• Carol Oconnor

    With its stunning white sands, tropical warm turquoise waters and its laid-back atmosphere, the Maldives is as close to paradise as you can get. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that so many couples choose the Maldives as their number one honeymoon destination.

    If you’re looking to experience a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to this breathtaking part of the world, it’s worth researching some of the top things to do while you’re there. To make it easier, below we’ve listed some of our personal favourite things to do in the Maldives…

    Diving and Snorkeling

    If you’ve never given diving or scuba diving a try, you’ll definitely want to give it a go while you’re in the Maldives. Considered one of the best scuba diving destinations in the globe. The crystal blue waters of the Maldives have an exceptional range of marine life to be explored.

    You don’t need any previous training or qualifications. There are many PADI dive centres which enable you to partake in discovery dives. With the chance to see whale sharks, stingrays and sea turtles to name just a few. This is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.

    If you don’t fancy diving, snorkeling is a great alternative. Explore the pristine reefs packed full of colourful fish, making you feel like you’re in a giant aquarium. No Maldives holidays would be complete without trying snorkeling or diving.

    Island Hopping

    There are over 1000 islands in the Maldives, and most are uninhabited. If you stay in one of the popular resorts such as the Kuredu Island resort & Spa or the Veligandu Island Resort, you’ll typically be staying on a private island. However, there are large settlements within the Maldives, giving you the opportunity to take a day trip to explore the inhabited community islands.

    Be aware that if you do plan on visiting these community islands, the locals typically follow a strict Muslim culture. This means you will need to be respectful of the appropriate dress code.

    Dolphin Watching

    You don’t have to get wet to witness some of the Maldives most beautiful sea life. Dolphin excursions are readily available, and they are considered by both locals and tourists as one of the best things to do in the Maldives.

    The dolphins here are some of the most playful and active in the world. If you want to get the best experience, it’s worth taking the sunset dolphin excursions. This gives you the best chance of seeing pods of dolphins, plus you’ll get to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen.

    Pampering Yourself

    A trip to the Maldives guarantees a true get-away-from-it-all experience. It’s your time to relax, unwind and recharge as you enjoy some much-needed “you time”. What better way to enhance your relaxing getaway than by indulging in the local spa treatments?

    Most Maldives resorts, such as the luxurious Olhuveli Beach and Spa resort, offer a range of pampering treatments. The Balinese massage treatments are especially recommended. This couple’s massage treatment is a great way to not only relax, but also to enhance the romantic experience.


    Although the majority of the waters in the Maldives are calm, there are a few spots which are renowned for their surfing opportunities. Some of the best surfers in the world are drawn to Cinnamon Dhonveli, which offers challenging waters to navigate. You’ll frequently see Maldives surf breaks advertised worldwide and they do attract hundreds of surfers each year.

    If you’re not a pro surfer, there are plenty of calmer areas where you can take a few lessons. If you’ve always wanted to try surfing, what better place to start than in one of the best surfing destinations in the world?

    Romantic Sunset Dinners

    Of course, you can’t go to the Maldives without experiencing romantic sunset dinners. They are expensive, but the experience alone is worth the cost. You’ll typically find most of the food on offer when you book a holiday to the Maldives is laid out in buffet style. However, the sunset dinners are set meals, usually overlooking the beach. You’ll be provided with your own personal butler and it is hands down one of the most romantic things you can do during your stay.

    As you can see, there are lots of things you can do and see during your Maldives getaway. The above are just a small selection of the top things to do. Why not check out our full range of Maldives holidays today?