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Top 10 Places to Visit in Maldives

The Maldives attracts people with its islands, sandy beaches, museums, shopping spots, luxurious staying spots, and street food. Its several tourist destinations, including twelve hundred islands and twenty-six atolls, present its serene beauty. The country is an island covered by water bodies with many visitors' activities. Every place has some prominent popular places so do the Maldives.

Here are the top 10 tourist places you must visit on your tour of Maldives:

1.     Male City

The top tourist attraction in the Maldives is its mesmerizing capital, Male. It is situated across from the Maldives International Airport, so you can plan to visit the city first on your tour. It is surrounded by water and trees on one side and heritage monuments on the other.

Male City is famous for its 17th-century ancient mosque, Tsunami Museum, colourful buildings, Scuba diving, National Museum, Underwater Scooters, clear turquoise water, trees, markets, street food, and Artificial Beach. Your tour of Maldives is incomplete without visiting Male City.

Male is the densely populated city of Maldives, so you can significantly experience the country's culture and the living of its people. The city has a tropical monsoon climate, and frequent rains occur throughout the months. Its moderate temperature is one of the best things for tourists so that they can prepare themselves for it.

  • Maafushi Island

Maafushi is considered one of the best tourist places and beaches in the Maldives. The island is also called Maldives paradise for its sparkling beauty and panoramic views. The place presents a wide range of attractive water sports to visitors. Although the place was extensively damaged in the 2004 Tsunami, it has now been transformed and rebuilt.

The food served on the island has a fantastic taste. You will lick your fingers after enjoying fabulous dining at Maafushi Island. Tourists must visit the island on their tour to Maldives for relaxation, enjoyment, and fun activities. Besides several things to do on the island, you can refresh your eyes with the mesmerizing beauty of the island.

The major tourist attractions on the island include Island hopping, snorkelling, Vihamanafushi Island, Shark Diving, Bikini Beach, and Scuba Diving. You can stay at several places on Maafushi Island, such as Crystal Sands, White Sand Lodge, and Beachwood Hotel and Spa.

3.     Artificial Beach

As the name suggests, the beach is artificial and a central spot for swimming enthusiasts. It is situated north of Mal-Atoll and has significant tourist attractions such as Manta Point, Kani Corner, Shark Point, and Nassimo Thila.

Artificial beach is a vast and open area that has places like Isola Guest House, Ocean Cottage, Huraa East Inn, and Eriyadu Island Resort & Spa where you can stay. The place has some clothing restrictions you must follow to avoid any inconvenience by locals.

The place holds water sports, carnivals, and peaceful walks for tourists and locals. These activities attract young tourists or lively people to enjoy every bit of the land. Plan your Maldives tour between November to April and spend quality time with your friends or family.

4.     National Museum

Maldives National Museum is located in Male City. Museums are a great source to know about the history of a place. The museum presents a comprehensive collection of artefacts that uncover the history of the Maldives. The place includes the Coral stone head of Lord Buddha, a 13th-century wooden plank, and a piece of 11th-century Alifu Todd.

The Museum building was included in an ancient Royal Palace, later separated and become a museum. The place also had a park known as Sultan Park. Many tourists and art lovers visit the place and explore historical artefacts throughout the year.

You can spend a day or two at the nearest hotels, such as Novena Hotel, Hotel Octave Maldives, and Hotel Jen Maldives. You can visit the place whenever you plan to explore the Maldives. Don't miss visiting the museum on your tour of Maldives.

5.     COMO Cocoa Island

Maldives is blessed with beautiful islands and sandy beaches, but its COMO Cocoa island is an exceptional place to visit. You can experience five-star service and lavish accommodations at its hotel and resort. The best time to visit the island is between November to April, as the temperature remains moderate.

You can stay at Holiday Inn Resort and COMO Cocoa Island hotel and enjoy five-star service. The place is best for spending relaxing time and enjoying scenic views. The beaches on the island, with their powdery look, give an exceptional experience.

The crystal blue water presents a clear view of marine life. Major tourist attractions at COMO Cocoa Island include swimming pools, snorkelling, bathtubs, scuba diving, and spas. It's best to visit the place between November and April for a better tourist experience.

6.     Whale Submarine

Whale Submarine is one of the highly recommended tourist attractions in the Maldives. It is a forty-five-minute submarine experience that allows you to swim with water species and explore marine life. The underwater tour will be under the Indian Ocean.

The Fauna and flora under the water are similar to touring a garden. The only difference is that you cannot touch the species and other things. You will have sight of yellow boxfish, lionfish, and yellow and blue snappers. This incredible enjoyment costs between $120 to $1760 per person.

You can enjoy Whale Submarine from 9 am to 8 pm between November and April. Maagiri Hotel, the Beehive, and Hotel Jen Male are the best places to stay while you are at the place. Add Whale Submarine to your bucket list on your Maldives tour and enjoy it with your family and kids.

7.     Rangali Island

Rangali Island in the Maldives is the best spot for family vacations. Many tourists visit the island on their visit to Maldives throughout the year. The island presents the exceptional beauty of sandy beaches, clear blue water, and sky.

With a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, families and kids enjoy a lot on the island. You can stay at Rangali Island Resort or Conrad Maldives and enjoy excellent service and accommodations. The major attractions on the island are Dolphin sightings, a spa, a swimming pool, indoor sports, and Island hopping.

You can get relaxation by enjoying the spa, and kids can enjoy fun activities. The best time to visit the island is from December to February, as the weather remains pleasant. You will love to take your family and kids to the Island for an extended vacation.

8.     Grand Friday Mosque

Grand Friday Mosque attracts tourists from all across the world. It is one of the best visiting places in Maldives. The mosque was built after the name of Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu-Al-Auzam. He was a great source of commission in the foundation of the mosque.

Grand Friday Mosque was built in 1984 and is located in the Maldives' capital, Male City. About five thousand worshippers can offer their prayers in the mosque. With this significant number of accommodations, the mosque is the biggest in the country.

The mosque remains open to everyone all the time. You can visit the mosque any time of the day to explore its architectural beauty and historical importance. The location of the Grand Friday Mosque is Orchid Magu, Malé, Maldives.

9.     Fulhadhoo Island

One of the most seen places in the Maldives is Fulhadhoo Island. It is located in the south of Maalhosmadulu Atoll. The place is best for its fantastic water and lush green forests. You need to spend two hours to reach the Island from Male City.

The island's popularity spread after the refuge of French navigator François Pyrard de Lava. In 1602, his shipwrecked, and he took refuge on the island. The island is inhabited less, with about 250 people approximately. You will get a unique visiting experience from July to October.

The major attractions on the island include crystal clear lagoons, white sandy beaches, scenic beauty blended with the sunset, trees, sand, and water. You can stay at Finolhu and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu while exploring the island.

10.  Addu Atoll

Another best place to visit in the Maldives is Addu Atoll, also called Seenu Atoll. The place is a blessing of mesmerizing island beauty with dolphin and whale fauna. Addu Atoll has become one of the best tourist destinations with several islands. It has around twenty islands without a human population, and four are inhabited islands.

The islands at Addu Atoll include Feydhoo Island, Meedho Island, Gan Island, Maradhoo Island, and Hulhudhoo Island. The place is best to explore the scenic beauty of islands with their sand, trees, clear water, fishing, marine life, and diving experiences. You can take a domestic flight to reach Addu or any other comfortable means of transport.

You can enjoy a long walk in the sand on beaches, explore the wide variety of marine life, dive into the water, and go for a fishing tour. Also, spend your time interacting with the natives there to explore authentically.

Top 10 Places to Eat Out in Maldives

Dining in the Maldives can be an excellent experience for visitors as its restaurants offer several worldwide cuisines. You will have multiple choices of restaurants in each resort. As Maldives is surrounded by water, the best you can get is its seafood. But it doesn't mean there is nothing for vegetarians.

Here are some of the top dining places you can enjoy on your tour of the Maldives:

1.     Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

One of the popular things about the Maldives is its transparent undersea dining places. Underwater restaurants give you an exceptional experience to enjoy food and watch water creatures, including sharks, swimming in your surroundings.

Ithaa Restaurant is built under 16 feet below the land surface on Conrad Maldives Rangali. The restaurant offers fusion cuisine according to its fixed menus. The place is not huge and only contains 14 tables space.

The food at the restaurant is expensive compared to other dining spots. It will cost you a $260 lunch and $400 for dinner per person. The prices include taxes, and if you want to enjoy alcohol with your food, you have to pay extra money. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is located at JP8F+6H9, Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives.

2.     Thila by Kurumba

Thila is another best dining place to eat out in the Maldives. It is situated on Vihamanaafushi Island in North Male Atoll. Kurumba resort presents its award-winning signature restaurant to travellers for its delicious breakfast, fantastic grill, and excellent dinner.

You can enjoy a continental breakfast on a perfect sunny morning. Then you can plan to enjoy grilling at the restaurant. The place is best for enjoying dinners while watching the calm seawater. It has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements.

The restaurant also offers a special menu for kids, so your kids can enjoy their favourite food too. The environment of the place is relaxed, and you can enjoy your delicious food with peaceful dining. Select a table on the top floor balcony with the beachfront or among the trees to have a unique experience. The place is located at Vihamanaafushi, North Male Atoll 08340, Maldives.

3.     Just Veg by Atmosphere Kanifushi

The only entirely vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives is Just Veg. It is one of the restaurants of Atmosphere Kanifushi Resort in the Lhaviyani Atoll. If you consider vegetarian food untasty and unappetizing, your views will change after enjoying delicious vegetarian food by Just Veg.

 Besides vegetarian food, the restaurant offers different flavours combined with cuisines such as Indian Ocean regions, Mediterranean, and Middle East. You can customize your food to make it perfect as a vegetarian dish. You will have a fantastic dining experience at the beachfront of the resort.

The best thing about the restaurant is that your food expenses are included in the premium Platinum Plus Package by the resort. The place is located at Kanifushi, 989X+JQ3, Maafilaafushi, Maldives. You have to reach the island by a thirty-minute seaplane from Male City.

4.     Botanica at One&Only Reethi Rah

An Australian chef, Brent Savage, has a partnership with One&Only Reethi Rah Resort. He has created a great atmosphere at the resort for a dining experience. As the name suggests, the place is more about botany and organic dishes made with vegetables and ingredients from the resort's garden.

The restaurant offers fresh, tasty, and unique new dishes. The chefs at the restaurant try to make imaginative new dishes and new flavours. The food, with its goodness and natural flavour, attracts visitors. Many tourists visit the restaurant and try its rich, fresh, and natural flavours.

Some rare items like pickled wakame seaweed, finger lime, and Maldivian rock lobster are on the menu. The seating arrangement of the place is best for a candlelight dinner. Its location is One&Only Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll Malé, 08440, Maldives.

5.     Sea Fire Salt at Anantara Dhigu

Sea Fire Salt Restaurant is popular among travellers for its fresh grill and Maldivian fish. They catch fresh fish and present delicious food to their visitors. One of the best things to try at the restaurant is its grilled seafood Platter that includes scallops, sea bass with Himalayan salt, king prawns, and lobster.

The place is best for seafood lovers. If you want to taste the best seafood in the Maldives, Sea Fire Salt stands out among other seafood dining places. You will be given flavoured salt to increase your appetite and make your food tastier. Other salt options include saffron, coconut, blue cheese, and thyme salt.

The interior and design of the place are simple, with the white colour of walls, chairs, and tables. You can have a sea view and enjoy the cool breeze while having food. The restaurant is located at Anantara Dhigu, XGF2+5GC, Gulhi, Maldives.

6.     Muraka at Mirihi Island Resort

Another restaurant situated at the water in the Maldives is Muraks at the Mirhi Island resort. It is built on a long wooden jetty that offers travellers an exceptional dining experience. The best thing about the restaurant is its incredible setup. The tables are set with a vast space in front of the wide ocean.

You can have stunning dining in the evening while enjoying the sunset. The restaurant is famous for its rustic style and fantastic interior. The place also has an open-floor section where you can enjoy the marine life swimming under your feet and waves touching the wood floor.

The significant dishes on the menu are grills and seafood. Vegetarian food items are also available and taste very good. You can enjoy perfect dining with your family and kids at this beautiful restaurant.

7.     Terra at Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria at Ithaafushi Island in South Male Atoll has a record of eleven restaurants. Terra is one of the eleven restaurants that offer delicious food and fantastic dining. The place has an incredible atmosphere with its beautiful interior and design.

Seven bamboo dining nests or pods make this place one of the best places to eat in the Maldives. Many couples on their honeymoon head towards the restaurant and have a romantic dinner. You can have a wide variety on the menu with contemporary dishes and fine wine.

Dinner at Terra will cost you $360 (taxes included) per person. Terra is located at Ithaafushi Island Male, 20009, Maldives. You can reach the place after a thirty-minute boat ride from the capital, Male City.

8.     Aragu Velaa Private Island

Another best place to eat out in the Maldives is the Aragu Velaa Private Island. Velaa Private Island in Noonu Atoll owns the restaurant. Chef Gaushan de Silva, who worked for several renowned restaurants and the Jordanian royal family, showed excellent skills at the restaurants.

He presents his new experimental flavours by combining Modern European and Asian cuisine at the restaurants. Every diner can have a different and personal dining experience with great flavour and delicious taste. The restaurant presents a menu with global ingredients you can choose and add to your food.

Aragu Velaa Private Island presents incredible food that you never had anywhere. The beauty of the place adds more to its food and dining. Dinners are recommended to enjoy beautiful lights, the long sight of clear water, and a hut-shaped roof. The restaurant is located in the Republic of Maldives, Maldives.

9.     Seagull Café

Another best restaurant in the Maldives for an airy and leafy dining experience is the Seagull Café. The place offers comfort food in its quiet and beautiful interior. The restaurant has a rustic and modern look, giving visitors different and unique dining.

Seagull Café is one of the oldest restaurants in the Maldives. With its first construction, it was only a small café, but later it expanded and now has two levels. The top floor is half attached to the mosque, and a tree separates both from one another.

You can enjoy food items like pasta, grills, curries, noodles, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and breakfast anytime. Also, the restaurant offers coffee, fresh fruit juices, and dessert. Seagull Café is located at 5GH5+6X2, Malé, Maldives.

10.  Jazz Café

Jazz Café is a favourite among young and old tourists and locals too. It counts as one of the famous restaurants in the Maldives. The place looks beautiful from the outside and inside with its decent ambience. Several talented local artists show their skills and accompany the guests with jazz, rock, and roll music.

The place offers multiple food items from several cuisines. Its famous dishes include Yellow chicken curry, Roast chicken with barbeque sauce, and Beef and onion stir fry. Besides, pasta, noodles, and Maldivian Thai food are also famous.

The restaurant maintains its high-quality food items and changes the menu often according to demand and taste. That is why tourists must visit this place to try something new. Jazz Café is located at Haveeree Hingun, Male 20282, Maldives.

Things to Do as a Family in the Maldives

Maldives is a beautiful place to visit with your family. It has a vibrant culture and beautiful beaches. The greenery of Maldives attracts people from around the world. You can have a great trip with your family in the Maldives.

Here are a few activities you can do as a family in the Maldives.

Water Sports

Water sports is a good activity which many people enjoy. Water sports can be your top priority whenever you visit the Maldives with your family. Mostly the islands of Maldives have beautiful soothing waves and a calm aura. The waves are not dangerous for your kids.

You can enjoy a scuba diving experience with your kids in the Maldives. You can rent a boat and enjoy the Maldives' water and the beautiful sight of eagle rays, dolphin swimming and giant turtles. Your kids will find this experience so fascinating.

Snorkelling Safari

In the Maldives, you can experience a snorkelling safari. It is the best thing about the Maldives. This snorkelling safari is a three-hour trip and starts with the swimming crash course. After this crash course, you will be ready to swim.

Your kids will love this unique experience of swimming. They will be able to see fish, and they will get an understanding of exotic marine life. Your whole family will spend quality time together. The Safari experience will make your tour memorable.

Maldivian Cooking Tour

Food is the most important thing for most people. Most people love to enjoy different foods. If you and your family love seafood, then the Maldivian cooking tour is the best activity for your family. This cooking tour provides a private cooking experience for you and your family.

It is a small tour where you meet up with your guide in Male. After meeting your guide, you can pick your favourite ingredients. Then, your guide will help you with cooking. After cooking, you will be able to taste your food. It will be a wonderful experience for you.

Secret Paradise Trip

Many people around the world love culture and history. They have a keen desire to experience and know about different cultures. If your kids love culture and history, this secret paradise trip is the best option. Your kids will find it interesting and informative.

This tour is a four-hour tour. On this four-hour tour, you will see amazing sights and hear beautiful sounds. You will also see Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Your kids will enjoy these fascinating places, and you will enrich their minds with beautiful knowledge of culture.

Beachside Dinning and Outdoor Cinema

Cinema and movies are favourite activities for some people. The Maldives has a beautiful outside cinema, and you can watch beautiful movies in this outdoor cinema under an open starry sky. Visitors can sit on comfortable and cosy couches. This activity will be a remarkable experience for you.

There is an option of particular cinema on the beach. Many resorts do it on demand and request. You can enjoy it with your family, and you can enjoy an exquisite taste of Maldives cuisine. You will experience two happiness simultaneously: a beautiful movie and beautiful dining with your family.

Whale Submarine

Sea is a fascinating place, but it is scary for some people. Suppose you and your kids are afraid of water. You do not want to go underwater. Diving is challenging, but a submarine trip is a fantastic option if you still want to enjoy the beautiful sea view.

On this submarine tour, you will experience the sea closely but without fear. You will see the beauty of multi-coloured fishes. Kids and adults can enjoy this different experience, and many resorts offer this submarine ride option, available day and night.


Fishing is the most common and favourite activity for some people. Most people prefer to go fishing in different places. In the Maldives, fishing is widespread. Whenever you visit the Maldives with your family, you can enjoy this beautiful experience.

On every island, you can see many individuals doing this beautiful fishing activity. You will see many professionals fishing. You can take traditional boats, which will help you on your fishing journey, and It will be a fun experience for you and your family.

Dolphin Watching

Dolphins are favourite and dear to many kids. So if your kids love Dolphins, they can enjoy this activity of Dolphin watching in the Maldives. It will be a thrilling and fantastic experience for you. In this activity, you will see thrilling acrobats by thousands of Dolphins.

There are many resorts in the Maldives which give an option of Dolphin watching. There is a separate place for this activity, and you can take your kids with you for this great activity. This thrilling experience will make your tour more memorable for you.

Fun Day at Kids Club

Kids love to enjoy their holidays at a place where they can have fun. Maldives has a kids club where you can have a fun day with your kids. This kids club will make your holiday a pleasant family holiday. There are many tyke-pleasing facilities for your kids where your kids will find these activities soothing.

You can enjoy many activities with your kids at this beautiful kids' club. Kids can enjoy pools, play with toys, and have an option of the playground. Kids can enjoy the activity of painting as well. Overall, it will be a marvellous experience for you.

Stay at Family Water Pool Villa

A family water pool villa will be the most interesting for your family. There are luxury kids' friendly resorts, and you can see a beautiful ocean view. You will have a chance to explore endless adventures, making your tour enjoyable.

These water villas will provide an incredible view of the Indian Ocean. In addition, these water villas are safe for your kids; you can easily take your kids with you without any fear. Your kids will have a luxurious experience with family, and they will never forget it.

Scuba Adventures

Suppose your kid finds water fascinating and loves to play in the water. The ocean is their favourite place; this scuba adventure will be the best option for them. They can go deeper and enjoy scuba diving. This scuba diving will give them a different experience.

If they are afraid of scuba diving, then local and professional trainers will train them in scuba diving. In the underwater Maldives, they can cherish many beautiful things. You can have a good quality time with your family.

Capture Your Unforgettable Moments

If you love photos and you want to capture every significant event of your life, then Maldives has an excellent option for you. You can catch all your beautiful, unforgettable memories. Maldives is a lovely place; along with other sites, you can have a fantastic family photo at the beach.

There are many luxurious resorts. You can capture your most important and sweet moments, and at this place, you can take excellent selfies and share them with your friends. You can enjoy a family trip, and your photo album will become full of memories; you can take hundreds of photos.

Spectacular Sandbanks, A Water Babies Paradise

There are many beautiful resorts in the Maldives. No matter which resorts you visit the most, you will experience a fantastic time. A water babies paradise will be a spectacular experience for you, and you will have a wonderful time with your family here. It is one island, one resort piece.

At this place, you will experience a different kind of happiness. These sand spots will make your experience of the Maldives journey exceptional for you. You will have an adventurous day with your family. In addition, you can see multiple beautiful things in a single place.

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