With more than 1.5 million tourists a year, Maldives is world-renowned for being one of the top vacation spots in the world. Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is breathtakingly beautiful with pristine white beaches, sparkling blue-green water, a vibrant underwater world as well as some of the best water sports you can find. Whether you are looking for a relaxing honeymoon or an adventure of a lifetime, Maldives is the best place to be!

Take full advantage of the beauty and fun in these islands and explore some of the top water sports in Maldives:


1. Kayaking

Why lay by the beach when you can enjoy a leisurely ride that is just as relaxing but ten times more colourful? Rent a kayak and paddle along the coastline at your own pace to experience the beauty of the clear water up close. To up the fun, race your way to a goalpost with your friends or family!

2. Banana Boat

If you are looking for something more exhilarating, try going on a banana boat! A must-try water sport in Maldives, especially if you are with a group and don’t mind some tumbling fun into the seawater. You will be pulled by a speedboat while strapped onto a banana-shaped large float, so be prepared to ride the waves while holding tightly to the strap!

3. Fun Tubing

Similar to a Banana Boat but less falling, enjoy a laid back ride across the clear water of Maldives in this inflatable tube that is pulled by a boat. If you want to feel more wind in your hair, just let the instructor know to speed up!

4. Snorkeling

Even if you can’t swim, snorkeling is an activity that everyone can enjoy. Explore the mysterious and colourful underwater life with just your mask and fins, and you will be amazed at how many different types of sea creatures and corals you will be able to spot. This is definitely one of the best water activities that you should not miss in Maldives!

5. Underwater Scooter/Walking

While snorkeling allows you to take a peek from the surface of the water, underwater scooter and walking give you the privilege of going down the depth of the seabed with a scooter! You will wear a bubble to keep your head dry so you can explore the corals and sea creatures up close in this unforgettable experience.

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6. Flyboarding

Imagine yourself on a jet ski with a water jetpack attached to it, where you will stand on a board wearing boots with jet nozzles underneath. With enough water pressure, you will be thrusted into the air and will fly between air and water for a few seconds! This relatively new sport is sure to set your heart pumping, making you feel like a dolphin flying through the water.

7. Wakeboarding

While holding onto a rope pulled by a speedboat and standing on a wakeboard, you will experience “walking on water” while you glide across the ocean. This water sport requires a bit of trial and error and will test your balancing skills!

8. Parasailing

If actual flying in the air is more up your alley, then you will love parasailing. You and one other person will fly past Kani Island, Finolhu Villas and another island during sunset and will experience the vast beauty of Maldives from above. Don’t be afraid to look down, you may catch turtles swimming through the lagoon as well!

9. Scuba-diving

Fret not if you don’t already have a diving license as you can get it here in Maldives. While snorkeling and underwater walking may be fun, nothing beats diving into the depths of the ocean and exploring a world so different from your own. You may even spot magnificent sea creatures like the whale shark and manta rays!

10. Catamaran Sailing

For something more luxurious, try sailing! There is nothing more peaceful than controlling your sailboat and finding a tranquil spot where you and your loved one can take in the spectacular view of Maldives. Catch a sunset onboard for one of the best activities in Maldives, if not the most romantic!

Club Med Maldives Water Sports: Inquire For More!

Guests at Club Med Kani Maldives will have access to most of these water sports activities, including surfing, sailing, diving, snorkeling and so much more. Book a package with us today or speak to our travel advisor if you’d like to find out more!

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