Four PopularThings to do in the Maldives with Kids
Have you decided to visit the paradise isles of Maldives, but finding it difficult to plan out an itinerary that would keep your kids engaged and happy? Well, we have come up with a guide to answer that very question!
Here are 4 popular things that you could do with your kids in the Maldives, which are guaranteed to educate, enlighten and entertain them; whilst being surrounded by nature’s treasures.
1. Dolphin Cruises
The islands of the Maldives attract several species of wildlife during the latter half of the year, making it a great place to witness the diverse marine life. Dolphins are some of the more popular animals that take refuge in these calm, tropical waters. There are around 20 species of dolphin that can be found swimming around the islands throughout the year. The most common being Spinner dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Spotted dolphins, and Striped dolphins.
If you visit during the peak season, which typically starts from the month of April and goes on till the end of the year, you’ll see several pods of dolphins converging around your boat. Bring your camera along, so you can capture dolphins as they leap several feet above the water. If you’re lucky, you could also witness rare whale sharks and blue whales too. A dolphin cruise is guaranteed to give that much-needed fun time with the entire family!
Let your kids get up close with the marine life that roam around the coral reefs. Due to the abundance of natural reefs, the islands of the Maldives are one of the few places where you can see a colourful range of coral reefs and marine life.
Witness a kaleidoscope of colour and life flourishing underwater, as you embark on an exciting snorkelling excursion with your kids. If your kids aren’t strong swimmers yet, fret not as there are several shallow areas for the inexperienced and less confident. You can see several species of corals, fish, crabs, turtles and many more during your adventure. Witnessing the manta rays converging near the shore is always a sight to behold. Arrange a resort guide to accompany you, so your kids can learn more about the exotic marine species during your excursion.
The islands and the nearby sandbanks are idyllic locations for the whole family to frolic in the azure waters. The calm waters make it perfect for children of all ages to have a little bit of fun in the sea. This is also a great bonding activity for the whole family.
Several sandbanks and islands have sharp rock and corals which can cause harm if stepped on. Remember to avoid touching, stepping or breaking coral, as it will not only harm you, but will also destroy the reef and marine life that depends on it.
Another great activity that your family can participate in is fishing. Hop aboard a traditional dhoni (slow boat) to understand the art of fishing in the Maldives with local experts. Your resort or hotel will be happy to arrange this excursion for you. The activity certainly keeps everyone occupied because the species of fish that you can catch are endless. If you’re patient enough, you might even find dolphins swimming alongside your boat as you head out to the deep sea!
The islands of the Maldives are packed with features that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Be it snorkelling, swimming, amazing cruises on the Indian Ocean and more, it is guaranteed that your kids will have a blast in Maldives.