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Updated by Marti Gardner on Oct 29, 2015
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Top Things to Do in Maldives

Wondering where to go during your trip to the Maldives? Find below some of the sought after attractions that is worth visiting during your excursions in the stunning Islands of Maldives.


Visit Male

Your trip to the Maldives will not be complete without a visit to Male, the capital of the island. Male consists of some of the most sought after attractions such as the Republic Square and National Museum as well as world famous mosques. The visitors to the country could also do shopping in the capital city where shops on the two main roads Chandani Magu and Majeedi Magu offer travellers the chance to shop for clothes, souvenirs and other mementos & trinkets.


Visiting the likes of Hukuru Miskiiy

The oldest mosque in the country the Old Friday Mosque was constructed in 1656 and worth a visit during your excursions in the Island. The structure of the mosque was built using coral stone and visitors can also see woodframed windows and doors with intricate designs on them. However before visiting non-Muslims, the mosque permission should be taken from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.



The island of Maldives is famous for its surrounding waters that are home to abundance of sea creatures, gorgeous coral reefs as well as few wreckage sites. The best time to go diving is from January to April when the weather and sea conditions are excellent. Divers in Maldives are rewarded with the chance to spot Eagle Rays, Barracuda, Manta Rays, Napoleon Weasses and Whale Sharks. Few of the lucky ones have the chance to see Hammerhead Shark. Many who wish to encounter pelagic fishes visit the Ari Atoll. Underwater photography is a must try if you are shutterbug with the right gear.


Swimming in the crystal blue waters

Resorts Maldives have in store for accommodation seekers offer the chance to swim in the crystal blue waters. One such resort is the renowned PER AQUUM Niyama. The resort located in the Dhaalu Atoll offer guests the chance to engage in various activities such as snorkelling. Popular among little ones visiting the island, snorkelling is an experience that will last in your memories.


The Fish Market encounter

Rated as the number one place to visit in Maldives by Trip Advisor, though some may not like the idea of watching the gutting of fish in public, the Male Fish Market should definitely be included in your list of places to visit in Maldives.