Famous for its year-round sunshine, the Maldives epitomises the beach holiday.

But what happens when the sun goes down on its famed white sands and intense turquoise waters?

That is when 5-star The Residence Maldives comes to life.

Located on the unspoilt island of Falhumaafushi, The Residence Maldives is offering night-owl guests the opportunity to experience the Indian Ocean nation ‘After Dark’.

With the new ‘Maldives After Dark’ activities, guests can snorkel and dive by night, send salutations to the moon during full moon yoga classes and watch the ocean come to life – while staying dry – with sunset stand-up paddle boarding excursions.

The Residence Maldives offers new 'After Dark' activities

The Residence Maldives offers new ‘Maldives After Dark’ activities

Photo: The Residence Maldives

Night diving and snorkelling offers an otherworldly experience in which you can swim amongst glowing phosphorescent plankton and use a torch to explore the usually unseen nocturnal aquatic life and fauna that make up the coral reef.

For the yogi within you, try what’s sure be a magical experience with Full Moon Yoga Classes. At each full moon, qualified instructors will help guests find their balance and recharge their mind and body under the calming light of the full moon, which is said to allow for a deeper level of focus while bridging the gap between mind and body with a sequence of yoga poses.

A perfect way to witness the sun drop below a shimmering horizon is The Residence Maldives’ Sunset Paddle Boarding trips. Glide across the glistening ocean as the lowering sun strikes the water surface, creating a serene atmosphere and illuminating marine life. Not a bad end to the day, right?

The Residence Maldives offers new 'After Dark' activities

The Residence Maldives offers new ‘Maldives After Dark’ activities

Photo: The Residence Maldives

Days at the intimate The Residence Maldives can be spent in one of 94 beach-front or over-water villas, indulging at the sumptuous Clarins’ spa, or simply in a relaxed daze on an untouched beach.

The resort also offers a Turkish steam bath, sauna, fitness centre, and a number of daytime activities, including swimming with dolphins.

Book your stay at The Residence Maldives here and save up to 70%.