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List of Islands in Maldives to go Sightseeing – Islands with the Best Attractions and Sights

Although almost all the islands in the Maldives are beautiful and tranquil, there are some islands which stand out from the rest. Here are the best islands in Maldives to go sightseeing.


Mihiri Islands

Mihiri Island is arguably one of the most serene islands in the Maldives. Located along the South Ari Atoll, Mihiri Island gets its unique name from a flower that is found in most Maldivian islands. So what makes Mihiri Island great for sightseeing? Well, the island is pristine and untarnished and its entire surface is covered with luscious palm trees. The island is surrounded by a belt of white sandy beach, known for its awe-inspiring turquoise waters and house reefs. As if the island's stunning beauty isn't enough, Mihiri Island is known for its tranquility and seclusion, making it an ideal destination for honeymooners to spend a few romantic hours in absolute bliss.


Fua Mulaku

If you want to visit a Maldivian island that embodies the fertility of Maldivian islands then you must visit Fua Mulaku. The island belongs to the Gnaviyani Atoll and also happens to be one of the largest islands that make up the Maldives. Fua Mulaku is known for its fertile grounds and, as such, the island is home to many beautiful plantations of mango, pineapple, tomato, egg-plant, and water spinach. The island is also known for its many species of avi-fauna. Some places of interest in the island include the pristine Thoondu beach, the Havitta ancient Buddhist stupa, the revered Hanihari Miskiy mosque, the Bandaara Kilhi fresh water lake, and the Kalho Akiri Gando pebble beach. Thus, a visit to Fua Mulaku gives you the opportunity of witnessing the natural beauty of the Maldives as well as explore aspects of Maldivian culture and heritage.



Being the capital city of Maldives, Male is one of the islands that must visit. Serving as the hub of Maldives' administrative and cultural affairs, Male is filled with many attractions and things to see and experience. Conveniently accessible if you are staying in a resort in Maldives such as the PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives, the island of Male has many iconic landmarks such as the Grand Friday Mosque and the Islamic Centre, the Muliaage Palace, the National Museum of Maldives, and Sultan Park. The shopping areas of Chaandhanee Magu, Orchard Magu, and Majeedhee Magu are also attractions that are sure worth visiting.



The island of Kudahuvadhoo is without a doubt one of the most scenic islands of the Maldives. The island is lined with a breath-taking white sandy beach which is considered to be among the most beautiful in all of Maldives, while the island is covered with coconut calms and other types of flora. Exploring this enchanting island is highly recommended as the island is home to many ancient ruins of Buddist temples, as well as an ancient mosque known for its masterful architecture. With all these amazing sights to see this South Nilandhoo Atoll is well worth visiting.


Alimantha Island

Alimantha Island is one of the world famous islands in the Maldives owing to its amazing diving sites. Recently declared a protected diving zone by the Government of Maldives, Alimantha Island offers its visitors the whole Maldivian package – a beautiful island, warm turquoise waters, and a breathtaking coral reef which is ideal for diving. Thus, if you are a diving enthusiast you simply cannot afford to pass up a visit to this amazing island. Even if you aren't that into diving, the island is beautiful and serene and exploring the island and its beaches are sure to create lasting memories.