It is a tropical nation on the Indian Ocean comprising of more than 1000 coral islands. It is well-known for its long sun-kissed beaches, lagoons and extensive reefs. The Maldives maintains its unrivaled luxurious aura that continually attracts tourists looking for solace, tranquility and quite obviously a bit of romance. It is an ideal holiday destination ideas for couples and family alike.
Some of the best places to visit on your trip to the Maldives are:
The Mirihi Islands
This magnificent white sand beach is quarantined to instill within its visitors a sense of inner peace and solace. Named after a local flower, this beach boasts of a pristine beach and exclusive house reefs. The entire island is covered with white sand and palm trees, the water bungalows being an added attraction. This island is ideal for honeymooners. On your trip to the Maldives, also check out the nearby diving and snorkeling options available.
Maldives National Museum
It is located at the Sultan Park in Male, which was the former palace of the Sultan of Maldives. Though its artifacts are housed in a rough building that was gifted by China, these historic artifacts shine out on their own. The well-labeled collection of artifacts do an excellent job of tracing the history of these unusually located islands. Some of the artifacts that you can expect to see on your trip to the Maldives are coins, royal antiques, furniture, embellishments, armaments, and clothing.
The Banana reef
The Maldives is, without doubt, one of the most glorious and beautiful atolls on the planet. To the north of Male, lies the banana reef. It boasts of incredible beaches and a warm tropical breeze. Being oval in shape, it gets its name, the banana reef. On your trip to the Maldives, be sure to visit the Banana reef to view wonderful diving sites and explore gorgeous caves. There is abundant sea life on this reef. It is not an uncommon sight to view large schools of fish floating by.
The Manta Point
The Manta Point is also known as the EmasThila and stretches across 1 km and acts as a gathering point for mantas during the north-east monsoon season. Mantas mostly focus on the coral rocks and reef top on the outside of the thrill. Gullies and wall of caves are pretty common here. This is the best place on a trip to the Maldives to view large schools of fishes. The masked bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, red bass, and trevally are quite common here. Though this location experiences strong currents, experienced divers can easily navigate their way through.
Parasailing and Paragliding
If you ever get tired of the quiet and serene atmosphere on your trip to the Maldives, indulge in some adrenaline pumping activities such as parasailing and paragliding. There are many places offering a variety of parasailing and paragliding activities. Some centers offer open water takeoffs and landings.
Choose your favorite one and glide to your heart’s content.