learn about the rich flora and fauna adorning the island. Some of these islands are simply breathtaking and you will feel like you are actually castaway – but in a good way!