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Magnificent Maldives – Spend Some Quality Time in Peace and Tranquility in Maldives

Whenever you plan a vacation, always remember what Confucius had said, which meant that - Wherever you go, you must always go with all your heart!

There are many noteworthy places in this island nation, which the first-time travelers must experience. Maldives is known for its extensive reefs, blue lagoons and beautiful beaches. Maldives is a tropical paradise and is truly a heaven for travelers. The island nation is known for its natural beauty including the white beaches and the white oceans. The climate here is conducive for travelers to engage in various water-related sports like windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and water skiing, and kite boarding. Every year, the island nation witnesses massive footfall of international tourists. With clean water and underwater scenery, the island has been ranked as the best destination in the world for recreational diving. Besides, for the newlyweds and the love birds, this place is best for spending some quality time, and for the families to spend their holidays. It was in 1972 that tourism started in this island nation. It was since the launch of the first resort in the year 1972 that tourism in the country flourished.

Grand Friday Mosque

Grand Friday Mosque is also known locally as Masjid-al-Sultan. It is one of the most attractive destinations in Maldives to visit. It is counted amongst the finest sites of this island nation. It was constructed by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in the seventeenth century. This grand mosque accommodates about 5,000 persons. Among the ancient mosques in the nation, the Friday Mosque is known for beautiful wooden carvings and great piece of Islamic art. Its minaret, which is in the shape of a drum, is much appreciated.

President’s Palace

Another marvelous piece of architecture that is much admired and shall not go missed in the island nation is the President’s Palace. The President’s Palace is the official place of residence of the President of Maldives. Though not open for public visiting, travelers can witness the splendid building from outside and get its photographs. The President’s Palace was constructed by Sultan Shamsuddeen III before to the First World War.

National Museum

Another major site to visit here in Maldives is the National Museum. Visitors will get to see beautiful artifacts and other mesmerizing things located in a colonial erabuilding. The artifacts include traditional costumes, royal antiquities, Buddhist relics, hand-written Koran miniature, and other exhibits of historical importance.

Addu Atoll

For divers, Addu Atoll is worth visiting. Apart from the places nearby, the island groups are best to explore. In this part of island nation, corals are the best. Here you will also find a gateway to Hithadhoo, the best known place for bike riding.

Dhonveli  and Lhohifushi

If you are interested in having some exciting and challenging activities, windsurfing at Dhonveli and Lhohifushi in the north side of Male would be the perfect destinations for you. These are island resorts and are reasonably priced too. The best season for windsurfing is between March and October.

Hulhumalé

Hulhumalé is a man-made island. You can reach here on a ferry trip. It is known as a utopian town. It is going to be a new hub in Maldives for visitors in recent future with the rise in sea level. Going by the local standards, it will be mountainous by two meters above the sea level.

Villingili

If you are a bit fed up with the crowded places in the streets of Maldives and want some peaceful time to chill and relax, country side locations like Villingili would be an ideal option for you. Amid the palm trees, you can have options for picnic, can watch cricket matches, and sit peacefully along the beachside.

Shopping in Local Arts

There are ample options of good resorts in the island nation. You will have island trip option as an offer from these resorts. On the trip, you can visit artisans and explore their workshops and buy beautiful handicrafts at cost-effective prices.

Maldives attracts a host of travelers everywhere; thanks to the beautiful beaches and resorts, besides some exotic places that one can explore here. For divers and those who want to spend time enjoying water-related exciting games, this place is real bliss. Other good places and resorts of vital importance that can be visited here in Maldives. Opt for this island nation to spend some time in peace and tranquility.

 

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