For tourists looking for an abundance of sunshine, the Maldives provides it! This remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean boasts warm waters, white sandy beaches, and all the sunshine you could want! For those looking for a luxury vacation, the Maldives gives you plenty of relaxing respite. It also gives you plenty of culture if you really want it…
Things To Do
For those looking to see what the history of the Maldives has to offer, you only have to go to the Old Friday mosque in Malé. If you aren’t a Muslim, you do need to get permission from an official of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The interior is incredibly elaborate, and boasts intricate wood carvings. On the other hand, you could go to the National Museum. It boasts a wide range of historical artefacts giving you a glimpse into the history of the archipelago. You can look at the upstairs area and examine the modern pieces of art highlighting antique technology like the country’s first gramophone.
Laps Of Luxury
From the artificial beach in the capital city of Malé to the secret paradise on the man-made island of Hulhumalé, the Maldives gives you tranquility in abundance. And if you want to get underwater, head to the banana reef in the North Malé Atoll to snorkel and get up close and personal with oriental sweetlips and snappers. And on the south end of the reef, you can find plenty of small caves that have lots of red tooth triggerfish.
What Is The Best Way To Get Around?
The real way to get around the Maldives is by speedboat. While these boats usually service resorts closer to Malé, there are seaplanes that you can use if you are on one of the islands a bit further away. If you’re looking for a way to get around on road, you’re not going to find much in the way of cabs! But the passenger ferry runs 24 hours a day from the airport to the center of Malé.
What Can I Eat?
There’s plenty for you to enjoy. The great advantage of a visit to the Maldives is that you can enjoy the relaxed pace of life, while sitting at a beachside restaurant, glass of wine in hand, soaking it all in. If you want to experience the various types of seafood that you may not have even eaten before, the Mas Huni dish needs to be high on your priority. This shredded smoked tuna with lemon, onions, and served with grated coconut is traditionally a breakfast meal. But once you’ve had this, you won’t look at bacon and eggs in the same way again.
Things To Think About
As it’s a Muslim country, alcohol isn’t allowed in places like Malé but you can get alcoholic drinks at the resorts. The best time to visit is between May and November if you want to avoid the peak seasons. And with 1,190 islands to explore, you’ve got an abundance of options. And if you want to really see what the Maldives is about, spend a couple of days on each island. It’s the true way to experience one of the most beautiful places on earth!