While spending time lazing on the shore is a great way to enjoy holidays in the Maldives, there are some key places you can visit too like those mentioned below.
The nation’s capital, Male is perfect for sightseeing in Maldives and is conveniently located near the main international airport. While here, you can visit the ancient Old Friday Mosque, the newer Grand Friday Mosque and Islamic Centre, the Male Fish Market and the National Museum. For shopping, the streets called Majeedhee Magu and Chaandanee Magu are ideal.
Some of the best attractions are below the waves in the Maldives! All inclusive resorts in the North Male Atoll such as OBLU NATURE Helengeli offer an ideal base to visit dive sites like the Banana Reef; this protected reef with its corals, overhangs and caves is home to Napoleon wrasse, bannerfish, barracudas, turtles, sharks and more.
Maldives Victory Wreck
More underwater discoveries await in the North Male Atoll at the Maldives Victory wreck; this 80-metre cargo ship is at depths of around 35 metres and is best explored by experienced divers. The wreck is partially covered with coral and one can look forward to seeing marine species like soldierfish, groupers, lionfish and trevallies.
Inhabited & Uninhabited Islands
The Maldives has over 1,000 islands most of which are uninhabited! Some resorts offer excursions to inhabited islands where one can soak up the local culture and observe traditional livelihoods. You can also look to visit a small uninhabited island to enjoy a sublime escape for relaxation or dining with that special someone.