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Best Places to Shop in Maldives- The next best thing to Chilling in Maldives

Since beaches is all that we hear about in the Maldives, it is acceptable to think that Maldives might just be all out of places to shop to your hearts content! Read on to find the truth to this story!

An introduction to Paradise
Maldives is undoubtedly one of the best places to go on for a sun kissed holiday, although it may not be the best destination for shopping. But, what is a holiday without some fun shopping? From local street markets, souvenir shops to upscale boutiques here's a list of the best places to shop in Maldives during your vacay to make an unforgettable holiday experience. If you are staying in a resort in Maldives for an instance such as Reethi Faru Resort you might find it easy looking for these shopping places during your trip to Maldives.


Oevaali Art Shop

Founded by two sisters; Raniya and Raya Mansoor in 2015, this shop with 100% local art and other products focuses on familiarizing people with culture and heritage of Maldives using art and design. The shop has a range of items such as paintings, sculptures and a lot more other local souvenirs. The shop is considered a premier brand and therefore the products are a bit expensive too. However, if you are an art lover and also want to buy local items to gift or to keep as a souvenir from the trip, this will be the ideal place to buy such items.


Male Local Market

Located on the north waterfront this is one of the most popular local markets in Maldives selling mementos, gifts and handicrafts. You can buy souvenirs such as palm sleepers and miniature boats, packed local pickles and sweets etc from this market. The market opens at 8 am daily till 11 pm.


Centro Mall

If you want to just shop for luxury brands, get a makeover done and dine in happening restaurants, Centro Mall in Hulhumale is the go to place. The mall has over 30 brand outlets and flagship stores presenting a range of shopping options for everyone looking for a luxury shopping experience. If you want a break from shopping, you can also visit a spa or a salon in the mall for some rejuvenation, or just enjoy a delicious meal from one of the restaurants.


Island Bazaar

From the interior, presentation of items to the whole atmosphere of this posh boutique will give you a different kind of an experience. Detailed yet delicate lifestyle products in this store also promotes local artisans. If you love unique and delicate garments, other lifestyle products, and souvenirs such as handmade fridge magnets, shoulder bags and cushions with a hint of local taste, Island Bazaar is the best place to tick off your shopping list.


Le Cute

If you are obsessed with beauty products, the place to go is Le Cute, which is a duty free beauty shop. From branded perfumes, skin care products, herbal products to cosmetics, this will be your one stop shop for all your beauty product needs. As the store has specific operating hours, its best to check before visiting the place to get the best out of your shopping day in Maldives.