All of us desire to go on a vacation once in a while. We endeavour to get a break from every day’s monotonous grind. And hence, choosing the right destination for your vacation is quite important. Therefore, we suggest the Maldives to you.
The Maldives has been a jewel in the Indian Ocean for millennia. The Maldives has been a favourite destination for travellers, water enthusiasts, and honeymooners. The turquoise water, the luscious green trees, and the white sandy beaches call you to their lap. The rich marine life is an added advantage. Explore the coral reefs, also known as the “rainforests of the sea.” This ecosystem is an invaluable natural resource for underwater marine life. Visitors from all over the world come here to visit this ecosystem. The travellers also come here to relax their nerves and to take a break from their monotonous routine.
The Maldives is the perfect destination for honeymooners
Honeymooners come here to romance their partners. The newlyweds are very much in love and are looking to spend time alone with each other. They desire to hold each other’s hands along the beach, swim in the divine pools and eat magnificent meals at the end of the day. They wish to lose themselves in each other’s presence. And there is no better destination than the private island resorts of the Maldives for this. The natural beauty of this tropical island invites many honeymooners to its gates. The resort villas here are designed to allow couples to enjoy their honeymoon in private. The villas available at the resorts offer plenty of benefits as well.
So, if you are planning your honeymoon to this perfect destination, then do read on. If you’re wondering what you can do during the daytime, then the Maldives has a lot to offer as well. Either gaze at the Indian Ocean from the seat of your sunbeds or take a nap in one of the rooms during the day. You have the liberty to see the wild forests and drink coconut water. You can snorkel to your heart’s content. Go windsurfing. You get to surf on the waves. From canoeing and parasailing to dolphin watching and shark feeding, there are countless activities one can undertake in the Maldives. Either way, you can never get bored in the Maldives. So, for you, we have come up with a list of activities you can do during the daytime.
1. Go snorkelling in the ocean
Your Maldives journey is incomplete if you have not tried snorkelling in the Indian ocean. This activity is a favourite of many tourists. Keeping that in mind, many of the resorts in the Maldives have reefs nearby and provide snorkelling equipment for their guests. Wear the snorkelling gear, go down into the turquoise water and see the rich marine life for yourself. Swim with the fishes, see the coral reefs and make memories for a lifetime. Click photographs as well for your next Instagram story.
Resorts such as OBLU Select at Sangeli offer their residents free use of snorkelling equipment for the same. The location is quite exquisite too! There is an outer reef, along with an inner lagoon for use. Another resort, Atmosphere Kaanifushi Maldives, provides snorkelling excursions for their guests within their all-inclusive plan. So, go, snorkel underwater and see the treasures of the Indian ocean.
2. Watch the Dolphins
These beautiful mammals are known to inhabit the Indian Ocean. You can spot spinner dolphins playing around in the water bodies. You do not have to go too far to see them. Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity and see them. Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi provides an excellent opportunity to do exactly that. Get a seat on the boat and go to the ocean to see these intelligent beings. See the dolphins at a close distance. The resorts in the Maldives allow you to explore the beauty of the great Indian ocean. So, go for it.
3. Do watersports for the entire day
If you are into water sports, then you’ve come to the right place. As the Maldives is an island nation, there is so much water around it. It provides an ample opportunity to go for water sports. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives provides plenty of options for its guests. For the entire day, there is free use of non-motorized water sports equipment available. For instance, a windsurfing board is supplied along with the catamaran. Go for Catamaran sailing while overlooking the panoramic view of the Maldives.
You can also try canoeing with your partner. If you are bored with these activities, then get a Stand-Up Paddle Boat for yourself and your partner and see the gorgeous lagoons nearby. Learn kayaking on the go and explore the boundless view of the Indian ocean. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers Banana Boats, a motorised activity available on a charge basis. A banana boat can accommodate many passengers at once. So, give these activities a try. Vaaru by Atmosphere provides water bikes as well. Have fun while burning calories.
4. Scuba Dive your way into the ocean
Did you know the several benefits of this fun activity? It is known to reduce blood pressure, help relieve stress, and keep you physically fit, among many more benefits. And you also get a chance to connect with nature intimately. Furthermore, you get to see the rich marine life hiding underneath the underwater ocean. Many dive centres, such as PADI, better known as the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, offer a chance to learn the art of scuba diving. Do learn the basic skills before diving in. Adaaran Club Rannalhi has one of the coolest spots for diving. The Rannalhi House Reef is 20 metres deep and is a wonderful place for both beginners and advanced scuba divers to enjoy their dive.
5. Jet-skiing in the Maldives
This is one of the most popular motorised activities out there. Many water sports lovers look forward to this activity. We are reenacting the scene for you. So, pay attention for the next few minutes. Borrow a jet ski from one of the resorts. Go to the sea. All you can see is the bluest ocean around you. Load it into the water. Sit behind your bae, start your vehicle and off you go to explore the Indian ocean. As you go forward and forward, the beach becomes smaller by the minute. There is wind in your hair, and you’ve got an adrenaline rush. Isn’t this an experience you should try if you get a chance?
So, if you happen to be in the Maldives, then do get a jet ski for yourself and try this water sport activity for sure. Don’t miss out on this at all. Ask someone nearby to capture your happy faces on camera. Later, share this as your next Instagram story.
6. Sunrise and Sunset Fishing
Experience a full day in the proximity of many species of fish. If you want to get your hands on fishing, then this is a perfect opportunity. Fishing is quite a popular recreational activity among the locals and tourists. There is an extensive range of species that are available in the Indian ocean.
Many resorts offer fishing as a part of their excursion. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is one of them. They provide a free opportunity to try your fishing skills at sunset. Varu by Atmosphere also offers sunset fishing to guests at least once during the entire day. See the gorgeous sunset behind you as you are hooking your line to catch the fish. Sun Siyam Olhuveli also provides this activity for its guests during the sunrise. If you are an early bird, then go for it. Get up early and go view the sunrise. Then, they use the traditional method of line and bait to catch the fish. Don’t forget to ask the chefs to cook the caught fish for you. This helps you to be mindful of the local environment as well.
7. Try shark feeding
Sharks have been living in the water bodies of the Maldives for quite some time. They are quite important to the health of coral reefs. If you’re feeling adventurous, then try the activity of feeding the sharks. You are one of the lucky ones to have an adventure like that. Adaaran Club Rannalhi provides one free shark feeding outing during their residents’ stay. So, if you are planning to stay here, then do not miss out on this.
See these gorgeous fishes at a close distance. You do not have to go to the aquarium to see you do not have to go to the aquarium to see aquatic life. However, be ready to head out on time. The shark food will be handed over to you and you can start throwing it in the water for them. Once the sharks see the thrown food in the water, they’ll come near you and jump to grab whatever they can manage to eat. Get this thrilling experience of feeding a predator which you might have seen only on TV. Surely, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and you must take advantage of it.
8. Snorkel with manta rays
Snorkelling with manta rays is an absolute must if you’re travelling to the Maldives. Not only are they a type of fish, but they’ve existed for 5 million years and are a representation of power, grace, and independence. Manta ray diving is an incredible experience, but what makes it even more unforgettable is the connection you form with these majestic creatures as they glide and dance in your presence. Wear your snorkel gear and join these lovely creatures in the Indian ocean.
9. Swim with the turtles
One of the greatest joys in the Maldives is that you can swim with the turtles. Why miss a chance to witness these majestic creatures that have existed for such a long time? Five different kinds of sea turtles can be found in the Maldives, namely leatherbacks, loggerheads, hawksbills, green turtles, and olive ridleys. When you swim in the Maldives, you have a good chance of seeing two of the five different kinds of sea turtles that call the Maldives home.
10. Sail into the sunset
The sunsets of the Maldives are quite picturesque, being a combination of various shades of orange and pink, so pretty that you won’t be able to resist taking an uncountable number of pics for your next Instagram story. Taking a cruise and sailing towards the setting sun are two unforgettable experiences that should not be missed. So, take this once in a lifetime opportunity where you’ll be treated to an unforgettable sunset.
11. Catch the morning Sun
The Maldives is absolutely perfect in the mornings. The Maldives allow you to begin each day with the most breathtaking sunrise views. So, we recommend you get up early in the morning and get on the cruise to catch the morning sun. The tranquilly and spectacular sunrise display you’ll see on the cruise will stay with you long after you return to the resort.
12. Indulge in physical fitness
If you are a fitness enthusiast, then fret not. Just because you are vacationing in the Maldives does not mean that you can not indulge in physical activities to stay fit. We have you covered.
Hit the tennis court first thing in the morning, and if that does not interest you, then go to a gymnasium to exercise. Adaaran Club Rannalhi has an extensive list of sports for its customers. You can try beach volleyball if you are in the mood. Afterwards, go play beach football. Adraan Select Meedhupparu Maldives also provides the options of Billiard Pool Table and Table Tennis. Furthermore, Varu by Atmosphere has a fully functioning gymnasium for its customers. Along with that, you can play badminton to stay fit. So many alternatives are available to you. Go with your soulmate to exercise, spend time together as you both run on the treadmills and burn the calories away. Surely, make a date out of it.
13. Add Yoga to your schedule
Do we need to even discuss this? Practising yoga has immense benefits for your entire being. Be it physical health or mental health, it takes care of your overall being. Yoga is known to help with improving balance and flexibility in one’s body. It also helps in healing body pain. Furthermore, it assists in relaxation and helps you to have a better night’s rest. Yoga assists you in managing your stress levels as well. When you indulge in self-care, then only you can take care of your loved ones around you. So, why miss the opportunity to heal your body?
Most of the resorts in the Maldives offer a chance to heal yourself with yoga. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives organises group sessions of sunrise yoga. When planning your trip here, opt for this session. Take your partner with you for this activity too. OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli also offers yoga along with aerobics. Grab a yoga mat and learn new poses under the guidance of professional trainers.
14. Heal Yourself via the Spa
The spa is known to have a lot of rejuvenating benefits for your body. It helps with improving blood pressure and improving sleep patterns. It is also known to aid in weight loss and heal body pain. So, treat yourself to an hour of luxury. The massage rooms are filled with an aromatic fragrance that allows you to relax and connect with your inner self. The essential oils that are poured over your body allow you to heal the stress and pain accumulated over time. Resorts in the Maldives are known to provide excellent spa therapies. So, if you happen to be here, then you can not miss it for the world.
- Try spa therapy at Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Sun Siyam Olhuveli, a resort in the Maldives, provides several options for Spa therapy. You can go for a hot stone massage where warm stones are placed on your body. This allows you to relax further. If you’re feeling adventurous, then try out body wraps. For instance, experiment with clay masks. The professional applies clay all over your body and it helps to remove impurities from your skin.
- Adraan Select Meedhupparu
If you are staying at Adraan Select Meedhupparu Maldives, then try Thai and Balinese massages. Both of these massages are known to involve stretching, acupressure, and reflexology to heal the body. These massages are an amalgamation of Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Along with these massages, there are steam and sauna facilities as well. First, go for a massage and then later make use of the steam facilities to end your session.
15. Chill out at the Pool
Take advantage of the pools that come with the villa. The gorgeous lagoons, the stunning, clear sky, give you a moment to rest your senses. Choose a “water villa with a pool” to reside in during your stay in the Maldives. These villas provide an incredible view from your bedroom overlooking the lagoons with a pool available nearby. Jump into the pool and relax your body. Let the stress leave your body completely. Grab a mocktail with you if you wish. You can take a book with you as well. Even if you don’t, it’s fine either way. Let your eyes relax at the gorgeous view in front of you. Where would you be able to get a view like that?
16. Sunbathing on the beach
You might think, what’s so special about lying on the sunbeds and sunbathing on the beach? But you’ve never been so wrong. If you are in the Maldives, then this is a must-try. Give yourself a chance to lie down on the sunbeds for the entire day. Take the hand of your loved one and settle on the beach. Bask in the sun, get a little tan, read a book or just drink a mocktail while you are at it. Enjoy this “Dolce far Niente”, which in Italian translates to “the sweetness of doing nothing.” Do not think it means being lazy. On the other hand, it means getting pleasure from doing the simplest things. This allows you to have your own little “me time”.
Do not miss the opportunity to indulge in this Maldivian form of relaxation. Many resorts provide this opportunity to sunbathe on the beach. After you arrive at the resort, you can sleep off your jet lag by dropping your luggage, changing your travelling clothes into comfortable clothes, and then heading to the beach for a day of complete inactivity. This will allow you to relax your mind from the monotony of your daily routine. When was the last time you took time for yourself and relaxed in the middle of the day? This is such a wonderful chance to enjoy yourself.
Grab the opportunity with both hands
Did you like what you have read till now? The topography of the Maldives is one of a kind and you should be taking advantage of it. There is so much to do here, your stay will never become boring. Embrace your adventurous self in the Maldives. And then relax your senses. Spare a few days to experiment with water sports and the rest of the other days for relaxing and healing. Explore the fun and the healing at the same time.
You won’t get a unique opportunity like this anywhere else. The above-mentioned resorts are dedicated to providing an incredible experience for their visitors. So, what’s your favourite daytime activity till now? Hopefully, this list will help you to narrow down the list.
So, consider them while planning your Maldivian trip. Get set to pack your bags and book your next flight to the Maldives. See the beauty with your eyes as soon as possible. Bon, voyage!