Top 5 Things to Do in Maldives

Maldives is a beautiful country with luxurious resorts and villas, arching over blue water spreading out from white sand beaches

26, Mar 2023 |

There are many things to do when in Maldives, but make sure you do not miss these things to get a full experience of the island country.

The Maldives is a tropical paradise with 1192 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, south of Sri Lanka. This island country, floating on calm ocean waves, is excellent for vacationers wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Maldives is well-known for its clean white sandy beaches, thriving reef fishes, crystal lagoons, palm-fringed islands, and sumptuous water villas. The pure beauty of its archipelago may be defined by its azure waves crashing on the coast with an enchanting roar and an intriguing school of manta rays, and corals complimenting its underwater grandeur. The Maldives is brimming with world-renowned attractions that are likely to draw honeymooners and leisure tourists alike. While the best diving destinations are HP Reef and Banana Reef, Mulee’age Castle and the National Museum give insight into the Maldives’ rich history.

Here are the top 5 things you shouldn’t miss while in Maldives:   

Go Snorkelling

The Maldives’ stunning oceans and a remarkable variety of aquatic life are two of its main attractions. The Maldives is one of the best destinations in the world for snorkelling because of its diverse aquatic flora and fauna. The Maldives serves as an excellent snorkelling destination. The reefs in the Maldives are predominantly composed of hard corals, including table, finger, staghorn, boulder, lobe, and brain corals.

Anemonefish, colourful Giant Clams, Blacktip and whitetip Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtles, Whale Sharks, Eagle Rays, vast schools of vivid fusiliers, Clown Triggerfish, Butterflyfish, bannerfish, and many varieties of octopus are among the aquatic creatures to be seen in the oceans of Maldives.

Visit Vaadhoo Island

Vaadhoo Island is a magnificent Maldivian island famed for its bioluminescent phenomena known as the Sea of Stars. It is situated in Raa Atoll. The mesmerising waters of Vaadhoo Island that glow bright blue under the night sky are known as the Sea of Stars. The sea is supposed to sparkle and glimmer in such a way that it reflects the stars beneath the waves. This phenomenon happens as a result of the numerous phytoplankton that may be found in the water and glow at night. The best months to visit Vaadhoo Island to observe the Sea of Stars are June and October.

Island Hopping

Who would dare to miss out on the exciting thrills of island hopping when vacationing in the Maldives? Exploring exotic islands in the Maldives is a fantastic experience to embark on a holiday, whether staying on a private island or at a hotel in the capital city. This is one of the coolest things to do in the Maldives.


Interact with locals

One of the most important things to do in the Maldives is to visit all of the native islands and meet the indigenous people. Mule Island and Maalefushi Island are two of the greatest islands in the Maldives for learning about the native way of life and the Maldives’ traditional heritages.

Everything on these islands, from the ancient cottages to the concrete infrastructures, is too intriguing to explore. You can walk about the pavements and downtown area, where there are schools, banks, community centres, and other services for the inhabitants. You can mingle with the people and learn about their culture and way of life.


Explore Maldivian Cuisines

The spectacular Maldives archipelago is not only home to a plethora of magical tropical islands flanked by white sandy beaches, swinging tropical palms, and surrounded by gin-clear seas taming with marine life but it also boasts some of the region’s most delectable cuisine. Authentic Maldives cuisine also known as Dhivehi cuisine, offers a wide range of tastes and sensations, from crisp nibbles and street delicacies served with wood-fired chapati bread to complex and delectably spicy curries. Explore the cuisines of Maldives to have a complete experience of this place.

Compiled By: Rebika Bishokarma

photo credit: Travel + Leisure, Go High Brow, Trip Adviser, Turquoise HolidaysMilaidhoo Maldivesumn67

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