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Top 5 Must See Tourist Places in Maldives

Updated on June 30, 2012


Maldives is a magic land comprising of 1190 tiny islands of which only 200 are inhabited. In fact it is said that about 88 islands in Maldives are Luxury Resorts that offer you a dreamlike holiday experience. If you are a person driven by wanderlust, you must visit Maldives to witness the vibrant hues of the sea, the magnificent monuments, the palm-laced beaches, the exotic spas and many fascinating tourist spots. Maldives is also an ideal place for those fond of water adventures like snorkeling, scuba diving, undersea coral watching, water scooters, windsurfing etc. Maldives is a place known for its enchanting atolls and enjoy the many exciting recreational options.

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Beautiful Maldives

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Male, a small island around 1 Km long and 2 Km wide, is a vibrant place pulsating with life and is the capital of Maldives. Male is dotted with many aesthetically built mosques, broad roads and salubrious parks. The grand National Museum is a landmark place in Male situated in the Sultan's Park. The museum is a relic of the previous Sultan's Palace. The National Museum exhibits some rare items of the erstwhile Sultanate - thrones, palanquins, statues and many other antique articles showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Maldives.

The Huskuru Miskiiy -with its eminent golden dome - more fondly called the Friday mosque is a magnificent 17th century structure reflecting the unique architecture of bygone eras. It is the chief mosque in Maldives and it also houses the Islamic Center. The mosque is extremely commodious and can accommodate more than five thousand devotees at a time. The splendid coral engraving, artistic wooden doors and grand minarets single out the Friday mosque as a unique heritage of the country.

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Seenu Atoll

Previously an air force base, the picturesque Seenu Atoll is known as the 'Second City' of the Maldives. Seenu Atoll is indisputably one of the major tourist destinations in Maldives. The total number of islands found here is 23 and Seenu Atoll, is one of the principal atolls in the archipelago of Maldives.

The frothy waves of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean has a charm all its own. There are as many as 25 excellent diving locations and almost all of them offer a chance to explore the marine world. That is why apart from divers these islands are also intermittently thronged by groups of scientists and marine biologists.

Travelers who are particularly fond of water adventures can opt for the Makunda and Muduka. The reefs in these two places are the favorite place of the gray reef shark as well as of the white tip reef shark. The exotic sea mammals found here include manta ray, green turtles, eagle ray and lobsters. Among all other Maldives Tourist Destinations this one holds a special place in the heart of every traveler.

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Naifaru, Maldives

Naifaru is a romantic island and tourists will adore the view of the blue sea, white silver beaches and the sand mountains that are found here. You can spend your holiday in this island in a relaxed mood far from the madding crowd. If you are looking for a holiday spot to spend quality time with your family then Naifaru, Maldives is definitely the ideal spot. The main culture prevailing here has the strange mixed influence of Buddhism, Islam, British and that of India and Sri Lanka – though people here predominantly follow the religion of Islam.

During your sojourn in Naifaru, Maldives you can take a trip to the sand mountains which your young one will find exciting. Once you are through with the sand mountains you can then indulge in shopping and you have a variety of shopping malls here.


Thinadhoo, Maldives

Situated within 78 kilometers from Male, Thinadhoo, Maldives offers everything that a tourist would legitimately expect in a dream holiday destination. But special mention must be made of the picturesque landscape for which Thinadhoo is renowned. Thinadhoo, Maldives can aptly be called an emerald island as it abounds with greenery and a variety of full-grown trees and the entire area is free from pollution. Thanks to the proliferation of trees the climate here is absolutely salubrious and most places are shady. Travelers who come here will find Thinadhoo, Maldives the ultimate serene get away. 

The beach here is just ideal for strolling down or lying down to tan under the sun. You can also enjoy swimming and snorkeling which are the most popular activities here. Thinadhoo, Maldives is specially known for its colorful marine life. 

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Other chief attractions of Maldives

Fuamulaku is known throughout the Maldives for its abundant fruit and vegetable farms. You can taste the delicious locally grown pineapples, mangoes and oranges on the tropical island of Fuamulaku and a visit to this place will certainly prove a memorable one. Kudahuvadhoo Island is located in South Nilandhoo Atoll and the series of unique mounds found here, are possibly the remains of earlier Buddhist temples. However it is not certain what these mounds once were but it is worth seeing them. There is also an ancient mosque – an uncommon structure made of masonry and carved stone.

Travelers visiting Maldives this holiday season can spend some time in the localities of Kulhudhuffushi, Maldives that is undoubtedly one of the most attractive places not only in Maldives but in the entire world. Scientists love to visit this place because it gives them ample opportunity to closely study the behavior and life cycle of sharks. There are various resorts, shops and sightseeing places here that make it one of the most popular Destinations in Maldives.

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Maldives may be best described as a string of beautiful low lying coral islands, located in the bluish roaring Indian Ocean. For the water sports enthusiasts and for those who love sunbathing, Maldives is decidedly a paradise. Many of the islands also boast of having enormous lagoons which lend additional charm to Maldives. Maldives is a fabulous holiday destination, with acres of white sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms running alongside. Almost every island in Maldives has venues for swimming, snorkeling and catamaran rides – apart from scuba diving, surfing, jet skiing, para-sailing, night fishing and sport fishing on tours to Maldives.


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