Things to do- while you are spending your holiday
There is so much to do and see in Maldives. It is truly a place for both relaxing and having the best entertainment. The bulk of this entertainment is in the form of beach and water activities, as there are many beaches, rocks and pleasant waters to have fun in. Visitors generally do not come here to look for discos and night entertainment because Maldives is a place that is recognized for its scenic beauty.
|Maldives is home to some of the most diverse marine fauna and flora in the world. Tens of Thousands of reefs, a thousand recorded species of fish, over two hundred species of coral and hundreds more species of other marine life; no wonder many see this as one of the greatest dive destinations on earth.
Most of the Island resorts have their own Diving Center with qualified instructors. Divers may, if they wish, bring along their own dive gear, however the diving centers in the resort carry a wide range of rental equipment. At resorts diving is conducted daily all year round. Even in Capital Male’ there is some dive centers, mainly serving the residents of the city.
Water Sport Activities
|All the resorts without exception have water sports centers that provide a range of water sports and fun activities. The most popular among these are snorkeling, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. The water sports centers are equipped with boards and sails of different sizes and some offer courses for beginners and advanced windsurfers and sailors.
Among other popular water sports activities are parasailing, kayaking, kite-surfing, water-skiing and jet skiing. Some resort islands even offer you the opportunity to try out your sailing skills on a local dhoni.
|An ‘island-hopping’ excursion would take you to another resort, an uninhabited island and an inhabited island all in a day-tour designed to give you a taste of the country. You would also get the opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters of a desert island and experience a barbecue on the beach. Some resorts take this a step further by conducting the excursion by sea plane.|
Male’ City Excursion
|Male’ capital city Excursions are organized regularly by resorts in Male Atoll; however some resorts in other atolls also offer you the opportunity to visit the capital during your stay. Male’ the capital is the political and commercial hub of the country. On Male’ city excursion you can visit several interesting historical and other places. Visit the page places of interest to know the important places in capital city.|
Night Fishing/Sunset Fishing
|Night fishing/Sunset Fishing is a special Maldivian form of evening entertainment in which you could enjoy the peace and stillness of the night under starry skies while you fish for snapper or grouper, and end the evening with a barbecue prepared with your very own catch.|
|Resorts also offer you the opportunity to savor the beauty of the Maldives from the air.
While some resorts offer organized photo flights by seaplane, you have the option of arranging your own aerial expedition as well.
|The Maldives spas are in a world of their own. It is the perfect blend of luxurious therapies, health and beauty experiences and sensory stimulation complemented by the tranquil surrounding and blissful tropical beauty.
Most of the Spas in the Resort offer a large number of therapies and facilities ranging from aromatherapy, massage to Jacuzzis and saunas. Many of the treatments combine traditional Asian therapies with classic European spa techniques.
Sports & Recreation
|Resorts offer a variety of sports for the enjoyment of their guests; beach volleyball is the most obvious, however many resorts have tennis courts of exceptional quality and fully equipped gymnasiums complete with instructors. Badminton and squash courts are quite common in the resorts as well. Billiards, pool and a variety of board games are offered on most of the resorts.|
|Entertainment in the evenings differs widely from resort to resort. Some resorts provide a more club-like atmosphere. They may have a weekly program of animation with professional entertainers. Almost all resorts offer disco and live music either with their in-house DJs and bands or visiting bands from capital city. Some resorts include traditional dance and music in their entertainment programs.|
|Traditional Music & Dance: Bodu Beru is the most popular form of music and dance in the country, believed to have been introduced in the early 19th century by African slaves. Historians believe Thaara, which also holds a special place in local entertainment; have been introduced from the Middle East in the seventeenth century.|