Best Beaches in Maldives (swim & dive)

Best Beaches in Maldives. The Maldives, blessed with over 1,000 islands, is one of the most enjoyable countries in the world with exquisite beaches and crystal clear waters. When planning a trip to Maldives, it is quite easy to find the best island for your vacations since all of them are incredibly beautiful and stunning. Despite this fact, we shortlisted some of the best beaches in Maldives you can visit to sit back and relax on the most perfect sandy beaches in the world under the palm trees and enjoy the smooth breeze coming from the ocean. Most of these beaches also have some exciting water sports activities you can take to explore the undersea world and admire the virgin nature of this location.

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Cocoa Island Beaches

Some of the most famous beaches in Maldives are located on Cocoa Island. These exotic islands are situated comfortably between the Kandooma and Guraidhoo channels, where the marine life is simply incomparable. The luxury resorts on this island offer their own private shores where you can enjoy luxury all around. These properties open their doors to visitors who wish to enjoy spa retreats, yoga sessions, and exquisite meals. Cocoa Island is a piece of paradise also ideal for couples. There are many romantic restaurants right at the beach where you can enjoy your meal enjoying incredible sunsets. The shores on this island offer not only exquisite beachfront accommodation but also fantastic scuba diving opportunities.

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Hulhumale Beach

Hulhumale beach is one of the best beaches in Maldives, blessed with bluest waters and white sandy beaches. This exquisite beach is located in Kaafu Atoll and is one of the most affordable locations in Maldives. There are plenty of accommodation options around so that you can choose the one matching your budget. You can also find many activities here to fill your holidays with joy. You can go for group snorkeling and scuba diving to explore unique underwater creatures as well as spend your evenings on a boat cruising around the nearby shores and admire beautiful sunsets. If you’re traveling with your other half, you can choose to dine at some of the most romantic restaurants in the area. Some of the great options are the Seaside Grill and The Sea House Maldives.

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Baros Island Beaches

Baros is one of the most incredible islands in Maldives, which as a matter of fact, is an island resort known for the best lagoon in Maldives. The white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters on Baros make the visitors not to want ever to leave the place. It is one of the top honeymoon hotspots in Maldives with romantic beaches and accommodation options. Incredible sunrise views can be enjoyed right out of your bungalow window. The shores on Baros are included in the top 10 best beaches in Maldives. When in Baros, you shouldn’t miss experiencing reef snorkeling, which will grant you unforgettable memories from your Maldives vacations. The Lighthouse Restaurant is among some of the best restaurants in Maldives, where you can taste different cuisines and enjoy the peaceful natural atmosphere.

Veligandu Island Beaches

Veligandu is one of the most exotic islands in Maldives located in North Ari Atoll and stands out with its indescribably incredible and peaceful beaches. This island is considered one of the most affordable islands in Maldives with great beach resorts and private beaches. Veligandu Island Resort and Spas with amazing bungalows and water villas are excellent for couples as well as for families with kids. The beaches on Veligandu Island have many attractions you can enjoy. The turquoise waters around the island are excellent for snorkeling and romantic strolls by the beach. Wondering where to eat on Veligandu Island? Origami Japanese Restaurant is highly recommended to enjoy Asian food along with the wonderful atmosphere. 

Veligandu Island
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Lily Beach on Huvahendoo Island

Lily beach is a private shore belonging to Lily Beach Resort & Spa located on Huvahendoo Island in Ari Atoll. This is truly one of the finest and the most peaceful beaches in Maldives. The location of the beach on the island is one of the best assets, closely connected to some of the most famous dive sites in the world; it attracts thousands of travelers. The exquisite accommodation right by the beach is probably the most romantic spot out there. There are some great bars and restaurants in the area. Among the recommended ones are Lily Maa and AQVA Bar.

Beaches on Vabbinfaru Island

Incredible beaches of Vabbinfaru are some of the most peaceful ones in Maldives. Surrounded by gorgeous corals, these shores are excellent to discover some unique species of fish and sea plants. There are a number of luxurious villas on the island where you can book your stay and forget about the world completely. The most famous one is Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, which has rooms facing the exquisite shore and crystal waters. There are some amazing places to dine, enjoy the sea view and sunset. The beaches on Vabbinfaru also offer some fun water activities you can experience to spice up your vacations. Many travelers visit these beaches, particularly for scuba diving and snorkeling. Honeymooners would enjoy Ilaafathi Restaurant and Naiboli Bar located right by the beach, offering delicious food, drinks, and a romantic atmosphere.

Turtle Maldives
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Choosing Maldives for beach vacations, you might wish to check out some of the great beaches to visit or simply book your accommodation close to one. As a matter of fact, most of the beaches in Maldives are located on the island resorts isolated from the world. Above, we have listed some of the best shores in Maldives with exquisite bungalows right by the beach, unforgettable scuba diving, and snorkeling experiences, and romantic dining option along with stunning sunsets. It is impossible not to fall in love with this heaven on earth and not to wish to come back. So, don’t waste time, book your romantic getaway to Maldives.

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