100 Best Things to Do in The Maldives

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect holiday spot that’s worthy of being your Facebook cover or smartphone wallpaper, then the Maldives should be your next vacation destination. There is plenty to do amidst its picturesque white sand beaches and beautiful blue waters, from various water sports like snorkeling, diving, windsurfing and surfing.

But if an action-packed holiday isn’t your thing, take a luxurious, relaxing version of the Maldivian dream by staying in one of many premiere resorts and enjoy an elegant private dinner, a lavish massage, or a quiet night in at a posh water bungalow.

With so much to offer, here is a list of 100 best things to do in Maldives.

1. Hulhumale Beach

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Located just 7 km from Male International Airport is this reclaimed island with its surprisingly stunning man-made beach. Take time away from the beach to visit Hulhumale Mosque with its grand gold dome, seen from across the island.

2. Anbaraa Island

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A beautiful, uninhabited island in Felidhu Atoll just 90 minutes away by speedboat from Male, take a day trip or a cruise to Anbara Island and explore the beautiful underwater scenery that surrounds it.

3. Anantara Kihavah Villas (Baa Atoll)

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Book a stay at one of 79 villas in this luxurious resort, accessible via a 30-minute seaplane ride from the Male International Airport, and get a chance to explore the magnificent underwater world of the Indian Ocean.

4. Nala Boutique

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Looking for souvenirs to take home after your dream Maldives holiday? Visit Nala Boutique in Kurumba just 45 minutes from Male and shop for all the usual trinkets – fridge magnets, shirts, stationery, and handmade items.

5. Veligandu Island

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Located just 20 minutes by seaplane from the Male International Airport, book a stay in

Looking forward to a memorable underwater experience on your Maldivian holiday? Book a stay in
Picture this: a beautiful white sand beach met by crashing waves from the Indian Ocean, bright blue skies above, and lush vegetation all around. Bandos Island has all of these, and a serene turquoise lagoon that’s a feast for the eyes. What’s more, the island is just a mere 7 kilometers away from Male International Airport. What more can you want in an island getaway?

8. Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives

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Tie the knot or renew your vows at the exclusive Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives, just a 70-minute flight away from the Male International Airport. The luxurious hotel offers wedding packages that promise a hassle-free, worry-free picture-perfect wedding. All you’ll need to do is shop up and say “I do!”.

9. Tsunami Memorial (Male)

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Less than an hour away from the Male International Airport, there is a solemn tribute to those who lost their lives during one of the most tragic tsunami disasters in recent history. The Tsunami Memorial is a somber reminder of the tsunami that took place in Boxing Day 2004.

10. Gulhi Island (water sports)

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Looking for more adrenaline-pumping activities instead of laid back island life? Maldives is still the place for you. Hop on a boat to Gulhi Island just 20 kilometers from Male to experience all the water sports you can think of – from kayaking, diving, snorkeling, and many more. Adventure awaits!

11. Cocoa Island Resort

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If you’ve always dreamed of staying in a water villa and being able to jump out into the water to witness amazing marine life right at your doorstep, then Cocoa Island Resort Maldives is for you. This exclusive resort, just a 40-minute journey via speedboat from the Male International Airport, has over 30 water villas and amazing ocean life within its perimeter.

12. Finolhu Kanifushi

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Take a half hour flight via sea plane from the Male International Airport and visit Finolhu Kanifushi Island. It is known for its beautiful and unique white sand bar that stretches for miles, perfect for a barefoot stroll by the beach. Don’t forget to snap a picture for your phone’s wallpaper!

13. Lily Beach (sunset)

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Catch a gorgeous sunset at Lily Beach just half an hour away via seaplane from Male. Tamarind Restaurant, located at the resort, provides an amazing meal with the stunning orange and purple hues of the sunset as a backdrop. It can’t get any more romantic than this!

14. Kuredu

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The half hour journey to Kuredu from the international airport is a memorable experience in itself, as it is named as one of the most scenic flights in the world. Once there, experience the luxury of one of Maldives’ most awarded luxury resorts and enjoy a stay in one of their water villas or bungalows.

15. One&Only Reethi Rah

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Is swimming with sea turtles on your bucket list? Then plan your next holiday at the ultra exclusive and award-winning

Go on a morning fishing or a deep sea fishing excursion at the Medhufushi Island Resort in Meemu Atoll. The resort is one of only two luxury resorts in the atoll, located 129 kilometers away from Male. On top of the fishing excursions, diving lessons and island hopping adventures are also available.

17. Six Senses Laamu

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Deep in the Indian Ocean sits the majestic Laamu Atoll where you can book a stay in Six Senses Laamu, its only resort, accessible via a 30-minute seaplane and a 15-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. The resort is known for its luxurious villas, all with great views and private access to the beach.

18. Sunset Lounge at Four Seasons Maldives

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While Maldives is a Muslim country that limits the consumption of alcohol, there are still a few places where tourists can enjoy a fine cocktail. Visit the Sunset Lounge at Four Seasons Maldives for the finest cocktails on the island, coupled with amazing views and relaxing music. The Four Seasons resort is accessible via a 25-minute speedboat ride from the Male International Airport.

19. Mirihi

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Located at the South Ari Atoll, Mirihi Island Resort, accessible via a half hour seaplane ride from Male. The island resort is one of the smallest in Maldives, ensuring a quiet, private, and intimate vacation. If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live in an island of your own, this is the resort to book.

20. Banana Reef (North Male Atoll)

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Are you up for a luxurious island adventure? Book an eight-day excursion on a chartered yacht around the Maldives for a one-of-a-kind vacation. Your first stop should be at Banana Reef at the North Male Atoll, less than an hour away from the Male International Airport, where you can snorkel and swim with manta rays!

21. South Ari Atoll

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Just 100 kilometers away from Male, you can find yourself swimming among whale sharks in the South Ari Atoll, around Sun Island and Rangali. Though the whale sharks you will find in Maldives are relatively smaller compared to those found in other countries, the beautiful underwater scenery makes it a unique and truly memorable experience.

22. Komandoo Lagoon

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Do you constantly look for ways to live on the edge? A holiday in the Maldives might mean the relaxing and uncomplicated island life for most travelers, but for those seeking adventure, you can take your Maldivian holiday to the next level by swimming with black tip reef sharks at Komandoo Lagoon just 130 kilometers away from Male.

23. Baros Maldives

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Located in the Indian Ocean, this luxury island resort boasts of beautiful corals and a living house reef, perfect for snorkeling. What’s more, Baros Maldives is just 25 minutes away by seaplane from Male, which means you’ll spend less time travelling and more time swimming, snorkeling or diving!

24. Bathala Island Resort

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Few places in the world can compare to the diving experience a traveler can get in the Maldives, and this is especially true at Bathala Island Resort, located just 34 kilometers from the Male International Airport. The resort has what is said to be one of the best house reefs in the country, where snorkelers and divers often spot nurse sharks, manta rays, eagle rays and grey reef sharks. Additionally, there are around 50 more dive sites to explore within the area.

25. Oe Dhuni Finolhu

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If you fancy having a beautiful island all to yourself, book a trip to Oe Dhuni Finolhu on your next trip to the Maldives. Located 7 miles from Baa Atoll, this island does not have any resort and is completely deserted. This uninhabited island is perfect for a secluded, private day at the beach.

26. Flying Fox at Meeru Island

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Are you an animal lover? Visit Meeru Island just 55 minutes via speedboat from Male International Airport to get a glimpse of the flying fox, a medium-sized fruit bat. The island is home for these bats, who appear in the late afternoon.

27. Gan Island

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Known as one of the best islands in the Maldives for birdwatching, take a trip to Gan Island to see different species of exotic birds such as white terns, known to locals as ‘dhondheeni’. Book a stay in Canareef Resort just six miles from Gan International Airport.

28. Photo Flight Excursion at Male Airport

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Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination – even if the destination is as beautiful as the islands of the Maldives. Taking a seaplane – also known as a “Maldivian air taxi” – is a unique experience in itself and a great way to see the beauty of this tropical paradise. Book a photo flight excursion or a transfer to your resort right at the Male Airport.

29. UNESCO World Underwater Biosphere Reserve (Baa Atoll)

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Take a 30-minute flight from Male International Airport to one of only 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The Kakuni Hut Beach Bar ensures guests at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa remain hydrated with their chilled drinks and signature cocktails. Located just a few steps away from the resort’s private beaches, it’s the perfect watering hole. Visit the resort by taking a speedboat from Male International Airport for just 20 minutes.

31. Dive Kingdom International (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll)

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Located just 30 miles from Kaadedhdhoo Airport, take a course at Dive Kingdom International to experience and discover the beautiful marine life that the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll has to offer. Because of its isolated location, the atoll’s underwater scenery remains pristine and largely untouched. The company also provides scuba diving courses tailor-fit for kids, so you can start them early!

32. North Male Atoll

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Easily accessible with lots of services and infrastructure for tourists, the
North Male Atoll is worth a visit once you get to the Maldives. Just a half hour speedboat ride away from the international airport will take you to Huraa Island that continues to be inhabited by locals and maintains its small-town Maldivian charm. If you need a break from the beach, visit Himmafushi for some retail therapy.

33. Hanifaru Bay (Baa Atoll)

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One of the world’s largest manta ray feeding destinations, Hanifaru Bay, located around 80 miles away from Male International Airport, is an uninhabited area that’s right at the center Baa Atoll’s marine-protected Biosphere Reserve. Visit anytime between May to November for a higher chance of seeing the manta rays!

34. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

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Take a 45-minute seaplane from Male International Airport to visit this luxurious resort. Enjoy their exemplary services and quality accommodations, but also avail of their excursions to uninhabited islands that you can have to yourself, where you can spend the day relaxing under palm trees and taking a dip in the turquoise waters, and having a traditional Maldivian lunch: barbecue grilled over a fire built with coconut husks. Island life at its finest!

These islands are where the wildest imaginations are free to roam in complete isolation and perfect freedom.

35. Noohiri Diving and Water Sport Center

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This center is located in Feridhoo Island just 30 miles west of Male and one of the best-known scuba diving spots in the country. Noohiri Diving and Water Sports Center provides diving and sailing courses, stand up paddle, kayaking, kite surfing and wind surfing, as well as camping safaris.

36. Fulhadhoo Beach

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Taking another two hours and fifteen minutes by boat from Male International Airport to get to Fulhadhoo Beach is worth it, because this massive island only has a small village located in it, and the rest of the place is pretty much deserted, so you can have it all to yourself. Fulhadhoo Beach has been ranked the second-best beach in the world. If you want a picture-perfect Maldivian holiday, this is the place to visit.

37. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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Explore the beautiful underwater scenery in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru through island snorkeling. If you’re looking for something extreme, they even provide an underwater wedding package! The resort is accessible by speedboat for just 20 minutes from Male International Airport.

38. Amilla Fushi

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Take a 30-minute seaplane from Male International Airport to get to this private island, known as the second best beach in Baa Atoll. The beach has a Caribbean feel to it with its palm trees and the resort has villas in the modern style.

39. Finolhu Kanifushi

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Located just 10 minutes away by speedboat from Dharavandhoo island, Finolhu Kanifushi is known for its massive sandbar that’s perfect for a long stroll by the beach, and which also provides access to other uninhabited island.

40. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru (Baa Atoll)

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Take a seaplane for 30 minutes from Male International Airport to get to what is pegged as the best resort in Baa Atoll – Four Seasons Laanda Giraavaru. The luxurious resort offers private accommodations, 4 restaurants and 5 lounges, and the only Olympic-sized pool in all of Maldives. The best time to go is from January to April, when there is little chance of rain and you can expect a lot of bright, sunny days!

41. Halaveli

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Located in North Ari Atoll just 35 minutes away from Male International Airport by seaplane, Halaveli is a beautiful island resort protected by breakwater on almost all sides, ensuring you of calm, peaceful water that’s perfect for a relaxing dip in the ocean. If you want to go snorkeling, check out the reef breaks for the perfect snorkeling spots.

42. Baros Maldives Beach Lagoon

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Fancy staying at a $1,000-a-night accommodations on your holiday? Then book a getaway to Baros Maldives Beach Lagoon, just 25 minutes away via speedboat from Male International Airport. This island resort is known for one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Maldives and for its excellent reef snorkeling.

43. Anantara Dhigu

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This group of private islets is accessible via speedboat for 30 minutes from the Male International Airport and is home to three hotels. Take day trips to different islands or enjoy the serene waters of their beautiful lagoon. While the three hotels located in the area are all luxurious, they vary in prices, so you can choose the one that suits your budget.

44. Gili Lankanfushi

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The water villas at Gili Lankanfushi aren’t the most posh looking from afar, but the beautiful beaches surrounding the island more than make up for it. This high end resort is considered one of the best in Maldives, and can be accessed via speedboat just 30 minutes away from the Male International Airport.

45. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi

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This private island is known for its beautiful lagoon that’s ideal for snorkeling and fishing. Located in North Male Atoll, the upscale resort is just 30 minutes away via speedboat from the Male International Airport, and accommodations start at a thousand US dollars a night.

46. Kihaad Island

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Accessible via a 10-minute boat ride from Dharavandhu Island, this private island has a luxurious five-star resort and boasts of an impeccable house reef that’s perfect for snorkeling. The island is also located close to Hanifaru Bay, where you can go for a memorable scuba diving experience.

47. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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Trying to cut down on your travel time? Then you should book a room at the Taj Exotica, located just 8 kilometers from the Male International Airport and accessible by boat. Despite its proximity to the airport, its five-star amenities and the staff’s hospitality will still provide you with the exclusivity and privacy of a remote island resort.

48. Holiday Inn Kandooma

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Located 40 minutes away via speedboat from Male International Airport, the Holiday Inn Kandooma has a unique trait that not a lot of resorts at the Maldives can offer: it’s reportedly one of the best surf spots in the country, and the surf sport is located right in front of the resort!

49. Kuramathi Island

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This private island is known for numerous beautiful beaches, including a sandspit that’s considered one of the longest in the country. Located just 56 kilometers away from Male International Airport, Kuramathi Island is easily accessible via seaplane.

50. Velassaru

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Located just 25 minutes away from the Male International Airport via speedboat, this four-star resort is situated in a private coral island for perfect seclusion. Accommodations range from bungalows amidst lush greenery and water villas that have their own private swimming pool.

51. Como Cocoa Beach

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Live the Maldivian holiday dream by staying in a water bungalow on this island, located in the South Male Atoll just 40 minutes away from the Male International Airport via speedboat. The resort is well-known for its 5-star service and hospitality.

52. Fehendhoo Beach (Goidhoo Atoll)

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Looking for ancient history in paradise? Look no further than Fehendhoo Beach, located just two hours via public speedboat from Male International Airport. The island is home to some ancient Buddhist archeological sites. It is also one of the least populated islands in Male.

53.Sheraton Maldives

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If you want a 5-star Maldivian experience from a globally-renowned hotel, book a stay at the Sheraton Maldives, located in Furanafushi Island just 15 minutes away via speedboat from Male International Airport. Aside from its beautiful beach and water bungalows, the resort has a wonderful freshwater pool with a waterfall and a separate kids’ pool.

54. The Perfect Wave Hamathi

Want a surf adventure in paradise like no other? Then go on a surf safari aboard the Hamathi, a spruced up charter boat that can accommodate up to 10 people. Visit exotic surf locations at the Maldives beginning with the Meemu Atoll, located 156 kilometers away from Male International Airport.

55. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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Dining at the beach under the stars is an amazing experience, but it’s pretty common wherever there’s a luxurious island resort at the Maldives. Here’s something different: dining five kilometers under the sea. And you can only do it at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa, located 100 kilometers away from Male International Airport.

56. Ufaa COMO

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Enjoy a meal of fresh local catch transformed into a fusion of modern Indian, Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisines at UFAA, located at the Como Hotel just 40 kilometers away from Male International Airport by speedboat. The restaurant hosts special themed dinners on different days of the week.

57. Spa Cenvaree (Centara Ras Fushi Resort Maldives)

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A beach holiday won’t be complete without a relaxing spa experience, and one of the best places to get one in the Maldives is at Spa Cenvaree. It offers Thai-inspired treatments in suites for singles or couples, and has a beautiful pavilion by the beach that’s perfect for a treatment or a yoga session. The spa is located at Centara Ras Fushi Resort, just 15 minutes away from Male International Airport via speedboat.

58. Male Fish Market

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Get a taste of local Maldivian life by visiting the Male Fish Market just 3 kilometers away via ferry from Male International Airport. The market is known for its fresh catch of tuna, among other fish, and is buzzing with activity from early morning to mid-day.

59. Sunset Dolphin Cruise

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Hop aboard a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat, and set off into the sunset in the hopes of spotting a dolphin or two on a sunset dolphin cruise at Hulhumalle, just 6 kilometers away from the Male International Airport. Maldives is home to over 20 different species of whales and dolphins, so there’s a big chance you will be able to spot one on your cruise!

60. Huvafen Fushi Underwater Spa

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Take your spa experience to the next level at Lime Spa, which has treatment rooms located eight meters underwater. Get a three-hour massage called the Lime Light Ritual amidst swimming black tip reef sharks and colorful tropical fish. The spa can be found inside the Hufaven Fushi Resort just 30 minutes away via speedboat from Male International Airport.

61. Ocean Watersport Kuredu

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If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on your beach holiday, visit the Ocean Watersport Center in Kuredu and sign up for some kiteboarding classes, among other exciting water sports. The island of Kuredu can be accessed via a 35-minute flight on seaplane from Male International Airport.

62. Jiva Grande Spa

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Recharge your spirit and rejuvenate your health while on holiday! Visit the Jive Grande Spa at Taj Exotica Resort, located just 15 minutes away from Male International Airport via speedboat. Experience one of their signature spa treatments, made special with the inclusion of ancient Indian practices and rituals.

63.Kurumba Jet Ski Safari

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At Kurumba Maldives, you can go island hopping with a twist: instead of going on a boat, you can explore different islands on an environment-friendly jet ski! A local expert will guide you through different islands and take you to the best snorkeling and swimming spots. Kurumba Maldives is located just ten minutes away from the Male International Airport via speedboat.

64. Away Spa

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Beyond the usual spa treatments, there’s one thing only Away Spa at W Maldives offers that’s worth experiencing: therapeutic painting sessions! Relax, reflect, and recharge with every stroke of your brush. W Maldives is located just 57 KM away from Male International Airport.

65. Extreme Maldives Catamaran Sailing

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Island hopping, snorkeling, dolphin watching, sunset viewing – activities you shouldn’t miss out on when you go to the Maldives. And you can experience all of them when you go catamaran sailing! Lessons are available at the Cocoon Resort, accessible via a 30-minute seaplane from Male International Airport.

66. Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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Awarded by Conde Nast as the “Best Holistic Hideaway” in 2016, the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat offers numerous treatments and services. But one that’s not to be missed is their Omkaara Kundalini Ritual for Copules the awakens male and female energies for a sensual reawakening. Four Seasons Resort Maldives can be reached via 45-minute seaplane from Male International Airport.

67. Eriyadu Island Resort

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For a simple and quiet holiday devoid of superfluous luxury, book a stay at the Eriyadu Island Resort in North Male Atoll, located just 42 kilometers away from the Male International Airport. The island resort is known for one of the best house reefs in the atoll and a picturesque lagoon.

68. One&Only Spa by ESPA: One & Only Reethi Rah

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Named one of the 20 best spas in the world by readers of Conde Nast Magazine, One&Only Spa is best known for their signature experiences, such as the Elevate Signature Experience that claims to help improve your body’s alignment. One & Only Reethi Rah can be accessed from Male International Airport via a 15-minute seaplane flight.

69.Vakarufalhi Dive Center

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This dive center is located in the South Ari Atoll which is known for the most famous dive spots in Maldives. There are plenty of activities available for water lovers, such as exploring the exemplary house reef, spotting whale sharks, and swimming with manta rays! The Vakarufalhi Dive Center is located 90km from the airport.

70. Como Shambhala

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Take one of Como Shambhala’s wellness paths for the ultimate day spa experience. The Restoration Path, in particular, is a nearly 6-hour experience including an Indian head massage, a reflexology session, and a facial. The spa can be accessed via a 40-minute speedboat from Male International Airport.

71. Constance Moofushi

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Located in a secluded island 30 minutes away from the Male International Airport via seaplane, the resort is an ideal mix of luxury and simplicity, with its beautifully designed villas made with an elegant yet soulful aesthetic. The resort has plenty of activities to offer its guests, including snorkeling and big game fishing.

72. Meeru Golf Club

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Looking to add some tee time into your holiday itinerary in the Maldives? Then spend a day or two at the Meeru Golf Club, which opened the country’s first 9 hole Pitch & Putt golf course. The golf club is located in Meeru Island Resort & Spa, accessible from Male International Airport via speedboat for an hour.

73. Male Local Market

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Live like the locals by experiencing the Male Local Market, which is sure to be a delight to your senses. Located a block away from the Male Fish Market, it’s filled with shops selling all sort of colorful fresh produce and local treats.

74. Old Friday Mosque

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Made out of coral, the Old Friday Mosque is a 17th-century structure of great historical significance for the Maldives, and a great spot to visit as you wait for your resort transfer from the Male International Airport (it’s only 3 kilometers away).

75. Grand Friday Mosque

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The massive golden dome of the Grand Friday Mosque is visible from most places in Male, but seeing it up close and entering the structure is a unique experience in itself. Located 3 kilometers away from the Male International Airport, this modern structure is now considered an iconic landmark of the city of Male.

76. Manta Point (Addu Atoll)

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World-renowned for its giant manta rays, Manta Point in Addu Atoll located over 500 kilometers away is a diver’s paradise. Not only is it home to giant manta rays, it is also where British Loyalty, the biggest shipwreck in the Maldives, is located. It’s also a great spot to see turtles and sharks.

77. Bikini Beach

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Located in Maafushi Island 28 kilometers away from Male International Airport, the island plays host to Bikini Beach, popular among tourist as it is a beach that allows visitors to wear bikinis and other swimsuits not allowed in other public beaches in the Maldives, where strict dress codes are implemented. The beach also has an impressive snorkeling area.

78. Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre

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Add some volunteerism to your Maldivian holiday by taking part at the Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre in Lhaviyani Atoll, located 136 kilometers away from Male International Airport. You can participate in the island’s sea turtle conservation, beach patrol, or in teaching local children English!

79. HP Reef

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This marine protected area located in Girifushi Island just 15 kilometers away from Male International Airport is a mesmerizing dive site where you can swim inside a massive cave full of corals and amazing tropical fish.

80. Biyadhoo Island Resort

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For a tranquil and serene holiday in the Maldives, book a stay at the Biyadhoo Island Resort, accessible via a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. The resort is enclosed in a beautiful lagoon and has an impressive house reef.

81.Bandaara Kilhi

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Take a break from beautiful beaches and visit Bandaara KIlhi Lake, accessible via a 90-minute flight from Male International Airport. Take pictures at the observation deck, have a nice meal of local delicacies at the lake restaurant and enjoy the awe-inspiring nature surrounding you.

82. Dhadimagi Kilhi

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Declared a protected area in 2012, Dhadimagi Lake is the second biggest lake by volume in Fuvahmulah, 500 kilometers away from Male International Airport. Visit the lake for serene morning views as well as a little peace and quiet.

83. Bodu Mora

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Bodu Mora Beach is known for its soft fine sand and the beautiful sapphire waters that surround it. It often ranks in lists of top beaches in the Maldives, making it a must-visit! Bodu Mora Beach is located in Vaavu Atoll, just 125 kilometers away from Male International Airport.

84. Maverick Style

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Providing guests of all ages and skill level the opportunity to experience any water sport of their choice, Maverick Style has a team of highly trained experts with extensive experience, so you’re sure you and your family are in good hands. Visit them in Vihamanaafushi Island, accessible via a 1-hour ferry from Male.

85. Maldivian Surf Club

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With their headquarters in Gan Island over 500 kilometers away from Male International Airport, Maldivian Surf Club provides surfing adventures in the Maldives on a budget!

86. Serene Ocean Wellness Center

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Located in Thoddoo Island just 70 kilometers away from Male International Airport, Serene Ocean Maldives has a team of PADI professionals to guide you through exciting dives, regardless of your dive experience.

87. Maafushi Dive

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Safety should be a top priority when you go on your scuba dive trips, and at Maafushi Dive Center & Water Sports, their professional team will ensure you have an enjoyable and worry-free dive. What’s more, the air in every Maafushi Dive tank is tested and certified to be clean and pure.

88. Veli Spa

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Located in Kurumba Maldives just 8 kilometers away from Male International Airport and accessible by ferry, Veli Spa is known for their use of ancient herbal medicine unique to the Maldives in their modern treatments

89. Talise Spa

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Located in Bolifushi Island 17 kilometers away from Male International Airport, the Talise Spa claims their treatments will not only help you feel good, they will also spur on a journey of self discovery. The Dhilley Noor treatments uses a curious mix of sand from the island and coconut extract.

90. Muraka

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If you are planning to stay at the South Ari Atoll 100 kilomters away from Male international airport, don’t miss a chance at having a scrumptious meal at Muraka at the Mirihi Island Resort. Don’t forget to visit the posth Ruhgandu Wine Bar.

91. Shell Beans

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Can’t survive with your daily dose of caffeine, even on holiday? Then don’t forget to visit Shell Beans in Hulhumale, just 6 kilometers away from the airport. They offer a great cup of coffee as well as fruit drinks and café grub that definitely merits the title “made in paradise”.

92. Sala Thai

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Located just 30 minutes away from the Male International Airport, visit Sala Thai Restaurant for authentic Thai cuisine prepared by experienced and professionally trained Thai chefs and warm, family restaurant atmosphere.

93.Palace Sichuan

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Craving for Chinese food on your holiday at the Maldives? Then book a table at Palace Sichuan just 26 minutes away from Male International Airport. They serve authentic Chinese food of the highest quality on the island.

94.Island Barbeque

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There’s nothing like a scrumptious barbecue when you’re on a beach holiday. Which is why on your vacation to the Madives, don’t forget to visit the Island Barbeque Restaurant, 64 kilomters away from Male International Airport. They serve premium-grade meat alongside traditional favorites, paired with quality wines.


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Have a hankering for authentic Japanese cuisine while on your Maldivian holiday? Book a reservation at Origami in Anantara Veli Maldives Resort just twenty kilometers away from Male International Airport. Their sushi are carefully handmade, and the restaurant is also known for their slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers.

96.Home Cooked Maldives

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Want to take a piece of Maldives with you that’s more than just a souvenir? If you particularly liked traditional Maldivian cuisine, why not learn how to cook popular Maldivian dishes at Home Cooked Maldives?. The tour also includes a visit to the local market for a chance to eat local delicacies. The tour happens at the heart of Male, just 30 minutes away from Male International Airport.

97.In Focus: Beyond the Beach

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If you like going on holiday with a cause, don’t forget to book a slot at Urban Adventures’ In Focus: Beyond the Beach. This unique tour guides you through various volunteer and conservation efforts around the island. The tour begins at Jetty 5 in Male, just half an hour away from the international airport.

98. Sun Island Resort & Spa

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There’s no need to guess what you’ll experience staying in a resort located in a place called Sun Island: you are almost assured of an abundance of a beautiful beach and sunshine. Located just 62 kilometers away from Male International Airport, the Sun Island Resort & Spa is known for its wide white sand beaches and picturesque gardens planted with exotic tropical flowers.

99. Banana Reef

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Schedule a dive at Banana Reef, one of the very first dive sites in Maldives that gained international acclaim. Located at North Ari Atoll just 25 kilometers away from Male International Airport, the reef is home to sharks, barracuda, and moray eels.

100.Komandoo Maldives Island Resort

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Find your little piece of Maldivian paradise in the Lhaviyani atoll, located 80 miles from Male International Airport. Here you will find the Komandoo Maldives Island Resort, known for its awe-inspiring setting and jacuzzi water and jacuzzi beach villas.