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Tourist Places To Visit In Maldives
Maldives is truly nature’s gift to water sports enthusiasts. Endowed with incredible natural beauty, Maldives is also famous the world over for its exotic islands, blue seas, sandy beaches and magnificent reefs. With an abundance of beautiful locales, rest assured you will find plenty of great memories and breathtaking picture-perfect moments here. Below is a list of some of the best places you must not miss while on a holiday to Maldives.
Sun Island is also known as Nalaguraidhoo Island. Located in the South Ari Atoll, the island is known for its vast turquoise lagoon, and is home to one of the largest developed resorts in the Maldives, with a length of approximately 1.6 km and a width of 440 meters. With breathtaking beaches, a variety of tropical flowers, and lush greenery, Sun Island beckons tourists. The pristine blue waters and the isolation offered by the luxurious resorts make this the perfect honeymoon spot. A visit to Nalaguraidhoo Beach simply has to be a part of your itinerary when in Maldives.
Alimatha Island is located in Vaavu Atoll on the eastern edge of Maldives. You can soak in the azure skies, crystal clear waters and beautiful landscapes. It is the perfect spot for diving, snorkeling, canoeing, and boating. It is also ideal for a family vacation and as a honeymoon spot. You can go to the Ayurvedic massage center, spa, bars, and restaurants when on Alimatha Island. You can also check out the Alimatha Aquatic Resort.
The Artificial Beach
Situated in North Malé Atoll, this is an artificial beach created from breakwater tetrapods. It is the favorite haunt of swimming enthusiasts, and there is a lot here for foodies as well, with a number of fast food cafes and big and small eateries serving a huge variety of mouthwatering delicacies. Alongside, there are open fields for games of soccer and cricket. You can also visit the fairground attractions at the Majeediyya Carnival, including a bowling alley. In the evenings, you can listen on as bands gather for musical performances.
Located in the northern part of Maldives, Utheemu is an inhabited island in the Haa Alif Atoll. It is a small island resembling a green jellyfish but holds high historical significance for being the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu - a prominent figure in Maldivian history who waged a 15-year long war against Portuguese intruders. You can see the monument that stands testimony to the past, called Utheemu Ganduvaru. There is an ancient cemetery nearby that you might like to visit as well.
This is a quarantined island that is named after a local flower. Mirihi Island has an exclusive reef and a pristine beach along with a resort offering 36 tourist bungalows where you can enjoy solace. One of the most popular tourist beaches in Maldives, it is an ideal holiday spot. The entire island is covered with palm trees and lined with snow-white sands. The water bungalows are an added attraction.
Located underwater between the Isles of North Male Atoll, travelers are advised not to miss diving to discover the colourful Banana Reef while in Maldives. Say hello to the reef sharks, barracudas and the striped snappers beside other myriad sea creatures. Once you get out of the water, explore the caves and gaze at the steep cliffs surrounding this protected marine area.
Not a good idea to visit Maldives and miss out on the most popular and busy destination. Male, the capital of the Republic of Maldives is bustling and almost overflowing with activity. Earlier called Mahal (it served as the residence of the Royal dynasties that ruled the region), it is now known as King's Island. Enjoy snorkeling and diving here after you have soaked up on culture at the National Museum and the Grand Friday Mosque.