Home to some of the best beaches in the world, unrivalled luxury and a stunning landscape make Maldives the dream destination for millions across the world. And why wouldn’t it be? The turquoise blue water, pristine sands, rich marine life and of course, non-stop flights from Singapore that are as short as 4 hours cement its place on one’s itinerary.
This Indian Ocean paradise welcomes over a million tourists each year, and each one of them goes back with memories that last a lifetime. After all, Maldives has the perfect concoction of everything you need to have a great vacation, from the perfect weather to a plethora of activities on offer. If you thought a vacation in Maldives means lazing around on the beach all day, think again. Here are 5 tourist attractions you must visit while in Maldives:
Enjoy a day of sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and other water sports at Machchafushi Island Resort, or simply a relaxing day of swimming.
Dive in Fushifaru Thila’s soft coral reef, alongside its rich marine life – turtles, sharks, barracudas, manta rays and the many smaller fish that live in the reef.
Visit the bustling Maldivian local market in Male’, offering all kinds of goods and mementos from neighbouring atolls such as pearls and reptile skins to keep as a lasting memory of your trip.
Experience the ancient archaeological site of Isdhoo, one of the uninhabited islands of Laamu Atoll.
See historic mosques of Male’, including the 17th century stonework and woodcarvings of Hukuru Miskiiy or ‘Old Friday’ mosque, the oldest in the country.
You don’t have to be an undersea adventurer to witness the glorious marine life in Maldives. Just head to one of the many restaurants that offer underwater dining.
A vacation to Maldives isn’t complete until you go back feeling completely rejuvenated. And with the beauty and tranquility that cover every inch of this magnificent country, it’s hard not to.