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Five Must-See Islands in the Maldives - Spectacular Tropical Beauties Floating On Shimmering Waves

The Maldivian Islands floating in the Indian Ocean has both natural beauty and man-made elegance. It is a year-round top global tourist destination.



In Male, the Maldivian Capital the old and the new mingle in a fusion of traditional and 21st century living styles. Modern, brightly lit buildings rub shoulders with coral and limestone edifices. As Male is very close to Hulule where the International Airport is your Male tour can commence soon after arrival if you so wish. Male's artificial beach, the Sultan's Park, the National Museum, Mulee Agae or the Presidential Palace ,the Grand Friday Mosque with its golden domes, the 17th century Hukuru Misky (Old Friday Mosque), the Tsunami Monument, the Fish Market where the local catch will be brought early morning will interest visitors. Watersports, riding the Whale Submarine or riding scooters underwater can be great fun. Maldives island tours are great fun and if it is top class comfort you need in the Maldives then Adaaran Club Rannalhi would be a suitable place to stay.



The 2 Island km long Kuramathi Island is the largest of a group of 06 small islands belonging to the natural, small atoll of Rasdhoo, a few kilometres off NE Ari Atoll. It is very popular among visitors as it is ideal for relaxation and provides much variety. Paths meander through verdant tropical foliage to the two t resorts on the island. Facilities include all modern comforts and conveniences, ocean fronted infinity pools and a lagoon pool. Parents can relax at family-friendly Kuramathi while the kids are occupied at the Kids' Club. Water sports can be indulged in and it is possible to snorkel straight from the beach. From the airport, a 11/2 hour boat ride or a 20-minute seaplane flight will bring you to Kuramathi.



The family-oriented Lily Resort and Spa is here and the island's sitting on the Ari Atoll places it within close proximity some excellent dive sites. Pristine beaches, a house reef teeming with exotic marine life and the lush vegetation of the tropics make this island a beautiful oasis of peace and serenity. As the resort has childcare it helps parents to relax and rejuvenate. The restaurant dishes up specialties for kids. Snorkelling and diving, fishing, boating and sailing, beach volleyball and tennis are among the recreational facilities at Huvahendhoo.



Nalaguraidhoo Island on South Ari Atoll is very picturesque and is home to the Sun Island Resort and Spa with it's over the water villas on stilts and beach bungalows. Ideal for family getaways you feel as if the beach is at your doorstep.On this island, you can indulge in morning and evening fishing, big game fishing, excursions and island hopping, jet and water skiing, tennis, badminton, photo flights and aqua sports. Shops and boutiques retail souvenirs and other essential items.Nalaguraidhoo is 62 km from the airport.



Located 08 km away from Male Bandos Island is on the North Male Atoll and is 7km away from the Airport. A 10-minute speedboat ride will bring you to Bandos from the Airport. Verdant vegetation, startlingly white beaches make Bandos an earthly paradise. All modern amenities are available at the Resort with babysitting included.