Maldives – The scintillating chain of islands masquerading as a necklace of pearls in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area is a must-visit.
Get to know Maldives culture
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Walking through the close-knit island communities would give you an insight into the togetherness of the people. The men are engaged in fishery, carpentry and toddy tapping while the women perform household duties.
Music & Dance
Music and dance is an integral part of Maldives culture. One of the most famous such cultural place is the performance Bodu Beru, where 20 participants will be playing the traditional attire and sway along the dum beats.
Observe the art experts at lacquer works, and enjoy watching mat weaving, coir rope making and calligraphy because the locals at Madives are known for their exquisite craftsmanship.
Go surfing at Maldives
Maldives has some very high waves, so there are some very good surfing spots.
The Malé Atolls
The south swells at The Malé Atolls are amazingly popular, and hence several surfers head there during the prime summer months.
Tourists enjoy visiting the island of Thaburudhoo to ride on one of the best waves in the area, Honky’s. The left hand wave is fast, at 4-6 Geet and works perfectly when it has the right swell direction.
This recently opened spot is situated on the island of Himafushi. The name Jailbreaks is because it is located across the national jail. The wave starts off slow and then picks up pace.
Enjoy lip-smacking cuisines prepared traditionally, with freshly sourced ingredients.
One & Only Reethi Rah
One &Only Reethi Rah is a restaurant that suits all appetite types. The cuisine could be French, Japanese or Middle-Eastern because there are three restaurants in this one big restaurant.
Sea Fire Salt
If you are looking for some great seafood, Sea Fire salt is a good halt. The best part is that you can sit there and watch the sunset while having dinner with your partner/friend.
If you are looking for delicious and authentic Thai food, head to Baan Huraa. The view over the lagoon is amazing, so don’t miss going to this place while at Maldives.
Enjoy the feel of a five-star restaurant at this place. You can sit in a jungle canopy (it’s almost like sitting atop a tree-top) and hear the sounds of the ocean waves while having your meal.
Having fun in Maldives
The tropical island with its 1000 coal islands is the perfect destination for you to have fun.
Addu city is believed to be the second largest urban area in Maldives and it consists of inhabited islands on the southernmost side of the archipelago.
One of the most popular islands in Maldives, thanks to the boutique luxury resort and sun-kissed beaches. Staying at one of the water villas is definitely a dream, don’t miss it.
The island is owned by Hilton Hotels and is a great place to stay with your family. Apart from island hopping, you can indulge in activities like snorkeling, diving, dolphin sighting and of course fishing.
So pack your bags, Maldives is calling!
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