Nestled beautifully in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a synonym for luxury and romance. Made up of more than 1000 coral islands, this tropical paradise is an absolute treat for honeymooners and families who want to escape from the mundane daily life. With its white-sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, swaying palm trees, high-end resorts, stunning beauty, diverse marine life and numerous diving sites, Maldives draws the attention of visitors throughout the year. Whether you are a couple, family vacationer or adventure seeker, Maldives has something for everyone.
The months from December to April are considered best to visit this tropical island as the weather is dry and favourable for sunbathing and water sports. Avoid visiting from May to August, as this place experiences heavy rainfall.
Blessed with marvellous beauty and nature, Maldives has many hidden treasures to keep you engaged. Visit the capital of Maldives, Male that boasts of an ancient mosque, National Art Gallery and numerous colourful pastel buildings. Baros Island, Huvahendhoo Island, Hulhumale, and Mudhdhoo Island are some of the best picks for island hopping. With amazing marine life and fantastic corals, Banana Reef is the best site for diving and other water sports. Naifaru Island is a must-visit if you are interested in scuba diving and snorkelling. Swim in azure waters of Indian Ocean at Manta Bay to witness big sea creatures, visit Maldives glowing beach for a lifetime experience or take an underwater tour in Whale Submarine to witness marine creatures and corals. Majeedhee Magu, Male Local Market, Orchid Magu and Chaandhanee Magu are some shopping places to buy souvenirs, handicrafts and apparel.
For seafood lovers, Maldives is truly a bliss. Garudhiya, Mas Huni, Bambukeylu Hiti and Bambukeylu Hiti are some traditional dishes you must relish. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Sala Thai Restaurant, The Seagull Cafe, Symphony, Maaniya Restaurant and Reethi Restaurant are some of the amazing places to dine at.
There are plenty of hotels in Male ranging from luxury to budget hotels. You can check the list of Male hotels and book one for yourself after reading customer reviews available on the Goibibo app. For those who are travelling on a shoestring budget, Goibibo presents a number of budget hotels in Male
. Kaani Lodge
, Skai Lodge Male
are a few options that come under this category. These hotels will give you all the basic facilities and services for a comfortable stay.