Maldives, the pristine tropical nation of the Indian Ocean has been enchanting travellers from all over the world with its serene beauty. With its 26 ring-shaped atolls and over one thousand islands, Maldives looks like a piece of paradise on earth. Most of the travellers travel to the Maldives to immerse themselves in the beauty of these islands, relax in the iconic water bungalows, sip on their drink and enjoy the breath-taking views and the changing colours of the ocean. However, if you are one of the handful of people who are looking for some other things to do in the Maldives other than just spending your vacation in the utmost luxury, then you don’t have to worry about a thing. There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy when you go to the Maldives. Here are the top five things you must try out in the Maldives.


Scuba diving

Maldives is one of the best locations in the world to enjoy scuba diving. The water of Maldives is filled with rich marine life and colourful corals. There are a lot of dive centres in the Maldives where you can enjoy the awesome experience of diving through the magical underworld that lies beneath the surface of Maldives’ waters. The Maldives is mostly famous among divers for its stingrays, whale shark migration and sea turtles, and you must not miss the chance of seeing these magical creatures while you are here.


If you cannot go for a dive but still want to get a taste of the rich underwater world Maldives has, the snorkelling is just the thing for you. You can go for a swim with the famous sea turtles of Maldives and see them lead their daily lives in the ocean. You will also get to see schools of immensely colourful fishes while snorkelling through the waters.



Maldives is home to world-class surfing waves and breaks which make it a really popular destination for the surfers. A lot of surfers come to the Maldives to ride the immense and pro-level breaks you can find here. Especially the Cinnamon Dhonveli, which is a paradise for surfers who want to face the awesome breaks away from the crowd.

Stand Up Paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is a great leisurely sport which you can enjoy in the waters of Maldives. As most of the islands of Maldives lie on calm and shallow sea waters, paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy your time in the Maldives. These shallow waters are so crystal clear that you can even see fish swimming away from your board under the water.


Go for a Scenic Flight

Many resorts in the Maldives are only accessible by going on a flight on a twin-engine float plane. The changing colours of the sea waters here at the Maldives make these flights incredibly scenic ones. However, if you are not staying at one of these resorts, you can always book a flight which will take you to the sky and give you an aerial view of the many atolls of Maldives.