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5 Unique attractions to visit in Maldives -Hotspots to keep in mind when visiting Maldives

A series of islands promising some stunning vistas known to man, Maldives needs no introduction. An ideal destination to holiday in, here are some worthy highlights to be added to the itinerary.


A sensational dining experience

A lover of food? Well, Maldives offers a wide range of cuisine in addition to their exotic own that one can satiate their gastronomical cravings with. However, the islands have also stepped up their cuisine experience with destination dining. For those who have wondered what it would feel like to dine under water, their wondering stops here in Maldives. The first ever underwater restaurant in the world, the Ithaa Restaurant by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a member of the Hilton chain promises a unique experience. Here one can dine to an underwater backdrop, sipping champagne, while watching schools of fish swim about and around them.


A cornerstone of Islamic worship

Boasting of intricate artistry and calligraphy etched into the walls made of coral reefs, the Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque is a must visit for those interested in discovering the culture and heritage singular to the Maldives. Also known as the Old Friday Mosque, this Islamic place of worship is considered one of the oldest mosques in the country. The interior and architecture of this site are distinctive with carved wooden pillars and mural floors. The Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque gives one insight into some of the celebrated construction styles that existed in the previous eras. The grounds of this mosque also platforms a cemetery in which some of the renowned individuals lay at rest venerated by the locals who visit it.


Beneath the tide

A visit to the Maldives can easily be arranged with the help of a renowned tour agency such as Vacation Maldives which has experience in providing a holiday unforgettable. With islands are made up of coral atolls, it comes as no surprise that the country boasts of some of the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the world. Enveloping enthusiasts into an exquisite world under the blanket of blue and green hues, the Manta Point is one of the famed diving spots to explore while on vacation at Maldives. Be greeted by kaleidoscopic corals that adorn the oceanic floor in various shapes and sizes. A contrasting change of surroundings from the usual landscape on solid ground, the diving encounters at the Manta Point will fill one with awe and wonder. Witness swarms of fish of various sorts roam about these corals that they call home. In addition to lone predators that prey on these swimmers, one will also be able to witness other rare and exotic creatures at the Manta Point.


Artistry takes the spotlight

Established not so long ago, the National Art Gallery is another attraction that should be added to the check list of things to do in Maldives. Displaying captivating renditions of talented artists both Maldivian and international, the visual art forms here ranges from contemporary and abstract to traditional and artworks inspired by seascapes. The National Art Gallery of Maldives hosts a number of events throughout the year in addition to exhibitions. Brought together with a vision to encourage established and novice artists to share their perspectives with the rest of the world, this gallery centre stages works of some of the renowned artists of Maldives including Afzal Shafiu Hassan, Mohamed Madeeh and Hussein Ali Manik.


A paradise within a paradise

A resort island that promises a heaven on earth experience, the Alimatha Island is an exotic hideaway to indulge in an idyllic vacation. With a plethora of activities to immerse themselves in, the Alimatha Island is a place where one can plunge into the crystallized cerulean waters to explore the great world below. Most of the accommodation here is a perched atop the waters where one can simply step into the veranda to dip their feet in its cooling depths. The fantastic landscape that surrounds the island paired with tantalizing cuisine, water sports and other luxurious comforts offered at the resort makes Alimatha Island an ethereal experience to revel in.

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