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5 Must See Tourist Attractions in Maldives- Add these to your itinerary!

Don't forget to add some of these attractions to your plans next time for your next visit, to make your vacation to the Maldives even more exciting.


Visit Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve

Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest coral reefs in the world. More than 250 types of corals and 1,200 species of fish such as angelfish, clownfish, butterflyfish, moray eels, and dolphins. The Reserve is visited by many threatened species such as hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and tawny nurse sharks. This unique biodiversity has above water flora and fauna, such as mangroves, fruit bats, reptiles, herons and more.


The capital Male

A visit to the capital and economic centre of the Maldives will be a unique experience. Though it is small, it is the most populous island in the Maldives. Visit the Grand Mosque, National Museum, and the Fish Market. There is also Newport, a trendy locality located on the busy beachside road with a nice array of restaurants to check out. If you want to find a resort in Maldives, and also close to Male by seaplane, resorts such as Niyama Maldives offer great luxury accommodation.


Majeedhee Magu

If visiting Male, go to the Majeedhee Magu for a spot of shopping in the capital city. The street is filled with plenty of shops that feature a range of Maldivian delicacies, apparel, and local handicrafts to take back home. The street can be located just by strolling along the main road in Male. Head there between 9.00 am to 11.00 pm is the best time to visit.


The islands

The Maldives has over 200 islands, some are private island resorts, and some are inhabited and part of the government. The most scenic islands happen to be private resorts. Most islands are terrific places for snorkelling and diving. Among them, Biyadhoo Island is a paradise for diving and snorkelling, in the Kaafu Atoll.

Alimatha Island has abundant marine life and beautiful turquoise waters with white sandy beaches.
For one of a kind, experience try and visit Vaadhoo Islands, situated in the Raa Atoll. This island is famous for its bioluminescence effect on the waters due to a chemical reaction. Swimming in the sea at night will be an enchanting experience! Island tours can be arranged with your place of accommodation. They will recommend the best and safest islands to visit.


Hanifaru Bay

Known to the locals as 'Vandumaafaru' is the centrepiece of the Baa atoll Reserve. This bay is especially known as a vital feeding ground for whale sharks and manta rays. If you are snorkelling there, you will have an incredible chance of seeing these magnificent sea creatures. Diving in the bay is forbidden, but this is surely the next best thing. The best time to witness manta rays is between May and November; however, whale sharks can be seen throughout the year. It is one of the most tightly controlled snorkelling spots in the Maldives. There can be no more than 80 people snorkelling at a given time. Furthermore, each snorkeler is given only 45 minutes. The fee for the entry tickets can be purchased from most resorts, and these are to be handed over to the Manta Trust.

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