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What to do in the Maldives

Beaches and relaxation: Any guide to the Maldives has to start with the beaches. With over a thousand islands to choose from there is no shortage of beautiful spots to catch a little sun. For a taste of world-class relaxation, treat yourself to an invigorating spa experience in one of the many excellent health and wellbeing centres.

Scuba diving and snorkelling: If you get a little warm on the beach, why not cool off by exploring the exotic coral reefs and stunning wildlife that teems in the waters around the islands? From beginners to experienced divers, there is something for everyone to enjoy and with plenty of PADI certified diving centres providing equipment and scuba diving courses. Excursions to extraordinarily beautiful diving sites are also regularly available.

Shopping and sightseeing: The Maldives may be an island paradise but its unique geographical position also means it is home to some equally distinct culture and traditions. Experience thriving local markets, barter in local souvenir shops or experience the capital Male, an island city where the traditional and modern worlds collide. Or you could combine your Maldives holiday with a trip to the shopper's paradise of Dubai.

Island hopping: Truly get away from it all by chartering a boat and exploring some of over eight hundred uninhabited islands in the Maldives. This is one of the few remaining places on earth where you can really enjoy an unspoiled paradise. Just speak to one of our representatives and they can arrange your island hopping experience.

Nightlife: The Maldives collectively form a nearly deserted island paradise, so local nightlife is virtually non-existent. Most of the resorts will have a bar or even a disco where you can enjoy a slightly more lively evening if you feel like it. If you've chosen the Maldives as your dream destination, we're guessing it's not really buzzing nightlife and pulsating clubs you're looking for.

Excursions and Attractions

diving in blue maldives waters

Diving in Blue Maldives Waters

Located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldives stretch over 800 kilometres from north to south. The country is made up of approximately 1200 tiny, low-lying coral islands which form an archipelago of 26 major atolls grouped in a double...

Explore the Cultural Centre - True Maldives holidays

Explore the Cultural Centre - True Maldives Holidays

Visit Dhangethi Island, home to the country's only cultural centre and discover the local way of life the way it used to be. Let local women cook lunch, visit a school, learn about dhoni building and local crafts, followed with a chance to go...

fisherman's island

Fisherman's Island

A holiday in the Maldives conjures up images of secluded islands surrounded by powdery white sand, crystalline blue lagoons and swaying coconut palms. But there is so much more to discover here if you decide to venture outside your resort. This tour will...

Fishing in the Maldives - Maldives national past time

Fishing in the Maldives - Maldives National Past Time

Fishing is not only the lifeblood of the Maldivian economy; it is also a popular pastime among locals as well as visitors. Maldivians enjoy a variety of different types of fishing. The most popular among these in night fishing. The boat leaves the island...

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