The closest you can get to flying if paragliding is not your cup of tea! Parasailing allows you to conquer the waves originating from the Indian Ocean and soar above them with all your might. One of the most preferred adventure sports for tourists, parasailing lets you get the feel of a surfer but by attaching yourself with a boat and a canopy on your back. As the boat propels further, you raise from the ocean bed to soar above the waves that are usually 2 meters in height.
The Maldives is very popular for parasailing and will make you question your experience if you’ve experienced this in other countries. The proximity of sailing spots from Malé makes it easier for you to find tour agents to book your ride and instantly get on board. Catch an aerial glimpse of your resort when you’re up there at the top and think how tiny people look from far, just like your stress and problems. Say hello to a new you once you land. Perfect for adults and honeymoon couples.
A parasailing ride for one person lasts for 10 minutes and is priced approximately at Rs. 7,000. On the other hand, for two people, the ride becomes a 12-minute voyage and approximately priced at Rs. 13,000. If you’re planning to indulge in several sports, try making a combo deal with your local adventure agent and combine more sports at reduced prices.
Location: Malé, Kuredu, and Galholu
For: Adventure enthusiasts, friends groups and honeymoon couples
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Approximate Cost: Rs. 7000 for one person and Rs. 13,000 for two
Why should you do it: To get an aerial view of your resort, the island and coastline
Tips: Wear light and check if all the safety measures like lifejackets are in place. Do not carry your mobile phones, wallets, watches and important documents when flying.