Through Michel Bamidele

April 11, 2021 | 8:00 a.m.

Officially known as the Republic of the Maldives, the Maldives is a small archipelago state in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of ​​the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometers from the Asian mainland. The Maldives is made up of 1192 islands and each island boasts of…

Explore the Maldives: 5 fun things to do

Officially known as the Republic of the Maldives, the Maldives is a small archipelago state in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of ​​the Indian Ocean.

It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometers from the Asian mainland.

The Maldives is made up of 1192 islands and each island offers scenic views, marine life, rituals and more. You can reach these islands by taking boats, ferries, yachts and seaplanes.

December to April is considered the best time to visit the Maldives as it experiences a dry season during these months. When visiting the Maldives at this time, you can enjoy the bright sunshine, calm waters and clear skies, making it conducive for your trip.

Visit the dazzling beach
Maldives Glowing Beach is located on Mudhdhoo Island, also known as Vaadhoo Island in Raa Atoll. The beach is one of the most visited tourist destinations on these islands, best known for its phenomenal, fluorescent and brilliant waves. This natural phenomenon occurs due to the presence of millions of marine microbes known as phytoplankton in the water.

Microscopic plankton emit bright, vibrant blue light into the water, creating an ethereal effect best felt after the sun sets. The best time to visit Glowing Beach is between June and October, when the sea remains relatively warmer due to the summer season.

A romantic dinner on the beach
The Maldives offers different places for a private and romantic candlelight dinner. You can enjoy a charming and elegant private barbecue with your partner on a quiet and calm beach. Drink wine while gazing at the stars with your partner and have a great time together.

Wander the Male Fish Market
The market offers you freshly landed tuna and other fish of various sizes. You can freely walk around the market and observe different types of fish.

Enjoy some water activities
A trip to the Maldives is incomplete without a relaxing ride on the jet ski. Here you can hire a jet ski ride and zip through the azure Indian Ocean.

Get on the surfboard and explore the surroundings while managing balance and paddling through the waves.

Get your adrenaline pumping with the flyboard
The flyboard is like a hydroelectric flight device that will take you 15m high in the air while gazing at the blue ocean.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities to do in the Maldives as it allows you to explore the best of marine life and beautiful corals.

Party
By the beach, under the starry sky of the Maldives, enjoy the evening at the beach party where you are sure to have fun like never before and meet interesting people from all over the world.

You can also enjoy a jazz night at a resort where the music from live bands blends perfectly with the hues of the sunset.

Taste the Gulha
Gulha is the national dish of the Maldives, a fried ball of pastry filled with smoked fish such as Maldivian fish or tuna, along with desiccated coconut and onions. Snacks are usually sold in small cafes called hotels or in shops scattered throughout the island.