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There is much to do out in the open sea in the Maldives; dive resorts will most often include cruises to underwater sites rich in coral and marine life, while you can enjoy snorkeling too. Some voyages stop by at uninhabited islands for beachside seclusion, while others let you experience local culture at inhabited islands.
Another popular activity in the Maldives is to take a sunset cruise. Offered at resorts the likes of Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, such excursions give you the perfect chance to witness a magical sunset, savor a cocktail and if you’re lucky, glimpse dolphins too. Sometimes you may have the chance to enjoy some fishing as well on such a voyage.
When it comes to a cruise, there are several types of vessels that are generally used. One of the most popular is the dhoni, a traditional Maldivian fishing boat that is modified for tourism purposes. Modern yachts and sailboats are also used, while some come with accommodation options for overnight cruises.
When to Go
The good news is that the Maldives has pretty great weather almost the whole year through. Generally, November to April is an ideal period for a cruise in terms of sunshine and clear waters. However, do keep in mind in the wet season (May to November), you will have a better chance of spotting certain marine creatures like manta rays.
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