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Maldives has a number of natural resources for Maldives tourism. Promoting Eco-tourism to protect the environment and underwater life, Maldives has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations.

Tourism in Maldives

Maldives is known for its natural magnificence including its white beaches and blue ocean and adaptable nature. Climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, Windsurfing and kite boarding.

Due to their extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, the Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world. It is also reported as world’s most desired honeymoon destination, according to a global survey.

Maldives offers splendid diving experiences, thanks to its warm seas which have high visibility throughout the year. It is considered the best tropical island to relax and unwind, away from the chaotic lifestyle of the world.

Places to visit/Sight-seeing

Sun, sand and sea…Maldives has a number of natural resources for Maldives tourism. Promoting eco-tourism to protect the environment and underwater life, Maldives has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations. Here are examples of the key travel destinations in Maldives that will surely blow your mind away.

Hp Reef:

Located at the North Male Atoll, Hp Reef offers an adrenaline-raising diving experience. With its splendid coral reefs and colorful fish, Hp Reef is definitely one of the best tourist spots in the country.

Alimatha Island:

Blessed with rich green vegetation and numerous spectacular sites, Alimatha Island has everything to satisfy a tourist’s quest from aquarium-like snorkeling, state-of-the-art diving to a central beach with world-class facilities. Located at the Vaavu Atoll, it is regarded as a place with a 5-star environment.

Manta Point:

It is an exotic diving point where you can have never-before experience of witnessing Manta rays being fed and cleaned by Wrasses. Whether you are an experienced diver or a neophyte, you are sure to be fascinated by the uniqueness of Manta Point.

Jumhooree Maidan:

Located at the Northern beachfront of Male, this republic square was set up in 1989. Also known as the Independence Square, this lush green vegetative space is a top tourist spot in Maldives that you should never miss out.

Utheemu Ganduvaru:

If you want to start your journey with a historical place, Utheemu Ganduvaru is the ideal option to begin the day with. Located in the Utheemu Islands, one of the most inhabited islands of the Haa Alif Atoll, the wooden palace was once the residence of Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan.

Banana Reef:

Featuring the most exotic marine life, where you can find Napoleon Wrasse, Moray Eels and the rare Banner fish, it is one of the most popular diving destinations in Maldives. Located at the north side of Male Atoll, its name has been derived from its shape which looks like a banana that extends 300 meters.

Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque:

Also known as the oldest Friday Mosque, Hukuru Miskiiy is famous for its magnificently rich interior. Its intricate coral stone walls with carvings of different kinds of patterns and Quranic scripts make it even more alluring. Built by an emperor of the same name, the mosque is located in the city of Male.

National Museum:

Located in the capital, Male, the National Museum houses a vast array of historical artifacts – manuscripts, arms, ornaments and many costumes worn by kings and queens of the country. If you are eager to know the rich history of Maldives, this is one place you should definitely pay a visit to.

Food & drinks

Maldives is almost 99% sea; it is not surprising that fish (mainly tuna) is the most important staple of the Maldivian diet. The cuisine found in the island nation is a mix of Arabic, Indian, Sri Lankan and Oriental influences. The ninety tourist resorts scattered throughout the islands host diverse international menus as well as traditional Maldivian dishes. Eating in Malé affords tourists the best opportunity to try real, local food and visitors should make sure to eat in the cafés, known locally as Hotau.

Coconuts are a major part of many dishes in Maldives and can be served in grated form, as milk or as coconut oil which is used to deep fry foods. Favorite fish include skip-jack tuna, little tunney, yellow-fin tuna, frigate tuna, big eye scads and Wahoo.

Popular dishes include:

Rice: While an essential part of a local meal, it is not grown here and must be imported.

Garudhiya: a fish broth served with rice, lime, chili and onions.

Mas huni: shredded smoked fish with grated coconuts and onions. This is considered the most popular breakfast food in the country.

Fihunu mas: barbecued fish that has been basted with chili.

More to explore in Maldives:

Maldives has a tropical climate, mainly dominated by monsoon. Tourism in Maldives flourishes from December to April, when there is no rainfall, making it ideal for a sunny vacation. Get information about tourist places in Maldives, events & activities, map, attractions and to book Maldives tourism packages, please visit our website

The natural beauty of the Maldives attracts tourist all over the world and every year. Its tourism industry is today the Maldives’ largest revenue generator.

Extravagant water sports, state-of-the-art spa and wellness facilities, seaplane photo flights, luxurious resorts and adventurous excursions are some of the key features which make Maldives a dream destination.

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