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15 Best Places To Visit, What To Do, And How To Reach Maldives

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A sunset scene in Maldives.

Maldives is world famous for its beautiful Islands located in the Indian Ocean. The scenic beauty of these Islands stands true to words. The sandy beaches and the crystal clear water of these Islands attract millions of people every year. Photographers who love to capture the unique beauty of these Islands also visit the place. The marine life of Maldives is also very famous for its variety of fish. More than 1,000 species of fish are found in the Maldives. Maldives is a perfect destination for romantic or adventure-filled vacations. That is why it is one of the top travel destinations in the World. Let’s have a look at the best places to visit in Maldives.

15 Best Places In Maldives:

1. Como Cocoa Islands.

2. Naifaru Island.

3. Banana Reef.

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4. Nala Guraidhoo Island.

5. The Muraka.

6. Fulhadhoo Island.

7. Male City.

8. Maafushi Island.

9. Seenu Atoll or Addu Atoll.

10. Glowing Beach.

11. Kurumba Beach.

12. Dhigurah Beach.

13. Lily Beach.

14. Thoondu Beach.

15. Male Artificial Beach.

1. Como Cocoa Islands

These are private Islands located to the south of the Capital City. These Islands are famous around the World for their beauty, luxury, and beautiful scenes. You can even stay on these private Islands and can explore them by using small boats and cruises. Along the seashore, there are many beautiful cottages which add to its beauty. These cottages are constructed for tourists where they can stay and explore the Islands. You can see the beautiful sight of the blue sea while staying in these cottages.

2. Naifaru Island

Naifaru is another famous Island in the Maldives. It is located 141 Km North of the Capital city Male. Some water activities of this place are very favorite here. A large no. of tourists flock to the Island throughout the year. You can have a glimpse of the life of the local people by staying here. You can enjoy the services of budget hotels here along with enjoying the water activities and also can capture the golden moments with your camera.

3. Banana Reef

Banana Reef is another remarkable place where tourists flock in lakhs every year. The name itself suggests its shape and the government has taken every possible step so that it doesn’t get destroyed by the influence of tourists. The beautiful banana shape of this island enthralls the tourists. The marine life of this Island is also appreciable as you can find a wide variety of it on this Island. You can find a rare variety of fish on this Island.

4. Nalaguraidhoo Island

This Island is best known as Sun Island. This Island is also one of the famous Islands in the Maldives. Another reason for its being famous is the luxury hotels and resorts. You can avail of the services of these luxury resorts. You can also take a dip in the cool and freshwater of this Island to get yourself refreshed. Sunset and Sunrise scenes are a famous part of your trip here. You can have a glimpse of these memorable moments while sitting on your balconies. You can enjoy various water activities here also. The clean and fresh water of this Island will force you to have a dip in it and have fun by performing water activities.

5. The Muraka Hotel Resort

This hotel resort deserves a special mention as for as the tourist spots in the Maldives are concerned. This beautiful hotel resort is located underwater and has transparent walls from where you can have a glimpse of the beautiful marine life from the proximity of your room. You can have spectacular views of marine life while sitting in your room underwater. Not only the rooms but also the roof of this resort is transparent. This moment is once in a lifetime moment. It is a bit costly affair, but if your budget allows you can enjoy this beautiful marine life and out-of-world experience.

6. Fulhadhoo Island

This Island lies 100 Km away from the Capital City Male. This Island is inhabited by local people. The locals have constructed their houses in between the lush green part of this Island. Private ferries and boats are the sources by which you can reach this Island. The locals of this area are friendly and cooperative. Here, you can enjoy walking on the sandy beaches. Bluewater around the Island attracts several tourists every year. For people who love exploring new places, it is the best place for them.

7. Male City

Some of the best places to visit lie in this famous city. Male City is the Capital of Maldives. You must be expecting a huge crowd and dense population in this city. The reality remains otherwise. The city is less populated as compared to other cities but has modern infrastructure and amenities. The male city has beautiful beaches, hotels, restaurants, etc. The local cuisines of Male city are very delicious. You will find a variety of water activities here. You can try them and can have a fun time.

8. Maafushi Island

This Island is situated near the main city. It is an uninhabited Island. It has been opened for tourists so that they can enjoy their visit to Maldives. For people who love lonely and calm places, this is the best spot for them. You can reach here by ferry or a private boat. The empty seabeaches attract a lot of tourists who love calm places. Stay-back options are also available in plenty here. You can perform swimming in crystal clear water, can walk on the sand barefooted, and can perform many activities here. Being less crowded, children can roam here and there freely and can have fun.

9. Seenu Atoll or Addu Atoll

This is the best place in Maldives which you can visit any time of the year. This place is located to the South of the city of Male. Seenu Atoll has some Islands which don’t have enough crowd. If you love calmness, you can visit and enjoy it here. You can find plenty of resorts and hotels here. The special thing about these resorts and hotels is that they are very economical. To me, it is the perfect place where you can enjoy and find peace of mind.

10. Glowing beach

This beach is situated in Raa Atoll. This is one of the crowded beaches of Maldives. The fluorescent glowing waves here are the main source of attraction for tourists. Tiny microbes known as phytoplanktons are the reason behind the glowing waves.

These phytoplanktons emit a bright vibrant blue light which creates this astonishing effect. These bright waves are visible only after sunset. The best time to visit this place is between June and October, which is the summertime in this area.

During the summer season, the water is warm which helps these phytoplanktons emit bright light. You can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling here. You can enjoy picnics, romantic walks, and delicious food here. In short, you can have a complete package of accommodation, food, peace of mind, and fun.

11. Kurumba Beach

Kurumba Beach is one of the best places in the Maldives. It is about 7 Km from Male city. You can reach here via boat ride. Here you can relax in the spa, can have a walk along the seashore, can dive in the crystal clear lagoon, etc. Lee Point Beach, East Point Reserve, and Darwin Waterfront Precinct are the major attractions of this place. Accommodation is also available in plenty.

12. Dhigurah Beach

 It lies 96 Km southeast of Male in southern Ari Atoll. This beautiful Island is 4 Km long and 300 m wide. Dhigurah is the longest beach in Atoll. Its surrounding area is well known for whales and sharks. This beach has palm trees which provide natural shade and ambiance to the visitors. The bottom of the beach is sandy which makes it safe for children who want to perform swimming. Dhigurah Beach is famous for night fishing. You can experience this fun also. Manta rays are also famous among tourists. The best place to see these rays is known as Manta Point. Here you can snorkel or dive with the Manta rays and can enjoy. 

13. Lily Beach

Lily Beach is famous for its resorts and spas. It has stunning pristine beaches which will engage your attention. Lush tropical vegetation and the exotic house reef just a few meters away from the shore will make you shell-shocked. Lily Beach has some of the most amazing diving sites in the world. Lily Beach Resort and Spa is an award-winning resort where you can enjoy with your family. Here you will be offered fantastic facilities with fabulous service. You can capture incredible moments with your camera to keep your memories alive.

14. Thoondu Beach

It is a highly popular beach in the Maldives where hundreds of people visit every day. The number of tourists increases manifolds during the peak season. The beauty of the beach and surfing opportunities here are tremendous. The sand found here is different from the sand found on other beaches. This sand is shiny and sparkles under the sunlight. People collect the pebbles in the sand and take them to their countries. Thoondu Beach is a unique beach that attracts travelers from all over the world because of its beauty.

15. Artificial Beach In Male

It is a man-made beach and has enough to attract tourists. Many tourists visit this beach every day. It is an excellent place to chill in Male City. This Beach is as par with all the other natural Beaches. You will find quality food with a wide variety here. This Beach is open to the public 24 hours and all days of the week. No entry fee is charged for visiting this Beach. You can enjoy water sports and music concerts which are held every now and then.

What To Do In Maldives

1. Boating or Sailing.

2. Scuba Diving and Snorkelling.

3. Sky Diving.

4. Enjoy Local Cuisines.

5. Cruise Rides.

1. Boating or Sailing

Maldives is a perfect place for boating or sailing activity. You can hire a boat for your sailing expedition. You can also take the services of a tour guide which is available there. While sailing you can spot some fishes in the crystal clear water. Boating is an activity that you shouldn’t miss while your trip to Maldives.

2. Scuba Diving And Snorkelling

Scuba diving and snorkeling are the activities that will make you aware of the coral life of Maldives. You will see a variety of sea creatures and will get excited when you swim with them underwater. Remember, before going for scuba diving don’t forget to take a lesson from an expert diver. People who don’t prefer to go deep inside the water can opt for snorkeling options. Even children can perform snorkeling expeditions as it doesn’t require much gear.

3. Sky Diving

You can experience sky diving in the Maldives. It is one of few places which offer sky diving. From the sky when you experience blue water and a lush green Island, gives you an experience that can’t be explained in words. You can turn the idea into reality by just doing it. An instructor will help you, and guide you properly before attempting the jump. You will enter into the world of dreams, once you are on your way.

4. Enjoy Local Cuisines

Maldives is famous for its local cuisines also. These mouth-watering dishes, especially the seafood will prove, why it is called food heaven. Its diversity along with deliciousness can’t be matched. You can taste quality prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels, crabs, etc in any of the famous restaurants. You are going to get an amazing experience. For vegetarians, a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are also available in plenty. These are the local fresh fruits and vegetables which are grown on the island itself and sent directly to the restaurants.

5. Cruise Ride

If you visit Maldives and don’t go for a cruise ride means that your visit is incomplete. In Maldives, you can get luxury and budget cruises. You can roam around the beautiful sea waters using these cruises. You can opt for premium living facilities on these cruises also where you will be provided with excellent buffets and water activities.

How To Reach Maldives

There are two ways by which you can reach Maldives:

By Air.

By Waterways.

By Air

The only air route to the Maldives is at Valencia International Airport located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll. It is the only air route to the Maldives. The airport receives International and domestic flights. You can use this mode of transportation. It is considered the best mode to reach the Maldives.

By Waterways

Cruises are the other mode of transportation which start from various parts of the world. You can travel from Jawahar Lal Nehru Port in Mumbai.

FAQ’S

Is Maldives A Good Place To Visit?

Maldives is an excellent place to visit. It has everything which a good tourist place needs. You will find sapphire blue water and green Islands. The natural beauty of the Maldives is unmatched.

What Is The Speciality of Maldives?

Maldives has some of the world’s best beaches and Islands. The crystal clear water, natural beauty, sandy beaches, water activities, and best cuisines make it a special place to visit.

How many days are enough to visit the Maldives?

5 or 6 days are enough to explore the Maldives.

Which Is The Best Time To Visit the Maldives?

December to April is the best time to visit the Maldives. It is the peak tourist season. During this time little or no rain showers are there in Maldives.

What Is The Cheapest Time To Visit Maldives?

May to November is the cheapest time to visit the Maldives. This is the off-season in Maldives during this time. Don’t expect bottom prices even during this time.

Which Are The Rainy Months In Maldives?

April and May are the rainy months in Maldives and last till October or November. 

Do Indians Need Vise To Visit Maldives?

The good thing is that Maldives is a visa-free country for Indians.

How For Is Maldives From India By Flight?

The flying distance of Maldives from India is 8,189 miles.

What Is The Currency Of Maldives?

The official currency of the Maldives is Rufiyaa. ( Rf )

Which Language Is Spoken In Maldives?

Divehi, which is an Indo-Aryan language is mostly spoken in Maldives.

Is Food Expensive In Maldives?

The cost of food may range from $20 to $100 per person, per meal depending upon the restaurant’s quality.

What Is The Number Of Indians Who Visit Maldives Every Year?

In 2021, the number of Indians who visited Maldives was 318 thousand. This number is increasing day by day.

What About The Climate Of Maldives?

The Maldives has a mostly warm and humid tropical monsoon climate. The annual mean temperature of Maldives is around 28 degrees Celcius. Mostly, the temperature remains the same throughout the year.

Hope you will enjoy reading this article. Stay connected to read my next articles. Till then Bye! God bless you.

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