Planning a vacay to Maldives and wondering what there is to see? Apart from the gorgeous beaches, here are some key attractions that you can visit.
The Maldives is blessed with some truly spectacular reefs which can be visited while staying at resorts and hotels in Maldive Island. One of the best sites is Banana Reef in the North Male Atoll; it’s known for captivating caves, overhangs and corals as well as marine species the likes of squirrelfish, grey reef sharks, bannerfish and barracudas.
To soak up some local culture, one can head to the inhabited island of Meedhu which is easy to explore on excursions offered by resorts such as Adaaran Select Meedhupparu. The island is home to local communities and is where one can see traditional houses consisting of everything from coral stones to local vegetation.
Old Friday Mosque
One of the key attractions in Maldives, the historic Old Friday Mosque can be found in the capital Male. This 17th century mosque features a fascinating design with coral stone, intricate carvings and lacquer work. It’s also home to an old graveyard where you will find carved tombstones.
The National Museum
Another popular attraction in Male, the National Museum is made up of two buildings, one of which is the former Sultan’s Palace in Sultan Park. The museum offers insights into the country’s heritage and exhibits include royal costumes, old weapons, household wares, remnants of items linked with Hinduism and Buddhism and more.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+