by Mac Qin
Recreation & Water Sports In Maldives – A Wealth of Options
Maldives is the undisputed destination for sunshine, beaches and water sports. The collection of islands that make up Maldives is strewn across the Indian Ocean, south-west of India, and welcomes thousands of tourists annually. It is the ideal vacation spot for tourists from big cities looking for a change in scenery and pace of life. Maldives offer a number of cultural attractions although it is the beaches that make the country such a popular tourist destination. The beach is at the heart of any vacation here and one can choose to relax on a blanket under the sun or try out an array of fun and exciting water sports.
High on the list of things to do in Maldives is scuba diving. The waters off the coast of Maldives thrive with colourful and exotic life and scuba diving presents an opportunity to get up close and personal with them. Those reluctant to venture into the depths can try snorkelling. The crystal clear waters provide high visibility and there is an astounding variety of aquatic life even at relatively shallow depths.
One can also choose from a variety of motorized sports. This includes banana rides, where one is dragged behind a motor boat on an extremely long boat resembling a banana; wakeboarding, which is similar to water skiing; parasailing, where one is attached to a parachute and borne aloft by a speeding motorboat; and jet skiing. Non-motorized sports include catamaran sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing. The shallow waters make it safe and easy even for complete novices to try out many of these sports.
When it comes to water sports there are a number of operators to choose from. Tourists may find it easier to get accommodation with Maldives Island resorts which offer excellent facilities for water sports. Among the many Maldives resorts the Kurumba Maldives stands out. The resort not only contains infrastructure for activities such as wind surfing, snorkelling, parasailing and jet skiing, but also has facilities for tennis and volleyball. Also, guests who want to unwind can head over to the resort’s excellent spa or sign up for a few sessions of yoga.