Things to do at Stingray Beach Inn…

Stingray Beach Inn provides a variety of activities to get the most out of your Maldives holiday. Our prices for the activities are considerably lower than what is being offered by the resorts of the Maldives.


Tourist Submarine Excursions

A visit to the Maldives is not complete without experiencing the amazing underwater world of the Maldives. In an exclusive deal with Tourist Submarine Maldives Pvt. Ltd., Stingray Beach Inn is the sole provider in Maafushi island for the most outstanding tourist attraction of the Maldives today.

To experience the amazing wonders that lie beneath the waves, you do not need to be a licensed diver. A visit to the underwater world in the state-of-the-art Whale Submarine, the deep diving largest passenger submarine in the world that takes you on an underwater adventure at 120 feet below water. read more

Resort Excursions

Maafushi Island is surrounded by 16 operational upmarket luxury resorts with a whole heap of activities, gastronomy and much more. While government law prohibits liquor sales in local islands, most guest opt to visit a nearby resort for such requirements.

Stingray Beach Inn is able to provide a excursion trips to the following islands at a reasonable price.

  • Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa
  • Anantara Naladhu
  • Biyadhoo Island Resort
  • Fihaalhohi
  • Kandooma

Stingray Beach Inn provides all these excursions as an in-house service. Please do a booking through the front desk/reception.


 The coral reefs in Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teeming with colourful fish. Snorkelling is the easiest way to enjoy the beauty found beyond the lagoon. Please wear adequate sunscreen. Reef snorkelling takes place directly from the boat and is therefore suitable for stronger swimmers. If you are new to snorkeling we suggest you begin it on the house reef in Maafushi Island.

Please remember reefs are fragile ecosystems. Please do not stand, walk on the corals or reef. Do not try to take any souvenirs from the underwater world.

Sandbank Trips

Furafathi or commonly known as Sexy Beach is a deserted sandbank near Maafushi Island. A not-to-be-missed activity, Furafathi is a unique dream come true experience. With nothing but a few birds it sight, you are left on your own to enjoy the amazing waters surrounding the sandbank.

Stingray Beach Inn provides excursions to Furafathi as an in-house service. Please do a booking through the front desk/reception.

Picnic Island

Day Picnics, arranged to the picnic island of Maadhoo Finolhu – is a hot favorite.

This uninhabited Picnic Island is approximately 1 km long and 150 meters wide with a picture perfect sand bar. Maadhoo has pleasant walking tracks and is well-vegetated. The white sandy beaches are idyllic, with a beautiful lagoon for a swim in the crystal clear water. There is good snorkelling around the island and our friendly staff will point out our favourite sites. T

Most of these trips are customized according to the requirements of our clients, and rates and charges depend on the services requested, and the duration of the trip.


In a country with over 99% water and less than 1% land, the possibilities for fun-filled activities in the water are almost inexhaustible. Whether it is the turquoise of the lagoon, or the azure blue of the rich coral reefs, or even the dark blue of the ocean, the Maldives waters are a big attraction for adventurous tourists.

While on holiday with your loved ones in the Maldives, you can indulge in a range of watersports with Stingray Beach Inn in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Some of the most sought after water sports in the maldives include,

  • Windsurfing,
  • Water skiing,
  • Jet skiing,
  • Catamaran rides,
  • Speed boating
  • Wind surfing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Kayak rides

Stingray Beach Inn provides all these activities as an in-house service. Please do a booking through the front desk/reception.

Sunset/Dolphin Cruise

Sunset cruises are among the most romantic activities pursuable while holidaying in the Maldives. Very popular in high season, it’s advisable to book sunset cruises advance.

Visitors can choose a cruise around the Indian ocean with a loved one on the ship’s deck as they watch the sun go down. Occasionally it’s possible to catch glimpses of schools of dolphins as the boat winds its way along its course.

Stingray Beach Inn provides sunset/dolphin cruises as an in-house service. Please do a booking through the front desk/reception.

Island Hopping

With over 1,190 islands and only few hundred inhabited, it is easy to find an island to visit anywhere in the Maldives.

Feel like Robinson Cuisoe as you discover the unspoilt natural beauty of the uninhabited island of the Maldives.

A day-time trip to a desert island is an experience of its own. The raw, unspoilt vegetation surrounded by blinding beaches and dazzling sunbeam-lined waters are like a phantasm; everything feels imagined, and you are the only person in this beautiful universe.

Night Fishing

Ever considered catching your own dinner?

This is exactly what happens on a Night fishing trip. The Maldives is unique in that its history depends on tuna fishing, and the local Maldivians are excellent fishermen, using pole and sinker.

Stingray Beach Inn guests are taken in a dhoni (local boat) each with the tools required to catch their own fish. Guests that are lucky enough (and most do) to catch something appropriate can have their catch prepared for dinner by the chef at the hotel. Dinner can be either a BBQ on the beach or dinner served at Stingray Beach Inn restaurant.

Guest will leave Maafushi Island at sunset, the dhoni will take you to the outer edges of the atolls, and lines will be cast in traditional Maldivian hook, line & sinker.

Fishermen in the Maldives do their fishing with pole and sinker, and when the dhoni anchors, night fishermen drop their line and sinker over the side and just sit and relax. What a wonderful way to pass the evening!

Fish caught on the Maldives atolls during night fishing will include emperors, snappers, squirrelfish, jacks and other reef fishes. Or maybe you would just love to lay back on the deck of the dhoni, and watch the stars above. Without a single light on the ground, the stars above come alive in abundance. For a moment, it is as though you are floating among the stars.


The surrounding waters of Maldives are literally a city under water. The crystal clear waters offer visibility up to 60 meters – a rarity in the world of divers. This combined with the veritable mine of aquatic life makes Maldives a top diving destination – a dream destination of divers from around the world.

The abundance of marine life is a source of attraction for those passionate about diving. Around 70 different species of colorful coral reefs make up the flora of this underwater city with more than 700 species of fishes and other aqua marine life taking the role of the fauna.

Advanced notice needs to be provided for diving trips.


A popular diving destination for years, Maldives has become a dream destination for surfers too. Surfing in the clear, warm waters of the Maldives is an experience very few would want to miss. A veritable source of enjoyment for novices and professional surfers alike, surfing in Maldives attracts surfers from all around the world.

Advanced notice needs to be provided for surfing trips.

Male’ City Tours

Male’ City, the capital of the Maldive Islands is a thriving metroprolis of about 100,000 people. This charming city, also one of the most congested cities in the world, boasts a number of recognized landmarks which should be on the itinerary of every visitor to the islands. Selecting a Male city tour is an excellent way to acquire an understanding of the significance of each monument as you will be accompanied by one of our experienced tour guide.

The visitor will be thrilled by the attractive artificial beach in Male. Not to be missed are the multitude of shopping options available in the city; a good starting point would be the Local Market, a relatively peaceful neighbourhood where you can find local fruits, vegetables, yams, nuts and sweetmeats. On the other hand the Majeedhee Magu is filled with stalls vending handbags, garments, electronics and cosmetics. Meanwhile the Chaandanee Magu is renowned for imported products and souvenirs.

Other attractions include;

The Mulee Aage Palace

The Mulee Aage Palace dating to the early 18th century is another key attraction, an elegant colonial building built by a Maldivian Sultan. The palace is noted for its ornate white carvings. Adjacent to this edifice the visitor will see the Grand Friday Mosque, a magnificent architectural triumph featuring lovely coral engravings, an imposing gold dome and impressive minarets; inside you will find the tombs of members of royalty and national heroes.

Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy in Maldives is the oldest mosque of the country that was established in the year 1956. This old Friday mosque was set up during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar I. Hukuru Miskiiy is known for its fine lacquer work and intricate woodcarvings. Built with coral stones, the interior and exterior walls of the mosque are beautifully carved with Arabic writings and other ornamental designs. Different kinds of woods are used in the making of the doors, window frames and roof of Hukuru Miskiiy. If you visit the place, you can also find the various ancient tombstones erected in its compound.

Grand Friday Mosque

Grand Friday mosque, Masjid-al-Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu-al-A “z” zam is the biggest mosque of Maldives. This grand architecture of bygone times was constructed by the Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in 1656.

Sultan Park

Sultan Park is a tranquil garden within the bustling city, an oasis of greenery with leafy trees and ponds covered with water lilies.

National Museum

National museum in Maldives is one of the main tourist attraction destinations of the country. Located in the Sultan Park compund, it houses the rich history of the Maldives beggining from the Buddist era. The museum has a valuable collection of objects of the past that depict the history and rich cultural heritage of the country.

Fish Market

One of the major tourist attraction spots in Maldives is the Male fish market. Being the hub of commercial activities, Maldives fish market is a place that is always overcrowded with people. The shops over here are stocked with a wide variety of products.

Jumhooree Maidan

Located along the northern waterfront in Male, Jumhoorie Maidan in Maldives was set up in the year 1989. More commonly known as the republic square of Maldives, the Jumhoorie Maidan with its green grass and lush vegetation serves as one of the most popular places for social gatherings. It is the teen’s favorite evening hangout place.

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