Places To Visit In Maldives

The Maldives are an archipelago of a total of 1,192 coral islands, floating deep south in the Indian Ocean, southwards of Sri Lanka. The islands are famous for the pristine blue waters they are located on, and the colorful coral reefs and lagoons along these islands.

Only a few out of all of these islands are actually inhabited, which are the larger ones in size. The Maldives are a famous tourist attraction amongst honeymooners and getaway-seekers alike, thanks to the feel of the place. The natural beauty of the islands works to romanticise the secluded feel of Maldives isolated from the anxious chaos typical to city or urban life.

The architectural landmarks of Maldives include Mulee’age Palace, National Museum and two spirituality centers, namely Grand Friday Mosque and Islamic Center, Two of the noteworthy shopping places to visit in Maldives are STO Trade Center and Majeedhee Magu. For those going on honeymoon especially, Villingili Resort island might be the perfect choice for you thanks to its romantic and sensual vibe. For those who prefer adventure and thrill, Maldives provides some of the perfect opportunities to go snorkelling and scuba diving. The food native to the country of Maldives is considered to be very exquisite as well.

All in all, a visit to Maldives will be a very enriching experience for you. You will get to enjoy the exotic feel of Maldives while being cut off from the mundaneness and anxiety of routine life.

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Ari Atoll (Alif or Alifu Atoll) in the west of Maldives is one of the largest atolls in the archipelago. Ari Atoll is around 30-kilometer-wide and 90 kilometer long.

A circular or oval-shaped reef structure with a lagoon in the center is defined as an atoll. These structures develop around a volcanic island after the island subsides, and the coral grows. The Maldives is on top of an ancient volcanic mountain range.

The turquoise water on Ari Atoll contrasts with the dark waters of the Indian Ocean. It is one of the world's lowest-lying countries with 80% of the Maldives' land one meter above average sea level. Resultantly, this low elevation makes its inhabitants vulnerable to sea-level rise.

Ari Atoll is replete with manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads shark, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks, and eagle rays are the attractions in Ari Atoll. You can behold hammerheads and whale sharks in Ari Atoll throughout the year.

For administrative convenience, it has two sections – North Ari Atoll and South Ari Atoll comprising 105 islands. Ari Atoll has been designated for tourism development in the Maldives.  

As the most well-developed tourist zone, tourists flock the atoll for its aquatic life, diving areas, and natural beauty. The atoll is home to hundreds of dive sites for water-enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Diving experience at Ari Atoll is distinct from the experience in other regions in the Maldives. It has underwater islands(thilas) instead of long stretches of the barrier reef. The diving area around atoll is kandu, which has many thilas.

The natives of atoll have superb diving skills, and their occupation is sail weaving, coral collecting, carving, and hospitality service.

The visibility of Mantas around Ari is the highest between August and November. South Ari Atoll preserves the whale shark and marine life in the area asa marine protected area. Immerse yourself in Maldivian culture while exploring the islands.

How to Reach Ari Atoll

You can reach Ari Atoll in a 30-minute seaplane flight from the capital Male.

Address: The Maldives

Entry Fee

Free Entry

It is an administrative atoll of the Maldives and comprises a group of natural atolls. Two separate atolls North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll make up Male Atoll. Smaller geographic atolls of Kaashidhoo island and Gaafaru forms the administrative division of Male Atoll. Its Thaana alphabet letter code name is Kaafu Atoll.

The capital city of the Maldives lies in the south of North Male Atoll. International Airport of the Maldives lies in the adjacent islands of Hulhule. Villingili and Hulhumale are the artificial islands, which are not part of Male Atoll. It is a separate administrative unit. Thulusdhoo in North Male atoll is the capital of Male Atoll.

How to Reach Male Atolls In Maldives

First, tourists will catch a flight to land at Male International Airport. Further internal transportation is available from the seaplane base. Within the city, tourists can get around in a cab or taxi.

Opening Hours

Hours Today: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

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The National Museum of Maldives was built to inculcate patriotic feelings in the citizens of Maldives. The collection of artifacts in the old building traces this archipelago's offbeat historical events, and its massive assemblage of royal antiquities dates back to the Buddhist and Islamic era. It is a heaven for history and craft lovers.

You will see arms, armor, anthropological objects, cloth manuscript, paper manuscript, costumes, and ornaments of the ancient kings and queens. The country's treasured heritage reflects in the range of artifacts.

The National Museum, an embodiment of knowledge, lies in Sultan Park. Sultan Park was once the part of the Sultan's Palace. This heritage building speaks volumes about the tremendous Maldivian history. Your trip to the Maldives will not complete without a visit to the National Museum.

History

Prime Minister Mohamed Amin Didi inaugurated the country’s first national museum on the Maldives' National Day on November 11, 1952. Initially, the Maldivian Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research administered it.

In April 2010, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture assumed charge of the museum and Maldives College of Higher Education at the behest of president Mohamed Nasheed.

In 2012, riots broke out to protest against the then president Nasheed. Unruly mob tarnished museum building and 30 Buddhist Coral Stone Carvings from the Maldivian Pre-Islamic period. Thus, the National Museum suffered damage to its most precious pieces in history. Even after facing vandalism at the hands of religious extremists, the museum stands to preserve history's precious gems.

Architecture

The grand museum comprises the old building and the new building. The three-storied old building is in the Maldives' royal palace compound in Sultan Park, Male. Royal Palace compound dates back to the 17th century. It stands to be the only remnant structure of the magnificent palace after the palace caught fire in 1968. The interiors belong to the Sultanate days and carry handwritten Quran carved on the walls of the museum.

The Chinese government financed, designed, and built the new building. Chinese government dedicated this new building to the Maldives on July 10, 2010. It became operational on July 26, 2010, to coincide with Maldives' Independence Day.

Collections

An authentic collection of relics of royal sunshades, furniture, thrones, coins, ornaments, armor, costumes, and footwear glorifies the bygone Pre-Islamic era. Textile items such as turbans, ceremonial dresses, belts, and fancy slippers for special occasions, creatively embroidered mats, and other similar things are artifacts that the museum showcases. The galleries on the National Museum's ground floor highlights the medieval and ancient periods of the Maldives. Weaponry, household wares, religious paraphernalia, and engraved Arabic and Thanna wood pieces reminded the Maldives' conversion into Islam in 1153.

The upper part showcases the lacquer workboxes and several pieces of the country's oldest technology, such as gramophone, a large computer, and a telephone to represent the modern era. An underwater cabinet meeting took place in 2009 under President Nasheed. Some quirky relics include the minutes of this underwater meeting and a vast marine collection.  The six-kilometer-long skeleton of Longman's Beaked Whale is the highlight of this extensive marine collection. This whale is still alive in the ocean.

How to Reach National Museum

Board bus number 403 or 101 from Medhuziyaarai Magu and get off at Sultan Park bus station. The museum is next to Sultan Park. Other than Public transport you can reserve a taxi and reach the museum.

Opening Hours

10 am to 4 pm (Closed on Friday)

Entry Fee

Adult: MVR 100(482.20 INR)
Child: MVR 20(96.44 INR)

Address: Sultan Park, Male

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Alimatha is one of the most famous islands atop Vaavu Atoll on the eastern edge of the Maldives. Unmatched greenery and clear waters mesmerize the tourists. Tourists spend their best holidays on this fantastic island. Atop Vaavu Atoll, it is 40 miles away from the nearest international airport.

It enjoys the reputation of being a recognized SCUBA diving spot of International acclaim. Miyaru Kandu is a world-renowned dive site here. This most famous dive channels find a place in the list of government-sanctioned protected dive-sites.

In the Maldivian language, Myaru Kandu means the sea of sharks. Its spectacular reefs tempt divers to this channel. It is safe and suitable for both novice and experienced divers.

The white golden-sand beaches, greenery, peaceful vibes, and warm waters are another draw to pull tourists in drove from around the world and release all the stress. It is a haven for marine life lovers. They adore spectacular coral reefs and scores of colored fish, including moray, jackfish, and eels.

It is Instagram worthy, and an excellent place for an extended vacation and these factors make it an exclusive attraction for the tourist. 

Luxury cabanas is another facility for tourists. Locals from the neighboring islands also come here for a picnic or mini-vacation due to short distances and transport facilities. Resorts here do not offer telephone or tv facilities, and vacationers can relax without any distractions and bustle of city life. However, you will get all entertainment, including bars, music, Ayurvedic massage centers, windsurfing, canoeing, cat sailing, and animation.

You can also discover the Dewana Kandu, the most beautiful national park, at Alimatha Island. This uninhabited island offers delicious food.

How to Reach Alimatha 

The international airport and the capital city Male are equidistant from Alimatha Island. It is 40 miles away from the airport and Male. If you avail of a seaplane facility, a seaplane takes around 20 minutes to reach the island. On the other hand, a boat takes 90 minutes to reach Alimatha Island.

Opening Hours

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Atop Vaavu Atoll on the eastern edge of the Maldives.

Entry Fee

Free entry

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Meeru Island is famous by the name Meerufenfushi. The island is particularly formed above the peaks that are emerging from ocean depths. Above is a layer of both dead and living coral and other remnants of marine life. The island is towered with coconut palms above which there are some hardy plants and dead shrubs that act as a protection of the shores from any kind of erosion and other natural features. The island measures 1200 meters long and 350 meters wide. 

Meeru Island offers a bunch of interesting activities that can make your trip even more adventurous yet beautiful. Some of the activities include excursions and sports in the sea, on-air and even on land. Therefore, staying in Meeru is incomplete without discovering the underwater world and colourful marine life. Renting a bicycle and riding it, perfecting your golf swing are some, sweating out at tennis court, are some of the entertaining factors for which Meeru Island is famous. Thousands of visitors visit each year to experience an adventurous trip. 

The National Museum is one of the wonderful attractions of the Maldives which was established on 11 November 1952. It is located nearer to the Sultan Park which was earlier a Maldivian Royal Palace compound. The museum is a three-storey building that was developed with a purpose to preserve the history and culture of the country. Moreover, you can also call it a home of extensive artefacts that range from stone objects to royal antiquities that are of the Buddhist era. The place is also known as the former place of the Sultan. Therefore, it is a must-visit place for people you are passionate about history and culture.

There are several tourist attractions in the Maldives and among them, the national museum is the one. It is a perfect destination to spend quality time with your family or any near ones. This historical place is not only for sightseeing but also allows you to have a self-indulgent moment with yourself. Tourists are generally interested because of its extraordinary architecture, well execution of thoughts, and world standards. Photography is another point of interest in this place. Therefore, no visitors forget to keep their camera handy. 

After having a tight and busy week if you want a refresh and relax ambience, this is the appropriate spot. Along with a memorable holiday, you can also explore amusing characters, merchandise, landscapes, interesting themes, etc. Hence, this should be a must-visit spot in the Maldives.

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Hulhule is an island located at the nearest location from Maldivian capital Male. It is so close that it is considered as one of the wards of male. It is connected with mainland male with a bridge which is called Sinamale Bridge (Approx. 2 Km).

It is famous for not having any permanent residents of its own. Male’s Main airport Velana International airport is located on this island. There is a hotel with the same name which is as famous as the island itself. Hulhule Island Hotel and Resort is a tourist paradise serving all types of enjoyment to its visitors. 

Why it is famous: -   World famous Hulhule Island Hotel, Beach life, shinning sand near Beaches, local shopping is some of the attractions of many being offered. The unique Maldivian lifestyle is on full display here. It is advisable to have enough time ideally 2 to 3 days to enjoy it through the entirety.

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Bandos is a picture-perfect paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. White sandy beaches, vibrant plant life, and the clear blue water remove life’s everyday stresses and feel you with a sense of tranquility.

Bandos Maldives is a private island resort with world-class amenities. Luxurious and modern resorts also provide you a glimpse of local culture. Male, the capital of the Maldives, is 5 kilometers from Bandos Island. It retains ancient culture and tropical feeling.

Bandos is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure junkies, or a food lover. Turquoise lagoon, snowy white beaches, and lush green forests make it a perfect romantic getaway. Due to 40 diving sites, it is ideals place for divers. Bandos Convention Center is a modern and architectural piece that can accommodate about 400 people.

How to Reach Bandos Island

All the international flights land at Velana International Airport. Male International Airport is the other popular name, a transfer point for all the island resorts. Bandos Maldives Resort is 4.3 miles away from the airport.

Speedboat from Male International Airport

Bandos Island Resort and Spa Maldives provide a speedboat ride from Male International Airport to the island resorts. You will get to an island resort in 15 minutes. The resort itself provides this transfer facility, but you have to intimate your details 72 hours before your flight's arrival. This is a good option for tourists with a tight budget.

Seaplane Transfer

No seaplane transfer is available because of the short distance of the island from the airport.

Vaadhoo(Mudhdhoo) is a spectacular island on Raa Atoll with just 500 inhabitants. Raa Atoll houses the best sites and resorts. Vaadhoo is a sparkling beach of the Maldives due to a natural phenomenon Sea of Stars. Tourists from the world over flock to the shores of Vaadhoo for one of the most memorable sights.

Visitors have to venture to the shores and behold the glowing sea under the moonlight to witness this phenomenon. The sea glitter and glows a brilliant blue and waves lap on reflecting stars. Various phytoplankton glow at night in the sea. It appears as if stars have come down to adorn the sea.

It goes as a self-preservatory gesture for the fish. Light emission in the sea is mesmerizing to the onlookers. This site will enable you to click some great photographs for your social media interactions.

The Glowing Beach

Plankton is a microscopic free-floating organism, and many fish prey upon them. As a defense mechanism, these plankton emit bioluminescence to baffle predators and scare them away.  Nature’s most fascinating phenomenon is bioluminescence.

A chemical luciferin emits a glow when it is agitated. Many other marine animals also exhibit this phenomenon. However, the plankton displays it most surprisingly at night. June and October are the months to watch bioluminescence live. No heat generates, so the blue light is cold and safe to play and fee.

Living organisms cause glow in the dark phenomenon in a vast and mysterious sea. This magical luster produced by several marine animals lights up the sea's shorelines at Vaadhoo beach. Family, friends, and newlyweds travel to the Maldives to witness this otherworldly occurrence.

Translucent waters and incredible phenomenon make it an experience in dreamland for every offbeat traveler. A few couples move to Vaadhoo Island for the spectacular sea of stars and a romantic retreat.

How to Reach Vaadhoo Island 

Raa Atoll is 152 kilometers from Male, and a speedboat transfers tourists to Vaadhoo Island in 15 minutes. This destination is well connected to the rest part of the Maldives. The island is 8 kilometers from Male and the main airport. 

Address

Raa Atoll in the Maldives

Entry Fee

Free entry

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Kuramathi is an island resort located approximately 56 km southwest of the Maldivian capital Male. Situated at Rasdhoo Atoll, this resort offers a unique Maldivian experience suiting each and every visitor.

 

It has various enjoyable choices to choose from. Also, many areas on this island are untouched. Its beauty will blow your mind. It is approx 1.8 km in length and has a pristine stretch of the white sandbank.

 

The property is quite big as it takes roughly 45 minutes to walk the entire length. Especially famous as Honeymoon Destination place in the Maldives, you need not go anywhere else if you had come to this place. Minimum 3 days stay is highly recommended to enjoy fully. 

 

Why it is famous: -   

This place is famous for everything the Maldives has to offer. Clean beach, Awesome blue seawater, Shinning sand near Beaches, and various other attractions like Shark Viewing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, etc.

 

The spa facility at this place is also an option that should not be missed. It also has a facility of Jacuzzi, finish sauna, herbal essence steam bath, etc. All this will clean your body and soul. After visiting you will feel rejuvenated as never before. 

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Located near the Maldivian capital Male, this island is a sort of Man-Made island finally open for tourists in the year of 2004. Earlier the area of this island was not that big, but after man-made extension, it has become one of the most attractive and rewarding destinations for tourists.

It is located at the Kaafu Atoll. If you have planned a long vacation for all around the Maldives, then it is always advisable to keep your accommodation based on this island. This is well connected with other famous destinations of the Maldives like Male, Hulhule, Vadoo, Kuramathai, and others. 

Why it is famous: -   

This Island is famous for Beach, Cheap Accommodation, and City Life. It is an excellent place to enjoy the sun, spend time alone or in the family. Also, a nice place to have a nice meal in front of the beach in one of the 100 restaurants based in front of the beach coastline.

You will be overwhelmed with the beautiful beach, planned development, and systematic extension of this island. It has also a nice swimming area enclosed by a man-made reef. Swimming here is enjoyable

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Kuramathi is an island in Rasdhoo Atoll. Rasdhoo is a small atoll with five islands. In the west, Kuramathi is 56 kilometers from Male International Airport.

Its length is 1.8 kilometers. Himendhoo Thila, Maaya Thila, and Malhoss Thila are the local attractions in Kuramathi. Kuramathi Maldives lies on a private beach.

Whether you want to do activities like snorkeling or diving or want to unwind, it would not disappoint you. Its unique twists suit to everyone. Afternoon, you can spend in exploring vibrant reefs, or indulge in sensual spa therapies. Couples come here to find a romantic getaway. The family seeks quality time together.  Kuramathi has something for everyone.

Resorts give numerous dining experiences, prompt service, and a range of accommodation facilities. You will find guest villas around lush gardens, and these villas face secluded areas of long beaches. Take the opportunity to explore the scope for water adventures such as boat tours.

A sandbank in the narrow upper part of the island is a perfect spot for watching the sunsets. People spend their time lounging in a beach chair and frequenting to the house reef. The quality of the sand is good.

 

Weather

Kuramathi Island experiences only two wet and dry seasons due to the tropical climate. Monsoons begin in May and end in November.  February is the driest month, and the wet seasons receive rainfall.

Best Time to Visit Kuramathi Island

The tropical climate at Kuramathi Island allows tourists to enjoy the beautiful coral island between November and April. The peak season is between December and March for tourists to enjoy the most on your trip.

Location: Kuramathi, Ari Atoll, Maldives

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Hulhumale is in the south of North Male Atoll. Island is a beautiful blend of the nostalgia of the past and the thrill of the future. It is a reclaimed, artificial island 8 kilometers off the North East Coast of Male to resolve the housing crisis and congestion in Male. With this, future industrial and commercial development is possible.

It combines urban and island life across a massive 188 hectares. Even after extending the boundaries of Male, the island retained its natural charm. Azure blue waters, golden-white sand, open beaches, freshly planted trees make it different to other Maldivian Island. The Golden-domed mosque is awe-inspiring.

The need for housing and shortage of land were the reasons for this human-made masterpiece. It hosts the largest Tago Architects project, the National Sports Complex Maldives. The complex includes a convention hall, retail shops, residential buildings, and a hotel.

The island was built to create new landmass with many green initiatives. Green architecture and green energy have been at the foundation of this island. It was the first island to go against littering. You will see dust bins and modern waste disposal and collection system. Besides, the island is flood resistant. 

Clean beach, white sand, and clear blue waters give an extraordinary beach experience to tourists. You can take a relaxing walk along the shores and carry drinks to the beach. Sea baths and swimming are good ideas for anyone who wants to enjoy seashores.

Its temperature range makes Hulhumale conducive for tourism. It is hot with some winds.

Water sports companies such as Dune Maldives Diving Center, Ocean Junkies Dive Centre, and Cruise-Maldives offer divers an opportunity to dive and snorkel. Ski tubes, windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and parasailing are other activities.

Hulhumale is close to the airport, so it is convenient for visitors to halt before or after a flight. Friendly people, lively culture, picturesque landscape, and clear waters define Hulhumale Island. Hulhumale is accessible to all budgets. It is perfect for holidaying with friends or family.

How to Reach Hulhumale

Plane

Male International Airport is 1.2 miles away from Hulhumale. You can take MTCC Ferry from Male to Hulhumale and reach in 20 minutes. The ferry leaves every 20 minutes. You can board a bus from the airport to reach the island in 25 minutes.

Boat

Speedboats leave every 30 minutes between Male and Hulhumale apart from ferry service.

Where to Eat

Snack joints, high-end restaurants, and fast food joints are the variety of eateries in Hulhumale. Food joints such as Ze.NR Takeaway and Dinemore are other options. You will find many options for Seafood, delicious Indian food, Thai food, and fast food. Eateries at the beaches serve local delicacies. You will get Indian cuisine at Bombay Darbaar and Tandoori Flames.

Address

Hulhulmale, Male, Maldives

The Maldives is a country of islands and out of many islands, only a few are inhabited. Vaadhoo is one of them; It is located approximately 10 km north of Maldivian capital Male. It has more than 500 human populations. Adaaran Prestige Vado resort, the world-famous resort which was awarded World’s Leading Water Villa retreat at the World Travel Awards in 2010 is located at this island itself. Vaadhoo possesses its exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna. It has various options of enjoyment for every visitor. 

Why it is famous: -   

This place is famous for luxury and luxury. The beach on this island is perfect with white sands and crystal blue waters. It’s a beautiful part of the world that will keep calling you again and again to visit. Do you know the beach of this island in the Maldives that glows at night? This glow-in-dark is a natural phenomenon called ‘Bioluminescence’ wherein light is created by a living organism. In simple words, it is called the Sea of Stars. Water sports are other options to be enjoyed here. 

Malé Atoll is located in the Maldives that consist of smaller geographic atolls of Gaafaru and Kaashidhoo, forming an administrative division referred by the name Kaafu Atoll.

Thulusdhoo is the capital of Malé Atoll located in the North Atoll. The island is super contemporary with yacht inspired design resorts with a youthful and energetic vibe. It is a perfect location for a group of friends or family who want to spend a vacation and relax at the beach.

This island lets you forget the real world and you enter into a paradise. It is one of the most travelled destinations with the stunning collection of islands and you will be surprised by seeing the surroundings and environment. 

Why it is famous? 

Malé Atoll island is well-featured for its sunny white beaches, waves sweeping at your feet, whitewashed villas, and a penthouse that has a rooftop terrace and decks with infinity pools to enjoy the private time. This place is famous for exclusive lounges and eateries with underwater sea aquariums and live DJs.

Tourists can also relax and rejuvenate themselves with a glass-enclosed spa and take a walk along the private sandbank. This place is also famous for excursions, sandbank picnics, and parties. Many travelers visit this island to enjoy the mesmerizing view and light-hearted welcome by the resorts.

Trotters from all over the world come to relax near the beach to view the marine life. Marine life can be best captured and viewed at this beach with different species and lagoons. It is hard to resist the beautification of this place with tropical perfection and glowing sandy beaches.

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Ari Atoll is one of the natural and biggest atolls of Maldives. Located in the west of the archipelago, Atoll is titled from Dhivehi, south Maldivian language word ‘atholhu’. The island is spread over an area of 80 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide and stretched from north to south comprising of 105 islands.

20 islands in Atoll are designated for tourist attraction, known for its natural beauty and each island has a separate recreational facility and accommodation. Ari Atoll is a well-developed tourist destination specifically for snorkelers and scuba divers. It is known to be one of the most developed regions and a get-away spot for adventure and water enthusiasts.

This place is a breath-taking paradise with a range of luxury suites and villas. The beautiful lagoon is filled with an array of gorgeous and exotic aquatic life. 

Why it is famous? 

Ari Atoll in the Maldives is the best place in the world to experience whale sharks and outer reefs. The island is a luxury of white beaches, crystal blue water, and diving.

The island is surrounded by dreamy turquoise lagoons, shores, and beautiful landscapes. It is a paradise with a simple way of life that you would experience here making an unforgettable memory in the Maldives. The vast lagoon with an oval shape and beautiful islands can be spotted here.

This island is situated in the west, famous for its magnificent beaches with world-class diving. Marine creatures being the main attraction for travelers to visit this exotic place. You will see a combination of emerald green vegetation, elegant and luxury resorts, a perfect place to escape. This island is known for a relaxed environment with a great selection of activities. 

The Maldives is renowned as well as distinctive around the world for its outstanding natural beauty that includes tropical islands, blue oceans, sandy beaches, and spectacular reefs. Nalaguraidhoo Island is one of the most popular Islands situated in South Ari Atoll, Maldives.

It is also recognized as Sun Island, famous for its large lagoon of turquoise. Sun Island draws visitors with its gorgeous beaches, lush greenery, and abundant type of tropical flowers. If you are in the Maldives, don’t forget to look over Nalaguraidhoo Beach. It should undoubtedly be part of your trip.

This island holds Maldives’ largest and most modern resorts, which is covering in a total area of 1.6 km long as well as 440 meters wide approximately. Overall it’s a worthwhile place to visit for every tourist including newly married couples or families as well.

Why Nalaguraidhoo Island is famous?

Nalaguraidhoo Island is especially famous for those couples or honeymooners who want to spend their holidays in the most pleasing resorts of Maldives.

On this magical island, you can experience such spellbound scenic beauty along with the combination of deep blue sea and clear skies. Moreover, the vibrant aquatic and underwater activities can't be overlooked. Here in Nalaguraidhoo, plenty of resorts are available for all including children to all ages.

You will get superior privacy and comfort as well, while you will stay there. These luxurious resorts offer you to take bath in isolated pristine blue shallow waters which takes place as one of the finest honeymoon spots.

Alimatha Island is an island that is the most impeccable spot for an impeccable vacation. This Island will take you far from your daily busy life and will take you to a whole different world filled with clear water, shiny white and sparkling sand, and lots of colorful fishes.

This Island is located in a place named Vaavu Atoll in the Maldives. The tourists who visit because the Island is famous for scuba diving and they get a chance to check their bucket list, which includes scuba diving.

Apart from Scuba diving, the Island has everything that a person would imagine about an Island and so much more. The Island is completely covered with the surreal view of the ocean, white sand, and a perfect blend of greenery into it.

Why is this famous?

It is famous for the surreal view of the ocean, the sand, and marine life. It is a perfect place for the people who would like to get away from the hectic work life for a while and experience the marine life. It is also famous for the various watersports that they have on this Island.

The Maldives, a small island nation located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean is the tourist topmost destination. Bandos Island is one of the tourist hotspots located approximately 8 km away from Maldivian Capital Male.

Before the 1970s, Maldives was virtually unfavorable for the tourist however in the year of 1972; the first tourist resort was made on the island of Bandos.

Since the opening of the island resort called “Bandos Island resort,” it has attracted tourists from worldwide. This island is comparatively big; therefore, it is advisable to have at least 3 days' stay to enjoy it fully.  

Why it is famous: - 

It is an amazing island. Along with enjoying Snorkelling all types of fish, sharks, squid, turtles, and stingrays can be seen inside the ocean. The place is pretty much pristine even it is close to Male.

Since its starting, this resort has done continuous refurbishment of the property over the years to suite visitors’ preference and choice. People from around the world come to this resort hotel to enjoy their stay and have a lifelong experience.

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Alimatha island, Filalhohi island, Emboodhu Finolhu island, Baros island, Mirihi island, Huvahendhoo island, Rangali island, Gan island, Kanuhura island and COMO Cocoa island are the most popular islands amongst tourists in Maldives.
Maldives is a popular honeymoon destination for tourists from all over the world. You will be able to immerse yourself with the company of your special someone in the beauty and exciting experience of Maldives, while also being able to indulge in activities like shopping and dining at fine restaurants with them.
The Maldives Glowing Beach and Vaadhoo island, where the water literally glows in neon colors like blue due to the presence of specific natural microbes in water, are amongst the iconic places to visit in Maldives. Male City, the capital of Maldives, is another popular tourist destination due to its bustling markets, busy streets and a number of tourist spots and things to do here. Banana Reef is another top tourist attraction in Maldives, and a lot of adventure-seekers indulge in scuba diving here to see the beautiful corals and colorful life forms at the bottom. At Ithaa Undersea Restaurant you can actually dine underwater, just as the name suggests.
Majeedhee Madhu is a street in Maldives abound with shopping opportunities. You will be able to find anything ranging from apparel and jewelry to electronic products and souvenirs here, with an engrossing and lively shopping experience. Island Bazaar will offer you a wide range of European-style boutiques for shopping. The STO Trade Center is a mall-like building that lets you shop for everything you could ever need all under one roof and with convenience.
The best time to visit Maldives is between the months of November and April. During these months, the weather in Maldives is relatively very pleasant, and rainfall is negligible making for a wide scope of outdoor activities.
While a visit to the Andaman and Nicobar islands gets you into the isolated and secluded feel of the places to visit in Andaman, and into the beauty of the archipelago, if you aren’t looking to feel so cut off from the rest of the world then you might wish to prefer a trip to the Maldives over Andaman.
You will be able to go to all of the tourist places to visit in Maldives in about 4 to 5 days. This duration will allow you to immerse yourself in the vibes of Maldives thoroughly. However, if you are looking to pursue a specific activity in Maldives then you might want to stay longer.