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Things to Do in Maldives – A Nation Like No Other

The lovely Maldives Islands have secured a firm reputation as a premier holiday destination. You will also find an array of interesting things to do in the Maldives, some of which are listed below.

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Water Sports

Water Sports

As you might expect in a popular tropical island nation, the Maldives offers a splendid selection of water sports that are sure to capture the interest of the active visitor. If you desire gentle, comparatively undemanding recreation you can try your hand at snorkelling, kayaking or underwater walking. On the other hand, if you want thrills and excitement you will have the opportunity to engage in activities like waterskiing, kitesurfing, banana boat rides and jet skiing which will provide plenty of adrenaline-inducing fun. Diving and catamaran sailing are two more water sports that will interest the visitor; these are just a few of the water sport options that you can enjoy in the Maldives.

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Visit Hukuru Miskiiy

Visit Hukuru Miskiiy

The well-known Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as Old Friday Mosque has the distinction of being the oldest existing mosque in the Maldives, dating back to the 17th century. You will see that this place of worship is a handsome structure, constructed with coral stone which has been embellished with Koranic script and intricate decorations. Visitors will find that the interior of this place of worship is even more striking, featuring ornate woodcarvings and exquisite lacquer work. You will see a prominent panel which commemorates the conversion of the Maldives to Islam. An interesting feature of the mosque is its impressive minaret which will strike the eye of the visitor.

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Explore the National Museum

Explore the National Museum

Culture and history lovers are sure to be enthralled by the engrossing National Museum. Housed in what was formerly the Sultan's Palace, this fascinating establishment contains a diverse selection of valuable artefacts. Within the museum, you will see a diverse selection of elaborate attire, royal objects, coins, sunshades of royalty, thrones and jewellery. You will even encounter artefacts that date to the nation's pre-Islamic period nearly a thousand years in the past. The National Museum has been provided with an extensive facelift in the year 2012, which has given it additional space in which to display its collections.

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Visit the Male Fish Market

Visit the Male Fish Market

The bustling Fish Market which can be found in the capital of the islands, Male, is a great place to gain an authentic insight into the lifestyle of the native Maldivians. As you might expect you will find a remarkable selection of fish and other sea creatures fresh from the waters on sale here. You will have the opportunity to observe the sight of the daily catch of the local fishermen being brought to shore. The Fish Market is a busy place where you will be able to observe the locals going about their daily lives. As you enjoy the attractions of this island nation an accommodation choice that you could consider would be a Maldives resort like the attractively located Kurumba Maldives.

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Go Shopping

Go Shopping

You will find that the Maldives Islands offers a host of interesting shopping opportunities for the visitor. Many of the resorts feature boutiques and gift shops as well as jewellery shops containing sapphires and other gems. However, for a genuine local shopping experience, you should head over to the streets of Male. The best-known shopping avenue is Majeedhee Magu where you will find shops offering clothes, accessories, cosmetics, groceries and electronics. Visitors may also visit other streets like Chaandanee Magu and Orchid Magu where they will have the opportunity to browse through merchandise such as souvenirs and other trinkets.