The Republic of Maldives is an archipelago consisting of twenty-six coral atolls, in the northern Indian Ocean. The capital city of Male is without a doubt one of the best places to soak up the nation’s traditions, whether it is in the beautiful mosque of the Grand Friday, one of the largest in South Asia, or the antiquated Hukuru Miskiiy, the oldest place of worship in the country, composed of beautiful aged coral for an antique finish. While there are many tourists that visit this beautiful, exotic island and there are a variety hotels and tour guides that operate in Male, Velassaru Maldives is one of the best Maldives resorts worth staying at. Velassaru Maldives has fabulous, plush, elegant and designer accommodation, which looks out to the sparkling blue ocean, white sandy beaches and lush gardens. The hotel is a beautiful piece of heaven, where privacy can be enjoyed at best. Guests can enjoy romantic candle lit dinners by the sea, sip cocktails by the beautiful ocean and enjoy a swim in the beautiful pools that looks out to the sea.
Make sure to visit the famous Male fish market during fishing season and enjoy fresh catch of the day. Fishing is the Maldivians livelihood and it is what they are best at. Catch mahi-mahi, wahoo, sailfish, tuna, and grouper on a day fishing excursion or stay up late for a night fish and catch all of the bottom feeders and reef fish like grouper and red fish. Tourists can relax on the 30 minute speedboat ride to Kudariculhoo to visit the best museum in the Maldives. Cowry shells, Arabic writing, Buddhist Temple archeology and the clever inventions of the museum’s owner will captivate you and give you a glimpse into the history of the Maldivian. Also make sure to consider a day visit to Thulusdhoo where the majority of all traditional wooden lacquer crafts are made. Experience snorkeling with whale sharks and mantas in a nearby lagoon or take underwater photos of the beautiful Maalhoss house reef.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.