Excursions you must not miss in the Maldives

The Maldives, comprised of 26 atolls (in form of rings) and more than 1,000 coral islands, is a real paradise on Earth. This tropical country is an incredible and spectacular destination located in the Indian Ocean. You can explore the Maldives and fully enjoy its nature, culture and underwater treasures by taking part in one of many excursions.

Be awed by Maafushi Island

If you wish to go on excursion to the Maldives to discover the beautiful destinations, Maafushi is an ideal starting point. This small island is only 1.27 km long and 260 meters wide and can easily be reached from Malé - the capital, and from numerous other tourist sites in the country. Maafushi Island is full of surprises and famous for its numerous guest houses where you can sleep and dine.

Maafushi also has many restaurants where you can taste the local food as well as numerous shops where you can explore the local crafts and bring back souvenirs.

Lastly, this small island has at least three diving centres. Whether you are a beginner or a connoisseur, you will be delighted by underwater exploration. You may be surprised by the size of the manta rays or sharks that you encounter!

Diving in the Maldives

The Maldives is your destination if you love diving or wish to learn this sport. The warm waters of the country offer a great diversity of colourful species. You can also go on a diving adventure and if you are lucky enough you might encounter whale sharks which can be up to 12 metres long.

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The Maldives: go on these excursions in order to explore the beauty of the atolls

The Maldives has 26 atolls. They are all places you can explore! Moreover, do not hesitate to move around in a hydroplane during your excursions in the Maldives. The skies above the Maldives offer a breathtaking view! The sea is turquoise blue, the water is transparent in some places and one can even admire the corals from the sky.

Depending on the getaway experience that you chose, the hydroplane will land on a lagoon and you will ride to the atoll in a traditional watercraft, usually a small sailboat. All over the country, you will fall in love with the typical stilt houses of the region.

There is no lack of activities. During your excursion in the Maldives, you can go fishing, parasailing, sailing and diving or even enjoy a beach volleyball game. Wellness is also part of the agenda during your stay. There are numerous spas in the Maldivian atolls. Therefore, you can relax during a scented massage session. Finally, to replenish yourself, enjoy meals cooked with freshly-caught fish and exotic fruits.

Diffushi, a village in the Maldives

The Maldives is dedicated mostly to tourism. However, this country has a population of nearly 400,000 people! If you wish to explore a Maldivian village, Diffushi is an interesting destination. This village of 1,200 people will immerse you in the very traditional local way of life.

The beautiful capital, Malé

Malé, the capital, is a choice destination for your excursion in the Maldives. This is a very pleasant small town and more than a quarter of the Maldivian population lives there. The fish market in Malé is the major business hub of the town. You can enjoy a simple meal of cooked fresh fish. You can do some shopping on the main street called Majeedhee Magu and explore the goods and local crafts on sale.

Most of the atolls in the Maldives have numerous mosques. The most impressive is the Hukuru Miskiy mosque, built from white sculpted coral in the 17th Century. The town also hosts the National Museum, located in a magnificent garden called Sultan Park, through which you can explore the country’s history.

Finally, in the Maldives, you can relax on one of the numerous paradisal beaches bordered by coconut trees. This tropical country is warm throughout the year. A visit to the Maldives is an extraordinary journey to paradise!