The much-loved honeymoon destination – Maldives is where lovebirds flock and buy themselves moments containing bliss and solitude. Gladly, the island nation offers a fair balance of romance, adventure, and exciting nightlife.
Nightlife in Maldives is much more varied than it is perceived to be. Besides bar hopping and clubbing options, you can watch crab racing and jungle cinema as well. Check out the unmissable top 10 experiences of Maldives nightlife – from coolest parties to unique Maldivian experiences to most popular restaurants and bars.
Popular parties that are the stars of Maldivian nightlife
1. Underwater Party at Subsix, Per aquum, Niyama
The life 6-metre below the water is dingy and happening here. At Subsix, Per Aquum, Niyama, everything wears the ocean blue shade as you slip underneath the ocean. Taste the delicacies, watch the shoal of eels swim past, and enjoy every bit of the of moment dining and partying with your beloved one at the biggest underwater nightclub Maldives has.
You also have the coveted company of groupers, butterflyfish, and damselfish as the mood lighting sets the tone for the night. The moments thus lived are thrilling and encompass the right mix of thrill and euphoria.
Must try: Night snorkelling, and lime spa
Note: Underwater Glow Party on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 pm onwards
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2. Jazz nights & live bands at Kurumba
At Kurumba, nights wear different shades on all 7 days of the week. From DJ night, live bands, jazz, social guest gatherings to the local Maldivian dance night of the Bodu Beru, Kurumba brings you everything that makes for a perfect mood setter.
Dance till you drop, make new friends (if you don’t have a company already), celebrate your trip to Maldives trip to Maldives like there is no tomorrow.
3. White Night Party at Kuredu
A night could be calm and enchanting or wild as a freak, there is nothing in between. White night party, depicts the latter, thus making it among the list of most sought after things to do in Maldives at night. White attire is the dress code, which is a must-pack for all the travelers heading to Kuredu.
Recreate the magic of true tropical island feel as you groove to the numbers played by the renowned DJ under the UV lights. After the sun goes down, Kuredu is the place to be!
When: Every Friday night at Babuna bar
Dress code: White
Unique things to do in Maldives at night
4. Enjoy the unusual music at Karaoke room, Aaaveee
After the sun goes down, there’s no better place to enjoy other than the Karaoke Room. As much as you love the music, this place plays natural music voiced by birds and whooshing wind.
One of the major attractions of nightlife in Maldives, the Karaoke Room is a well-furnished place with handmade chairs and perfect ambiance to hangout with your beloved one. Inspired by the house designs of late 1992, the Karaoke Room is a perfect place to relish the moments. Play all night!
5. Jungle cinema at Gili Lankanfushi
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Redefine your open air theatre experience at Jungle Cinema in Gili Lankanfushi – the best resort offering romantic water villas in Maldives. Lie down on a comfy recliner chair amid the tranquilizing jungle with your beloved by your side.
Given its alluring charm, this Maldives nightlife experience is certainly a cut above the rest. All you need is a perfect mood, ideal company, some popcorn, and permission from the weather god.
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6. Night fishing at Bandos Beach
One of the prime attractions of Maldives nightlife, night fishing at Bandos Beach is a must try. Get a hands on on the basics of fishing, learn the art of serving the bait and get rewarded with your reward. Relish every bit of the dusky ocean and soak in the charm of Maldives beach at night while you wait by the seashore to get a delicious barbecue of your catch and enjoy the local music and folk dance.
7. Crab Racing at Kuredu
For an avid traveler with the heart of Columbus, there’s plenty to explore in the glittering the nightlife in Maldives islands. Partying and fun could be the most heard but it is the crab racing that hogs the limelight. There are quite a few resorts in Maldives that host this uncanny activity.
The race organisers pick a bunch of crabs that become a part of the competition. They are put together in the sand or a platform, encircled in a small area. The first crab to cross the circle’s line is adjudged as the winner. Guests put their money on a crab and the winner gets handsome rewards like a free excursion, spa, sunset dinner on the beach and much more. Crab racing is indeed one of the major attractions of nightlife in Maldives.
Most popular hubs of Maldives nightlife
8. Bar & pub hopping
Bars constitute the heart and soul of a popular holiday destination. With a place as throbbing as Maldives, a complete idea of bar-coordinates becomes as important as other attractions.
Maldivians are known for partying hard until the wee hours. Rejoice every moment of your stay in Maldives, spend some moments gazing stars as you lie down on the silky sand bed. The crazy that you can do at these bars and resorts is certainly among the popular things to do in Maldives at night. Don’t forget to check ‘em out before you set foot on the archipelago.
- Club Med Kani
- W Retreat
- Huvafen Fushi
- Moodhu Bar & Restaurant
Daytime is for a commoner, but nightlife is for people of honor! For party lovers, nightlife in Maldives is something that you must go after, because these memories last a lifetime. So, start by planning a holiday to Maldives now.
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