There is a good reason why Maldives is often a bucket list vacation spot for many. Famous for its spotless white beaches, clear turquoise water, exciting water sports and lush greeneries, this idyllic island nation has so much to offer for everyone. Whether you are here for a solo, romantic or family holiday, you will never get bored with the array of things to do and see here!

The perfect amount of time to spend in Maldives is one week, which will ensure you will get to explore the islands while also having time to relax and rejuvenate. Here is our recommendations for what you can do in a week in Maldives:

Day 1 & 2: Start with your resort

You’ve just arrived from a potentially long flight, don’t rush into exploring other places yet! Take this time to settle in, especially if you’re staying in a resort which has a lot to offer. Club Med Kani Maldives is the perfect place to be if you are looking for a convenient all-in-one holiday given our great location and endless list of activities offered at the resort itself.

The first day is a great time to explore the resort and our private island. Enjoy lounging around in our freshwater pool, or check out our beachside bar at your own pace. We also have nightly entertainment that will be a good introduction to Maldives that you can check out the first night!

Once you’ve settled in, the next day is the best time to try out some water sports activities that the resort offers. Try your hand at scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing, surfing and so much more. Even if you were a beginner, there is definitely something to ease you in like kayaking and snorkeling so you don’t miss out on all the fun you could have in the water.

Day 3 & 4: Venture out by joining an excursion and visiting Male

Maldives is surrounded by the best nature has to offer, and the lush beauty of its flora and fauna is sure to inspire and amaze you. Try one of the many excursions we at Club Med Kani Maldives have to offer, such as a lobster picnic which includes two snorkeling sessions and a desert island feast, or visit a local village and explore the everyday life here.

Be sure to take advantage of the sunset cruise we have on offer as well to witness the magical sunset at sea. Join us on a boat for this experience and if you are lucky, you might even spot dolphins while sipping on a glass of champagne!

Besides its wonderful nature, Maldives also has an interesting mix of different cultures that will be sure to intrigue you. As it is located south of India, the cultures here are heavily influenced by Indian, Sri Lankan, Arab and even African cultures. A great way to discover this eclectic mix of cultures is by visiting Male. Male is the capital city of Maldives, but is also the smallest capital city in the world. Don’t be fooled by its small size though, as it is always bustling and has much to see and do here.

Here are some places you should visit when in Male: the Islamic Center (largest mosque in Male), the National Museum and the Male Friday Mosque (built in 1658 and the oldest mosque in the country).

Day 5 - 7: Explore other islands

Spend the next few days getting to know the many other islands in Maldives. Here are some places you should check out:

Maafushi: One of the most popular islands in Maldives, famed for its water sports offerings and scuba diving. Here, you can also sign up for shark diving and visit the Bikini beach, where you will find charming little coffee shops and delicious food. There are also many souvenir shops available here if you are looking to shop!
Hulhumale: A great place to visit in Maldives as you can explore the beaches on its eastern front, visit the glass-topped mosque and take a stroll in the promenade walkways.
Banana Reef: This is one of the most popular diving sites in Maldives, if not the world. It is home to beautiful reefs and multi-coloured corals, an exuberant marine life and is scattered with cliffs and caves.