For many, going on a holiday in the Maldives in part of their bucket list. However, did you know that there are lots of exciting and unique activities in this archipelago that deserve their own spot on any list? From scuba diving to discovering the local capital, Malé, there are attractions here to satisfy every traveller. If you're wondering what to do in the Maldives, here are eight things that should be on your bucket list.

1. Scuba Diving

The Maldives is one the best scuba diving locations in the world. With their unique underwater geography that creates sweeping currents, and diverse wildlife including manta rays, whale sharks, turtles, and dolphins, the Maldives is a scuba diver's paradise. Some of the best diving spots here include the North Malé Atoll, Baa Atoll, and South Malé Atoll. You can also join scuba diving lessons and get your PADI diving certification here including at Club Med Maldives.

2. Snorkelling

If you want to explore the local underwater ecosystem but prefer to stay in shallow waters, you shouldn't miss snorkelling in the Maldives. You can expect to see colourful reefs and fishes, and even more impressive animals like turtles and rays. Snorkelling is suitable for everyone who can swim, so you can even bring your children along. There are numerous shallow snorkelling spots all around the country, even close to the resorts, so you often don't need to travel far from your hotel.

3. Stay in a Villa Over the Water

With the water here being so crystal clear, you just have to take advantage of one of the many Maldives water villas. At Club Med, we have overwater accommodations at both our Kani resort and Finolhu Villas where you can see the clear turquoise water right outside the room. If you really want to feel like your on an island paradise, you can't go wrong with staying in a Maldives water villa.

4. Go on a Tour of Malé

The Maldives has a rich culture and Malé is one of the best places to visit to learn about the country. Must-visit destinations include the Maldives National Museum, the Old Friday Mosque, and the local market. The two oldest buildings in Malé are the museum and Old Friday Mosque, where you can find untouched, traditional architecture.

5. Big Game Fishing and Feast on Your Catch

Fishing is a big industry in the country and main food source for its inhabitants. Why not join a local fisherman and learn to catch some big fish. You'll get to go to the best fishing spots and fish for red snappers and barracuda. If you're staying at Club Med, you can even bring your catch back to be cooked by our chefs.

6. Discover the Islands in a Seaplane

Hop on a seaplane and enjoy a bird's eye view of the various islands in the Maldives from the sky. There's little that compares to being in your own private plane and flying over the beautiful blue waters and white sandy islands. If you're lucky, you might even spot a school of dolphins in the water.

7. Romantic Dinner by the Beach

Surprise your loved one with a special dinner by the beach as the sun goes down. With the sunset, lapping waves, and good company by your side, a dinner like this will make your Maldives holiday even more special. You can enjoy international cuisine, grilled seafood, and more when you have a sunset beach dinner at Club Med.

8. Go on a Sunset Cruise

If a dinner by the beach is not enough, why not have dinner on a sunset cruise? Set off to the middle of the ocean and it'll be just you and your close family and friends on calm waters painted orange by the setting sun. You might even get to see dolphins up close if you're lucky.

The Maldives definitely should be on your vacation bucket list, especially if you love seeing the world. If you're wondering what to do in the Maldives, we hope this list can help you plan your holiday. At Club Med Kani and Finolhu Villas, we can arrange all of these activities for you, so if that's something you'd like, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

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