When the most sought-after tourist destination in the world, Maldives, comes to mind you are sure to imagine a stay at a luxurious resort as is the norm. But what if you could actually dive deep into the local culture and live like a local for a few days?
Visit a lesser-known island
The tsunami badly hit islands like Maafushi in 2004, but since then these islands have raised their heads with the set up of many guest houses. Unlike the luxurious island resorts, these laid-back corners of the Maldives offer a real look at what the locals are all about.
Sail away in a dhoni
Island hopping to the underrated islands in the Maldives would feel more authentic if you sail across the waters on a traditional dhoni boat. If the islands are far apart, you will have to take a ferry ride instead.
Make house visits
While exploring these islands, you are sure to be invited for a meal at a local home. Make sure to brush up on dining etiquette in the Maldives so you don’t offend the host during your visit. You will be treated to a lovely home-cooked Maldivian meal.
For the last few days of your stay in Maldives, why not pamper yourself with a stay at a luxury resort after all? Hotels like Velifushi Maldives by Cinnamon offer a plethora of activities to do in Maldives for a perfect tropical experience.