Looking for activities to do in Maldives?

It is without a doubt that the Maldives is a dream, once-in-a-lifetime, holiday destination for many, and for good reason. From its clear turquoise waters and floating bungalows to it’s white sand beaches and picturesque landscapes, you will not be left disappointed. Here is a list of the 9 best things to do in the Maldives:

1. Snorkel with Manta Rays and Sea Turtles

One of the most mesmerising and beautiful experiences which you can experience In the Maldives is the sighting of manta rays in their natural surroundings whilst on snorkelling and diving excursions.

The best place reported for observing these beautiful creatures is Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll - the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Contact Club Med directly for more information on booking such fantastic excursions.

2. Take a Submarine Tour from Male

You can choose to go on an underwater adventure to the world of the Indian Ocean while visiting Male in the Maldives. You will get the chance to explore the beauty of the ocean at about 100 feet (30 meters) below the surface, in the comfort of a submarine, allowing you to see the magical sea life first-hand. From colorful fish to coral reefs, this is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Depending on the time of the day, you may even see manta rays and reef sharks swimming around. The submarine will move slowly to avoid damaging the reef or scaring away the marine life, to ensure that it is as eco-friendly as possible. This is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

3. Scuba-Dive in Crystal Clear Waters

The Maldives has been reported to be one of the most premier scuba diving destinations in the world. If ever there was a country that would make you want to scuba dive - it is here. The Maldives crystal-clear waters, with its abundance of marine life such as whale sharks, stingrays and sea turtles, will mean that scuba-diving will be an opportunity too good to resist. You can imagine why scuba-diving is one of the best things to do in the Maldives.

There are many affordable PADI dive centers in the Maldives where you can take a discovery dive if you are not certified, or sign up for several dive options to one of the many reefs.

4. Island-Hopping from One Paradise to the Next

The Maldives is made up of a grand total of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean. If you choose to stay at a private island in the Maldives, we recommend that you participate in an excursion to visit the nearby local islands and communities, or allow Club Med to do that for you. Do be aware when exploring the local islands that the Maldives people follow a strict Muslim culture - so be sure to dress respectably with knees covered and no spaghetti strap sleeves. Enjoy learning more about the islands' culture and traditions, while experiencing them firsthand on your visits and observing traditional villagers going about their daily life in this tropical paradise.

5. Stay at a Dreamy Over the Water Villa

The Maldives is home to some of the most beautiful views in the world, so imagine just stepping out of your front-door into the midst of it all. Well, with the Maldives over-the-water villa accommodation options, that dream can become a reality. Get in contact with the team at Club Med to get your luxury villa booked now.

6. Try Surfing in a World-Class Location

The Maldives pristine turquoise waters are not just great for diving and snorkelling, but the weather all-year round also makes it one of the world’s best surfing locations - for beginners or professionals. Surf resorts in the Maldives will offer surf camps for kids so that they can learn to surf in a fun and safe environment whilst still under the watchful eyes of professional instructors. For the adults - the surf centers will have a vast range of equipment and boards suited for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced and even professional surfers, as well as surf guides and instructors whose passion is to make sure you have a memorable surfing experience.

7. Take a Scenic Flight over the Maldives

Taking a ride on a seaplane in the Maldives is truly a once in a lifetime excursion. If you are in search of some adrenaline and excitement on your holiday, a seaplane scenic flight over the Maldives is a must. The bird’s eye view of the islands, sandbars and lagoons is sure to take your breath away.

8. Enjoy Some R&R at a Local Spa

When taking the time to enjoy one of the world’s most luxurious and sought after holiday destinations, why not treat yourself to some R&R time at a local spa and transform your holiday into one of both luxury and tranquility.

9. Enjoy a Romantic Sunset Dinner

It is without a doubt that the Maldives is one of the world’s leading destinations for romantic getaways so ensure to make the most out of the experience with your other half and embrace the romance under an enchanting Maldivian sunset while enjoying a romantic dinner together.

Booking a luxury all-Inclusive Maldives holiday with Club Med is the ideal romantic getaway, perfect for couples and adults, all year round. From beach holidays in Kani, to couples holidays in our private sea-front villas, to spa holidays in Finolhu Villas, our Maldives couples holiday resorts have it all. Browse our all-Inclusive Maldives holidays & get yourself ready for the sunshine!