Planning your trip to the stunning Maldives Island? Explore some of the historical monuments, engage in adrenaline rushing water sports activities, and even do a bit of shopping in the capital, Male. Tourists visiting the isle could find accommodation at five star hotels Maldives offer. The Naladhu Maldives is one such resort that’s worth staying at. One of the best ways to explore the island is to fly over the atolls. Photographers and sightseeing enthusiasts will find this perfect as it provides plenty of photo opportunity and magnificent views of the lagoons, coral reefs and islands. After enjoying an ariel-view of the atoll, you could visit the capital of the Maldives, Male. It is home to some of the historical landmarks such as the Islamic Centre and Friday Mosque. The former which is known for its architectural values houses one of the biggest mosques in Southeast Asia that could accommodate over 5000 worshippers. The Friday mosque, also known as the Hukuru Miskiiy is a fascinating monument visited by many.
Once you are done sightseeing, a visit to the bustling markets of Male will be a warm welcome. The main street of the island, Majeedhee Magu is home to various shops which sell goods that range from electronics, jewellery, clothes to perfumes and cosmetics. These streets are also filled with restaurants and eateries that sell exotic Maldivian culinary delights. Head over to Chaandanee Magu Street formerly known as the Singapore Bazaar and purchase souvenirs to take back home. Some of the best buys include wooden miniature dhonis and Maldivian mats woven with natural local fibres. If you are more of an adventure seeker, try your hand at various water sport activities such as snorkelling, diving and cruising. The pristine water that surrounds the atoll is home to some of the exotic coral reefs you will set your eyes on. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins and the wind gushing past you as you go windsurfing or kite surfing in this paradise of an island. End your day trip with a beach stroll, watching the sunset at one of the gorgeous Maldivian beaches.
Shehara Fioni : Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+