Surrounded by turquoise blue water and white sandy beaches, the islands of the Maldives are more than just a tourist attraction.
Staying on a local island
If you wish to experience the life of a local, then you shouldn’t stay at a luxury resort in Maldives and stay on a local island. The resort islands where you find Heritance Aarah Maldives and other hotels and resorts do not represent the life of the Maldivians, but they do offer a luxurious holiday for those who seek cosy delights and comforts.
Dhivehi is the language of the locals. All Maldivians are familiar with Dhivehi and if you wish to experience their life, one of the best ways to approach them is by speaking in Dhivehi. While most people will be able to converse in basic English, speaking in Dhivehi will allow them to open up to you more.
Enjoy Maldivian Cuisine
Food in the Maldives is mouthwatering and there are so many types of dishes you can try. Garudhiya, Mas Huni, Bis Keemiya and Mas Roshi are a few of the popular dishes in the Maldives.
Join the locals on a fishing trip, a visit to the local market, or join them in a traditional festival as these provide insight into the life of a Maldivian.