Maldives Things to Do

  • Fishing boats in Hudhuranfushi harbour
    Fishing boats in Hudhuranfushi harbour
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  • Feeding the stingrays, eels and fish
    Feeding the stingrays, eels and fish
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  • Fish feeding, Hudhuranfushi
    Fish feeding, Hudhuranfushi
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Maldives Things to Do

  • Biyadhoo Resort

    nice to go there special if you love snorkeling DIVINGInternational diving school of the highest standard offering PADI courses.WATER SPORTSCatamaran, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing

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  • A DAY AT THE SPA

    YOU DESERVE IT! You work hard all year. You know you do. You travel half way round the world to get here. Why? To relax and unwind. Well take it to the next level. Go into the Spa and get that relaxing massage! Every resort in the Maldives has a Spa. You can hear the pleasant wind chimes as you approach the entrance and smell the fragrant waters as...

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  • Have a massage at the spa

    Having the possibility to have a massage was one of the reasons we choose Helengeli for our Maldives holidays.We were not disappointed.Duniye Spa has a branch on Helengeli and a bigger one on Meeru. The women working there are Thai and really know what they are doing.They offer a lot of different Massages (Oriental, swedish, aromatherapy, thai, 4...

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  • SCUBA DIVING - WITH EURO DIVERS

    GOING DOWN !!!Euro Divers operates full PADI courses and has a fantastic 1-day intro course for about $100. In the morning you get the training video and instruction on dry land (good idea). Next you take your training into about 5 ft of water and practice your new found skills. In the afternoon you get to dive one of the most picturesque coral...

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  • Bathala island

    Bathala is a beautiful island in the north Ari atoll, about 56 kilometres from the airport. You can reach it by speedboat in 90 minutes or by seaplane in 20 minutes. Bathala, in particular is a natural island: no trees were cut to make room for the beach - no nasty walls were built to protect the beach from the sea. And It's tiny: it takes seven...

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  • Sea Plane

    The photo flight is definetly the highlight of the trip, the views from the top are stunning and beyond words to describe it.The cost of a 15 min photo flight would be $110 pp. The resort only operates this excursion if there are only 14 people doing this. If your hotel is far from the airport then the transfer is usually by sea plane.I ended up...

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  • Submarine Ride

    Our resort offered a submarine ride for 1 hr for $105 pp, the views were disappointing, they give u a brouchere showing you what to expect, the submarine basically goes down about 120 ft and you can see the fishes and corals. The Submarine trip in Pattaya is much more entertaining, A big disappointment felt it was a total waste on money

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  • Island Hoping

    This is a tour where in you visit a near by island (resort) spend about 45 mins there, followed by a visit to a local fishing island to see of the local maldivain people live their lifes, one can do some shopping there as it would much cheaper than the souveniur shops on the islands. The final stop would include a deserted island where one can go...

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  • Fishing and Night Fishing

    If you like fishing then you can try your hand at big game fishing, day fishing and night fishing, the cost for this trip would be USD 30-40 pp and last for about 2 hrs, all equipment and baits are provided by the hotel

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  • Snokerling and Diving

    It is true that the maldives offer the best diving sites in the world, a great place for those having a PADI certificate or for those who just want to snorkel, we had taken a 2 hr snorkerling trip offered by the island, they take us by Dhoni a local motor boat to a place abt 10 mins from the island for snokerling.The view was Ok nothing great, i...

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  • Water Sports

    Umm if you like water sports then maldives is the place to be, if you get bored swimming in the tourquie lagoon and swimming pool, then one can try the para sailing, water sking, bannana boat ride and numerous other rides, the islands offer such facility for a charge, if you have experienced the thrills of these activities at destinations like...

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  • THE STINGRAY

    If you step on one of these guys, you will find out why part of their name is ‘sting’. These almost flat fish are amazing and gracefully glide through shallow clear water so you can see them. Unfortunately they also land in the sand and manage to cover themselves quickly & effectively – so watch your step! They can grow to be up to 1 meter across...

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  • WESTERN WHITE WHALE WATCHING

    The (not so) rare Western White Whale lives a sedentary existence most of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, mostly the Americas and Europe. It actively avoids the sun and physical activity whilst eating virtually continuously. Just prior to several rapid migrations to areas closer to the Equator, they will actually reduce food intake for 1-2...

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  • TAKE PICTURES FROM THE SEAPLANE

    Whatever you do - do not pack your camera in your luggage! You will never get the chance again. The seaplane transfer to any resort is the ultimate photo opportunity of a lifetime. No where else on earth is the same beautiful blue as the sea and islands of the Maldives. Make sure your batteries are fully charged and you have a large memory card!

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  • PLAN AHEAD - A FEW PRACTICALITIES

    The Maldives is far away, a holiday of a lifetime and there are no stores. So you need to plan well. Start with the resort. Make sure that it’s not a new one being built now or being remodelled. Each resort is based on a small island. ANY construction activity in resort will spoil your holiday or honeymoon. If you are diving (or thinking about it)...

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  • TOURIST VISAS & IMMUNISATIONS

    You will probably not believe what you are about to read. No one, no nationality, absolutely no passort holder needs a Visa to get into the Maldives. This must be the most Tourist friendly country and border in the world. The Maldives authorities seem to have the theory that if you can afford to get here and stay in a resort, that you have the...

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  • spa...

    I am not very crazy about spa's but of course like everybody - like to be pampered little sometimes. We booked package for 2 (was cheaper! 'only' 600usd). Oh, well, it was expensive but cheaper!then going separate. We could use spa ALL day! can go earlier and use all facilities - have quiet time alone, use some products for FREE like -put mask on...

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  • Cleaning the roads.

    It can be pretty messy at the roads on the islands each day. So, each morning there are staff cleaning the roads.It can be pretty messy when there is a storm passing by.

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  • Fishing.

    For people who like to fish for the big guys, it is possible to go Big Game Fishing. These are a few fish you can catch: marline, silfish, Wahoo, barracuda, yellow fin tuna, sharsk. you can hire a specially adapted boat, which has a fighting chair and fishing rods. The maximum people who can join are 4. Breakfast/lunch and soft drinks are served on...

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  • Bio Station.

    On Kuramthi Island there is a Bio Station. Up here you can get information about the fish/birds etc that are living on this island/Maldives.Presentatins can be in English and German.It is daily open at 5pm till 7pm. There are slide shows at 9.30pma (Monday in German and Wednesday in English). Special course on Saturday at 6pm is plankton/submarine.

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  • Snorkling.

    For snorkling there are some rules:- don't walk on coral- don't dive to grab coral- don't destroy the coralOn Kuramathi Island they are warning you with the sign as shown in the picture.

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  • Lizzards.

    On the island there are lizzards. Different versions walking around. They are really fast, so have your camera ready.

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  • Stingray feeding.

    Next to the bar there is a place were there is stringray feeding. A guy from the resort goes in the water with a basket of food and feeds them. The feeding is from 6.30pm till 7pm every day. Because this is happening on a daily basis, the stingrays know this. So, they are coming back every day. And they are fighting for the food...A heron is...

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  • Beaches part I.

    At Kuramathi Island you have different beaches. One is the sand bank. It is located at the end of the island. There are no trees to give shade. Only the sun is present here. From here you will have great views of sunsets. Other beaches are all over the island. All the beaches have great views over the blue water. So, pick yours and lay down...

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  • Flowers/plants part I.

    There are so many different flowers and plants to see on the island. Really amazing!! Go look for them when you are there.

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  • Walking around the island.

    On the island of Kuramathi you can walk a route. This is just one route and it goes around the island. The route lasts for about 35 minutes. During this walk you will have great views.The route is on sand. So, some parts of the route you can walk on your barefeet. I did it as well and it feels so nice. To have the sand between your toes...

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  • Sharks.

    There could be sharks swimming around at the Maldives. But you hardly see them. The only sharks that are swimmin nearby (close to the beach) are these white ones with 2 black spots (tail and fin). These sharks won't harm you because they will swim away when you enter the water. Unless you are harming these sharks...

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  • See the fish in the water.

    In the water you will find different kind of fish. If you are snorkling you can see them swimming around you. Or if you just swim, they are coming close by as well. Even the tiny fish will 'touch' you.I saw one 'crazy' fish. When this fish is swimming by and he notices you, he is going to swim on his side. And he will look at you with his big eyes....

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  • Palmtrees.

    When you think of the Maldives, one of the things you came up with are palmtrees. At Khuramathi Island you will find palmtrees everywhere. It is nice to see them. And really great to hear is the wind going through the leaves... :)

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  • Good islands for Snorkelling in the...

    Try Reethi beach resort or if you prefer a larger island try Kuredu.Fihalhohi is good and I am hoping to do to Vilamendhoo as it was recommended to us by divers when on Reethi last year. Bandos also has a v good house reef and if you are on a tight budget so does Embudu.Reethi was the best for me, as we went in October 07 and managed to finally...

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  • Snorkelling

    We just returned from Fihalhohi resort, the house reef there is the best I've seen. Some points it starts about 20 feet from the shore and has Baby black tips, Morays, Parrots, Eagle rays, Puffers, Octopus and all the schooling fishes, you can snorkel pretty much three quarters of the way round the island.The island is about 50 minutes by speedboat...

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  • SNORKELING

    Snorkeling is a fantastic and fun activity here in the Maldives. It also requires little equipment. Because all the resort islands have shallow areas of the ocean you can do this safely from the comfort of the beach just out front. You will also get a chance to see loads of beautifully co loured fish without the expense and time of a scuba dive....

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  • CORAL REEFS

    The coral reefs of the Maldives are an amazing living community just below the waves. Coral is a living marine polyp that lives in vast colonies. It has a hard outer shell which creates the brittle mass of the coral reef. The polyps keep growing so the reef will expand, but very slowly. Unfortunately pollution or even changes in water temperature...

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  • THE WEATHER

    A lot of people want to know on VT, what the weather will be like. In fact many want to know this because of honeymoons. I would love for you to have a perfect weather and a perfect honeymoon, but let’s face it. This is the tropics. It does what it wants too. That means solid rain in the middle of the dry season one day and sunny days during the...

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  • Dolphin Watch

    As part of the holiday package you were entitled to a trip on a Dhoni to see the dolphins. The boat left Kuredu around 18.00pm you then go out just offshore looking for dolphins

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  • A Walk on the sandspit

    At one end of Kureu past the Water Villas is a long narrow spit of land (sand) at certain times of the day you can walk out a long way and gaze back at the Island. This area is quite popular around sunset.

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  • Look by the waters edge

    Never mind looking at the beach keep an eye the waters edge. Whilst we were there we saw baby black tip reef sharks, various rays up to 4 feet long all within touching distance and fish in abundance.

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  • Get Married

    Having travelled to many places around the world and witnessing some particularly tacky wedding ceremonies, I would have to say this looks like the place to get married.There is a beautiful beach tent adourned with flowers and palms for the ceremony.

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  • A gentle stroll around Kuredu

    Don't do this in the heat of afternoon sun!! A stroll around the Island of Kuredu will take 45-60 minsYou get to take a look at the accommodation throughout Kuredu and also walk on pristine white sand beaches.

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  • Snorkeling

    From the raised decking of our beach villa you would see dark shadows in the ocean this was my cue to put on the mask and fins and go snorkeling. The larger shadows were usually hawksbill turtles or stingrays.

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  • Watch the sunsets

    As this is a relaxing beach resort as the evening approaches have a walk around the Island and watch the amazing sunsets.

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  • Do whatever you can =)

    You simply have nothing else but time here....Bath in the sun...go diving....snorkeling...kanoieng...island hopping.The island has free diving/snorkelling twice a day.Many people say that Male (the capital) isn't worth to visit, but I suggest you do that!!It's also a small island and few hours is enough to see it all...You'll get a free day tour to...

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  • Watch an amazing sunset!

    I have been to a lot of different places in the world known for their beautiful sunsets but none of them compares with the sunset I saw in the Maldives!!! It's a truly amazing sunset!!The colous are incredible as you can see in my photos. So, alone or with you partner, sit on the beach or in your bungallow balcony , grab a drink ( tropical is even...

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  • Swiming in calm ocean.

    The calm sea is just steps from you when you're in the Maldives. The water is clear and you will swim along with colourful fishes in a refreshing water, the right temperature. Not cold nor too warm.

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  • Scuba Diving

    One of the best places in the World to suba dive are the Maldives. If you already have a Padi that's ok but if you don't never mind, you can still begin.I did the beginners scuba dive:Discover scuba diving Experience the thrill of diving under the close supervision of our PADI instructor. This 2-hour course consists of a theory briefing and one...

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