For those fleeing from the frost bitten cold winters in various parts of the world, the constantly sunny and inviting shores of island resorts are often thought of quite fondly and with much anticipation. As the winter season truly makes it mark in Europe and Northern America, the warm climates conducive for lazy afternoons and relaxing evenings prompt many to make their way to popular vacation destinations such as Hawaii. However, Hawaii being a popular and well sought out destination, often finds throngs of crowds flocking to the beach for sunbathing and surfing whereas the forever sunny beaches of Maldives offer holidaymakers seclusion and serenity.
When residing in a hotel such as Naladhu Maldives, one also has the option of exploring outside the Maldives luxury hotel. Visit the capital city of Male where one can make a visit to the National Museum, the Fish Market and the Vegetable and Fruit Market for a unique insight into Maldivian culture, history and lifestyle. However, the most delightful place to visit in Maldives is undoubtedly Muliaage which is the Official Residence of the President of Maldives. After making a visit to the Old Friday Mosque, one will be thrilled to find that this building is quite nearby. While construction commenced in 1914 and concluded in 1918, the Residence was styled as a colonial bungalow by Sultan Muhammad Shamsuddeen III. While Muliaage is currently being used as the Official Residence, the building was also used as the Prime Minister’s Office, the Office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court of Maldives during various times in the last century.
Muliaage is a quaint structure which has been painted in a colourful and artistic manner. Certainly not an eyesore, the Official Residence is worth the short walk from the Old Friday Mosque even if it is to cast a glance as you stroll by.
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. Google+