Known for its natural and picturesque beauty, Maldives attracts throngs of people annually, making it the ideal destination any time of the year. It is the perfect place for solo, groups, and family vacations.
Maldives belongs to the very elite group of the world’s most exotic spots, boasting of white, powdery beaches, spectacular resorts islands, magnificent coral islands, and crystal clear water lagoons. It is home to several must-see beaches where locals and tourists can partake in various water activities and sports such as scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, and swimming. The Vabbinfaru Island Beach, Fun Island Beach, Mirihi Island Beach, Nalaguraidhoo Island Beach, and Bandos Island Beach are just five of the most popular beaches in Maldives.
After a good time under the sun and exploring the wonders of the water, visitors can also drop by some of Maldives’ important landmarks. The Grand Friday Mosque, which goes by the official name Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam, is the biggest structure of its kind in Maldives. It can accommodate 5000 people and is located in a complex called the Islamic Centre, where the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, a conference hall, and a library are also housed.
Located only a few steps from Grand Friday Mosque is another famous Maldives sightseeing destination called The Muliaage. This historic structure served as the official residence of Maldives’ past presidents. It was built almost 100 years ago and has room for more than 5000 people. It has provided accommodation for a number of prominent world figures, including former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Queen Elizabeth II.
For a taste of Maldivian art, find time to visit the Esjehi Gallery. This art gallery aims to preserve and promote all types of arts and crafts in Maldives, both traditional and contemporary, for the benefit of the future generations. It has a wide collection of different art pieces, carvings, and other types of artworks.
All these attractions are what pushed Maldives to the peak of its tourism business. When planning a vacation to Maldives, take note of these places so you will not miss out on anything.