A small archipelago of gorgeous islands, situated in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a dream destination for every tourist who claims to be a water baby. Beaches with white sand, waves bringing in turquoise waters and plenty of sunshine, Maldives is nothing short of paradise. Besides, its rich shoreline offers a host of water activities to its visitors like scuba diving and snorkelling and much more. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Maldives:
Named after its shape, the Banana Reef is situated in North Male Atoll. This coral reef has a world of colours and shapes hidden beneath it. Another must visit is the Artificial Beach. Situated in the east of the Male Island, this Artificial Beach is the only beach where people can swim. It is a relatively less crowded beach and is more of a place for cultural and entertainment activities like carnivals and live music. The beach also has several eateries nearby like Dine more and Oxygen Cafe.
Another must visit, The Huvafen Fushi Underwater Spa & Resort is the first spa to be built underwater. The uniqueness of this resort lies in the fact that it offers its guests serene views of marine life as the spa is built underwater. One can avail spa treatments while gazing at the pristine marine life, making it a perfect way to rejuvenate both mind and body. This resort is situated on Nakatchafushi Island in the north western region of Male. This resort also offers luxurious villas and bungalows that overlook crystal waters and is an absolute must visit.
Looking for more of an adrenaline rush? An agency called Blue tribe diving, conducts diving tours on the Maafushi Island. It operates out of the Constance Moofushi Resort. This is located on the west of Ari Atoll. Ari Atoll has waters that are extremely rich in marine flora and fauna and offers a wide variety of coral reefs, fish, shark, and more. Also, this is one of the rare spots of the world where a whale shark can be spotted. This island is a great place for tourists who are passionate about diving.
And last but not the least, North Male Atoll is an island where maximum water sport activities are concentrated. In partnership with the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Extreme Maldives Watersports is a water sport agency that conducts water sports like wakeboarding, surfing, jet skiing, catamaran sailing etc. Visitors can also go on dolphin spotting cruises here. All in all, this island is heaven for all the water babies and adventure junkies who want to give water sports a go!