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10 Things to See & Do in the Maldives

Discover the ultimate travel guide to the Maldives. Explore the possibilities of the sights and activities when on your destination honeymoon. Learn more.

Your wedding planning is done, your registry is live, and all that’s left between you and the white sands of your Maldives honeymoon is “I do.” Now that you have a moment to breathe, it’s time to think about how to spend your days under the tropical sun.

Plan a trip to the Maldives, where you can explore luxury resorts, special activities, and sights to see. Whether you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime excursions or utter romance, our top 10 list of Maldives activities has something for everyone.

What to Do in the Maldives

1. Snorkeling

The Maldives are home to some of the most beautiful and extensive coral reefs in the world. Many resorts in the Maldives offer snorkeling packages along the shore of the atoll, so you don’t have to worry about planning too far ahead of time. Since the water is warm, you have a better chance of seeing the vast array of colorful sea life year round.

A couple snorkeling the reef

2. Dolphin Cruise

Venture out on a catamaran or private boat to witness dolphins playing in their natural habitat. For many of us, it’s not an everyday occurrence to glide across the water alongside such playful, jubilant wildlife. If you and your paramour want to combine a little thrill seeking with romance, a dolphin cruise is the perfect opportunity to coexist with some of the most beautiful creatures on earth.

pod of dolphins swimming

3. Scuba Diving

If you’re an avid swimmer and ready to go deeper than a snorkel allows you, check with your resort to see what scuba diving accommodations they offer. This is your chance to experience the rich underwater life of the Maldives scuba diving, from coral reefs to whale sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles. Keep in mind that coral reefs are currently in danger of being eliminated by pollution, so enjoy the kaleidoscope of color, but maintain a respectful distance!

2 people scuba diving

4. Windsurfing

If you want to enjoy the unparalleled scenery and stay active, windsurfing is ideal for you. Those with paddle boarding or surfing experience will likely adapt to windsurfing quickly. And if it’s brand new for you, many resorts offer lessons for water sports. Novices and experienced surfers alike will adore skimming along the crystalline waters, propelled by the warm, Maldivan breeze.

sunset over ocean horizon

5. Island Hopping

The Maldives are a collection of several atolls, each with their own unique beauty. Thaa Atoll sits along an archipelago that makes it perfect for snorkeling. Additionally, the Malé Atoll houses the capital of the Maldives, and is the home for rich cultural experiences. Travel between islands by seaplane or boat, and make a day of exploring every corner of the gorgeous terrain.

person sitting on dock

6. UV Night Snorkeling

If you’ve already tried snorkeling and want to up the ante, UV night snorkeling is out of this world. Using special torches and lenses for your mask, you’ll discover the fluorescent pink, green, yellow, and purple bioluminescence that some corals and reef animals emit at night. Some resorts, including Como Maalfushi, offer night excursions. If yours doesn’t, this could be a good activity for island hopping.

couple looking into sunset

7. Glamping

At the Amilla resort, you can spend the night under the stars with a unique glamping experience on your own private beach. Staying in gorgeous over-water villas is nothing short of spectacular, but there is something exceedingly romantic about falling asleep beneath the stars with the sound of soft waves lulling you to sleep.

oceanside villa

8. Private Cooking Classes

Aside from the exceptional restaurants featured at many resorts, you can take your culinary journey a step further with private lessons from a world-class chef. Not only do you get to enjoy an unspeakably good meal with your paramour, you also learn how to take home a taste of the islands for you to indulge in whenever you wish.

person pouring a glass of wine

9. Fishing

Several resorts offer fishing excursions during both the day and night. Even if you aren’t an avid fisher, the opportunity to venture out further into the ocean is unbeatable. Plus, night fishing allows you to catch the vespertine fish that day fishers miss out on.

boat in water

10. Spas

What is a relaxing vacation without a trip to the spa? Nearly every resort features a world-class spa, often with packages that range from traditional massages to treatments you can only find in the Maldives. Take a Turkish bath, enjoy holistic wellness, and drift into oblivion during a massage with an ocean view.

person getting a massage

If you’re honeymooning in the Maldives, exquisite experiences are abundant wherever you go. You can even add some of these fabulous excursions to your Honeymoon registry, so that your loved ones can help plan your Maldives trip and make your romantic dream a reality.

Does this sound like a place you'd like to explore? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest easy knowing that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to get started on planning your dream vacation today!

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