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Interesting Facts about the Maldives – Fall in Love with this Paradise

The Maldives is in a nutshell perfection wrapped in a bow. In fact, for the ultimate blissful holiday experience, this is one of the best places out there. Below are the many reasons why.


The Beaches

There is so much to love about the Maldives but nothing quite beats the beaches in this destination. It is alluring these sparkling blue waters and the sands feel like powdered crystals shimmering for the shining sun. The Maldives flaunts an archipelago of over 1000 different islands, and hence there are beaches of all types available here. If there is one thing they have in common, it is perfection. Resorts are found in abundance along the beaches in the Maldives. If you are looking to try out a beach restaurant in Maldives you can opt to stay in the capital Male itself. For a more private and exclusive experience though, try out one of the many island resorts in the Maldives where an entire island is dedicated to a single resort. Places like Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas are among the options that can be considered.


The Underwater world

If there is one thing that has put this tiny little cluster of islands on the map, it is its underwater world. The Maldives is paradise beneath its surface and the best way to experience all this beauty first hand is by activities such as diving and snorkelling. Adorned with a plethora of marine life the waters of the Maldives have long been considered a hub for divers and snorkelers from around the globe. From fish to coral to sponges to what not; Maldives offers so many marine species to admire. To top this there are several excellent spots for diving and snorkelling including Fotteyo Kandu, the Okobe Thila, and the Broken Rock.


The people

The locals in the Maldives are a warm and friendly bunch. They are very hospitable and are more than happy to lend a helping hand to any visitor in need. Mingling with the locals is among the many things that must be experienced here. You can visit the local markets for a good first-hand experience and you can even witness the local culture and their manners and etiquettes. Maldivians practice Islam and offer visitors a glimpse of the Muslim culture as well.


The history and cultural hotspots

Although the Maldives is more famously known for its water-based attractions this destination has an equally alluring historical side to it that is portrayed by a number of significant buildings within Male itself. The Grand Friday Mosque is one such destination and is a great place to enjoy some Islamic art and architecture. Although this mosque dates back to the 17th century yet it is still actively in use even today. Then there are places like the Esjehi art gallery which showcases Maldivian culture through a series of exquisite works of art.


The water-sports

Finally, don't miss all the fun that the waters of Maldives have in store. Jet Skiing and banana boating and several other water-sports are all activities that must be experienced in this destination.