Visiting the Maldives is something you must have already done before. If you have or have not, there’s a better option to explore this scenic island, it is by learning to live like a local. By following the local’s routine, you can learn even more about the Maldives up close, and fall in love with it.
Learn some Dhivehi
The official language in the Maldives, Dhivehi might be a little difficult to learn, however, you can start by learning the common phrases and small sentences to meet and greet the locals. Observe how locals speak Dhivehi and get help from any of the staff at your luxury resort in the Maldives the likes of Heritance Aarah Maldives to help learn the important and most commonly used words. You’d be surprised at how friendly these individuals are and will assist you to practice better.
Cook with Freshly Caught Fish
Put a pause on going to the fancy restaurants around you where you will be served fusion food, instead, engage with locals and cook a scrumptious local meal with freshly caught fish. A seafood barbeque on the beach sipping a cold one with your friends might be the best memory you make on the island.
Learn the Local Handiwork
From weaving, lacquer work and embroidery to wood carving, stone carving, and fabric painting, there is a plethora of handiwork you can learn and master in. Observing the local ladies and craftsmen doing these is a fascinating experience but trying it out for yourself could be even more fun. Explore the arts and crafts on the island, and don’t forget to take home a few collections to cherish in your memories.