Maldives Sightseeing – One Exciting Experience

Maldives is renowned to offer the best of opportunities to indulge in the spectacular world of corals and colourful fish. The capital Male boasts a particularly amazing selection of attractions and activities ranging from diving to shopping. Taking a day trip by boat around these wonderful island destinations will present you with an abundance of coral reef sightings and numerous eye-catching fish putting on an impressive show.

Maldives’ second most significant destination Addu provides a sense of tranquillity through its untouched local life and villages. The Banana Reef is a place offering fantastic marine life and diving opportunities with sights of stunning corals around which sharks, jackfish, groper barracuda and blue-striped snapper roam. Some areas ideal for snorkelling can be found here and the sight of splendid caves and cliffs will keep the ones who prefer staying on dry land occupied.

The famous dive site ‘Fish head’ features some spectacular corals, caves and undersea rock formations as well as a multitude of extraordinary sea creatures such as the Grey Reef Shark which is indigenous to the area. An equally interesting site to behold is the island of Kudahuvadhoo, which is home to some wonderful archaeological discoveries that supposedly date back to the days when the region’s main religion was Buddhism. Some remains known as hawittas, are assumed to have once been Buddhist temples. This undeveloped village can be visited as an island tour straight from Male.

While exploring the Maldives there is a selection of places not to be missed. Maldives’ biggest mosque, the Grand Friday Mosque, is an architectural wonder constructed by Sultan Ibrahim with simply mind-blowing artwork, astounding coral engravings, unique minarets and tombs of royalty and national heroes.

The National Museum of Maldives located in Sultan Park showcases a valuable collection of objects such as ornaments, costumes of kings and queens of the past, cloth and paper manuscripts, anthropological artefacts and much more depicting the country’s rich cultural heritage and lifestyle.

Taking a boat cruise aboard a dhoni, a traditional wooden boatwhich is the Maldives’ standard transportation method, will enchant you with breathtaking sights of clear waters contrasted by the lush greenery of the uninhabited islands.

Male’s main commercial area, the fish market sited to the west of the Republic Square, is one of the liveliest places around. The catch of fish is brought to the harbour from the dhonis and sold to the locals and visitors. While visiting the fish market, one can take a walk over to the local market which includes stalls that sell various types of local handicraft products mainly created in the Maldives itself.