water-sports The resorts in the Maldives offer a wide variety of water sports. All resorts offer diving and snorkeling. Some have professional windsurf schools with qualified instructors offering multi-lingual certified courses, while others provide the basics needed for the windsurf enthusiast. Windsurf schools or water sports centers in the resorts are often equipped with catamarans and kayaks or canoes. There are some resorts offer only non-motorized water sports as a rule, to avoid disturbing the peace. However some others offer you the chance to test your skills, at water-skiing, jet skiing, para sailing, body surfing, knee boarding and fun with banana riding and dingo riding. Further, many provide romantic sunset sailing or adventurous excursions and island hopping, in catamarans or small ‘dhonis’. Use the resort search page to find a resort that offer that activities you want.

Para sailing

Most of the bigger resorts offer the excitement and fun of para sailing. Some offer instruction for beginners. Para sailing is ideal for those adventurous enough to try it. In addition to the excitement of being high up over the islands, it gives you a fantastic aerial view of your resort and the surroundings.

Water Skiing

Many resorts have their own speedboats and water skis for rent on an hourly or daily basis. Some even have instructors available to give you lessons. Prices vary from resort to resort.


A trip to the Maldives will never be complete without donning a mask and a pair of fins and experiencing the beauty that sustains these tiny islands. Each island offers a beautiful house-reef that you could snorkel in everyday. Those resorts with far out reefs have boats that take snorkelers to the reef. Mask and fins can be rented from the dive schools if you need them.


The large lagoons that surround most of the islands are ideal for windsurfing. Large lagoons with waist deep water for hundreds of meters with soft sandy bottoms and the protective barrier provided by the house reef, offer ideal, safe conditions for windsurfing, especially for beginners. Almost all resorts have windsurfing schools or water sports centers where you could get instructions and lessons and even get an international certificate. Some schools are equipped with a variety of boards and sails to suit different levels of windsurfers. All windsurf schools and water sports centers without exception, have the basic equipment for windsurfing, and in most cases one or more catamarans and a few canoes.