Maldives is an island country. Economy of this country is largely dependent upon agriculture and tourism. Male is the capital and largest city of the country and Dhivehi is its official language. It has a tropical-monsoon climate. The total area is 298 km2 206th 115 sq mi and Maldivian rufiyaa is the currency of the country. For visitors it is a paradise, where people can relax and enjoy their holiday. It is a great place for snorkeling, diving, fishing and swimming. It is an Island that comprises of 26 atolls. Here are the best places to visit in the Maldives:
Utheemu Ganduvaru is a historical place. It is well-known as the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu. He is considered as a hero among people of Maldives, as he saved the people of the country from the Portuguese conquerors. He is an ideal and highly respected by the people for his valiant actions.
Biyadhoo Island Resort is a striking beach resort. It is covered with amazing palm studded gardens and fruit trees. Island is visited by both business and free time travelers. The resort has 96 accommodation rooms, 6 blocks each with 16 rooms all supplied with best modern facilities. It provides various water sports like diving, snorkeling, etc.
Hukuru Miskiiy, better known as Old Friday Mosque is the oldest mosque, built of corals only. The interior of the building is marvelous; it has coral stone walls with the carvings of Arabic scripts. The place is pleasant and very well maintained.
National Museum was opened in the year 1952, in order to preserve history and increase patriotism among the people of the Maldives. It has a large collection of historical artifacts including thrones, royal sunshades, relics from the pre-Islamic period era, furniture, costumes, coins, arms and armor and various other ornaments.
HP Reef is situated at the North Male Atoll. It is known for colorful fish underwater and amazing coral reefs. If anybody wants to explore marine life beneath the deep blue sea and looking for diving site, this is the best place to visit.
Banana reef is considered as one of the best diving site of north male atoll. The best feature of the reef is its marine life where beautiful corals, jack fish, blue-striped snapper, sharks,barracuda, Napoleon Wrasse, Moray Eelsand striped snapper can be watched. As it has the formation of a banana that stretch 300 meters from north to south it is known as Banana Reef.
Manta Point also called Emas Thila is about one kilo meter long. Tourists generally come for searching manta rays and dolphins. Fauna of this region is absolutely awesome; any activity which involves swimming would be a nice experience. People also come to see the large coral rocks.
Alimatha Island is in Vaavu Atoll and is located at the eastern edge of Maldives.It is a great tourist destination, as it provides aquarium-like snorkeling, emerald shallow waters for swimming, world-class diving and central beach with bar, music and animation and many other facilities.The Island has rich green vegetation covered by beaches and many amazing sites.
Sun Island Resort and Spa is situated on South Ari Atoll. It is located at Nalaguraidhoo Island. It is a biggest resort/island with dense tropical vegetation and tall coconut palms. It will seize your heart when you see the blue sapphire lagoons, foreign tropical flowers and attractive greenery. It has Villa Hotels that provides excellent comfort with best facilities.
Bluetribe Moofushi is located in Ari Atoll. Its main highlight is its great waters and marine life. Tourists come for water sports like diving, windsurfing, kayaking, riding on catamarans/pedal boats, snorkeling and many more activities. It is well known for excursions that it provides like spotting whale sharks, manta rays and several fishes. It is a place that will definitely give you a vacation of a lifetime.
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