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Best Places to Shop in the Maldives - Ins and outs of shopping in the Maldives

Most travel requires a fair amount of shopping, be it souvenirs, replace lost items, or buy gifts for loved ones back home. The Maldives is one of the most frequented travel destinations, has a range of shopping complexes too, that you can check out when cruising the streets of Maldives. Here are the five best places to shop when in the Maldives.



The agora shopping complex is the most popular place to shop in Male attracting both locals and tourists for their shopping needs. This very large complex has a variety of items, from electronics, household items, jewellery, cosmetics, perfumes to vegetables and so much more. To add to that, the place is very spacious and has a host of pleasant staff to guide you around the complex. Besides, you can either choose to pay for your purchase in a local currency or in US dollars. So, if you need a place to purchase a variety of items all in one place, then just go to Agora. For accommodation in the Maldives, beach resort are well liked. Resorts the likes of Milaidhoo Maldives offer a luxurious stay. And you can arrange a day trip to Male to finish your shopping!


Nala Boutique

The Nala Boutique is on the Kurumba island and is one of the famous stores in the Maldives. Everyone will rave about it and has a good reputation. Why the fame? It sells the most creative pieces that you'll come across when in the Maldives. The Nala Boutique boasts of the most authentic Maldivian attires along with a range of accessories, ornaments and souvenirs. This is the place to go to if you want to experience Maldivian fashion at its best. You might find the items a bit pricey, however, they are well worth their price.


STO Trading Centre

The name gives it away! It is as the name blatantly suggests, a trading centre which serves as a place to buy and sell goods. Located in the Orchard Magu, the STO trading Centre is the right place to go if you want an inside look into the Maldivian shopping hype. The centre is primarily taken over by a large supermarket but also accommodates plenty of other stores and stalls. You can find a lot of your shopping items here, from awesome souvenirs to accessories, and other collection of items.


Majeedhee Magu

The Majeedhee Magu is a majestic place for street shopping. Located close to the main road in Male, the sole purpose of this street is to shop. The road is lined with all kinds of shops selling a range of items from electronics, fashion accessories, clothing, souvenirs and what not. With plenty of shops to browse through, you are bound to find what you're looking for. And it is the best place to bargain!


Chaandanee Magu

Ask any traveller who has been to the Maldives, they'll all say the same, that Maldivian souvenirs are a thing to cherish for a lifetime. As a result, there is a high demand for such items. If you want to buy souvenirs of such quality, then go nowhere but to Chaandanee Magu. This road is dotted with shops selling traditional souvenirs that are of high quality.