TOP THREE ATTRACTIONS YOU MUST VISIT WHEN YOU SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY IN MALDIVES
Located amidst the waters of the Indian Ocean, the nation of Maldives is the perfect island destination for romantic couples, honeymooners as well as normal tourists. The nation has over 1000 islands and 26 atolls surrounded by coral reefs. Maldives lies simply beautiful with all its natural attractions – the pristine beaches, the crystalline water and the small yet incredible islands. The islands are also famous for the luxurious resorts they house, and the glamorous lifestyle that comes with them. The water is calm and inviting, and there are a lot of activities for you to enjoy too. However, on top of those, Maldives also has a ton of picturesque attractions which you can visit during your vacation. To get you started, here are the top three attractions you must visit when you go for a holiday to the Maldives and beyond.
1. Banana Reef
If you love diving, then Banana Reef is undoubtedly the first place which you must visit when you come for a vacation in Maldives. Located at the North Male Atoll, this banana shaped coral reef is 300 meters long and is considered to be one of the best diving sites in the whole world. It is the very first spot in Maldives which was recognized for licensed diving and training. The reef is house to a huge number of colourful marine life, beautiful cliffs, and caves. You can take part in a number of activities while you are here including jet skiing, snorkelling and much more. However, scuba diving is the best way to experience the true beauty of the underwater world that lies beneath the surface. From Napoleon Wrasse to the rare Bannerfish to Moray Eels – you will get to see a variety of beautiful aquatic life.
2. Sun Islands
Popularly known as the Sun Island, the Nalaguraidhoo Island is really popular for the pristine beauty and serenity that you get to experience in this place. The island is home to some of the most beautiful lagoons, crystal clear blue water and some gorgeous arrays of tropical flowers. Sun Island is home to probably the most popular and most iconic resort of Maldives, the Sun Island Resort. It is truly the perfect place and a must visit attraction for romantic couples or honeymooners, who are looking to spend some romantic moments in Maldives.
If you are the kind of traveller who likes to know about the history and the culture of the places you are travelling to, then a trip to Utheemu Ganduvaru is a must while you spend your vacation in Maldives. The island looks like a small green jellyfish, and it is one of the most significant historical attractions of Maldives. The island is the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu and houses the palace of Sultan Mohamed which is named Utheemu Ganduvaru as well. The ancient cemetery and new mosque are some of the other must visit places on this island. The North shore beach is also worth visiting while you are here.