• If you have decided to visit Maldives for your honeymoon, you’ve made a great choice. The island nation, made up of 1200 islands, and located deep inside the Indian Ocean is a tropical paradise unlike any other. 

    The natural wealth to be found on the islands is stunning— the archipelago is rich in exotic marine life, and the beaches and forests that make up the islands are astoundingly beautiful. The simplicity of the islands is their best attraction, and spending a honeymoon here is a blessing indeed. 

    You can spend your days lounging on the beaches, exploring the underwater world, feeling the adrenaline rush as you participate in the myriad water sports, and sightseeing. There are diverse destination attractions and things to do in Maldives, which will enrich your honeymoon.

    Maldives being such a diverse and extensive country, there are many must see places in Maldives, and the number of romantic places to visit in Maldives on a honeymoon exceeds the count. This diversity makes it difficult for those who are preparing itineraries to decide, which place to visit and which to leave out. 

    Therefore, this list has curated a list of the best honeymoon destinations in Maldives along with some of the must see places in Maldives to bring you a comprehensive insight into the island nation. The best of Maldives’ beaches, restaurants, resorts, and natural and manmade landmarks have been brought together here, so make sure to bookmark this list for your upcoming trip.

  • Best Beaches In Maldives For Your Honeymoon

  • 01Hulhumale Beach

    Hulhumale is an artificial island near Male. It is a great place to escape to if you wish to avoid the rush and bustle of Male. The beach is near the Hulhumale jetty and is easily accessible via road from Male. 

    It is a public beach so you cannot expect complete peace. But the corals around the island make for good diving spots, and the island also features many budget friendly hotels and restaurants.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 2 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. You can take a ferry to the island or take a cab to the beach from Male.

    Activities: Diving and Snorkeling, Big Game Fishing, and Sunset Cruise

    Nearby Attractions: Planktons Beach, Hotel Ocean Grand, Point Inn, Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach

  • 02Bikini Beach

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    Since Maldives is a Muslim country, bikinis are frowned upon in most parts of the country. Bikini Beach on Rasdhoo Island is the only official public bikini beach in Maldives. 

    The beach offers a great place to relax and its magnitude allows you to enjoy solitude despite the crowd. 

    The white sands are shaded by the leafy palms that sway on the borders of the beach, which makes the beach enjoyable even on hot days. 

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    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 64 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. A ferry to the island takes an hour from Male, and a seaplane approximately 30 minutes

    Activities: Diving and Snorkeling, Swimming, and Sunbathing

    Nearby Attractions: Rasdhoo Island Inn, Kuramathi Island Resort, Shallow Lagoon Rasdhoo, Crystalline Residence at Rasdhoo Island

  • 03Reethi Beach

    Reethi Rah Beach is a small beach located in the scenic Baa Atoll, and its remoteness is its best asset. There is hardly any crowd at the beach and this makes it an ideal for honeymooning couples.

     The swaying palms, the topaz blue lagoon, and the balmy tropical winds are great companions on a Maldives honeymoon, and the water sports provided on the beach offers a good way to enjoy some adventure during your honeymoon.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 130 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Most resorts on the island arrange transfers. A seaplane ride from Male takes approx. 40 minutes.  

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Dolphin Watching, Whale Shark Snorkeling, Water Sports- Parasailing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing, Speed boating, and Wakeboarding

    Nearby Attractions: Reethi Beach Resort, One&Only Reethi Rah, Reethi Faru Resort

  • 04Fulhadhoo Island beach

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    Fulhadhoo Beach is one of the best places to visit in Maldives for a honeymoon. The island is located in the Baa Atoll, and allows you to experience the best of Maldives sun-kissed beaches and sparkling sea. 

    The sea around the island is rich in exotic marine life so snorkeling is a favourite activity with tourists in Maldives. You can also explore the different  uninhabited islands around the Fulhadhoo Island.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 101 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A seaplane ride from Male takes approx. 45 minutes while a speedboat takes approx. 2 hours.  

    Activities: Snorkeling, Diving, Dolphin Watching, Turtle Snorkeling, Fishing, and Sandbank Picnics

    Nearby Attractions: Azoush Tourist, Three Hearts Guest House, Fulhadhoo Inn, Tropical Village

  • 05Lily Beach

    Lily Beach is tantalizingly close to some of the best dive sites in Maldives, so be prepared to spend long enjoyable hours in the water. 

    This is a private beach that forms a part of the luxurious Lily Beach Resort and Spa on Huvahendhoo Island. The resort offers great water sporting facilities to its guests and you can also enjoy special candlelight dinners on the beach.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 87 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A seaplane ride from Male takes approx. 25 minutes to the resort. Resort transfers can be arranged on request.

    Activities: Diving and Snorkeling in the South Ari Atoll and Dolphin Watching

    Nearby Attractions: Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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  • 06Baros Maldives

    One of the best beaches in Maldives, Baros Beach is a private beach, which is attached to the resort by the same name. 

    The beach offers gorgeous views of the ocean as well as opportunities to experience breathtaking sunsets. The house reef near the beach is an enjoyable snorkeling spot, which is a home to many exotic varieties of reef fish and corals. 

    The resort is an elegant luxury resort, which is among the best places to stay in Maldives on a honeymoon.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 16 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. A speedboat from Male takes approx. 25 minutes and it is arranged by the resort

    Activities: Reef Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Diving, Parasailing, and Paddle Boating

    Nearby Attractions: Baros Maldives

  • 07Bandos Maldives

    Bandos is a private island near Male, which attracts a lot of tourists because of its soothing beach and its close proximity to the capital. 

    The beach is a great place to snorkel, as the house reef is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. You can also go swimming here since the water is crystal clear and cool. 

    Though, the beach experiences a lot of crowd the width of the beach allows you to find a quiet spot.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 10 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A speedboat from Male takes approx. 20 minutes while a ferry ride takes approx. 45 minutes.

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Windsurfing, Speed Boating, Fun Tubing, and Canoeing

    Nearby Attractions: Bandos Maldives, Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort

  • 08Four Seasons Beach

    The Four Seasons private beach is located on Landaa Giraavaru island, and is a part of the resort’s many luxury facilities. 

    The beach allows couples residing at the resort to experience snorkeling and diving that Baa Atoll is known for, as well as enjoy the various beach activities that are offered by the resort. These include early morning yoga sessions, candle light dinners, beach picnics, and more.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 120 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A speedboat from Male takes approx. 40 minutes while a seaplane ride takes approx. 30 minutes.

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Catamaran Sailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Watching, and Sunset Cruises

    Nearby Attractions: Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

  • 09Kurumba Beach

    The Kurumba Beach is a great beach near the international airport and so offers an enjoyable getaway from Male’s crowds. The beach allows tourists to enjoy a whole variety of water sporting activities, and is an enjoyable spot for snorkeling and diving. 

    The waters around the beach are cool and clear, and there are several restaurants nearby, which offer delicious food and delightful sea views.  

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 8 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A speedboat from Male takes approx. 10 minutes. The airport shuttle is arranged by the resort

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing, Canoeing, Fun Tubing, Wakeboarding, and Sailing

    Nearby Attractions: Kurumba Maldives

  • 10Bioluminiscent Beach

    Bioluminescence is a magical phenomenon, which you can experience in only select places around the world, and Maldives is one of these select places. Reethi Beach, Kuredu Beach, Fihalhohi Beach, and Veligandu Beach are among the best beaches in Maldives to enjoy the bioluminescence, especially during the months of November to April. 

    The Bioluminescent beaches are among the most romantic places to visit in Maldives on a honeymoon.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: Varies by beach; Speedboats and seaplanes are quick and efficient ways of reaching the islands

    Activities: Enjoy the bioluminescence

  • Which Island is perfect for you?

  • 11Alimatha Island

    If you want to spend your days soaking in the azure water with the pleasant sun shining on you, in a place with very little tourist crowding, then Alimatha Island, which is located in the scenic Vaavu Atoll, is a perfect honeymoon destination for you. 

    The turquoise lagoon that surrounds the island is a romantic place to enjoy hours of relaxed swimming and snorkeling. There are many luxury resorts that offer sophisticated beach and water villas too.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach:  66 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Ferries and seaplanes connect the island to Male. A speedboat takes approximately 30 minutes to reach from one island to another.

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

    Activities: Night Diving and Snorkeling on the house reef; Nature Hikes; Water Sports like Windsurfing, Fishing, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Banana Rides, Wakeboarding etc; Sailing; visit Villaggio Bravo-an Italian village on the island

  • 12Hulhumale Island

    Located 5 minutes away from Male, Hulhumale is an artificial island that offers a respite from Male’s crowds. It is well-connected to Male by local ferries and cabs. 

    There is a vast white sand public beach near the harbor that is a good place for swimming, and a huge park which reveals beautiful sea views. 

    The island has many good budget friendly accommodations and the restaurants to offer good food at reasonable prices.

    Location: North Male Atoll

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 6.4 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Ferries connect Hulhumale to Male City. A speedboat takes only 5 minutes to reach from one island to another.

    Best Time To Visit: November to late- May

    Activities: Relax on Hulhumale Beach; Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Jet Skiing, Speedboat Rides, Sunrise and Night Fishing; visits to the Sultan park, Islamic Centre, Male Fish Market, Male Friday Mosque, National Museum

  • 13Biyadoo Island

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    Biyadhoo Island is a tropical paradise full of verdant examples of nature’s bounty. The island is popular for its abundance of fresh and organic bananas, coconuts, mangoes, cucumbers, cabbage, and tomatoes. 

    Surrounded by a beautiful, crystalline lagoon that is a joy to swim and snorkel in, Biyadoo Island is a lush place that ranks among the best Maldives honeymoon places to visit.

    Location: South Male Atoll

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 31 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Ferries and seaplanes connect the island to Male. A speedboat takes approximately 30 minutes to reach from one island to another.

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

    Activities: Underwater activities like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Underwater Scooter Rides; Water Sports like Canoe paddling, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Fun Tubes, Banana Rides etc

  • 14Felidhoo Island

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    Ambara Island is located next to the Alimatha Island in Vaavu Atoll. The island is a quiet, peaceful spot which does not see a lot of tourists. This makes it ideal for honeymooning couples. 

    The location is idyllic—the white sand beach is long and open, the waters are crystal clear and clean, and dense jungles on the border of the beach give it a welcome shade. 

    Further, the inner parts of the island also feature interesting hiking trails that you can explore.

    Location: South Male Atoll

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 66 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Ferries and seaplanes connect the island to Male. A speedboat takes approximately 30 minutes to reach from one island to another.

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

    Activities: Swimming, SunBathing, and Island Picnics

  • 15Aarah Island

    This barely inhabited island in the Vaavu Atoll is a great place for a honeymoon since the remote nature of the island makes it feel like a private island made especially for you. 

    The island is a quiet beauty that is extremely appealing to honeymooning couples, and which makes it a wonderful place to simply relax in. 

    Carry a picnic basket with you and enjoy your own private island picnic on Aarah island.

    Location: Vaavu Atoll

    Distance from Nearest Airport: 65 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. You can reach the island by taking a speedboat from Thinadhoo Island, which is just 5 minutes away

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, and Swimming

  • 16Kunburudhoo Beach

    Maafushi is one of the most famous tourist islands in Maldives, and so you will always find a buzz of activity going on all over the island. 

    The island has some of the best resorts in Maldives including Kaani Village & Spa and COMO Cocoa Island, with other great resorts on nearby islands. 

    There are plenty of activities to indulge in over here as the water sports scene on Maafushi is one of the most vibrant scenes in Maldives.

    Location: KaafuAtoll

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 30 kilometres approx. fromVelana International Airport. Ferries and speedboats connect the island to Male. A speedboat takes approximately 30 minutes to reach here.

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

    Activities: Swimming, Sun Bathing, Diving, Snorkeling, and Water Sports

  • Natural Places To Visit In Maldives

  • 17Bandaara Kilhi Lake

    One of the two freshwater lakes on Fuvahmulah Island, the Bandaara Kilhi lake is a popular tourist attraction in Maldives. The lake is a marvel of nature, since it is a low-lying lake on a low-lying island, which is a rare combination. 

    It is also the largest freshwater reserves in the country. Fishing is banned on the lake. You can go boating around the lake and enjoy lunch in the Lake Restaurant nearby.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 53 kilometres away from the Gan International Airport. Seaplanes and speedboats connect the island to other islands. Fuvahmulah Airport is also operational.

    Location: Fuvahmulah Island

    Best Time to Visit: November to late May

  • 18Dhadimagi Kilhi

    Dhadimagi Kilhi is the second freshwater lake on Fuvahmulah Island. It is also the second largest lake in Maldives. 

    Fishing is allowed on the lake, unlike the other freshwater lake (Bandaara Kilhi). It is a quiet, undisturbed place and you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature here without being disturbed by boating and other touristic activities.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 53 kilometres away from the Gan International Airport. Seaplanes and speedboats connect the island to other islands. Fuvahmulah Airport is also operational.

    Location: Fuvahmulah Island

    Best Time to Visit: November to late-May

  • 19Manta Point

    Manta Point is one of the best places to visit in Maldives and should be on your list of must do things. This natural formation is a “cleaning point” for Manta Rays and hordes of them come here annually during the north east monsoon season. 

    The point also attracts a variety of other fish like sea-fans, sea-whips, soft coral, squirrelfish, big dogtooth tunas, napoleons, and sharks. 

    The place is a great dive site because apart from the marine life, it also allows you to explore a long stretch of underwater caves.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: It can be accessed by taking a local boat to the diving point. Many boat charters are available and resorts close to the spot also offer diving tours to Manta Point.

    Location: North Male Atoll

    Best Time to Visit: May to November

  • 20Banana Reef

    Banana Reef is one of the must see places in Maldives. It is a magnificent stretch of underwater land that is rich in exotic marine life. 

    Colorful corals peep out from unexpected nooks and corners, schools of reef fish can be seen swimming around, and the place is full of seaweed covered banks, dramatic cliffs, caves, and overhangs that make scuba diving very exciting. You can also night dive to the reef and experience it in a whole new light.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 10 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. The tour provider will arrange the transportation to the reef

    Location: North Male Atoll

    Best Time To Visit: November to late May

  • 21Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre

    Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre is a part of Naifaru Juvenile, is a volunteer-driven marine conservation project that is based in Naifaru Island. 

    The volunteers do their best to fight the ever-increasing problem of marine life deterioration as a result of human waste like plastic in the sea, and also take a large hand in the education of local children among other projects. 

    You can visit their conservation centre to learn about the perils threatening Maldives’ sea life.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 132 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  A seaplane ride from Male takes approx. 40 minutes to reach here

    Location: Naifaru Island, Lhaviyani Atoll

    Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

  • 22Sultan Park

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    Sultan Park in Male is one of the capital’s best tourist attractions. The park is located on the grounds of the demolished Royal Palace and houses the National Museum on one end. 

    Full of chirping birds and green trees, it provides an attractive relief from the hustle and bustle of Male. 

    Spending a few hours in this park will help you to feel rejuvenated enough to tackle the rest of Male’s attractions.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 4 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  Public transport like cabs and buses can be availed of

    Location: Chaandhanee Magu, Malé, Maldives

    Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

  • 23HP Reef

    HP Reef is one of the best places to visit in Maldives on a honeymoon. The Maldives’ archipelago is its richest and most fascinating places. 

    The reef is full of exotic marine flora and fauna, with sharks, manta rays, tunas, and other reef fish swimming all around the luminous marine plants, and caves and crevices aplenty filling the rocks. 

    This is a great scuba diving site, and is suitable for all levels in the summer months.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 8 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport.  Ferries and speedboats connect to the island

    Location: Furanafushi Island

    Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

  • Landmarks To Visit In Maldives

  • 24Hukuru Miskiiy

    Hukuru Miskiiy is one of Male’s most popular attractions and a must see place when in Maldives. The mosque is among Male’s oldest structures. It was built out of coral stone in 1656. 

    The architectural marvel has intricate chiseled carvings and panels that reflect the old Islamic heritage of Maldives. 

    It is a beautiful blue and white minaret dating back to 1675 and overlooks the mosque and the graveyard.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 3 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; can be reached by public transport

    Location: Medhuziyaarai Magu, Malé, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 25The Grand Friday Mosque

    Grand Friday is a modern mosque in Male, which is fast becoming one of the most dominating sights of the capital. 

    The golden dome of the mosque can be seen towering above all the other buildings in Male, and attracts tourists from all faiths. 

    The mosque is built in white marble and its most interesting aspect is that it is free from all embellishments. 

    The stark white marble is beautiful in its very austerity, and the cool interiors provide a soothing place of refuge from the rest of the city.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 3 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; can be reached by public transport

    Location: Jumhooree Maidan, Malé, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 26The Hulhumale Mosque

    Hulhumale mosque is a relatively new mosque and also one of the must see attractions in Hulhumale. The unpretentious yet grand building is set inside a lovely park that gives a sense of seclusion to it. 

    The golden dome and the tall minaret are its most distinctive features. The interiors of the mosque are spacious and ideal places to meditate and pray in. 

    The mosque is located close to Hulhumale beach and thus can be visited easily.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 5 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; one can use public transport like cab or ferry to reach here

    Location: Hulhumale, North male Atoll, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 27Kedeyre Miskiy

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    Kedeyre Miskiy is a very old mosque in Fuvahmulah. It is also one of the smallest mosques in the country. 

    While it was used extensively during the latter century, it has fallen into disuse now, and only attracts tourists who are interested in the picturesque ruins and the large graveyard next to the mosque. 

    If you are in Fuvahmulha, you can visit the mosque to understand the cultural aspect of the island.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 53 kilometres approx. from Gan International Airport; 490 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; Speedboats and sea-planes can be hired from Male

    Location: Fuvahmulha Island, Gnaviyani Atoll

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 28Maldive Victory

    In 1981, the Maldive Victory disappeared into the raging seas of Maldives. Today, the shipwreck is stripped of all movables, but it remains one of the best dive sites around Maldives. 

    A shipwreck is an interesting place, which houses mysterious crevices, corals, and large schools of fish. 

    The currents here are very strong, and hence it is advisable that only strong divers venture near the wreck. This is among must-try activities in Maldives, enjoy the sea beauty with your partner.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 10 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Speedboats and ferries can be taken from Male to the dive spot.

    Location: Hulhule House Reef ,North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: November to late May

  • 29Tsunami Monument

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    Maldives suffered great casualties as a result of the 2004 tsunami, and the country has commemorated the lives lost by erecting the Tsunami Monument. 

    One of the best sights of Male, this monument is an architectural art work. The unique design tells the heartbreaking story of the tsunami using a simple but wonderful symbolism. 

    The balls on the monument reflect the atolls of the country, the rising structure represents the tsunami, and the iron rods inside the monument represent the lives lost. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Maldives.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 4 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. It is easily accessible by public transport

    Location: Thin Ruh Park, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

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  • 30Mulee Aage

    Mulee-aage Palace is the official residence of the President of Maldives, and has a long history. It is a majestic structure and one of the most well-known sights of Male. 

    But it can only be seen from the outside. Since, it is located close to the Old Friday Mosque, you can easily visit it without going out of your way to do so. 

    Most walking tours of Male include a visit to this place because of its cultural and political importance.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 3 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. It is easily accessible by public transport.

    Location: Mulee Aage, Medhu Ziyaaraiy Magu, Henveiru, Malé 20115, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 31Fua Mulaku Havitta

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    Fua Mulaku Havitta is a Buddhist Chaitya (prayer hall); its main feature is its ruined stupa. This ruin is a reflection of far-reaching Buddhist inheritance of Maldives. 

    This ruin was discovered in 1922 by HCP Bell and is a popular tourist attraction. It is one of the most historically interesting places to visit in Maldives.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 490 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. An airplane ride from Male to Fuvahmulah Airport takes approximately 5 hours

    Location: Fuvahmulah Island, Gnaviyani Atoll

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • 32National Museum

    The National Museum located in Male was inaugurated on the National Day of Maldives in 1952, and its purpose is to keep the history, culture, and traditions of Maldives alive in the minds of its citizens as well as tourists. 

    The museum houses a variety of important historical artefacts, which take one back to the pre-Islamic and Islamic roots. 

    The highlights of the museum include an eleventh-century coral stone head of Lord Buddha, and a thirteenth century engraved wooden plank from Hukuru Miskiiy. Its textile collection is worth a visit.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 4 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. It is easily accessible by public transport.

    Location: Chaandhanee Magu, Malé, Maldives

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

  • Shopping in Maldives

  • 33Male Local Market (Male)

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    The Male Local Market is one of the places you must visit when in Maldives. This quaint and diverse market is where the locals of Male go shopping for their daily needs. 

    You will find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, traditional Maldivian sweets, local foods and drinks, and other interesting items at cheap rates. 

    Trinkets are also available here but it will be hard to come by authentic local souvenirs.

    Location: Near Male Jetty, Male, Maldives

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Specialty: You can get a variety of local products here from eatables to souvenirs.
  • 34Nala Boutique (Vihamanafushi)

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    Nala Boutique is a dainty store located inside one of luxurious resorts of Maldives. The store offers a wide variety of products ranging from trinkets, local arts, and crafts goods to electric items. 

    All these are high quality products that give you a taste of the traditional Maldives culture. Despite the fact that the shop is a part of a luxury resort, the rates of the products are very reasonable.

    Location: Kurumba Maldives Resort, Male, Maldives

    Timings: 8.30 am to 10 pm

    Specialty: The boutique has a vast line of interesting coconut products that you can look into
  • 35Mare Scuba Concept (Male)

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    Mare Scuba Concept is a one stop shop for all things related to water sports. The tiny but extensive outfit is a part of Scuba School International, an international diving school that has a branch in Male. 

    The concept store offers arrange of equipment that will help you enjoy the water scene of Maldives. Their products include paddleboards, snorkeling masks, sailing equipment, and more.

    Location: Chandhanee Magu shop no 1/29, Male, Maldives

    Timings: 9 am- 6 pm

    Specialty: The store houses several international brands like HEAD Swimming, Gopro, Icomania among others
  • 36M Souvenirs (Male)

    M Souvenirs is a souvenir shop located close to the Male jetty. The store offers a good range of local items that can make interesting gifts. 

    People generally buy paintings, handmade artefacts, curios, and other designer products from here. However, many people may find this a slightly expensive place.

    Location: Ameer Ahmed Magu, Male, Maldives

    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

    Specialty: They have a range of things you can buy including semi-precious gems
  • 37Island Bazaar (Male)

    Island Bazaar is a small but interesting boutique in Male. It offers a range of goods that are sourced and produced at the local level. 

    They have swimwear, bags, cushions, and other articles that make for great souvenirs. All their lifestyle products are elegantly designed and despite their local source, give off a sense of cosmopolitan sophistication. 

    The products include home ware, apparels, accessories, and giftware. This is a great place to buy gifts.

    Location: M.Karishma. Level 1. Fareedhee Magu, Male', Maldives

    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

    Specialty: Island Bazaar aims to create products that give off a sense of the island spirit of Maldives, so you will definitely get authentic deals here.
  • Maldives Spas & Wellness Centres

  • 38Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives (Vihamanafushi)

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    Veli Spa at Kurumba Resort offers great spa treatments such as full body massages, facials, head massages, manicures, and pedicures. 

    A signature treatment of the resort is the Akarakarabha Theyo Dhemun- a 120 minute full-body scrub and massage that combines a variety of Maldivian techniques designed to heal the body. 

    A special under the stars spa coupled with a romantic outdoor spa option, is also offered at Veli.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 8 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Shuttle is available on request

    Location: Vihamanafushi, North Male Atoll 08340, Maldives

    Spa Treatments: Akarakaraa Theyo Dhemun, Classical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage, Bio Rejuvenating Facial, Marine Detox, and Baaru Gada

    Cost: 7000–12,000 INR/ 120–200 USD for 60–90 minutes

  • 39Duniye Spa (Male)

    Duniye Spa is a part of the independent award-winning spa chain that offers a variety of luxurious spa treatments for reasonable rates. 

    They have over 50 spa treatments ranging from full body ayurvedic healing treatments to massages, all of which take inspiration from the best in global health care. 

    The spa combines both ancient and modern health knowledge to bring you a comprehensive spa experience.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 3.4 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; one can avail public transport service to reach here

    Location: Champa Building, 3rd floor, 20187 Male, Maldives

    Spa Treatments:

    Individual- Heaven On Earth, Maldivian Island Paradise, Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, Reiki, and Sound Healing

    Couples- Full Moon Honeymoon Spa and Him & Her Romantic Indulgence

    Cost: 5000–20,000 INR/90–400 USD for 60–90 minutes

  • 40Talise Spa (Bolifushi Island)

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    A combination of luxury and healing greets you when you step inside the sophisticated Talise Spa. Deep tissue massage therapies, reflexology treatments, body polishes, and detoxes are some of the services offered here. 

    The treatments aim to take a holistic approach to health, and are inspired by nature. As the spa is a part of the Jumeirah Vittaveli resort, it also offers in-villa spa treatments to its guests.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 18 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport; Ferries and speedboats from Male Jetty connect to the spa

    Location: Bolifushi Island, South Male Atoll, Maldives

    Spa Treatments:

    Individual- Balinese Massage, Foot Reflexology, Bamboo Massage, and Thai Herbal Massage

    Couple -Chalra Wellbeing Connect, Bio-Rhythm Journey, Ku Nye Ritual, and Dream Time Journey

    Cost: 10,000–25,000 INR/100–400 USD for 60–180 minutes
  • 41Banyan Tree Spa (Vabbinfaru)

    As a part of the renowned Banyan Tree Spa Chain, this spa offers high quality luxury treatments, which are soothing and rejuvenating. 

    Holistic treatments are its signature style, so you can expect therapies drawn from ancient Ayurvedic and Oriental cultures. 

    A 30-minute calm time for relaxation, reflection, and refreshment after all the spa treatments is a must at Banyan Tree Spa.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 18 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Take a ferry or speedboat to Vabbinfaru Island from the Male jetty

    Location: Vabbinfaru Island, Kaafu Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Spa Treatments: Royal Bayan Herbal Pouch Massage, Foot Bath, Essential Oil Massages, and Tropical Rainmist

    Cost: 10,000–20,000 INR/150–300 USD for 60–90 minutes
  • 42Lime Spa (Niyama)

    Lime Spa is a part of the Niyama Resort, and is one the award-winning spas in Dhaalu Atoll. Situated in the midst of a lush and healing environment, the spa offers a host of luxury treatments that are designed to bring body and mind in harmony. 

    There are various spa-only packages that you can consider, and if you are staying in the resort, you can look into their all inclusive packages, which offer great value for money.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 180 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. The resort provides airport transfers for guests planning to reside there

    Location: Niyama Resort, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

    Spa Treatments: Relaxing Baths, Oxygen-rich skin treatments for pore reduction, anti-aging, skin rejuvenation and radiance, Deep Tissue Massages, and Hand and Foot Relaxation

    Cost: 5000–25,000 INR /85–355 USD

    Any Other Specialty: The spa also features a Night Spa and a Salon

  • 43Angsana Spa Ihuru (Ihuru Island)

    Angsana Spa Ihuru is a part of the Angsana Ihuru Resort. The spa aims to bring you the best of natural therapies, so you can expect a variety of massages, head massages, and facials, which involve natural essential oils. 

    Such use of essential oils allows you to experience both a soothing massage as well as an aromatherapy in one go. The spa also makes use of natural fruits and flowers to enhance the spa experience.

    Distance from Nearest Airport and How to Reach: 18 kilometres approx. from Velana International Airport. Shuttle is available on request for guests staying at the resort.

    Location: Ihuru Island, North Malé Atoll, 08300   Male City, Maldives

    Spa Treatments: Fresh Coconut Body Polish, Mud Pie Body Conditioner, And Deep tissue massages
  • Most Romantic Restaurants In Maldives

    Ending your day in Maldives after a long hectic day with a romantic dinner gives a perfect denouement to your trip. Every lady loves to be pampered either with shopping or good food and Maldives has it all. There are immaculate destinations for romantic dinner places in Maldives to surprise you and your partner from undersea restaurants to beach side to rooftop restaurants. It has it all. It completely depends on the places you and your partner likes. 

    A few of the must-visit restaurant during your stay in Maldives include:

  • 44Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

    The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is an undersea restaurant located 5 metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. This restaurant is a one of a kind and if there were restaurants that were the wonders of the world, this one would top the list. The food is mainly seafood, and its delicious.

    Cost: Dinner is priced at USD 400 per person though.

    Address: Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives

    Hours: 11AM–2:30PM, 6:30–10:30PM

    Phone: +960 668-0629

  • 45Iberry Café

    The place to go to escape the tourists and dine with the locals, the Iberry Café is the most popular restaurant in Hulhumale. A small, boutique-style eatery in the residential part of Hulhumale, the service is swift and the food is good. Fish curry and shrimp fried rice are the most popular dishes here and the variety in the menu is huge.

    Cost: Food here is USD 50 per person. Do try their fresh juices. They’re really fresh.

    Address: Malé, Maldives

    Phone: +960 335-6866

  • 46Jazz Café

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    Serving a mix of Maldivian and international dishes in a trendy, low-key setting, the Jazz Café is hugely popular with young and old alike, tourists and locals. The café often hosts live music gigs with talented local musicians entertaining diners with their own renditions of rock jazz and soul number. 

    Choice of dish here should be their yellow chicken curry, roshi beed and onion stir fry. Also do try their roast chicken with barbeque sauce. A unique feature of this restaurant is that the menu changes slightly everyday.

    Address: Haveeree Higun, Malé 20282, Maldives

    Hours: Open today · 8AM–12AM

    Phone: +960 332-5299

  • 47The Kitchen

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    The Kitchen is an all-day dining bistro in the W hotel providing  around-the-clock culinary experience created with soul-satisfying food and complemented by ambiance and simplicity. open cooking stations lets you keep an eye on all the action. Casual elegance, clean lines and unforgettable sunset views takes dining to a whole new radiant level, or cozy up in a semi-private niche. A wine safe keeps your favourite vintages fresh.

    Address: Fesdu Island, Himandhoo 09110, Maldives

    Phone: +960 666-2222

  • 48Muraka Restaurant

    The Muraka Restaurant is located over the blue lagoon of Mirihi Island. Fine Dining A-la-carte at its very best is on offer as well as the specialty Lobster Dinner and Wine & Dine, where a series of freshly prepared, tantalizing dishes are accompanied by carefully selected matching wines from an award-winning, international wine list.

    The restaurant itself features a central open, illuminated viewing area so the passing marine life can be observed throughout your evening. Muraka is also the setting for sunset cocktails, having the perfect position looking back across the idyllic island of Mirihi. Whether it is a special occasion or you just want to treat your loved one, Muraka is the perfect choice.

    Address: Mirihi Island Resort, Maldives
    Phone: +960 668-0500
  • 49Palace Sichuan

    Palace Sichuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant situated in the heart of Male. Definitely worth a visit if Chinese food is what your taste buds crave.

    Cost: Priced at USD 100 per person you wouldn’t call this place cheap, but when you want the best food and wine, who doesn’t mind paying a price.

    Address: Malé, Maldives

    Hours: 10AM–10PM

    Phone: +960 300-3009

  • 50Reethi Restaurant

    Reethi Restaurant Delectable and innovative, Reethi serves its own fusion of French, Asian and Italian cuisines. 

    The dining space is split into three areas: Earth, Fire and Aqua. Menus feature an enticing melange of favourite dishes from around the world using the finest and freshest ingredients. 

    Breakfast at Reethi boasts an immense selection of fresh bakeries, tropical fruits and healthy eats including superfoods.

    Hours: 7AM–10:30PM

    Phone: +960 664-8800


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