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5 Best tourist places to visit in Maldives – Prep up for your amazing vacation in the tropics

Surrounded by the Indian ocean and endowed with watersports therefore, the Maldives is comprised of 26 atolls. The utopian travel destination is a dream come true for those who love the tropics.


Sun Island: for beach lovers

Otherwise known as Nalaguraidhoo Island, Sun Island is famous for its amazing beaches. The lavish greenery and spellbinding tropical flowers keep tourists anchored to the island, and at any given time of the year, you can see the place buzzing with people. Its comfortable resorts, blue waters and the pristine beaches make up for an unforgettable Maldives vacation. While you can visit the island anytime you want, the best time to visit would be between March and April, and that is if you love water sports!


The Artificial Beach

Living up to every syllable of the word, the artificial beach is a man-made wonder located in North Mal-Atoll. Swimming enthusiasts love the place which is down to its azure blue waters. While the island is welcoming to every calibre of tourists, there are certain clothing restrictions you will have to adhere to – as you may have already guessed, revealing clothes are a big no. The island also touts carnivals, peaceful walks and water sports making it especially appealing to youngsters.


Rannalhi Island: the perfect family vacation

30 kilometres away from Male Airport, a speedboat ride of 40 minutes, is Rannalhi Island: the perfect spot for a family vacation and not to mention honeymooners. Home to Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives, this fantastic island is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The overwater bungalows and sunsets there are the main attractions to couples. Among the many activities, you can attempt on the island are swimming with sharks, snorkelling trips, and diving. Also, unlike other places in the Maldives, there are hardly any mosquitos here.


HP Reef

North Mal-Atoll is full of attractions, and HP Reef is one of them. Rated as one of the best tourist spots in the country, HP Reef is one of the protected marine locations. With a range of marine creatures inhabiting the place, the jewel of North-Mal-Atoll continues to mesmerise its visitors with its enchanting corals, colourful fish and overhangs. You can also find some of the best hotels in Maldives at HP Reef. Best time to visit is between December and April, and major attractions are specially set up for photography.


Banana Reef

Known to divers as the best that there is, Banana Reef is a diving site located in North-Mal Atoll. A fun fact: this is the first island to get its license for diving and training. The name of the place is down to how it’s shaped: the popular diving spot is shaped like a banana. With its abundance of overhangs, mesmerising corals, vivacious marine life and caves, Banana Reef attracts divers from all around the world between May and July – disclaimer: you can visit the place at any time if your main purpose is sightseeing.

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