Tucked in a quiet corner of the Indian Ocean is an idyllic chain of islands known as the Maldives. Known for its abundance of luxurious resorts and stunning natural beauty, the Maldives have earned their spot on most traveler’s bucket lists.
Why? Maybe it’s those photos of over-the-water bungalows that seem like the perfect relaxing getaway when our lives get a little too stressful.
Staying in one of those over-the-water bungalows has been on my wish list for a while and I’m hoping to make it happen this fall (fingers crossed).
However, the question remains, what do you do when you get to the Maldives? Aside from soaking up the sun, here are five must-do experiences while in this tropical paradise.
Private Beach Picnic
If you are looking for peace, quiet, and a unique experience, then a private beach picnic is just the thing for you. Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal prepared by a local chef as you sit back and enjoy your tranquil surroundings.
Snorkeling and Diving
Snorkeling and diving in the Maldives is an absolute must. The crystal clear turquoise waters provide you with excellent visibility. The abundance of reefs around the island will dazzle you with their collection of colorful and exotic fish.
Dhoni Sunset Cruise
Dhoni is a traditional Maldivian boat that makes it the perfect vessel for a sunset cruise. Watch the sun setting over the horizon as you cruise around the islands. If you are lucky, you may even spot some spinner dolphins swimming by.
Try Mas Huni
For the traveler who is looking to experience the local flavor, mas huni is just the dish. This traditional Maldivian breakfast is made of finely chopped tuna, onion, coconut, and chili. While it is a far cry from eggs and bacon, you might be surprised by how much you enjoy the tangy and fresh flavor of mas huni.
Dance along to the Boduberu
The Boduberu is a traditional Maldivian performance consisting of rhythmic drumming, singing, and dancing. The atmosphere around the performance is exhilarating and will give you a feel for the local culture and traditions.
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