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05 Most Beautiful Places to visit in the Maldives - Sand, food and sunshine galore!

The Maldives is a truly magical place with its abundant natural beauty. Let's take a look at some of the most beautiful places to visit when you're in the Maldives.

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Baa Atoll

The entire atoll of Baa Atoll is considered an attraction in itself because of the rich variety in its marine and coral life. The Baa Atoll has been named as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and is made up of a multitude of natural atolls that include both inhabited and uninhabited islands. With a plethora of coral and marine life, the reefs in these waters offer a truly breathtaking experience. If you're looking to explore these waters and their underwater worlds you can easily do so with any diving resort. Maldives offers a plethora of activities like snorkelling and scuba diving for its visitors to have a truly complete experience of the islands.

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Banana Reef

The Maldives is known for its beauty, especially its lush surrounding above the waters. However, one of its most beautiful locations remains in an underwater site known as the Banana Reef. The Banana Reef proves to be a quintessential part of any holiday for anyone on vacation here, especially if you're a diving enthusiast. The Banana Reef is located in the North Malé Atoll and is a well-known diving hot spot. This reef gaining its name for its banana-like shape is home to a wide variety of marine species and corals. The reef covers a massive area of around 300 metres that features mysterious caves, breathtaking cliffs and routinely proves to be one of the country's best sites for diving. You'll witness creatures such as bannerfish, soldierfish, barracudas and even sharks across its intriguing seascape.

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Maafushivaru

Maafushivaru is an island that's just over 350 metres in length. However, it is home to some gorgeous scenery with its lush vegetation and powder white sand that truly is a treat for your senses. The island is an ideal location for couples and families looking to spend some quality time in truly serene bliss. Maafushivaru is also home to a reef that'll allow you to witness some gorgeous tropical fish that call this area home. If you're looking for resorts to spend your time in the Maldives, you'll find a great many around that offer a complete experience. The Maafushivaru Maldives resort is one such example.

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Sultan Park

Sultan Park is an ideal getaway with its leafy and shade laden areas, making it a truly beautiful sight in Male. It's also a great place to unwind after your travels. The park may be relatively small, but it offers a scenic escape that rests upon the grounds that formerly made up the sultan's palace. If you're interested in the local culture, you could even visit the National Museum which is located close by.

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Manta Point

Manta Point is another underwater spectacle that needs to be witnessed. Known for its dreamlike beauty in regards to its underwater backdrop, you'll also witness one of the most graceful of marine life, the manta ray. Best visited during the months between May and November, this popular diving area hosts a large number of manta rays which can be found being cleaned by another marine species known as cleaner wrasses. It is a truly spectacular sight to watch these rays glide along in a dance-like movement. In addition to these two species, you'll also be able to witness a multitude of coral varieties and other marine life such as bannerfish, trevally and sweet lips.