Finally, it looks like the COVID Pandemic is behind us and life is limping back to normal. The travel industry too is also looking at revival. As the vaccination drive has kicked off in many countries so has the urge to travel.
So, what are the destinations that you could explore in 2021? In our travel series, we will take you through one destination every week. This week we look at Maldives which is a dazzling archipelagic state with a thousand islands in South Asia. It is situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian ocean.
It lies Southwest of Sri Lanka and India. It is the smallest Asian country by land area. Male’ is the capital and the most populated city called the King’s island.
The island country is a paradise of honeymooners with its white beaches and romantic ambience and hospitality. With its posh resorts, water villas, colourful reefs and water that’s bluer than blue, Maldives must definitely figure in your travel plans.
The capital of Maldives can be a great first stop on your Maldives tour, not because it is the best place in the country, but simply because the international airport is located in the capital. You can explore Male before you head out to other islands. Indulge in delicious food from the wide variety of restaurants and bars or see local tourist attractions.
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One of the best places to visit in Maldives. It offers amazing resorts and plush water villas for a perfect romantic stay. Walk on the soft sand on the beach and take in the perfect view.
With full access of the island, Biyadhoo is considered to be the scuba-diver’s island and is known for its excellent water sports offering. The island is full of trees bearing mangoes, coconuts, cucumbers, cabbages and tomatoes.
One of the most famous places to visit in Maldives is the Maafushi island! Not only does it have fancy beaches with water sports galore but also offers exquisite food that you will thoroughly relish.
Located in the South Ari Atoll is the beautiful Nalaguraidhoo Island, also known as Sun Island. Adorned with gorgeous tropical setting and blue waters, the island is too lovely for words.
For diving enthusiasts, Banana Reef is the ultimate diving destination. Named because of its unique banana-like shape, it houses some of the best diving institutes as well as sites. The most exotic and spectacular marine life, amazing cliffs and caves are found here. SCUBA diving and snorkelling in Banana Reef is very popular in the azure blue waters.
Are you a carnival enthusiast? Do you like your trips to have some cultural pizzazz and young ambiance? The Artificial beach will give you an experience to remember! Located in North Mal-Atoll, the place is usually lit with a young crowd who wish to unwind and dive into the waves that hit the shore.
Mirihi is a small luxury island that can be one of the best places to visit in Maldives A romantic get away, this island offers excellent water villas for your ultimate pleasure. If you’re especially looking for a place cut off from the rest of the world, this can be the perfect place.
Apart from the islands there are also some historical places like the National Museum in Male. Its large collection of unique artifacts traces the rich history of the Maldives Islands as far back as the 11th century. The Grand Friday Mosque is one of the biggest mosques in the world that can house up to 5000 worshippers at a time. Marvel at the exquisite marble facade and the gold dome that acts as the roof.