Situated in the Indian Ocean at a very pleasant 2 degrees north of the equator the Maldives are a picture of paradise. With luxury bungalows extending over shallow turquoise waters inviting you to jump in for a swim, white sandy beaches and pure luxury.
The Maldives is a dream destination. But is sitting around and relaxing all day simply isn't your thing there is plenty to do
Scuba Diving is a must in the Maldives, it's one of the leading scuba diving destinations on the planet and if there is one place you need to give it a try, it’s here. There are many affordable PADI dive centers where you can take a discovery dive if you are not certified, or sign up for several dive options to one of the many reefs.
The Maldives is known for its stingrays, whale shark migration and sea turtles. The crystal clear blue waters offer incredible visibility and there’s no need for a wet suit here, the water’s warm and inviting.
If scuba diving isn’t your thing, snorkeling is a fantastic option. The reefs are so unspoiled in the Maldives that you don’t have to go deep to experience the sheer beauty.
Sea turtles are abundant around the Maldives and can be seen just a few metres off shore.
The Maldives is a world-class surfing destination. The Cinnamon Dhonveli attracts top surfers from around the world to face its awesome break free from crowds.
This break is considered one of the best on earth and Dhonveli is even a stop on the pro circuit. If you aren’t a pro, don’t worry, there are other islands in the Maldives were you can take some surfing lessons.
If you aren’t into surfing, paddle boarding is another great option. The Maldives is great for stand up paddle boarding (SUP), because most islands are surrounded by calm shallow waters that only ebb and flow with the rising tides.
You can paddle along in safe bays with water so clear you can see fish swimming right below your boards.