Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

The Maldives is renowned for being a tropical paradise and is a popular choice when it comes to honeymoon destinations. But what is there to do there? Well you can either simply soak up the stunning surroundings of pure white sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms doing absolutely nothing, or immerse in the many things the Maldives has to offer. The Maldives has 26 atolls, and consists of 1,192 islands. Of these islands, 192 are inhabited with plenty still to discover. Here are a few ideas on what things to do when in the Maldives.

Seaplane arrival

Arrive in style on your chosen Maldives resort via seaplane. There is nothing quite like a seaplane journey, from taking off to landing on tropical paradise. Gain an unparalleled view of the Maldives from sky high, flying over stunning islands and crystal clear lagoons. If you are lucky you might even see various species of fish swimming around in their natural environment. Make sure you grab a window seat for the best views on the seaplane.

Seaplane

Staying in a water villa

There is nothing quite like staying in a water villa or overwater bungalow during your time in the Maldives. Imagine waking up to astounding views of the calm blue lagoon around you. Many resorts in the Maldives offer luxurious water villas set upon spacious living quarters. Of the 80 plus resorts dotted around the Maldives, two thirds of rooms available are water villas with features including a glass floor section to see marine life at your feet.

Water villa

Scuba diving

If you have to choose one activity to do in the Maldives, then scuba diving has to be it! The Maldives offers a diverse marine life, from whales, dolphins, turtles to stingrays and sharks to name but a few. Along with scuba diving, the Maldives also has a number of locations for wreck diving, the most famous one being The Shipyard in Lhaviyani Atoll.

Scuba diving

Eating at an underwater restaurant

A surreal experience, take your chance if you can and have your dinner at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant located at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Set 5 metres below sea level, this restaurant has 360 degree views of the underwater world whilst you dine. As the world’s first and only undersea restaurant, you can be the few who get to experience such a unique event!

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

Using the spa and wellness facilities

Spa services in the Maldives provide the ultimate complement to the idyllic sights of island existence. In a Maldivian spa, you can expect top service along with a range of treatments to choose from. All resorts in the Maldives offer spa services which can take place from standard treatment rooms, to the beach with breath taking views of the ocean in front of you.

Maldives spa

Louise Cheng is Marketing Manager at Holidays Please.

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  1. Tee says:

    This is such a comprehensive and useful post! My travels in the Maldives went a little differently though, not exactly luxurious, but I spent a week in the country’s southernmost atoll (Addu, below the equator), biking on causeways to go across islands and snorkelling over the most gorgeous reefs in the middle of the ocean! Would love to guest post on your blog about it.

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Sounds like fun! For information on guest blogging on A Luxury Travel Blog, please contact us via https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/contact-us/ and we can send you further info.

  3. Jen says:

    Wow, this is so amazing! We’re planning to spend the holidays this December in Maldives. Great tips! I’ll take note of these. :)

  4. Great tips…very beautiful pictures. I had not thought of sea planes..but after reading this..I am definitely going to update my todo buckets for maldives

  5. Morgane says:

    Nice Article, there are so many uncommon activities to experience in Maldives . I will just add the Robinson Crusoe experience, alone on a deserted island for 24hrs. Just you and the one you love, a luxury bungalow, some food and drinks , the beach, the sea, the sky … perfect
    And also a private cruise on board a luxury traditional Maldivian vessel. This a fantastic experience for a group of friends or family members. With a cruise you will explore the real Maldives, you will see so many amazing landscapes and tourists free snorkeling or diving spots. This is a real luxury experience to be shared with the one you love.

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