10 best places to visit in Maldives that are utterly unmissableRahul Tiwari
The Maldives, one of the world's most romantic destinations, is an island country that's beautified with white sand beaches, turquoise sea waves, and luxury that's non-pareil. The over-water villas of Maldives escalate the charm of this place altogether. That's not all, someone with an urge to indulge in various activities has their lottery tickets confirmed here! You have so much to do, right from Scuba diving to jet skiing. You don't even have to someone knowing how to swim.
Here is the list of all places to visit in the Maldives and soak in luxury-
Maldives' capital and country's largest island, Male is one of the most popular places to visit in Maldives which also is known as King's Island. Since most international flights land in Male International Airport, thus there are fair chances you will begin your sojourn from this place itself. Thanks to many amenities right from accommodation to culinary treats, you have an abundance of everything! Male also is easily connected with various other islands in the country.
Tourist attractions: Tsunami Monument, The Grand Friday Mosque, Malé's National Museum, Malé Fish Market, Scuba diving, snorkeling and underwater scooters
2. Sun Island:
Also known as Nalaguraidhoo Island, Sun Island's tropical flowers, and the stunning beaches will leave you in utter awe. This is a major reason why honeymooners love to take a stroll and spend time here. In fact, in case you'd want to stay a little longer, you indeed can; thanks to a number of luxurious accommodation options.
Tourist attractions: Snorkelling, Windsurfing, diving, and spas & saunas
3. Banana Reef:
Considered to be among the top diving locations in the world, Banana Reef was the first place in the Maldives that offered certification to the divers. Owing to its banana shape, the island was named Banana Reef. The colorful underwater world acts like a magnet for people across the world. And in case you're not much into snorkeling or Scuba, you can indulge in other water activities such as jet skiing.
Tourist attractions: Scuba, snorkeling, Jetskiing, Hulhumale and Maldive Victory
4. Alimatha Island:
A great place to enjoy a game or more of volleyball, Alimatha Island is in Vaavu Atoll. And once you are done with that and rejuvenation is all you need, you'll have some nice Ayurvedic massage centers around the corner. If you're a water-baby, you cannot miss the water-sport activities offered here.
Tourist attractions: Alimatha Aquatic Resort, scuba, snorkeling, Miyaru Kandu canoeing, and Fotte Kandu.
5. Artificial Beach:
Also known as the Carnival Beach, Artificial Beach will remind you of an amphitheatre. The beach serves as a major venue for many aquatic events that are organized in the Maldives. Otherwise, this is a preferred spot for local and international artists for a jamming session. Come over here in the evenings and witness a musical experience like none other.
Tourist attractions: Nassimo Thila, Kani Corner, Shark Point, and Manta Point
6. Fihalhohi Island:
One of the most beautiful places to visit in Maldives, Fihalhohi Island is in South Kaafu Atoll. With coconut trees fringed on the beaches, the scenic charm of this place is something that will make you fall for it!
Tourist attractions: Rihiveli, Fihalhohi Island Resort, and Rannalhi Beach
7. HP Reef:
HP Reef is a protected marine locale with vibrant underwater life which you must witness. This place is nothing less than a fantasy for someone who's always been in love with the ocean. HP Reef is bestowed with a varied biodiversity when it comes to marine life, right from hard corals, soft corals, and colorful ones, you'll be left bewitched. However, one can only get into the water when the currents are favorable, so make sure you know about the current situations before you go. You can ask about the same from the locals or your hotel or resort.
8. Utheemu Ganduvaru:
Located in Northern Maldives, Utheemu Ganduvaru looks like a small jellyfish. This is a popular place to visit in the Maldives, especially among history buffs. A Maldivian freedom fighter, Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu was born here. You'll get to know so much about the local heritage as you take a tour to the landmarks like Utheemu Ganduvaru, a wooden palace which was Sultan's residence as well.
Tourist attractions: Utheemu Ganduvaru, North Shore, New Mosque, and Ancient Cemetery
9. Biyadhoo Island:
Biyadhoo Island is a lush island covering an area of ten acres. The fertile lands of this island make it a preferred spot for growing coconuts, mangoes, cabbage, tomatoes and bananas. The South Male International Airport is just 18 km away from Biyadhoo.
Tourist attractions: Scuba, snorkeling, Biyadhoo Island Resort, and canoe-paddling
10. Veligandu Island Beach:
Located in North Ari Atoll, Veligandu Island Beach is among the most famous places in the Maldives because of its lush greenery and of course the coastal beauty. Couples looking for tranquillity must head to this beach for the quality time. Like many beaches in the Maldives, this one too offers a bunch of water activities to indulge in, such as Scuba and snorkeling, and more. Foodies must try out local seafood when here, and also go for fishing village tours to get a better insight into Maldivian culture.
Tourist attractions: Watersports