Considered one of the world’s superior honeymoon destinations, the Maldives has a lot to offer travelers. Featuring a string of exclusive resorts, high-end restaurants, aquatic activities, and sublime scenery, it’s no wonder that people travel from all over the world just to spend a few days on the island nation. There are endless things to see and do in the Maldives, but as most people have limited schedules and limited budgets, we thought we’d narrow it down to the things you simply have to add to your Maldives bucket list. Check them out below!
Dine With The Fishes In The Hilton’s Underwater Restaurant
Everyone knows that swimming with the mantas is one of the most popular activities in the Maldives. But for those who don’t enjoy actually interacting with sea life, there is still the opportunity to get up close and personal with the fish at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
The restaurant is located on Rangali Island in the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The prices may not be cheap at this high-end eatery, but how many times in your life will you have the chance to eat a meal in the company of a sea of fish?
There are also other undersea restaurants and wine cellars in the Maldives that are worth checking out. You can even find underwater spas in some resorts. Who said you had to get wet to get a glimpse of life under the sea?
Explore The Local And Colorful Maldivian Islands
The Maldives is home to about 1200 islands, and while you probably won’t get the opportunity to visit all of them, it is worth taking some time out of your trip to visit the less touristy islands. Some of the Maldivian islands specifically cater to tourists and are home to exclusive resorts where you’ll be treated like royalty. Others are a little more down to earth.
A lot of resorts in the Maldives will offer day trips to neighboring islands, where you’ll be able to witness what life is like for locals. As Girl Tweets World points out, there are many locals in the Maldives that don’t work in the tourism industry, and traveling to the lesser-known islands will teach you a little about their way of life.
Visiting locations such as Huraa Island might not be as relaxing as staying within the confines of your resort, but it is eye-opening. And it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the authentic local culture.
Indulge In A Private Sandbank Picnic
The Maldives is renowned for being one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon destinations. Many of the resorts are designed to offer the most magical experience for newlyweds and there are several activities on offer that are ideal for two people in love. Like having a picnic on your own private sandbank.
According to Forbes, this is how you really experience the Maldives in style. On the island of Amilla Fushi, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy your own private picnic on your own private sandbank. All you’ll be able to see for miles around is calm turquoise water and pristine white sand while you indulge in authentic Maldivian delicacies from your pre-packed picnic basket. What could be better?
Picnics are romantic at the best of times. With the added picturesque scenery and the delicious rich cheese and champagne, you can’t go wrong.
Witness Traditional Boduberu Performances
Though most of your time in the Maldives will undoubtedly be spent relaxing, you’ll also have a few opportunities to learn about the local culture and witness some age-old traditions that the Maldivian people have practiced for generations. One of them is the Boduberu performance.
The Boduberu consists of singing, dancing, and drumming, and sets off a lively atmosphere that gets everybody in the mood for a celebration. The best way to watch a performance is to travel to the inhabited islands of the Maldives, which can be organized as a day trip through your resort.
If you don’t want to leave the island you’re staying on, many resorts also host Bodubery performances for the convenience of their guests. Find out where the closest performance to you is being held and make sure that you leave room in your schedule for it. You won’t be disappointed!
Discover The Fascinating Capital City Of Male
Most people who visit the Maldives forget all about paying a visit to the capital city of Male. Located on an island that is only about 1.25 square miles in size, Male may be one of the world’s smallest capital cities, but it’s also one of the liveliest. If it’s culture you’re after, you’ll be totally satisfied with the museums, markets, and mosques standing in the colorful city.
Being an Islamic nation, it’s important to remember to adhere to traditional Islamic requirements while visiting the city. When entering any mosques, women must wear head scarfs and all visitors must wear pants instead of shorts.
According to TripSavvy, you can walk around the entire city in only a few hours. Among the best sights to see is the National Museum, which will give you an insight into the fascinating history of the Maldives. You can also take a guided tour of Male and have the major points of interest pointed out to you during a leisurely stroll around the city.