The tropical nation, Maldives spread across the Indian Ocean is considered as one of the best romantic as well as the solo trip destination. With the crystal clear water and the white sand beaches accompanied by the number of activities on offer, Maldives is a favorite of every tourist. There are fun things to do in the Maldives; there are special things on offer for honeymooners as well. So here’s presenting a list of 15 best things to do in the Maldives!  



The Maldives is an island surrounded by blue waters all around. On the ground, one can find beauty in every corner and so is the case underwater. The Maldives is considered as one of the best destinations for a great snorkeling experience and one can spot a great variety of aquatic flora and fauna. It is undoubtedly the best thing to do in the Maldives.

Snorkeling - Best things to do in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: January- April
  • Cost: From INR 600
  • Where: Maafushi Island
  • Timings: NA 

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Whale Shark Sightseeing: 

The best thing to do when in the Maldives is to swim alongside the whale shark in its natural environment. Swimming in the ocean by the huge animal by your side is definitely the most adventurous thing to do in the Maldives. These creatures are not harmful rather they add a great experience to the trip altogether.

Whale Shark Sightseeing - top things to do in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: All round the year but water conditions are best during  Dec-May.
  • Cost: Depends on the resort 
  • Where: Sun Island, South Ari Atoll
  • Timings: NA 

Glowing Beach: 

Remember the scene where the actors walk on the beach hand- in hand? Did you notice the glowing water nearby? Sounds romantic? Then come for a walk with your loved one to the beach in the Maldives where this is possible. Here the bioluminescent planktons become visible in the warm coastal water giving a mesmerizing effect. Missing this is not possible when deciding on things to do in the Maldives at night.

Glowing Beach - things to do in maldives at night
  • Best time for the activity: All year round
  • Cost: Free
  • Spot: Vaadhoo Island
  • Timings: Anytime at night 

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Spa and Massage: 

It is said that for a divine massage experience, come to the Maldives. Here, there are massages given under sun-kissed beaches or in a room surrounded by marine beauty. Not only will one feel rejuvenated but also relaxed.  

spa and massage - things to do in maldives on honeymoon
  • Best time for the activity: Anytime is suitable
  • Cost: Varies according to the resort
  • Spot: Offered in almost all the resorts
  • Timings: Depends on the resort 


Fun Tubing: 

Imagine you are on an inflatable tube sailing through the blue waters and gushing through the waves at high speed and the tube giving you a bump at every high wave coming through it. Sounds fun? Fun tubing is the best activity to try out with children when on a trip to the Maldives.

fun tubing - adventurous things to do in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: Anytime, provided the water conditions are safe
  • Cost: NA
  • Where: NA
  • Timings: Daytime

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Take a tour: 

Coming to the Maldives is a great experience in itself but when in here, do not miss out on the beauty and hidden treasures of the capital city. This unknowingly becomes one of the best things to do in the Maldives. The number of places to visit here is enough to make one tired in the end. 

male city - maldives activities to do
  • Best time for the activity: Any time of the year
  • Cost: Varies depending on the tour guide
  • Where: Malé
  • Timings: Any time of the day


The most offbeat activity that can be offered anywhere is this definitely. To experience standing on a surface and paddling through it leaves one with a mixed feeling of excitement and fear. In terms of experience, this is the best activity on offer. 

paddle boarding - adventure activities in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: February- April
  • Cost: Depends on the cruise operator
  • Where: Southern Atoll
  • Timings: any time of the day

Visit the National Museum:

Whether a child or an adult, a visit to this National Museum is a great opportunity in itself. One gets to have proper knowledge about the nation which is known for its beautiful location and exciting activities.

national museum, maldives - places to visit in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: Suitable all year round
  • Cost: Adult- Maldivian Rufiyaa  100; Child- Maldivian Rufiyaa 20
  • Where: Chaandhanee Magu, Malé
  • Timings: 10:00am- 4:00pm; closed on Fridays  


Scuba Diving: 

The must-do activity when coming to the Maldives, Scuba diving gives one an opportunity to experience the marine richness of the Indian Ocean. This activity can be an ideal option for honeymooners as they explore the underwater beauty together.

scuba diving - offbeat maldives things to do
  • Best time for the activity: June- October; December- march
  • Cost: Starting from INR 3900/person
  • Where: There are 26 atolls ideal for diving
  • Timings: Depends on the area chosen 

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Sunset cruise: 

Watching the sunset sitting in a boat and the dolphins surrounding you- a picturesque dream? Possible in the Maldives. One can book the hour-long cruise and spend some quality time with their loved ones. This is the best thing to do in the Maldives, if on your honeymoon. This even accounts for the activities to do in the Maldives at night.

criuse trip in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: 
  • Cost: From INR 9200  
  • Where: Male City
  • Timings: From 4:00pm.

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Underwater Dining

How about dining with the aquatic animals in their natural environment, without getting wet? Impressed? Then come to the world’s first all-glass underwater restaurant in the Maldives. When coming with your someone special, this offbeat romantic activity of Maldives will definitely leave them impressed.

underwater dinning - romantic things to do in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: Can be done at any time of the day but for the best experience come at night
  • Cost: Cost varies depending on the course/platter chosen
  • Where: Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alif Dhaal Atoll
  • Timings: 11am- 2:30pm; 6:30pm- 10:30pm 

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Spending time with your loved one together and canoeing through the water makes for a splendid romantic time away from the cluster of people and surrounded by the beauty of the place. 

Canoeing - best things to do in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: April- October
  • Cost: Differs by location
  • Where: NA
  • Timings: NA 

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Competing with your friend in the race? That is what everyone has done in school. How about having a race in the water! Confused? The Maldives offers this adrenaline high activity where a person with an open parachute is tied down by a motorboat. 

parasailing - adventure activity in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: Anytime
  • Cost: From INR 14000 (2 people)
  • Where: Available on all hotels/resorts
  • Timings: NA 

Water Skiing: 

Come to the Maldives and one can find a whole lot of water activities to indulge themselves in. Water skiing is another fun-loving activity to do in the Maldives. Here the person is pulled behind the boat as he/she experiences the wind blowing past him. 

water skiing - maldives activities to do
  • Best time for the activity: June- September
  • Cost: Starts from INR 2800
  • Where: All resort/hotel
  • Timings: NA  

Kite Surfing: 

Yet another water sport, this is one of the most unique things to do in the Maldives. Here the person needs to balance themselves on the surfing board and hold onto the sail which in turn is connected to the kite which pills the person.

kite surfing in maldives
  • Best time for the activity: April- October
  • Cost: From INR 2100
  • Where: All resort/ hotel
  • Timings: NA 

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