Maldives

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      › Fishing trip
      › Hulhumalé
      › Local crafts
      › Maldives Victory Wreck
      › Marine biology
      › Photo flight
      › Shark Thila
      › Spa treatments
      › Uninhabited islands
      › Whale Submarine
      › Surfing at Lhohifushi and Dhonveli
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Maldives - Sight Seeing

Addu Atoll

Addu Atoll, the most southerly of the Maldives has one of the splendid coral reef formations and marine life which is definitely worth visiting for divers. There are small lakes, wetlands, and marshy taro fields in the islands that are unique. Also, White terns (small seabird) known as the "dhondheeni", gives the Atoll a uniqueness as it is found only in Addu Atoll in Maldives.


Boat cruise

A sunset boat cruise in a dhoni, the wooden boat that is the Maldives' is ecstatic experience that you may ever have and blissful way to end the day. It really feels like paradise as you sail in the middle of the ocean around uninhabited islands, where you'll be served drinks and snacks while local musicians play their traditional bodu beru drums to attract dolphins.


Diving and snorkeling

Explore the clear, warm underwater and diverse marine life are some of the best sites in the world that are found in the Maldives. The countless reefs throughout the Atolls offer a unique experience.  All of the resorts have professional, fully-equipped dive schools offering a range of activities.


Fishing trip

A fishing trip on a modern speedboat equipped for big game fishing is a great experience for any fisherman. Go at night to catch groupers, snappers, squirrelfish or barracuda. At the end of the trip when you are back to the shore you savor your catch on a barbecue grill on the beach.


Hulhumalé

Hulhumale is within the reach of 20 miutes from male’, take a ferry trip to the nearby man-made island of Hulhumalé, an idealistic town that looks set to become the new hub of the country in decades to come as sea levels rise - Hulhumalé is 2m above sea level, which is mountainous by local standards.


Local crafts

Many resorts offer day trips to inhabited islands where you can usually visit local artisans in their workshops and buy some of the beautiful local arts, crafts and see their excellent workmanship. Malé, the capital, also has several markets of fresh and wholesome food produce for those wanting to sample local fare.


Maldives Victory Wreck

For an unforgettable underwater experience, dive to the Maldives Victory Wreck (which sank in 1981), lying on the western side of Hulhule. Maldives Victory Wreck is classified as an advanced dive site for experienced divers.


Marine biology

Marine biology lab are established in many of the better resorts which have a dedicated team of scientists taking care of the local marine life and works to enrich the guest experience through education, research and conservation of the marine environment.  Usually the center has volunteer programs that allow guests to get involved and help with laying coral reefs and looking after juvenile sharks, turtles and rare fish in captivity.


Photo flight

Experience a different perspective of sightseeing of Maldives that gives you an opportunity of a lifetime. Enjoy your unparalleled Maldives holiday experience from the sky in one of the most spectacular scenery in the Maldives. Extraordinary photo opportunities while fly over the shallow lagoons, pristine and uninhabited islands, a variety of tourist resort islands, fishing villages and the continuously hue-shifting seas of the Maldives.


Shark Thila

This is one of the best dive that you shouldn't be missed is at Mushimasmingili Thila (Shark Thila), where you'll see grey reef sharks, giant snappers and tropical reef fish in this pristine northern section of Ari Atoll.


Spa treatments

Get rid of your stress and exhaust with the Spa relaxing massage in the Maldives. Almost every resort have an enormous range of treatments, massages, therapies and other pampering,  head to the Spa and make the most of your paradise stay.


Uninhabited islands

A day and a night spent alone on an uninhabited island is quite the experience. You can usually do so as part of an island-hopping tour. Another option is to visit a fishing village with a trip to an uninhabited island (where often a beach barbecue is served).

 


Whale Submarine

One of the best opportunities for Non-divers will love this alternative way to get underwater and see the busy life on a coral reef a short distance away from Malé.  Be prepared to be fascinated and delighted as you gaze out of portholes to a spectacular natural aquarium, surrounded by intriguing wrecks, breathtaking coral reef gardens and an abundance of exciting sea creatures.
 


Surfing at Lhohifushi and Dhonveli

For a taste of some of the Maldives more challenging activities, try windsurfing at Lhohifushi and Dhonveli in North Malé Atoll, two relatively reasonably priced island resorts where the country's most famous breaks can be found. The season for surf is from March-October.


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