9 Best Places to Visit in the Maldives

Since people are traveling to the Maldives for it nature’s beauty, it attracts most couples for its white-sand beaches, crystalline lagoons, and azure water. 

Maldives not only has the attraction for the couples but also it has thumps out for a family rejuvenation. 

The Maldives has an unbeatable luxury with 1200 islands and 26 atolls. It has an attraction across the globe for its exotic islands, enthralling blue seas, shiny-sandy beaches, magnificent reefs, and a variety of water sports. 

Let us see top places to visit in Maldives

  1. Sun Island – For Sparkling Beaches 

Also famous as the Sun Island, Nalaguraidhoo Island in South Ari Atoll is among the top Maldives points of interest. It is adorned with some stunning beaches, beautiful tropical flowers, and lavish greenery that pulls a great number of tourists wanting to bask in the lap of nature. With its extremely charming blue waters, sparkling beaches and fabulous resorts, the island guarantees immense joy to its guests. Given its serenity and beauty, it is among the most perfect places to visit in Maldives for couples and honeymooners.

Best time to visit Sun Island: March to April the summer season, suitable for water sports.

Major attractions at Sun Island: Diving, windsurfing and snorkeling, relaxation at sauna and spa, Island Divers

Best places to stay: Sun Island Resort & Spa, Holiday Island Resort & Spa, LUX* South Ari Atoll etc.

Best time to visit: November to April

  1. COMO Cocoa Island

Amongst the many islands, COMO Cocoa is one of the most sought after places in the island country of Maldives. It houses a large number of resorts and the best part of it all is the presence of the water villas (you have to experience staying in one of these). The COMO Cocoa Island has around 33 water villas, each offering only the best facilities. Once your staycation is sorted, you can take a long stroll on the white powder sand and indulge in spa retreat. The restaurant and the food is always top-notch and so is the rejuvenating activities like diving and snorkelling that can be enjoyed at the house reef.

  1. Baros Island

If you are looking for a place away from the crowd, this is an ideal place to be. Baros is a high rated and popular island in Maldives. With sun-kissed beaches and boutique luxury resort, this island is famous for its natural elegance and beautiful corals. Baros has a number of water villas as well as island resorts providing luxe amenities, along with a few restaurants and bars in the vicinity. In Baros, you can dip your feet in the cyan-blue water and relax your muscles in the spa. For the adventure spirited couples, there are also a number of watersports

  1. Emboodhu Finolhu Island

One of the best attractions about this island is perhaps the arrangement of the water villas in shape of a flower bud. A little rubbernecking can help see this beautiful sight from a seaplane as you land. Emboodhu Finolhu Island featuring around 55 water villas, also houses the luxurious Taj Exotica Resort. Here, you will get pampered with 5-star accommodation and amenities, and you can also delve into a revitalizing spa retreat. However, since it being close to the Maldives International Airport, this island is conveniently accessed via speedboat (for those who prefer).

  1. Banana Reef – For A Great Diving Experience

Located in North Mal- Atoll, Banana Reef is globally renowned for being one of the best diving sites in the world which adds it to the list of top Maldives points of interest. It was, in fact, the very first diving spot in Maldives to get recognition for licensed diving and training. Shaped like a banana, the reef is choc-a-block with exuberant marine life, fantastic corals, amazing cliffs, overhangs, and caves. And thanks to the myriad adventure activities here, it is one of the favorite places to visit in Maldives for the adventure junkies.

Major attractions at Banana Reef: Underwater activities like Scuba, snorkeling, Jet skiing in the reef; places like Maldive Victory, Hulhumal-, Alimatha Island, Biyadhoo Island, Manta Point

Best places to stay: Coco Bodhu Hithi, Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas are the luxury accommodations that will keep you happy and comfy

Best time to visit: May to July (for diving)

  1. Alimatha Island – For Canoeing In Calm Waters

Sitting on the eastern edge of Maldives, Alimatha Island is located in Vaavu Atoll. With its azure, crystal clear waters — apt for diving, snorkeling and boating, the island is a perfect spot for a family vacation and for honeymoon too, since it is considered one of the best places to visit in Maldives for couples. Volleyball matches in the sun-kissed beaches and the dazzling sand, here, are great fun. The Ayurvedic massage center, spa, bars, and restaurants make it a revitalizing option among the popular tourist places in Maldives.

Major attractions at Alimatha Island: Diving, snorkeling, and canoeing at Miyaru Kandu, Fotte Kandu (Govt. sanctioned protected sites); Alimatha Aquatic Resort

Best places to stay: VOI Dhiggiri Resort, Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, Fun Island Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, are some of the places that promise you a great stay.

Best time to visit: March to April

  1. Artificial Beach – For Action-Packed Watersports

Situated in North Mal- Atoll, this beach is what its name tells you – artificial. It is the favorite haunt of the swimming enthusiasts among the top places to visit in Maldives. The Artificial Beach is an open area and has certain restrictions for clothing as per the local law. The beach also hosts several carnivals, water sports, and peaceful walks, making this the best place to go in Maldives for youngsters. The evenings here turn beautiful as music groups gather to jam and perform.

Major attractions at Artificial Beach: Shark Point, Manta Point, Nassimo Thila, Kani Corner

Best places to stay: Isola Guest House, Huraa East Inn, Ocean Cottage, Eriyadu Island Resort & Spa.

Best time to visit: November to April

  1. Grand Friday Mosque – Biggest Mosque In Maldives

The Grand Friday Mosque is one of the most popular mosques in Maldives and lures travelers from across the world. It is a part of the Islamic Center and is located in proximity to the main jetty of Male. It was established in the year 1984 and is named after Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu-Al-Auzam, who commissioned this magnificent infrastructure. The mosque can accommodate nearly 5000 worshippers which makes it the biggest mosque in the Maldives. 

Timings: Open 24 hours

Location: Orchid Magu, Malé, Maldives

  1. Kurumba Beach – Mesmerizing Beauty 

Among the best places in Maldives comes the Kurumba beach which is located 7kms from Male and approachable via short boat ride. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The beach allows you to explore the laze on the white sand, coral reefs, and here you can indulge in a relaxing Maldivian spa. Its beauty and seclusion makes it an ideal place for couples. The dive in the crystal clear lagoon makes an addition to the joy and pleasure of the visitor.If you want to connect with the beauty of nature spend some time with yourself then it’s a perfect place to set your feet into it.

Major attractions: Lee Point Beach, East Point Reserve, and Darwin Waterfront Precinct

Best places to stay: Kurumba Island Resort, Bandos Maldives, Hulhule Island Hotel, Lonuveli, SamannGrand

  1. Huraa Island – For Basking In The Sun

Another one on the list of Maldives tourist places is Huraa Island which is located on the Kaafu Atoll. With the less no of population, it is a perfect place for those who are seeking an authentic Malidivian holiday. Therefore an island becomes an amazing space to mingle with locals. You must visit this place if one wants to get a taste for Maldivian traditional culture. Diving with manta rays, several fishes and turtles, snorkeling, and dolphin spotting tours are the other highlighted amazing things that pull the attention of the tourists. 

Major attractions: Kanuhuraa, Himmafushi, and Kuda Huraa

Best places to stay: Beach Heaven, Paradise Island Resort, Maakoalhi Lodge

Best time to visit: November and April

As we all know that each every place has its speciality in food so even Maldives has famous foods like Bis keemiya (samosa), Boshi mashuni (banana flower salad), Garudhiya (fragrant fish soup), Huni roshi (chapati bread), Saagu bondibai (sago pudding) etc. 

Since Maldives has many islands near by, but for travelling from one island to another island we have to take seaplane on of the reason is this only why Maldives is more expensive than other honeymoon destinations. 

Best Time To Visit: May to November

Ideal Package For Couples: INR 90,000 (6N/7D)

Things To Buy: Maldives Art Painting, Fridge Magnets, Handmade Necklaces

Currency: Maldiviaan Rufiyaa (MVR)Language: Dhivehi

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