Active Adventures in the Maldives

Far from the traditional ‘fly-and-flop’ Maldivian breaks, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Naladhu Private Island are offering guests the chance to stay active whilst still enjoying the luxuries of the Maldives.

Adventure travellers no longer need to spend their break reclining on the beach; whether it’s viewing the underwater world through a snorkel or surfing the waves around the islands, everyone can get active in the Indian Ocean.

Diving with Manta Rays

Dive beneath the turquoise surface and explore the kaleidoscopic world of the Maldives’ underwater treasures. At Naladhu, Dhigu and Veli, guests have all they need to explore the surrounding spectacular underwater wonderlands. Access a dazzling variety of world-class dive sites with the guidance of marine biologists to help identify the eye-catching sea-life. Expert instructors will help even the novice diver get PADI certified, whilst underwater cameras are used to immortalise the experience and offer guests a memento to take back home. As Manta-Ray season begins this month, now is the ideal time to tick off this rare activity and dive into the Indian Ocean surrounded by these magnificent creatures. 

Nearby renowned dive sites include Miyaru Faru, where divers can keep their eyes peeled for grey reef sharks, eagle rays and giant turtles. The Kuda Giri wreck is home to batfish, octopi, spotting turtles and guitar sharks, and divers can penetrate the wreck, experiencing the marine life and artificial reef first hand. Naladhu, Dhigu and Veli are well-known for their pioneering work in coral regeneration, allowing guests to view some of the most beautiful coral in the world.

Snorkelling with Whale Sharks

Take off on a reef adventure on one of the resort’s snorkelling boats or opt for the comfort of a luxury yacht enjoying breath-taking views both above and below the water’s surface. Making memories that will last a lifetime, guests will have the chance to swim alongside whale sharks, nurse sharks, dolphins, turtles and manta rays. Guides are on-hand to give insider tips on the local area and wildlife, or guests can brave it alone and charter a private boat for excursions far beyond the lagoon.


The famed Maldivian surf season has begun, and all three resorts are ideal backdrops for guests to grab a board and ride the waves with TropicSurf. Whether its gentle swells or the hollowest waves, surfers of all abilities will have the time of their lives. There’s no place more beautiful to learn to surf than being surrounded by the sparkling crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.

Water Sports

Guests can immerse themselves into the perfect blues of the ocean, whether sailing through the skies or jetting through the waves. Drift across the lagoon at a relaxed pace by kayak or zip across the ocean on a guided Jet Ski tour. Adrenaline junkies can glide under a parasail and enjoy breath-taking views of the resort, make a splash with a thrilling banana-boat ride or skim over the waves on a fly board. The hotels will offer water-sports for all abilities and thrill seekers.

For the ultimate active adventure, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives provide the ideal backdrop to enjoy the myriad of activities on offer. Guests can later relax at the renowned Anantara Spa and enjoy signature treatments like ‘Three Days in Paradise’ and IV Therapies to revive and restore.

There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new sun. This is Where Wild Things Roam.