Gaafu Alifu Atoll is famed for its rich, diverse marine life and is considered one of the best places in Maldives offering a great deal of experiences to cherish for a lifetime. SuvaDiva Divers, the PADI 5-star dive centre at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, will show you the sharks, sea turtles and rays which inhabit the vast blue lagoon. Even if you’re an absolute novice, our divers will teach you the skills you need before taking you to the area’s best dive sites. Prefer to stay near the surface? Join a snorkelling expedition to the edge of the house reef – or just plunge into the clear, temperate waters from your villa!
Board a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat for a morning or evening dolphin-watching cruise. Your captain will navigate to known habitats of bottlenose and spinner dolphins. Take a sunset fishing cruise where you can angle for grouper and snapper using traditional bait and hand reels. You’ll experience traditional Maldivian culture firsthand on a visit to a local island, with demonstrations of cooking and craft-making. The neighboring islands are Villingili, Mamendhoo and Maamutaa.
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo offers a host of other experiences that include water sport options, from kayaking, sailing and stand up paddling to jet skis and fun tubes. Pristine coral-sand beaches and calm, clear waters make the island a paradise for swimmers. You may borrow a pair of fins and snorkelling gears form the Dive Centre and go snorkelling from the comfort of your villa around the house reef.
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On-land activities range from tennis, futsal and beach volleyball to pool, darts and karaoke. Learn how to cook regional specialties or make your own towel art. And join us for our regular outdoor movie nights or performances of authentic Maldivian Boduberu music.
You can experience as much or as little as you want to at our boutique 4 star resort, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo.