The islands of Maldives are known for their idyllic beauty and endless vistas of turquoise waters and mesmerizing sunsets. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, just southwest of Sri Lanka. Having a vacation here is truly a dream come true; these activities must be added to your itinerary.
Experience local island life
Local island life may only be limited to a few islands such as Hithadoo, Mafushi and Huraa, where you can stay at small family-owned guesthouses and experience the local lifestyle. But most will say that the real fun is in the private islands where all the luxury resorts are. You can visit Male and other populated islands via speedboat buy fresh Mahi Mahi, walk the beautiful, whitewashed streets and listen to the prayer calls.
Relax and Unwind
Most likely, if you’ve opted to visit the Maldives, you want to do some major chilling. The pastel-pink sunsets and chalk-white dunes perhaps aren’t enough to relieve your stress, a luxurious massage will most certainly. If you’re staying at a resort such as Adaaran Select Meedhupparu you can try out their great spas and relaxing treatments. If massages don’t do the trick, you can curl up under the sun with a book, go crazy at the well-stocked bar at your luxury resort (you can’t drink outside your private island) or simply have a great nap.
Swim with whale sharks
If you base yourself in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, you’ll be lucky enough to spot these iconic creatures. But the Maldives is one of the only places on earth where you can see whale sharks all year round so make sure you schedule a tour. Most hotels and resorts offer snorkelling and diving excursions; pick a trustworthy company that cares about these magnificent creatures’ well-being and preservation and is respectful enough not to disturb them.
Explore the capital, Male
Male is one of the best places to visit in Maldives. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, where around 200,000 people are crammed into one small island. You can get valuable insight into the island life, culture, local food as well as arts and crafts. If you’re interested in seeing the country’s development Male is a great starting point. Many ongoing massive infrastructure projects are miraculous feats in engineering.