There are numerous things to do in Maldives while on holiday here. Due to it being surrounded by water, Maldives has a host of water sports to offer its visitors. Water sports are just one of the things that encourage Maldives tourism. If you are ever traveling to the country, hit the waves with the following water sports:


Maldives is popular in the world for its extreme surfing. A good time to go surfing here is between the months of April and October. You will experience around three good swells that last for a few days and have waves almost 2-meters high. When it comes to surfing, some popular places to visit in Maldives include Malé Atoll, Gaafu Alifu/Gaafu Dhaalu Atolls, and Laamu Atoll.


Parasailing is a thrilling sport. It is like surfing while being attached to a parachute. A person is harnessed to a parasail and is then towed by a boat. As the boat increases its speed, the wind caught in the parachute lifts the person off the water and into the air. It is exciting to watch this sport in action. Make sure that the resort included in your Maldives tour packages offers parasailing facilities.

Kite surfing

If you’re hunting for more adventure and excitement in the salty waves during your Maldives holidays, opt for kite surfing. A kite surfer uses wind power to steer himself/herself. The kite surfer holds on to a kite while standing on a surfboard. As the kite catches the wind, it starts moving ahead. With an increase in the strength of the wind, he/she is dragged forward on the water by the kite and is able to surf. This sport, however, requires a lot of agility and strength. There’s actually a Kitesuring school popular amongst German people, so why not see what all of the fuss is about and get in on the action?

Paddle surfing

Paddle surfing is also known as paddle boarding. It requires a board on which you can stand, a paddle, and a pole on which is a broad blade on one end. This is used to steer the board. It is advisable that you try this in calm water as it makes steering the board easier. This activity also gives you a glimpse of what is going on underwater. Not all hotels or resorts may have paddle surfing facilities; hence, make sure that the ones available, while you are selecting your Maldives tour packages do.

While packing your bags to go to Maldives make sure that you don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuits, surfboards, and others. You may also pass your time by visiting places near the beach, depending upon your Maldives holiday packages.