The large lagoons that surround most of the islands are ideal for windsurfing. Large lagoons with waist deep water for hundreds of metres with soft sandy bottoms and the protective barrier provided by the house reef, offer ideal, safe conditions for windsurfing, especially for beginners. Almost all resorts have windsurf schools or watersports centres where you could get instructions and lessons and even get an international certificate. Some schools are equipped with a variety of boards and sails to suit different levels of windsurfers.
All windsurf schools and watersports centres without exception, have the basic equipment for windsurfing, and in most cases one or more catamarans and a few canoes.
Sailing noiselessly over the turqoise waters of the Maldives is an unforgettable experience.
Most resorts offer catamaran sailing courses from beginner to advanced. Sailing is probably one of the best ways to explore spectacular snorkelling spots around the coral reefs.
Sunset sailing is quite popular amoung tourists visiting Maldives resorts, time to lay back, and enjoy the brilliant multicolored sunsets...
A trip to the Maldives will never be complete without donning a mask and a pair of fins and experiencing the beauty that sustains these tiny islands. Each island offers a beautiful house-reef that you could snorkel in everyday. Those resorts with far out reefs have boats that take snorkellers to the reef. Mask and fins can be rented from the dive schools if you need them.
Maldivians have been fishing people since time immemorial. Its no surprise that our resorts can guide you to the best fishing spots around. Almost all the resorts offer fishing, night fishing being the most popular. A unique Maldivian sport, night fishing provides a quiet, relaxing time under the stars, out at sea, rocking gently to the waves, in addition to the excitement of fishing. In night fishing, the boat is anchored at a reef just before sunset. Lines are tethered with hooks and sinkers and dropped over board.
The favourite catch is the red snapper. Many resorts also organise morning fishing and big game fishing. Morning fishing, like big-game fishing involves trolling outside the atoll, usually along the outer atoll reef. Most resorts offer only the basic equipment for big game fishing and therefore it is advisable, if you are an enthusiast, to bring along your own equipment.
Many resorts have their own speedboats and water skis for rent on an hourly or daily basis. Some even have instructors available to give you lessons. Prices vary form resort to resort.
Most of the bigger resorts offer the excitement and fun of parasailing. Some offer instruction for beginners. Parasailing is ideal for those adventurous enough to try it. In addition to the excitement of being high up over the islands, it gives you a fantastic aerial view of your resort and the surroundings.
Most resorts offer a variety of motorized sports, including:
- Fun Tubes
- Banana Boats
- Wake Boarding
- Knee Boarding
- Kite Surfing