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3 things to do in the Maldives

Maldives is known as a paradise with turquoise water and white sand beaches and for a lot of people it's a dream destination. Click here to read how you can backpack in the Maldives and how you can do it on a budget.


Here is three highlights of our trip to the Maldives, we stayed at the local island Maafushi.


1. Adaran Prestige Vadoo

If you can't afford staying at a private island with luxurious water villas there is nothing stopping you from spending a day at one. There are a lot of different islands you can choose from, we choose Adaran Prestige Vadoo which usually costs aroubd 900-1000$ a night and we were very happy with our choice. Visiting a resort for the day usually costs between 100-250$.


Price: 100$ per person

Included:

  • Transfer to and from the Island

  • Lunch buffe & Afternoon Tea

  • Unlimited free drinks at the pool bar

  • Access to the pool

  • Snorkelling equipment


Extra tip: You can ask in the reception if they have free rooms and if there is they will show you the beautiful water villas.


2. Snorkelling trip

This is something I would highly recommend you to do and it was definitely a highlight during our trip to the Maldives. On Maafushi island you'll find many different tour operators that will offer you snorkelling trips to the nearby atolls. If you're a diver you wont have any problems finding dive shops either.


Price: Usually starts at 25$

Usually Includes:

  • Speed boat

  • Lunch buffet & soft drinks

  • Guides & Snorkelling equipment

  • Lifejackets


On our day trip we went snorkelling close to Bodufinolhu, swam with turtles and a lot of other fishes and ended the day at the beautiful Fulidhoo island in the Vaavu Atoll.




3. Explore the local islands

If you have a few extra days to spare you can go island hopping and you can get around with the local ferries, it's a cheap way to explore some of the best islands in the world. Enjoy paradise beaches and white beaches, bring a good book or snorkelling gear and you'll have a great time.


Click here, to see the ferry time table.



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