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5 must-see places in the Maldives – Discover Maldives

Surrounded by the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean and flanked by elegant palms, Maldives augments its value with various amenities and sumptuous comfort that it offers to visitors.


Sun Island

If you love the beautiful beaches of Maldives and would like to try a bit of snorkelling and windsurfing, the aptly named sun island must be on your list of places to visit. The island caters specifically for beach lovers. However, the Sun Island also called Nalaguraidhoo Island is not all about the beach as it offers a lush green surrounding complete with vibrant flowers. Once you've had had your fill of the beach and nature, go to a spa and let bliss settle into your bones.



Most people when they visit the Maldives like to settle into their Maldives Villas and simply savour the luxurious experience. Nonetheless, there are other interesting things to do in the Island nation. Having identified these many resorts such as Grand Park Kodhipparu offer speedboat rides to Male to visit the local fish market as well as the adjoining market where they sell fruit and spices. At the fish market, you will enjoy watching the locals bustle about haggling and looking at fresh catches of sea bass, tuna, groupers and even barracuda piled on the floor in inviting masses of silver. After you've had your fill of the fish market, step into the nearby local market to look at mounds of fresh fruit and various spices.


Banana Reef

Banana Reef is one of the best diving locations in the Maldives. The island resembles the shape of a banana and is rife with beautiful coral homes for vibrant marine creatures. You can also swim to see a few rustic caves and cliffs. Don't forget to gear up and scuba dive to look for lost treasure under the watchful eye of your guide and Jet Ski to enjoy an adrenaline rush. If you are not too keen on scuba diving, you can opt to go snorkelling. Either way, you will be able to enjoy plenty of delightful encounters with sea creatures.


HP Reef

Located in the North Male Atoll, HP reef is surrounded by picture-perfect marine life and vibrant corals. The area is renowned for hosting a number of fish species and it is a photographer's dream come true. Take your underwater camera along on your dive. The caves too will leave you feeling pleasantly surprised. HP reef is the place to visit if you are an aspiring photographer or even simply would like to impress your friends back home with your amazing skills.


Fihalhohi island

Fihalhohi Island is located at South Kaafu Atoll and it is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the Maldives. Elegant coconut trees fringe this pristine island and the crystal-clear waters that surround it beckon visitors to explore it further. While Fihalhohi Island is popular with honeymooning couples for its romantic vibe, even families can enjoy the luxurious beach experience it offers. Don't miss out on the chance to catch a spectacular sunset on the beach.