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Updated by Tom Kelly on Feb 16, 2016
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5 Top Sites in Maldives – Beautiful Archipelago of Coral Atolls

The Maldives made up of stunning coral atolls and uninhabited islets are a holiday maker's haven; home to powdery white sand beaches, tranquil environs and hotels that seem to float on water.

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Manta Point

Manta Point is a diving location in the Maldives where giant Manta Rays gather to feed and be cleaned by the busy wrasses. Diving there is highly recommended for novices and professionals for a first-hand view of how the giant rays line up for their turn at being 'cleaned' by the wrasses. They then head out to the coral cover to feed on the thriving plankton. Manta Point is located on the North Male Atoll.

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Banana Reef

his was the Maldives was discovered diving spot and still remains the most famous. Located on the North Male Atoll the reef is named for its banana shape which spans a total of 300 metres from north to south. Banana Reef is popular for its thriving marine life and drift dive possibilities. It is the best place to spot, the elusive bannerfish, moray eels and napoleon wrasse. Not forgetting the staggering array of colourful coral fish that dart around the coral beds that make up the reef.

Why not consider the possibility of booking water villas in Maldives the possibility of sitting within your own little villa right on the tranquil sea is quite a soothing thought. The lure of an early morning dip in the ocean right from your room is sure to invigorate you while sights of the beautiful marine life just below your room promise to thrill. On the Raa Atoll is the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas.

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HP Reef

HP Reef is well known for its unique coral formations and excellent marine life. It is considered one of the best dive spots in the country. Located quite close to the Raa Atoll HP Reef is ideal for divers who love interacting with a variety of marine life.

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The National Museum of Maldives

The main attraction within the capital – Male; is definitely the National Museum. Home to numerous artefacts the museum carefully records the country's colourful historical journey. The previous museum was housed within the remains of the Maldivian Royal Palace; it was however relocated to a new building constructed by the Chinese Government. Culture and history buffs will find that the museum meticulously chronicles the country's history and traditions.

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Hukuru Miskiiy – The Old Friday Mosque

This is the Maldives oldest mosque and quite a treat to explore. The walls are made of coral stone and adorned with Arabic script and other designs. The windows and doors are constructed out of various kinds of wood while a walk through the colourful gardens will reveal tombstones in memory of past heroes, sultans, kings and queen. Hukuru Miskiiy exudes an ambiance of calm and quite that is a reflection of Islamic teachings and serves as an ideal place in which to absorb the fascinating facets of the religion.