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05 Things to do Anywhere in the Maldives

05 things you can do anywhere in the Maldives, whether its at a resort or a local island (for relatively at no cost too!).

Every island in the Maldives has something in common; swaying coconut palm trees and surrounding beautiful waters. Hence, there are certain things you can practically enjoy anywhere in the Maldives.

While the island nation is known for its luxury resorts, travellers can visit local islands in the tropical holiday destination for much cheaper actually. Depending on which resort or island you visit, there are always certain things you can’t enjoy in one place.

But, worry not! We hand-picked 05 of the things you can do anywhere in the Maldives (relatively at no cost too!).

01. Fishing

You can find fishing excursions almost anywhere in the Maldives. Better yet, you can actually fish from the island you’re in. Remember to verify the proper guidelines before going to fish whether you’re at a local island or resort.

Most resorts offer fishing excursions at additional costs. Alternatively, you can also find operators running different types of fishing excursions.

02. Snorkelling

The Maldives is the best place to go for a snorkel in the Indian Ocean. As I said, every island in the Maldives is surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters. Most resorts and local islands popular with tourists will have a beautiful house reef. Just like fishing, you can book snorkelling liveaboard trips as well.

03. A Coconut Drink

Here’s a fun fact: Maldivians love coconuts. If you’re going to try some Maldivian cuisine (and we tell you, you should), expect some delicious coconut dishes. As for your coconut drink, you can get a fresh coconut drink just about anywhere in the Maldives!

04. Sunbathing

Well, the Maldives is called the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ for a reason. You can expect sunshine and warm weather all year round. In fact, it rains so less in the Maldives, this resort is actually willing to give you a free night if it rains for longer than 4 hours.

So, sunbathing shouldn’t be a problem. While tourists are not allowed to wear bikinis at public beaches (resorts are an exception), islands like Maafushi, Rasdhoo, and Gaafaru have dedicated bikini beaches for tourists.

05. Beach

Things to do Anywhere in Maldives
Image: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

No matter where you are in the Maldives, you can always find snow-white sandy beaches. Like we mentioned before, wearing bikinis at public beaches in local islands is against the law. However, you can wear your bikinis and get your Instagram-worthy shot at any resort in the Maldives.

What’re you going to do the next time you visit the Maldives? Remember there’s much more to the Maldives than the sun, sand and sea. So remember to enjoy every minute of your vacation to the fullest (unless you’re simply going to grab and drink and relax; which is totally fine too).

Feature image by Kanuhura Maldives
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Is Maldives a Family-Friendly Destination?

Maldives might be popular as a romantic adventure destination. But did you know that the Maldives is the perfect place for an unforgettable family vacation as well? If you’re looking for a memorable getaway with your family, look no further. Picture this: turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, and endless opportunities for fun in the sun with your loved ones. Sounds like a dream, right?

Maldives has been popular among families for quite some time. Whether you’re looking for a small getaway or a luxurious retreat, there is no place like the Maldives to make some memories. If celebrities like the Beckhams and the Ramseys choose this destination over and over again, why shouldn’t you? Get ready to discover why this tropical oasis is the ultimate playground for families. The Maldives offers everything from kid-friendly accommodations to exciting activities for all ages. And we’ve got insider tips and tricks to ensure your Maldives getaway is nothing short of spectacular.

Where Can I Find Family-Friendly Accommodation Options in the Maldives?

Nothing says family-friendly accommodation like a cute little beach villa or even an expansive overwater villa. As the Maldives resorts offer everything from babysitting services to special inclusions in rooms for families, every resort can be a kid-friendly haven for your next Maldives trip. In resorts such as SAii Lagoon Maldives, rooms are set up thoughtfully for families travelling with babies with additions such as baby cribs at the property. You can always call ahead of your trip to the Maldives and request special add-ons to cater for the kids. Additionally, almost all resorts in the Maldives also come with a kids club, where kids can play, make new friends and learn something new over the summer.

If you’re looking for the best of the best, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen might recommend a family trip to Soneva Jani. Over the years, Soneva resorts have become a go-to destination for celebrities, especially those travelling with kids. But if that’s not in your budget, here are some more family-friendly resorts you can visit.

What Kid-Friendly Activities Are Available in the Maldives?

If you really want to book a trip to the Maldives, but you’re scared the destination might not be for your kids, don’t worry. Maldives resorts cater to guests of all ages. Whether you’re travelling with an infant or a teenager, there’s something fun to explore in all corners.

If the beach days get too boring, kids can always drop by the kids club where art, culinary and adventure make up a good time. Lately, resorts such as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Baglioni Maldives offer amazing kids and teens clubs. While younger kids can enjoy weekly activities like arts and crafts, teenagers can enjoy spa days, snorkelling & kayaking to movies under the stars through the kids and teens club.

What Do Other Families Say About Their Experience in the Maldives?

The feeling of a vacation in Maldives does not require a lot of words, you can see the joy through pictures and posts. Whether it’s Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas getaway with the family at Amilla Maldives or the recent trip by the long-time partner of Christiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodríguez and their family at JOALI Maldives, you can just tell families have the best time in the Maldives. But if you want it from travellers just like you and I, here are some amazing reviews from families after their Maldives trip:

It was our second time in the Maldives and we chose again the Lux South Ari Atoll. We came in our honeymoon in 2020 right before the pandemic situation and we promised that we will come back as soon as possible. So, we did in April 2021! And we took our families and friends with us! We really loved the island, the food, the restaurants and the staff! We liked the experience even more this time. It was the perfect place for our family vacation, we felt very safe regarding the pandemic situation, the weather was perfect and the whole personal contributed to our best holiday says a guest who visited LUX* South Ari Atoll, on Agoda.

Another guest who visited Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa also shared their experience.

We celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday in this lovely resort and their surprises were truly memorable.🥰 Our room was beautifully decorated and our bday girl was so happy as she got to do lots of fun activities including a magic show!🪄Very family-friendly resort! Special thanks to Vida who was so so approachable, had the initiative to take care of the kids, entertained them so the parents can have some peaceful holiday.😊

What Are Some Tips for Planning a Family Trip to the Maldives?

  1. Choosing a Family-Friendly Resorts: As the Maldives caters to a variety of travellers, there are family-friendly resorts as well as adults-only resorts. Make sure you’re booking a trip to a resort where kids can enjoy the vacation as much as you. Always look into the kids-club activities and the upcoming festivities for the holidays as well.
  2. Pack Wisely: Don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, hats, swimwear, and more, as the Maldives is a beachy and tropical destination. Don’t forget any necessary medications, as well as entertainment for kids during travel downtime!
  3. Plan Kid-Friendly Activities: Make sure to research family-friendly activities offered by your resort or nearby attractions. You can explore activities such as guided snorkeling trips, dolphin cruises, island-hopping adventures, and cultural experiences. Look for activities suitable for different ages and interests to ensure everyone has a fantastic time.
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