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05 Night Time Experiences You Should Add To Your Bucket List In The Maldives

Star gazing at Anantara Kihavah with the SKY GURU.
If you are coming to the Maldives, they you don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the Maldives in the hours of darkness.

If you are coming to the Maldives, then you don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the Maldives in the hours of darkness. I’m not talking about the midnight parties or your typical stargazing. Take your experience to a new level with the experiences these resorts are offering!

  • Blackwater Diving – Six Senses Laamu

The Dive Center at Six Senses Laamu, Deep Blue Divers introduced ‘Blackwater Diving’ recently. The resort is the first resort to introduce the experience in the Maldives, which is gaining popularity across the world among many dive enthusiasts.

This is not your typical day or night diving. This experience takes place in the open ocean, with divers drifting with the current in mid-water. Divers are guided by a string of LED lights attached to a vertical rope attached to a surface-floating buoy.

Th led lights attract deep dwelling, and often alien-looking micro creatures emerging vertically every night from the ocean in search of food, in one of the greatest migrations happening on the planet. Many of these micro creatures usually smaller than a human thumb, are ethereal reef fish in their juvenile phase, or invertebrates such as pygmy squids, fluorescent bristle worms and rainbow-pulsating comb jellies.

Some of the alien-looking deep dwellers found in blackwater dives are still new to science.
(Photo: William Tan)

Find out more about Black Water diving Here.

  • Romantic Stargazing Cruise – Veligandu Island Resort

Enjoy this cruise like no other, sipping a glass of champagne or enjoying a punch served with canapés while you and your partner gaze up at the beautiful at the star-studded skies above. Here is the view full details about this experience.

Veligandu Stargazing Excursions

Expand your view of the galaxy at the Maldives’ first over water observatory at Anantara Kihavah Maldives! An extraordinary experience that enlightens couples romance and family adventure. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope while you learn about the constellations and planets with Anantara’s storytelling SKY Guru.

The magical experience of the of the full moon shimmering on the surface as you cruise across the Indian Ocean is not to miss. Relax on a traditional Maldivian dhoani and feel the warm night breeze as the moonlight catches the waves and illuminates the surrounding islands. You can also personalize this exclusive once-a-month experience by choosing a vessel of your choice, with your own private guide and a marine biologist onboard!

Amilla Fushi Full Moon Fishing

View more information by HERE

  • Night Fishing

Many resorts and guesthouses offer night fishing and you don’t want to miss out on this. And if the aquatic creatures of the sea do not get you up for enjoying this, remember you also get to see the amazing night sky alongside the experience!

There’s a lot more night experiences in the Maldives you can choose from. Crab racing, night diving and even glowing beaches. Will you be trying any of these not-to-miss experiences? Whichever you choose we can guarantee you will have an unforgettable night!

Feature image by Anantara Kihavah

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Maldives Travel Checklist: Everything You Need to Prepare Before You Travel

Travelling to the Maldives is a dream for many, offering stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, it’s essential to prepare adequately. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventurous solo trip, proper preparation is key to enjoying all that this tropical paradise has to offer. From securing necessary documents to packing the right gear, here’s your ultimate Maldives travel checklist.

Essential Documents and Preparations

1. Passport and Visa

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Most nationalities receive a free 30-day visa on arrival but check the latest visa requirements on the official Visit Maldives website.

2. Travel Insurance

Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and activities like snorkelling and diving. Especially when you travel to a far-away country, travel insurance becomes extremely important. On some airlines, you can also get additional coverage for delays and missed flights as well.

Packing Essentials


Pack light, breathable clothing suitable for a tropical climate:

  • Swimwear: Bring several sets as you’ll spend a lot of time in the water.
  • Beachwear: Flowy dresses, shorts, and tank tops are ideal.
  • Evening Wear: Lightweight, smart-casual attire for dining in resorts.
  • Cover-ups: Sarongs or kaftans for when you’re not in the water.


  • Flip Flops: Essential for the beach.
  • Sandals: Comfortable for walking around the resort.
  • Water Shoes: Useful for water activities like snorkelling.


  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the strong tropical sun.
  • Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated while reducing plastic waste.

Toiletries and Personal Care

  • Reef-safe Sunscreen: Protect your skin and the coral reefs.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Essential for soothing sunburns.
  • Moisturizer and Lip Balm: To counteract the drying effects of sun and saltwater.
  • Insect Repellent: Some islands may have mosquitoes.


  • Travel Adapter: Maldives uses Type D and G sockets.
  • Underwater Camera: Capture your underwater adventures.
  • Power Bank: Keep your devices charged during excursions.

Health and Safety


Check if you need any specific vaccinations before travelling. Routine vaccines like Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended.

Activities and Excursions

Snorkeling and Diving Gear

While most resorts provide snorkelling gear, bringing your own ensures the best fit and hygiene. Consider packing a mask, snorkel, and fins.

Waterproof Bags

Protect your electronics and other valuables from water damage during boat trips and water activities.

Final Tips


The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the local currency, but US dollars are widely accepted. Carry small denominations for tips and local purchases.

Cultural Sensitivity

Maldives is a Muslim country, and it’s important to respect local customs. Dress modestly when visiting local islands, covering shoulders and knees.

Local Sim Card

Consider buying a local SIM card at the airport for cheaper internet access throughout your stay. Remember, the key to a smooth and enjoyable trip lies in thorough preparation. Safe travels!

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