There is a good reason that the Maldives are one of the best places to take your family on vacation. Whether diving into an old shipwreck, kayaking, paddleboarding on a gorgeous lagoon, private island excursions, or floating dinners, we’ve got an activity to suit any age.

This article will highlight activities you and your family can enjoy in your Maldives location. For any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team for help planning the vacation of your dreams.

Shipwreck Diving

One of the most exciting things about diving in the Maldives is the variety of our underwater world. On top of our beautiful caves and colorful reefs, you can find shipwrecks lost in the stunning blue waters off the coast.

Family Fun in Paradise: Activities for All Ages in the Maldives

It’s hard to describe what it feels like to dive under crystal clear water and explore the ancient remnants of a shipwreck. As you move along the shallow wreck, you will experience glorious schools of fish congregating in the wreck, observing the rotting planks of wood slowly being reclaimed by the ocean.

Shipwreck diving is typically offered by many of the resorts in the Maldives. You can visit resort websites to check how much this activity will cost you and your family.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

If you’re not up for a diving adventure, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful blue water of the Maldives. All our resorts offer rental kayaks and paddle boards, allowing the whole family to soak in the sun as they explore our coastline.

There truly is nothing like soaking up the sun as you gently glide through the ocean. You might even see a whale or two as you gently cascade over the waves, or glimpse a stunning sunset reflecting in the water.

Family Fun in Paradise: Activities for All Ages in the Maldives

There is no shortage of places to rent kayaks and paddleboards in the Maldives, and many third-party businesses and resorts keep a large stockpile handy for guests.

If you’re trying to get a little more extreme, kiteboarding might be the perfect activity for our more adventurous guests. Many experienced kiteboarding teachers in the Maldives can guide you through the basics of harnessing the wind as you slice through the water. Before you know it, kiteboarding might even become second nature.

Plus, if you want to mix it up, the Maldives also has parasailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling, giving you plenty of options for enjoyable water-based activities.


Snorkeling is an excellent option if some of your family members aren’t keen on diving. This calming activity lets you explore the ocean’s wonders without requiring prior diving training or certification.

Family Fun in Paradise: Activities for All Ages in the Maldives

Most resorts in the Maldives will rent you snorkeling gear, or it may even come for free as part of your stay. From there, you and your family can explore the wonders of our amazing reef, swimming among colorful fish and elegant sea turtles. Plus, there’s nothing like sharing the ocean experience with those you love.


Catching a glorious glimpse of a whale breaching the water is one of the most beautiful Maldives experiences. The sight of one of these giants of the sea in their natural habitat is beyond words and will be an experience you and your loved ones can cherish for years to come.

Family Fun in Paradise: Activities for All Ages in the Maldives

The Maldives is a wonderful place to take whale-watching trips. Many resorts offer half-day trips that coast near these beautiful creatures, allowing you an up-close peek into their ocean-bound lives. However, it’s best to check with resort staff before you come, as whale-watching trips are only available in certain seasons.


Hiking is another option for exploring the Maldives. There are many famous hikes in and around the Maldives and Sri Lanka. For example, you can take a loop trail that circles all around the island of Male. You can also check out nature trails in the North Male Atoll and the Kuda Bandos Nature Trail in South Male Atoll.

Family Fun in Paradise: Activities for All Ages in the Maldives

If you’re looking for a guide on one of your hikes, many hotels and resorts will take guided nature walks on the islands.

For a little more immersion in nature, you can check if there are longer trips into the Maldives landscape. Some resorts even offer trips to the hot water springs of our pristine forest to rejuvenate your body and mind. After soaking, you can journey to an ancient village where Aborigines maintain their traditional way of life.

Other Experiences

If you want to explore other sides of the island, you have plenty of options. Many of the resorts offer experiences that will take you to the culinary heart of the Maldives, forest excursions, or a tour that takes you through the Arabic heritage of the islands.

The beautiful landscape in the Maldives offers you a number of activities to explore. Whether watersports, diving, exploring shipwrecks, or embarking on safari adventures, you and your family can find daily joy during your Maldives vacation.