Top Attractions in the Maldives
Collected by Tamara Elliott, AFAR Local Expert
Dhoni boat rides through the shimmering Indian Ocean, discovering secluded islands, and wandering around Male's markets: Here are some of the top attractions in the Maldives.
The Maldives is home to an underwater nightclub, underwater restaurants, and an underwater wine cellar, so it only makes sense that it would be home to the world’s first underwater spa too. Guests at Per Aquum’s Huvafen Fushi resort...
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Conservation efforts are critical to protect the low-lying islands that make up the Maldives, and efforts are under way to ensure their fragile natural environment is maintained. Ghost nets that have been abandoned by fishermen in the sea pose a...
188 Ibrahim Hassan Didi Magu, Malé 20188, Maldives
The capital city of Male is often just a jumping-off point for travelers touching down at the airport before being whisked away to a five-star resort, but a walk through the low-lying city is a worthwhile way to get a taste of what everyday life...
Medhuziyaarai Magu, Malé, Maldives
Few people think of history or architecture when it comes to the Maldives, what with the pristine beaches and luxurious overwater bungalows typically getting all the glory. So it might come as a surprise that Male’s crown jewel is the...
North Male, Atoll 20195, Maldives
The dive sites scattered around the Maldives are some of the best in the world, teeming with underwater life and vibrant coral—and boasting excellent visibility. Banana Reef, a North Male Atoll spot that owes its name to its curved shape,...
Olhuveli Island, Laamu Atoll 15090, Maldives
The Six Senses Laamu has long attracted yogis, thanks to wellness options including yogic detox, meditation practices, nutritional guidance, and retreats set against the unforgettable backdrop of the Indian Ocean. This luxurious resort found in...
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