Maldives – The Sunny Side of Life
Those seeking a place where winds ooze serenity, sun shines brightly with full fervor and warm sea waters bring down all the worldly sorrows, then Maldives is the destination to visit! This island country is home to 26 atolls residing gracefully in the deep azure seas. Adventure seekers can spend some time relishing the mind blowing water activities offered here in abundance around all the beaches.
Let’s delve deeper into the most charming attractions that add to the beauty of Maldives.
Fua Mulaku is situated in the southern province of the archipelago of Maldives. Though it seems like a tiny treasure trove, it houses the largest island of Maldives. Fua Mulaku is known for far stretched fertile landscapes brimming with fruits and vegetables.
The island of Kudahuvadhoo is a perfect escape from the busy city life. It features the mystifying mounds known as hawittas. The island also houses an old mosque known for being one of the finest masonry.
An isolated island, Mirihi boasts of a beautiful house reef and an immaculate beach. The island is home to a tourist resort with 36 bungalows. It is a perfect escape for honeymooners and solace seekers. The whole island is abundantly blessed with shimmering white sands and swinging palm trees presenting beautiful vistas.
The National Museum of Maldives is situated at Sultan Park in Male. Its exhibits include well-preserved artifacts representing local cultures including coins, royal antiques, furniture, clothing and armaments. The museum is a great treat for the lovers of history and culture, and brings out the history of Maldives in a perfect manner.
Grand Friday Mosque
A wonderful exemplar of distinct work of architecture, this Islamic Centre is one of the most visited sites in Male. Formally known as Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam, it is the largest mosque of the country drawing streams of pilgrims and architecture devotees from all parts of the world.
A renowned diving spot in Maldives, Alimantha Island is placed on the eastern edge of the country. Adventure seekers can participate in half and full day diving excursions organized by the TGI Maldives Alimatha Diving Centre here. Travelers also love partaking in night snorkeling which offer once in a lifetime experience. Other popular activities that bring travelers to this beautiful island include wind surfing, canoeing and cat sailing.
One of the most loved dive sites, Banana Reef got its name from bird’s eye views of the island. The location is home to some of the most striking caves, corals and cliffs, making it a pleasurable retreat to unwind. Drivers can enjoy the sights of several species of exotic fish and other beautiful wonders of the marine life.
A pleasure for veteran adventure souls, HP Reef is perfect to explore the mysteries of the underwater world. Often called as the Rainbow Reef, it offers multihued vistas that one needs to see to believe. Featuring dives of up to 10 to 40 meters deep, the reef is situated at the North Male Atoll and is ideal to see reef fish, manta rays, dog tooth tunas and other marine life.
How to Visit Maldives
Male International Airport (MLE) is the main airport connecting Maldives to all major countries in South-East Asia and other parts of the world.