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Top 10 Trekking Places In Maldives | Discover The Nature’s Beauty

Situated in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Indian subcontinent, lies the captivating Maldives—a magnificent chain of over a thousand small islands, reefs, and sandbanks resembling a string of pearls. With a leisurely pace, a distinct culture, and breathtaking natural wonders, the Maldives stands apart from mainland India, offering an exotic tropical island experience found nowhere else on Earth.

Embark on aquatic adventures as you swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs teeming with colourful marine life. Unwind on the powdery white-sand beaches, some of the most perfect in the world. Maldives hiking and trekking is also one of the attractions the country offers. Though the country is flat and well-renowned for its beaches, some of the top mountain attractions for some hiking enthusiasts can enjoy here too!

Join our journey as we navigate between the remote atolls of this stunning archipelago aboard a traditional dhoni sailboat, discovering deserted beaches and anchoring near beautiful islands each night.

List Of Top 10 Hiking Spots In Maldives

The country crowned with the king of beaches title also has some hiking spots for enthusiast lovers. Mentioned below is a curated list of the ten best trekking spots in Maldives for people who wish to enjoy an exciting and fun holiday:

  • Naifaru Loop, Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Nature Trails in North Male Atoll
  • Kuda Bandos Nature Trail in South Male Atoll
  • Gan Beach Hiking Trail in Maafushi
  • Dhangethi Beach Hike on Thaa Atoll
  • Sun Island Resort Hiking Trail
  • Alimatha Island Hiking
  • Villingilli in Addu Atoll
  • Kuramathi North
  • Hithadhoo in Addu Atoll

1. Naifaru Loop- Lhaviyani Atoll

Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, this beautiful hilltop is considered among the best spots for hiking in the beach country. The 3.1km hiking trail takes about 38 to 40 minutes to reach the top. The scenic views of the Atoll are just mesmerising and breathtaking. People who wish to experience a slice of hiking without harder or tedious activities can opt for Naifaru Loop Trekking. The trekking is fun amidst nature's beauty and is the perfect hilltop to experience blue waters, white sand beaches, and a drone view of luxurious resorts on the islands.
  • Location: Naifaru, Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Major Highlights: Hiking, running, scenic views

2. Nature Trails in North Male Atoll

North Male Atoll is a spot filled with natural beauty parks and islands. One can enjoy the nature trails and spot some scenic and beautiful greenery. Sultan Park, Hulhumale Central Park, and Rasfannu are some of the scenic laded attractions in North Male. Though hiking is not a peak option in these spots, the places are ideal for walking trails. The places are also perfect for spotting greenery, never seen animal species, and enjoying the futuristic plans and opinions of the country. Walking can easily cover these places, and one does not require a vehicle to reach these spots.

  • Location: North Male Atoll
  • Major Highlights: Scenic parks, unimaginable animal and plant species, historical monuments, street hopping

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3. Kuda Bandos Nature Trail in South Male Atoll

Another adventurous and soothing trip in the Maldives can be to Kuda Bandos. The portion of the island in the South Male Atoll has some of the best picturesque views for guests to enjoy their vacation to the best. The island is the best for a perfect nature trail and to enjoy the never-seen animal and plant species. Couples and families can enjoy the walking trail to have a soothing end of the day. One can experience lush green trees and plants, waterfront villas, resorts, and beautiful white sand beaches. These nature trail also offers long pathways on the island to enjoy the perfect evening or morning walk with your partner or family.

  • Location: South Male Atoll
  • Major Highlights: Unique plant and animal species, walking pathways, scenic beaches

4. Gan Beach Hiking Trail in Maafushi

The Kaafu Atoll beauty is perfect for tourists all over the world. The huge piece of land provides all the wonderful amenities with a view of beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts. Gan Beach is popular for allowing tourists to experience hiking in Maafushi. The tourists can experience a hilltop on the beach and enjoy a complete scenic view of the island. A shiny white sand beach with blue waters and swaying palm trees are all set to allure you on the hilltop. The hiking may take around 25 to 30 minutes to experience the blissful top view of Maafushi Island.

  • Location: Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll
  • Major Highlights: Hiking, water sports, luxurious resorts, waterfront villas

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5. Dhangethi Beach Hike on Thaa Atoll

The 1km and 350 meters wide beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Thaa Atoll. The beach is considered among the best trekking spots in the Maldives. Though the hiking experience is a fun time of 15 to 20 minutes, the beautiful and time-investing activity leads to the most scenic view of the island. The beach also offers the scenic beauty of the island, luxurious resorts, and lovely swaying palm trees. The beach also offers guests a stay at luxurious and amenity-filled resorts such as private settings by the beach, candle-lit dinners, private walks on the beach, and many similar treats.

  • Location: Thaa Atoll
  • Major Highlights: White sand beaches, water sports, market attraction for guests

6. Sun Island Resort Hiking Trail

This beautiful island resort has some of the best world amenities for its guests. The resort offers the best luxurious facilities to make the stay of its guests the most comfortable they can. The island also offers a hiking trail for adventure lovers. The 30 to 35 minutes hiking trail is a short and quick trip to the island's top. The spectacular view from the island's top will be worth the hike. The hiking trail also encounters multiple species of plants and animals. The temperature of the climate is ideal majorly the whole year for an easy and comfortable hiking experience.

  • Location: Nalaguraidhoo
  • Major Highlights: Hiking, water sports, spa and massage centres

7. Alimatha Island Hiking