Have you ever heard of Maldives? Of course, you have. It is one of the hottest destinations if you want to spend some days away from the hustle and bustle of your lives and enjoy nature at its best. In this blog, you can find some information to prepare you for a good visit to the Maldives.
Officially known as the Republic of Maldives, it is a small state in the Indian Subcontinent located in the Indian Ocean. The climate here is tropical and warm, with average highs ranging from 29℃ to 31℃, and the average lows rarely go below 24℃. The climate is usually dry, with low rain and low humidity from January to April, making this the peak travel time. On the other hand, the rainy season stays from May to October.
Although there are several places in this heavenly destination to visit during your stay, we have hand-picked 5 must-visit places for you while going to the Maldives.
Malé, the capital of Maldives, sees a significant influx of tourists annually. It is usually packed with scooters, cars, and markets laden with spices and coconuts. Although most of the tourists bypass this city on seaplanes heading straight to their resorts, it is still crowded and houses many fascinating tourist attractions in its streets. Here, you can find many monuments such as the 17th-century Friday Mosque and the gold-tipped Islamic Centre. Shopaholics can head to their local markets, packed with fresh produce and many local souvenirs such as miniature replicas of boats or carved wooden dhonis. Swimming enthusiasts can also see the underwater riches while history lovers can witness the rich history linked to its monuments.
The island of Hulhumale is situated across from the capital of Male’. It houses the Velana International Airport, serving as the main gateway to this paradise. It has a gorgeous beach on the eastern side, with several leafy neighborhoods, planned walkways above the Indian Ocean, and a glass-topped mosque. Adventure lovers can go for water sports, scuba diving, or snorkeling on its sandy beaches. It is easily accessible and is a budget-friendly destination. It is well known for its crystal clear waters, lively culture, amazing landscapes, and friendly people.
Veligandu Island is one of the most mesmerizing and top destinations in the Maldives for couples. Its romantic sunsets glow red and yellow over the waves of the Indian Ocean, cocktails in the luxurious bars of several resorts, sea kayaks exactly on the turquoise shoreline, and crystal-clear water rolling in from the inland lagoon make it a unique and amazing panoramic tourism site. It is very famous among newlyweds and honeymooners due to its seaside villas and suites along the opulent shores. Undoubtedly, this place is one of a kind when it comes to keeping that spark alive in loving relationships.
Thulusdhoo island is one of the largely undiscovered specks in the Male Atolls. It is surrounded by wide spaces of sand, with hundreds of amazing coconut trees. It also has amazing natural beaches, and the locals love to make a good sizzling seafood barbeque now and then. The tourists can enjoy the fresh seafood, or go surfing on its shores. You can also go snorkeling, scuba diving, watch the dolphins, visit the Coca-Cola factory, or go on a fishing trip with the locals. In short, this island has something for everyone.
Banana Reef is situated at the North Male Atoll and is named so due to its curved shape full of multi-colored corals and seaweed-clad sandbanks. It is one of the best spots around the world for diving to witness underwater life and vibrant corals. This is a protected marine area marked by cliffs and overhangs. You can also go snorkeling here while able to witness schools of fish, manta rays, and sharks swimming near the surface. If you visit the Maldives, you must go diving, your trip will be worth it.