Sand, Sun and Sounds

Azure waters that lap ivory sand, abundant shoals of multicoloured aquatic life, and overwater bungalows that hover above the sea. The Maldives is known for its iconic marine setting, but experiences in the archipelago go far beyond the beach.

Divers revel in the underwater diversity after discovering the tropical metropolis of Malé. Surfers fuel up on fresh fruit from the plantations on Thoddoo Island before catching thundering waves. And on Fulidhoo Island, take in the sun during the day and catch up with the friendly islanders in the evening. The Maldives is undoubtedly where you can craft that covetable beach vacation. But it’s also where you can unearth centenarian architecture, devour the freshest seafood, and dance with demons during the archipelago’s vibrant festivals.

1 Malé


Hit the ground running in the capital
2 ukuru Miskiy

Hukuru Miskiy

Hear about the Friday Mosque from a local
3 Fishing and the fish market

Fishing and the Fish Market

Visit the local market and hear from a fishmonger
4 Maldives Cuisine

Maldives Cuisine

Learn about traditional curry from a Maldivian chef

Bodu Beru

Dance to drums of celebrations
6 Diving in North Male Atoll

Diving in North Male Atoll

Deep dives and surface swims
7 Surfing on Thulusdhoo

Surfing on Thulusdhoo

A local surfer explains why they love Maldives’ surf
8 Sandbanks of Thulusdhoo

Sandbanks of Thulusdhoo

Personal paradise islands
9 Fulidhoo Island

Fulidhoo Island

A Fulidhoo islander describes the charm of local life
10 Stingray Safari

Stingray Safari

Glide with a Stingray
11 Hotels and restaurants

Hotels and Restaurants

Understand how tourism supports local businesses
12 Bodu Mas

Bodu Mas

Witness a mighty catch
13 Keyodhoo Shipwreck

Keyodhoo Shipwreck

Discover sunken treasure
14 Thoddoo Island

Thoddoo Island

Fruit farms, beaches, and ruins

Plantation Cycling

Cycle through lush greenery and talk to a friendly farmer
16 Safari Snorkelling

Safari Snorkelling

Plan a subaquatic safari
17 Beaches


Ultimate relaxation on Thoddoo


Take part in an island-wide water fight

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