Gear up for a world of excitement and a fun-filled itinerary when you visit the Republic of the Maldives! From captivating boat tours and snorkelling to unforgettable underwater restaurant experiences and exploring the island capital of Malé, the world is your oyster when you visit this island paradise. Here are a few recommendations on things to add to your Maldivian bucket list:
- Visit an Underwater Restaurant
The Maldives is a literal underwater playground - a case in point where it concerns its variety of underwater restaurants! Enjoy an exquisite underwater dining experience when you choose to savour the host of culinary delights served up at one of these five underwater restaurants in the Maldives.
- Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Surf and More
There is certainly no shortage of watersports activities, with many tourists trekking to the islands to venture into its breathtaking waters. Some activities include scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, surfing and even windsurfing. Whichever watersports activity you decide to try your hand at, the inviting crystal-clear waters and coral reefs are waiting to welcome you on an incredible journey
- Discover the Island Capital of Malé
Malé is ideal for explorers who enjoy sightseeing with historical architecture in mind. Make a pit stop at the coral-stone Old Friday Mosque built in 1656. As the oldest mosque in the Maldives, non-Muslims are officially restricted from entering, but it’s recommended that you dress modestly and visit outside prayer time for a chance of being invited in. Mulee’aage Palace is another must-see destination and the official residence of the president of the Maldives. Be sure to pay a visit to the bustling Majeedhee Magu market to shop keepsakes, produce goods and more.
Many tourists enjoy hopping onto a dolphin watching yacht to admire these mammals of the sea. The locals are well-versed in where to keep a lookout for them, with the dolphins putting on an entertaining act for those watching.
- Sunbathe on the Many Beaches
The Maldives is highly regarded for its plethora of white-sand beaches and shallow Indian Ocean waters, making sunbathing and swimming a popular activity to take up when visiting. Meditate, stargaze at nighttime, or read your favourite book on the pearly white sands as you soak up the views of this charming oasis.
- Savour the mouth-watering cuisine
It’s an unspoken rule that enjoying the flavours of a foreign land should form part of any vacation experience. The Maldives has a variety of flavoursome food to satisfy even the most discerning food enthusiast. Be sure to try out the traditional Maldivian curry with tuna, the tantalising fish soup called Garudhiya, and the street food favourite: the Mas Kashi, a dried fish served with refreshing mango and exotic coconut.
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