Guests who can’t get enough of their resort’s fresh, local specialties often choose to learn the art of Maldivian cooking, so they can take the glorious tastes back home with them. Offered on-site at all resorts, Maldivian cooking classes focus on fresh fruit and seafood, and often feature a local favorite: curry with breadfruit.
The Maldives may be an island paradise with incredible aboveground beauty, but it’s what’s under the water that will truly amaze. Divers flock from all corners of the Earth to plunge into these crystal-clear waters, which boast healthy, thriving coral, as well as sharks, manta rays, and thick schools of gaudy reef fish.
Hop aboard a seaplane for a bird’s-eye view of the many atolls that make up the Maldives. Visitors will gain a whole new perspective on this stunning island country as their plane swoops overtop what appears to be a string of pearls fringed by varying shades of azure and turquoise waters.
The Maldives is home to some of the world’s best surfing, with some of the best waves in the Indian Ocean. Accessed by speedboat, North Male is the best spot to learn how to surf on the atoll - coral reefs that enclose a lagoon. Get ready to hang ten
For resorts reachable by boat, visitors can take a half-day tour of the capital of the Maldives, Male. With its narrow winding streets, bustling fish market and pastel-coloured buildings, this unique island metropolis is unlike anywhere else in the world.