Known as one of the best island holiday destinations in the world, the Maldives offers many exciting attractions and activities to make your visit memorable. Encompassing 26 atolls, the Maldives boasts a plethora of breathtaking places. From turquoise waters to picture-perfect beaches and vividly colourful reefs, the Maldives is a perfect island paradise. Let’s have a look at some of the things that make it so wonderful.

Highlights of a Maldives Holiday

Night Fishing with the Locals

Want to explore the local way of life in a fun-filled way? Fix a trip with the night fishermen and tag along with them after sunset. The experience is thrilling to say the least. While you are there you may well see gleaming stars floating in the sea. Sounds unbelievable? Well, the water often glows due to the bioluminescent phytoplankton phenomenon. It sure makes for a surreal spectacle.

Dining at Ithaa

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant provides a unique and magical dining experience to its visitors. The whole restaurant is built underwater! Constructed five metres below the sea level, this one-of-a-kind restaurant serves delicious food.

Contemplating at the Old Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiiy)

Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as the Old Friday Mosque was constructed in 1656 and is the oldest mosque on the island. It is said that the mosque was built on the foundation of an ancient temple. Made of intricate coral walls, the place is a haven of tranquillity. The interiors are carved with different designs and phrases inscribed in Arabic. It is a great place to get acquainted with the local Islamic culture and traditions.

Deep Diving at Banana Reef

Banana Reef, located in the northern atoll of Malé has been named so, due to its banana-like shape. You will be able to find many beautiful marine creatures here such as Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse and a rare species of Bannerfish. The diverse and colourful marine life makes it one of the most sought after sites in the island.

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