The warm Indian Ocean is the perfect playground, offering world-class snorkelling, surfing and diving or simply the ideal backdrop for relaxing in paradise.
Diving with sharks and manta rays
Baa Atoll is famous for Hanifaru Bay, which is a congregation site for giant manta rays and whale sharks. During the south west monsoon season, May to October, it's possible for divers to see these gentle giants in various dive sites scattered over the atoll.
The Maldives is ranked in the top 5 places on earth for watching dolphins. Enjoy a sunset dolphin cruise like no other on a traditional Maldivian dhoni while watching the colourful sun set below the horizon as dolphins swim alongside the boat.
Meet the locals
Visit the inhabited island of Gadhdhoo, in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, to gain an insight into the traditional way of life in the Maldives. The local women of Gadhdhoo Island weave colourful patterned mats, Thundu Kunaa, which make a beautiful souvenir.