While you may plan to spend most of your holiday in the Maldives lazing on the beach, don’t forget there are exciting excursions to enjoy too; here are some of the best.
For those looking to truly discover the wonders of the marine world, nothing beats diving in Maldives. Resorts in the South Male Atoll such as Embudu Village are perfect for such excursions where you can see manta rays, sharks and more. Key dive sites to visit include Embudu Thila, Embudu Express, Canyon and the Victory wreck.
When searching for a beach resort Maldives has to offer, choose one that gives you a chance to enjoy snorkelling at a house reef and on guided excursions too. On such trips, you will be taken to the best sites and may encounter species like bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, palette surgeonfish, butterflyfish, clownfish and turtles.
Fishing is another popular activity and resorts will often offer excursions that take you out to sea to test your strength, skills and patience against the likes of sailfish, marlin, giant trevally and wahoo! For a unique experience, also look to try the typical Maldivian way of fishing courtesy of the traditional hook and line method.
Island excursions in Maldives make for great adventures too; you can head to uninhabited islands and enjoy sublime serenity with loved ones or local islands such as Male for visits to attractions like the Old Friday Mosque and Islamic Centre. Keep in mind, sometimes, local island visits may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.