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Things to Do in the Maldives

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25 March, 2024

The list of things to do in Maldives covers everything from some amazing and adventurous activities to unique experiences you should not miss when planning your trip.

Sun Siyam Resorts is a top bucket list destination in the Maldives for active travelers, you will soon see why. Each Sun Siyam resorts in Maldives has an island story, every meal is a celebration, and each day promises new experiences, discoveries and memories to last a lifetime. Many expect Maldives to be a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip, but quickly discover that it is the kind of place you want to return to, time and time again.

From journeys of discovery to places of serenity, here's our curated list of top activities and experiences in the Maldives to enjoy while staying at Sun Siyam resorts.

Wellness activities

SPA & BEAUTY at Sun Siyam resorts, Maldives

Sometimes, relaxing is all you want to do on vacation. Luckily, the Maldives is the perfect place to get some well-earned R&R.

After you've spent the day enjoying a drink by the pool or soak the sun on the beach, you can deepen your relaxation by visiting any of the spas and wellness centers at Sun Siyam resorts. These sanctuarties boast spa menu with more than 160 healing treatments, from massages to facials, holistic or ayurveda therapies by an internationally experienced therapists. Also you can opt for a hydrotherapy session or visit a beauty salon on the island.

The world on a plate

beachfront restaurant  at Sun Siyam resort, 2024

From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, having a meal at Sun Siyam resorts is like embarking on an amazing culinary journey every day. To complement the unique gastronomic experience offered at the resorts, the most of world-class restaurants pride themselves on fabulous locations with sea views. As you might expect, this good food comes with service to match.

Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet menu in a sophisticated setting one of the best all-inclusive resort in Maldives or a casual meal right on the beach, cuisine offerings at Sun Siyam resorts blends international culinary trends with fantastic creativity.

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Scuba Adventures

beachfront restaurant  at Sun Siyam resort, 2024

Known for its crystal-clear waters, pristine reefs with exciting marine life, diving holidays to the Maldives are ideal for beginners and avid divers alike. A world-renowned dive sites nearby makes Sun Siyam resorts a favourite spots of divers and marine life enthusiasts. From coral gardens to shipwrecks, from macro to the whale sharks, there’s plenty to explore off the beach in the Maldives.

Not a diver yet? Explore the underwater wonders with SSI and PADI courses and diving excursions that suit all abilities and interests. From shore or by boat the multilingual team of professionals are ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime!


Existing Water Sports

Existing Water Sports  in Maldives 2024

As the Maldives is known for its breathtaking beaches, there isn't a better place to try a new watersport or one you already enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing water experience or some heart-pumping action, the crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, and the breezy atmosphere is ideal for a sailing adventure or riding around on Seabreacher. Enjoy of the most popular water sports available at Sun Siyam resorts, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, and windsurfing, making these sports some of the best things to do in the Maldives.

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Excursions - Turtle Safari, Dolphin Cruise

Excursions - Turtle Safari, Dolphin Cruise in Maldives, 2024

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Indian Ocean with an excursions to help you embrace the Maldives. From a turtle safari to a night fishing, to visit local islands and a dolphin cruise Sun Siyam resorts offer a variety of curated experiences perfect for couples, multi-generational families or group of friends. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to tour exotic wildlife & marine life, or take you on a fun Manta ray snorkeling before ending the day with a luxury yacht cruise.

Activities for Every Type of Traveler

Manta Point

Manta Point in Maldives, 2024

Diving or snorkeling with Manta Rays is one of the most breath-taking experiences and "must do" point in the travel bucket lists. In the Maldives, you can spot mantas during scuba diving as well as on a snorkeling / swimming excursions.

Manta Point at Sun Siyam Olhuveli is where you can watch the local mantas feed on plankton from a nearby jetty. Seeing these mantas congregate at the point is truly a sight to behold. This activity goes on every evening and is free to join. If you’ve come to the Maldives, don’t miss your chance to see these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.

Manta Ray Hot spots in Maldives

Sunset Fishing & BBQ on Sandbank

Sunset Fishing & BBQ on Sandbank in Maldives, 2024

Perfect combination of crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and a large variety of marine life make the Maldives one of the most fishing destination in the world. One of the most popular trips at Sun Siyam Iru Veli is a sunset fishing excursion where we’ll go and catch that evening’s dinner. After we make a catch, we’ll set up a BBQ on a sandbank and grill the fish “Maldivian style” for the group meal. Plus, you can enjoy some music and good conversation under the stars.

First Time Fishing in Maldives

Snorkeling safari

Snorkeling safari in Maldives

One of the best and the easiest way to discover the breathtaking underwater world (and the best things to do in the Maldives) is to take a snorkeling safari. With thousands of fish species and hundreds of coral varieties, snorkeling on the vibrant reefs around Sun Siyam Olhuveli is a perfect experience the whole family can enjoy, and an unique chance to discover the stunning marine life of the Indian Ocean.

Maldives Snorkeling Guide

Go green: Coral Planting

Coral Planting in Maldives

Lead the way to eco-conscious travel the Sun Siyam resorts take sustainability to the heart with an array of sustainable initiatives. Coral planting is another exciting activity that allows travelers to contribute to the ocean’s wellbeing. This activity allows the guests of all ages to participate in reef restoration efforts as well as learning more about wonderful life under water.

Eco-Tourism Experiences in Maldives

The Ranch at Siyam World

A well-equipped horse ranch at Siyam World Maldives allows you to take guided horse trips led by top-notch instructors and is one of the most instagrammable things to do for couples. Expect on a sunset ride along the coast as you take in the beautiful island's sites. The team can also accommodate the whole family, as the horse rancho offers pony rides for children aged 4 to 11.

10 Extravagant Things to Do

Pool Parties

Pool Parties in Maldives 2024

Featuring glistening pool, a DJ booth, swim-up bar, live performances and fabulous VIP areas, Sun Siyam Iru Veli is the ultimate hotspot for pool parties and daytime fiestas. These complimentary, weekly parties offer icy cocktails and live DJs that curate the good vibes. A pool parties are also a great way to meet some of warm-hearted people, or relax on the loungers, swings, and daybeds. The perfect place to celebrate, the Fresh Water pool bar is also available for hire for private party.

10 Best Hotel Pools in Maldives

Nature Walk

things to do in Maldives

Join a land adventure to discover the incredible flora and fauna inside the Sun Siyam Resorts with which we share our island home. Navigating the trail together, we’ll point out highlights hidden amongst thick vegetation, including indigenous creatures and spectacular plants.

Castaway private island

Castaway private island in Maldives, tour 2024

The Maldives is the best destination to go if You are looking for a romantic escape! To take the love to the next level with the collection of experiences designed especially with honeymooners in mind Sun Siyam Iru Veli provides a trip to a secluded island, where you can snorkel, explore, play games, and enjoy lunch on the beach in one of the world’s most romantic retreats.

Exclusive Private Island experiences

Movie under the stars

Movie under the stars in Maldives, 2024

Enjoy an open-air screening of your favourite movie under starlight, with the ones you love. A movie under the stars allows you to gather the whole family for a fun cinema night on the beach. Kick back on loungers or beanbags and let the team create a unique luxury cinema experience complete with popcorn, snacks and soft drinks served to you on the beach.

Things to do at Night

Join the Fun in the Maldives

As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Maldives, both in and out of the water. From excursions to private islands to diving trips to shipwrecks, there’s something for everyone to do in Sun Siyam' beautiful islands.

One of the best things about Sun Siyam Resorts is that you can participate in a multitude of activities. The sheer variety gives you the freedom to follow your interests and discover new activities along the way. We recommend planning your adventures when you have the energy to ensure you have enough time to relax and unwind when you need downtime. Let Sun Siyam Resorts be your home base for a fantastic Maldives vacation!


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