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Maldives is unparalleled when it comes to choosing a beautiful destination to visit. This is a heavenly abode for people who seek solace, peace, tranquility or fun and romance. The island country of Maldives has been intricately sculpted into a quintessential tropical abode. The whole nation is all about the turquoise waters, the tranquil shorelines, powdery sands, and water sports. This island country is determined to make every visitor's stay turn into the best beach holiday ever. Perfect for food fanatics, adventure seekers, divers, history and art lovers, in short, all kinds of people. As you keep reading, you will find some of the best places you should visit when in the Maldives.
The capital city is lined with lit-up buildings, restaurants, bazaars, tourist hotspots and a lot more. The international airport is located here, so start exploring from the moment you step into the city. Take a dip in a protected ocean pool, go for underwater scooter riding, snorkeling or you could always go for exploring the city. There are so many things you could see here like the Grand Friday Mosque, Male Fish Market, Sultan Mosque, Male National Museum, Tsunami Monument and the bazaars of Male.
Maafushi is a charming place with a lot of peace to offer. This is one of the top island getaway hotspots for all the budget travelers. It is also one of the biggest islands in the Maldives. You will find numerous gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees, gurgling waves and cute little cafes every here and there. Indulge in activities like day or night fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water sports. The place also has numerous hotels and guest houses.
If you are the kind of person who doesn’t like a crowded spot, then this the ideal pick for you. Baros can be called a popular and high-rated island of Maldives. It is blessed with sun-kissed beaches, boutique luxury resorts, natural elegance, colorful corals and so on. There are several water villas here and island resorts too. You will receive high-end amenities here. Dip your legs in the cyan-blue water, relax in a spa or indulge in water sports. This place has something for everybody.
This is one of the most sought after places to spend a vacation in the Maldives. There is a huge number of resorts every here and there. The best attraction is the water villas. COMO Cocoa Island houses about 33 water villas and each one of them provides a quality stay. There are secluded villas too inspired by the local dhoni boats. The beaches have white powdery sands and crystal clear turquoise water will blow your mind. You could enjoy the top-notch food here and indulge in activities like fishing, yoga, diving, windsurfing, snorkeling or even experience a relaxing spa.
Utheemu is not just a beautiful place to visit but also a historic one. It was home to the Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu who was the leader of the mutiny to drive out Portuguese invaders from the island country. There are sparkling white sand beaches and the magnificent Indian Ocean to look at. Many historically important places are also here like the Utheemu Ganduvaru, the wonderful palace built of timber where the Sultan grew up.
The sunsets grow from yellow to red in a romantic way here. This is nothing short of a paradise for couples. The turquoise water, clear waves, luxurious bars, sea kayaks, etc. make this islet an uber-beautiful place. Honeymooners and newly-weds are easily spotted here. You will find many seaside villas and suites to match your requirements here. People say that the place is as striking as paradise itself and you have to return again and again to experience the marvelous time you spend here.
The Maldives is incomplete without the experience of diving. Many people come here to do that one thing only. Put on your diving gear and wetsuits and dive in! You will find multicolored corals, seaweed clad on sandbanks, everything underwater between the isles of the North Male Atoll. Watch the bulbous sponges, the reef sharks, barracudas and striped snappers in awe as you explore the life underwater.
Something a bit different from the rest of the Maldivian islets. This atoll doesn’t have many neighbors nearby. Hence, it is the only island atoll in the Maldives. It also happens to house an inland lake. That too is a rare sight in this otherwise flat country. It is also one of the islands that have freshwater lakes. This place has a native fish and bird which are not found in other parts of the Maldives.
Located on the Eastern edge of the Maldives, Alimatha is a tourist hotspot that offers luxury cabanas, sandy beaches and some of the much-celebrated scuba diving hubs. The island remains packed with keen divers who come time and again to visit the pretty coral groves around the shoreline. The shores are thriving with life which includes jackfish, morays, eels, etc.
Primarily known for its airport that happens to be the second-largest airport in the island country of Maldives. This has been an airbase for the British Royal Air Force during WWII and gains its fame from there. The island is no more a military spot but surely a tourist spot. It is not only accessible but also has earthy fishing restaurants. This makes it a popular attraction along with the stretches of shimmering sand where people love taking walks.
This is a boomerang-shaped isle and is entirely covered by one resort only. This resort in Kuredu offers you bamboo shacks and overwater bungalows arranged in perfect rows. These bungalows over water have verandahs too where you could relax and sunbathe while watching the waves. The entire place is covered with powdery sand and happens to be one of the most advanced snorkeling and scuba diving destinations of the island country. Kuredu is also a host to a full 9-hole golf course.