Nowadays, it has become fashionable among tourists to rest in the Maldives on honeymoon.
The most common way of spending time in the Maldives is diving, with coral reefs near every island. Also popular are windsurfing, catamaran, water skiing, snorkeling, beach volleyball, tennis, billiards, squash and darts. Fishing - morning, day and evening, deep-sea fishing on a specially equipped boat, the price includes a fish barbecue, even if you can't catch anything). Some hotels have discos, live music (played and sung by local celebrities) and karaoke (including - in Russian). There are a lot of SPA facilities.
Do you know how the Atoll differs from just an island? Just in case we give you a note: the Atoll is a coral island in the form of a continuous or torn ring surrounding the lagoon. If you look out from under the water, the atoll is likely to be an extinct volcano, on the slopes of which once began to grow coral reef - so much so that it gradually found itself on the surface. The tip of the volcano, on the other hand, has collapsed over many centuries and has fallen under water. The rest you know: people came to the ring from somewhere, set up hotels, restaurants, spas and opened diving centers.
Wave riding is a relatively recent entertainment in the Maldives, until the late 80s it was not that popular. Today, the islands are considered one of the most attractive surf spots in the world: it is never crowded (the number of people going out to sea is regulated by a special service), and waves - just a glimpse: high, stable, perfect shape. The island of Lohifushi regularly hosts the prestigious O'Neill Deep Blue Open international tournament.
There are seven popular surf spots in the Maldives, including Sultans, Pasta Point (with the exclusive right to "rent" the waves by Atoll Adventures Club) and the"Police Island" surf spot. The most remarkable surfing is from June to September, with local wave heights ranging from 1 to 2.5m.
Surfing is also possible in the capital Male': there is a sandy bottom, and there is no risk to cut yourself on the coral at low tide. However, the scenery is not as picturesque as in the atoll resorts.