When you hear the Maldives, heavenly turquoise waters and white powdery sands are bound to come to your mind. It is a beautiful destination that will fill your heart and soul with peace and cleanse you of all the stress. The much loved holiday destination has the perfect balance of adventure, peace, and an awesome nightlife. This is the best place to detox yourself and that cannot be completed without some dancing, partying and fun. The nightlife of Maldives is full of amusement, surprises, and fun. You will have the best time of your life partying here and forget all your worries only to replace them with frolic.
The Maldives is known to many as a quiet leisure location. But there is a lot more happening in Maldives, things which you might not have ever heard before. The nightlife of Maldives is much thriving than it is thought of. There are many interesting things this island country has kept for you to discover. Keep reading this list of best places to enjoy Maldivian nightlife to find out.
This is a 5-star resort located on the island of Vihamanaafushi in the Maldives. Kurumba has a variety of entertainment options for you. You could shake a leg to the retro beats or something fresh by the DJs and relish a traditional Maldivian dance and music performance called the Boduberu. Don't forget to have the great cocktails and do enjoy the sunset from the open beach bar.
Address: Vihamanaafushi, North Male Atoll 08340, Maldives
Contact: +960 664-2324
Cost: MVR 900 (for two)
This is the world's first underwater nightclub. However, similar themes have come up in the following years and Subsix remains to be the best one. They provide world-class services at the best possible rates. You will get superb views of the underwater creatures through huge glass windows and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time. Dance to the latest international hits in the blue mesmerizing ambiance. This is something you cannot afford to miss. It will stay etched in your memory forever.
Address: Huluwalu, Dhaalu Atoll
Timing: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am (Wed and Sat only)
Cost: MVR 1100 (for two)
Just like the name suggests, 15 Below is located 15 feet under the beach. The Maldives sure has some interesting spots! They have as many as 93 vodkas among other drinks like glow in the dark cocktails, etc. Besides the resident DJs, international DJs are also there to keep the people entertained. For all those who love Japanese cuisine, they also happen to have a sushi bar and an anime-themed decoration.
Address: W Maldives, Fesdu Island
Timing: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am (Tues, Thurs and Sat)
Pricing: MVR 1100 (for two)
A thatched-roof bar located on the waters of the ocean will give you laid back vibes. This place will make you want to soak in the ocean breeze while enjoying your drink. You could also devour into a tasty meal alongside the lovely view of the sea and islands at a distance. The main advantage you get here is that it is open all day so visit the place whenever you feel like and have a good time.
Address: Reethi Beach Resort, Baa Atoll, North Province
Pricing: MVR 1000 for two
Located in the Kuredu Island Resort, Babuna Bar is extremely popular for its White Night Parties. Here everyone needs to be dressed up in white. The atmosphere will make you groove with UV lights, awesome band performances, and evening animation will impress you like anything. There are two types of people- some like things quiet and some prefer wild. If you fall in the latter category, then Babuna is something you must not miss.
Address: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives
Timing: 9:00 am to 1:00 am, White Night Parties are held on Fridays
Pricing: MVR 800 (for two)
One of the most interesting places in the Maldives, after the sun sets, is the Karaoke room. This is housed in the Aaaveee Nature’s Paradise Resort. If you are a music fan and love singing with friends, this is where you want to be. It has a very unique look and is decked up with very handsome chairs. Its design is that of a traditional Maldivian house from the early 90s. You also get food and drinks to complete your experience.
Address: Aaavee Nature's Paradise, Dhoores Island, Dhaalu Atoll
Timing: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am every day
Pricing: MVR 800 (for two)
Take a break from watching movies in halls! For a change, watch a movie outdoors in the backdrop of Mother Nature. Two resorts namely Gili Lankanfushi and Soneva Fushi, offer this facility. A large screen is set up and you can enjoy watching a good movie relaxing on the recliners with popcorn, drinks, and snacks by your side, with your friends or family. You simply can't miss this magical opportunity of watching a movie under the stars.
Address: Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll
Pricing: MVR 800
You will find that many guesthouses, as well as many resorts, organize fishing excursions for visitors either once or twice every week. The fish you catch shall be cooked the way you want it and you will have a nice wholesome dinner of it. These fishing sessions are guided mostly by skilled personnel who would assist you even if it is your first time fishing.
Pricing: MVR 540 Approx. (Depends on the hotel or resort)
Crab racing is a favorite pastime of the Maldivians. Yes, that is right! Crabs are arranged inside a circular boundary and then allowed to move randomly in every possible direction. The first one to cross the boundary line would win. Choose your crab and if you see it succeed then you would take away some awesome gifts. Several hotels, guesthouses, and resorts organize this activity.
Pricing: Hotels charge a fee but locals hold it for free.