Rainy Day Activities in Maldives

Things to Do in Maldives

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Updated June, 2024

Maldives is enjoyably sunny during most of the seasons. However, occasional downpours are common at any time of the year. Even when the skies turn dark grey and the seas are rough from heavy rains, Maldives still offers numerous activity options.

Discover Maldivian cuisine, special spices and ingredients, and how to prepare them through fun cooking classes, go to diving or indulge in a soothing spa treatment. You can also take your family or friends to see local islands life or go shopping in Malé. The weather may turn dull, but with many choices, your holiday in Maldives will never be.

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1 Have a Pampering Spa Treatment

the spa in maldives

Maldives spa treatments are one among the main reasons spa-goers come to the island. You can enjoy the unique spa experience at many over-water spas around Maldives, which offer exotic treatments incorporating aromatic tropical ingredients, and most of all – the skilled hands of the therapists who deliver the range of massages, scrubs, facials, and traditional techniques. 

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2 Eat and Drink Underwater

5.8 undersea restaurant

Ever wonder if you can eat while you’re underwater? Dining under the sea is a growing trend in the Maldives that enables diners to enjoy a great food and incredible underwater views all at once. You do not need to be a diver to eat and drink amid the crystal blue waters of the some of the world's most beautiful destination. Luxury underwater restaurants are the most unique dining experiences in the world and not every day you can say you ate with the fishes. Imagine feasting on oysters while submerged beneath the Indian Ocean, or sipping Dom Pérignon with the company of a sea turtle. Whatever the weather you want to have a romantic dinner with your beloved one or take your family for a very special lunch, the handful of underwater restaurants around the Maldives are ready to provide the WOW factor!

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3 Maldives Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in maldives

Learn the art of Maldivian cooking, get into the know-how of mixing various herbs and spices with meats, poultry and seafood. You will soon know how to make your own dishes, such as sate lilit and traditional Maldivian salads and mixes such as the Dhon Riha (A Maldivian Tuna Curry) or try your hand at tempura and sushi making with one of the resort's specialist chefs. While the basic preparations will have already been done, lessons will be given about the ingredients and preparation methods. Enjoy learning about new cuisines and cultures as you cook under direction. Once finished, your sumptuous meal awaits.

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4 Go Shopping to Malé

Shopping in maldives

Raining in Maldives? The capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives, Malé is a picturesque place that attracts thousands of tourists. In addition to hotels, attractions, restaurants and cafes, the metropolis of Male is also filled with shops where visitors can buy stuff. Male's Local Market and Majeedhee Magu street - best places to buy mementos that will remind of your Maldivian trip. These shopping havens offer various items, from souvenirs and fashion to accessories and a whole lot more. Malé shopping can be an exciting adventure.

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5 Yoga & Wellness

yoga on the beach

Over time, Maldives has also grown into a destination for natural health and wellbeing, with yoga centers providing classes, and schedules featuring invited instructors from all over the world providing different branches and forms of yoga. Pair the choices of exercise with healthy organic meals, and you’ll have yourself the healthiest holiday ever, no need to worry about catching the seasonal cold due to the weather! 

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6 Scuba Diving

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What better on a wet day than to just go underwater? Scuba diving in the Maldives means diving at one of the worlds best scuba diving destinations, because of the white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, dive sites and a thriving and vibrant marine life. Explore excellent dive sites and a collection of underwater gardens. They're abundant with extensive coral reefs and magnificent fish life. It's common to see sharks, turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and a kaleidoscopic range of tropical sea creatures. 

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7 Visit the Local Island

Local Island in maldives

If you are curious about culture and lifestyle of the real Maldivians, you should take a local island hopping tour! The truth is, staying in a luxury resort will never give you a full understanding of how real life is in the Maldives! During these trip, you will visit a local island, interact with some locals and get to know what they live, what they eat, where they go to school to and what they build their houses from. Do not forget to take umbrellas with you and dress respectively! 

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8 Snorkelling (when not too windy and close by)

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Love to snorkel with manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles or maybe above scenic house reef, whatever sun or rain in the Maldivian sky? Swimming with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays ticks the top on bucket list of many visitors in the Maldives. Being one of the biggest fishes in the ocean and one of the most majestic creatures to see underwater, snorkeling or diving with these gentle giants is one of the ultimate experiences. Fortunately the Maldives is a breathtaking destination for sightings of whale sharks and manta rays. 

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9 Surfing

surfing maldives

With white sandy beaches, warm crystal clear water, palm trees, colourful coral and fish and perfect waves, the Maldives is one of the last paradises on earth, a gift of nature for those who enjoy the thrills of beach and sea. Offering a fair amount of wave power, warm water and spotless perfection, the Maldives has become a reference for all those seeking exotic and high-quality surfing, with higher comfort and safety levels. Maldives weather is tropical, warm and humid throughout the year, marked by two monsoons. From May to October, the southwest monsoon causes unstable weather with some wind and rain, but this is also the best surf season in Maldives.

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10 Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

A great activity to cheer up on a rainy day. Find the Nectar of the Gods right here in paradise. A flight of wines from across the globe is present by the experts Wine Guru. Enliven the senses with a range of bouquets and tastes. Hone your skills as a connoisseur in the art of Maldives wine tasting. Learn how to pair each varietal with the perfect dish at home. Savour the taste and aroma of some of the world’s best wines amidst the laidback elegance at one of the resort's wine tasting events against an ocean backdrop.

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