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Offbeat Things To Do In The Maldives – Beyond What’s Usual!

The Maldives is people’s favourite destination. With the pristine white sand beaches, rich wildlife, beautiful sceneries, nightlife, exciting water sports and luxury resorts, no wonder it’s one of the most-loved destinations for people of all ages, especially honeymooners. If you still haven’t planned your dream vacation to this supercool destination, then you are missing something in life. And, the Maldives Visa for Indians is also super easy. But before that, know everything about the places to visit and things to do in the Maldives. Do you also know that the Maldives is home to some offbeat places as well? Yup, you heard it right! The Maldives is much more than what you usually see on the internet. Most people choose to go with the trend but why not go offbeat?

Excited already? Then keep reading. This article has all the handpicked offbeat things to do in the Maldives which will surely make you craft your itinerary as you read this.

Also read : Best time to visit Maldives

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Offbeat things to do in the Maldives

Are you done visiting the usual places in the Maldives or have you always loved visiting offbeat places? Then you have landed on the right page. Just have a look at what the Maldives has for you, beyond the normal.

  • Must-have list of things to do
  • Cool activities to try
  • The unusual attractions

Must-have list of things to do

If you plan your trip with what a standard Maldives itinerary has, then your dream Maldives vacation will be no different. It’s only the unique things that you plan, make your trip super amazing and extraordinary. Here is a list of 10 top things to do while you are in the Maldives. You are not going to visit the Maldives often, then make that one trip worth remembering, all your life.

  • Unique culinary experience
  • Isolate yourself
  • Island hopping
  • Visiting Male
  • Sandbank
  • Floating meal
  • Get your PADI certification
  • The Maldives massage
  • Your Maldives wedding
  • Watch a Boduberu Show

Unique culinary experience

All of us love our Indian cuisines, no doubts. But, while you are in the Maldives, you get to eat many different cuisines and they are definitely worth a try. You also have different experiences of eating it under-sea, a floating meal or even a private dinner.

Food in Maldives
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Isolate yourself

Always have some time for yourself. Though Maldives private islands are themselves isolated, it’s important to take a stroll alongside the beach or admire a sunset/sunrise from your water villas in Maldives and trust me, it will be much-needed.

Island hopping

I bet visiting the local islands will be one of the best offbeat things to do. You get to eat local food, meet people, interact with them, understand their culture and realise that they are the sweetest.

Visiting Male

Though the Maldives is always about having a private experience, have a day planned in Male for a local experience. You can visit the markets, go fishing, Shopping in Maldives and live like a Maldivian for a day.

Fishing in Maldives
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Sandbank is all about taking a boat ride to a cute little island with only white sand surrounded by blue waters and beautiful corals. Make sure you are sun-protected enough to take this activity. Many resorts in the Maldives provide this experience to the scattered sandbanks nearby.

Floating meal

Having a floating meal is a sensation. Just imagine having your jam-packed meal with your partner and you both almost inside the waters. Sounds romantic, doesn’t it?

Get your PADI certification

Don’t just dive! It’s time that you become a certified diver and get a PADI certification of your own. There will be instructors patiently helping you to complete the certification and that’s all you want, right?

The Maldives massage

Massages in the Maldives are like no other. The kind of relaxation that you get when you take a spa treatment in the Maldives cannot be put into words.

Spa treatment
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Your Maldives wedding

Have always dreamt of a dream wedding? You can’t find a better place in the Maldives. You have great deals to have a small wedding planned with music, dance and photography, of course.

Wedding in Maldives
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Watch a Boduberu Show

Bodu Beru shows are amazing with the music, big drums being played and clapping of hands as the background music. Most of the times, you will not understand the lyrics as it’s always local, proudly representing the Dhivehi culture.

Cool activities to try

Looking for suggestions for cool water activities? Find below. You might not have heard of at least half of these activities listed, right? Thank us later.

  • Underwater parasailing
  • Fun tubing
  • Water flying
  • Underwater snorkelling
  • Dolphin watching
  • Stand-Up Paddle
  • Underwater treasure hunting
  • Submarine tour
  • Glass bottom boat trip
  • Banana boat ride
Watersports in Maldives
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The unusual attractions

Here are some attractions that are not visited by most tourists but how does it matter, right? Just have a look and visit if you like. It’s that simple.

  • Glowing beach on Vaadhoo Island
  • Visit the Sinamale Bridge ( China-Maldives Friendship Bridge )
  • Sublime Lake
  • Maldives National Museum
  • Hukuru Miskiy – The Friday Mosque of Maldives
Sinamale Bridge
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The Maldives is one place that can make people revisit or even pay multiple visits. With all the above places included in your itinerary, your trip to the Maldives will be nothing short of amazing and extraordinary, of course. It’s time to pack your bag and spam your gram with things people have not seen or heard about the Maldives. Now, the big question! How do you plan a vacation with offbeat places now?

Glow Beach
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