As the hottest luxury destination on the planet, Maldives intrigues a large number of visitors with tourist experiences combined with wildlife. If you are a wildlife lover, these 7 most amazing wildlife experiences in the Maldives will definitely leave you in awe.
SAILING AMONG MEGA PODS OF DOLPHINS
As night falls at the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, a unique phenomenon with mega pods of dolphins that ‘commute’ home through a channel adjacent to the resort will definitely blow your mind. If you do not want to miss this amazing experience, take a dedicated boat excursion to admire thousands of dolphins playfully making their way through the water and impressively jumping high into the air. Sailing through the channel, you also have the opportunity to see beautiful fruit bats making their way between nearby islands that brings you one of the most unique wildlife experience on the planet.
Tips: You should head to the dive dock early because the boat tends to leave a few minutes before scheduled, especially if the dolphins have been spotted.
STAYING IN AN UNDERWATER HOTEL ROOM
No trip to Maldive is complete without the amazing wildlife experience in an underwater hotel room. Aside from a sense of sleeping in an aquarium, you will completely get overwhelming when staying in a glass room and observing wild and free sea creatures. The underwater rooms of The Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island or the aqua villa of the recently opened Pullman Maldives are wonderful accommodations for you to enjoy this unique experience from the under-the-sea perspective.
NIGHT SNORKELING WITH WHALE SHARKS
Traveling to the Maldives, do not miss the unique wildlife experience of night snorkeling with whale sharks – the sea’s largest fish. A night-time snorkel excursion provided by Como Maalifushi hotel is an ideal option to see up close and approach the most interesting animal on the planet. This rare night experience will definitely leave you in awe whether you jump in the water or hang out on the boat’s deck. The best time for this experience is from November to April when whale sharks come to the Maldives to enjoy the warm water.
DAYTIME SNORKELING ON THE REEF TO SEE SEA TURTLES
In the Maldives, diving is known as one of the truly unforgettable experiences and intrigues a large number of visitors to go deep into the ocean. With a special spot within its atoll where sea turtles reliably gather, the Heritance Aarah is an ideal place for you to have the best wildlife experience with not only sea turtles but also lots of other beautiful marine wildlife.
DINING OUTDOORS AMONG WILD FLYING FOXES
Visiting the Maldives, you will easily catch the sight of flying foxes flitting between tropical palms to search for fruit snacks. Dining outdoors beneath these flying critters and the stars is one of the amazing wildlife experiences on the island that brings you a truly magical feeling. Treat yourself to a meal at Velassaru Resort’s oceanfront dining or a custom outdoor dinner of the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort to have the most unique experience with flying foxes.
DINING UNDERWATER AT THE CONRAD MALDIVES RANGALI ISLAND
If sleeping in a glass room underwater is a must when visiting the Maldives, you definitely should not skip dining underwater at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island on your upcoming Maldives trip. In The Conrad, you can still indulge in underwater life by dining at the restaurant even if you do not have any underwater rooms in the hotel. This is a truly unforgettable experience that you can enjoy the incredible food while wild and free ocean species peer in at you from the sides and above.
ENJOYING THE SEA’S WILDLIFE WHILE GETTING A SPA TREATMENT
The list of the most amazing wildlife experiences in the Maldives will not complete without the experience of enjoying the sea’s wildlife while getting a spa treatment. Home to not only the Medi Spa – a hybrid between a medical clinic and a spa for the purpose of relaxation and rejuvenation in the Maldives, the Heritance Aarah also offers incredible viewing access to undersea life during spa treatments. Do not miss the opportunity to lie down for a relaxing massage and explore the marine life with freely swimming fishes, huge sharks, and other beautiful sea creatures through the windows installed into the floor.