Besides partying and clubbing, one of the unique experiences you can allocate time for when in the Maldives is crab racing. Yes, as exciting it may sound, it is equally thrilling to be participating in it as well. The rule is simple. You pick up a crab for about USD $5 and take part. You place the crab on the starting line and compete with a competitor who is also pondering if the crabs would make it to the finish line. The funnies part about the race is that there no guides guiding the crabs and they go about in all possible directions. The first one to cross the circle line wins.
Velingadu has a bar that features crab racing every Saturday night. There are other prominent bars that offer this activity and you can buy a cocktail or a mocktail as you cheer your crab towards victory.