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Beach picture in Maldives
Maldives beach picture in Maldives
Clear water picture in Maldives
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Beach and pier picture in Maldives
Beach picture in Maldives
Maldives beach picture in Maldives
Clear water picture in Maldives
Resorts picture in Maldives
Beach and pier picture in Maldives

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  • More than Full Day Time to Spend
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Many vacationers head to the Maldives solely to relax on the beach – and for good reason. The sugar white sand and striking blue water make for the perfect beach vacation backdrop. Most island resorts offer their own private stretches of sand, complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Some resorts that boast notably beautiful beaches include: the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, aaaVeee resort, COMO Cocoa Island, Fihalhohi Island Resort and Angsana Ihuru. Past visitors said the beach scenes in the Maldives are hard to describe, saying their beauty is unparalleled. There are public beaches on a handful of Maldivian islands, though visitors must be covered as wearing revealing clothing is illegal. A very few "bikini beaches" (on Rasdhoo and Maafushi) allow sun-seekers to wear typical bathing suits. However, travelers recommend sticking to the beaches on or near your island.

In addition to lounging on the beach, travelers can enjoy various water sports activities in the Maldives. Many resorts offer equipment for rent, sometimes included in the room rate. Windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and surfing are just a few water sports options popular in the Maldives. Some resorts offer other games and activities like beach volleyball for visitors to enjoy.

For more information on beaches in the Maldives, visit your individual resort's website or check out the tourism board's site.

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#1 Maldives Beaches Many vacationers head to the Maldives solely to relax on the beach – and for good reason. The sugar white sand and striking blue water make for the perfect beach vacation ... Read more » levente bodo / Getty Images

#2 Male' Male' is one of the world's smallest capital cities at just 2.2 square miles, but it packs in the people and sights. Top sights to check out in ... Read more » shazwan / Flickr

#3 Scuba Diving and Snorkeling With exceptionally clear water and thriving marine life, the Maldives makes for a great environment for scuba diving and snorkeling. Many resorts feature reefs so close travelers can easily swim ... Read more » Robin Maltete / Getty Images

#4 Male' Fish Market If you wish to catch a glimpse of Maldivians' daily lives, look no further than the Male' Fish Market. This is the commercial epicenter of arguably the country's most ... Read more » pilesamiles / Getty Images

#5 Hukuru Miskiiy Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as the "Old Friday Mosque," dates back to 1656 and is the oldest mosque in the country. The exterior is made of coral stone and features ... Read more » David Stanley / Flickr

#6 Maldive Victory The Maldive Victory sunk in 1981 after hitting a reef. Now, the dive site attracts scuba aficionados thanks to its particularly challenging currents and the rich sea life (picture thriving coral ... Read more » vladoskan / Getty Images

#7 Maldives Spas Travelers seeking ultimate relaxation should book a spa treatment (or a few) while visiting the Maldives. Many of the resorts in the Maldives offer their own spa on-site and use ... Read more » Trinette Reed / Getty Images

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The Maldives beaches are characterized by sugar white sand, teal water and lush, green trees. levente bodo / Getty Images

Malé consists of many mosques and colorful buildings. shazwan / Flickr

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