One of the top holiday destinations in the world, Male is the capital city of Maldives. Neatly arranged in a grid pattern, this well organised city is populated with sites exploring the rich Maldivian heritage and culture as well as urban necessities like malls and markets, restaurants with delicious food, and some amazing beaches as you journey across the coastline of the island city.
Best Time: November to April
Situated at the southernmost tip of the Maldivian archipelago is the largest island of the nation, Fuvahmulah. Perfect for everyone who wishes to explore a paradisiacal place on earth, this island pulls people towards it just as the moon pulls the waves to its direction, and away from the white, sandy shore of the beach.
Just south of the North Male Atoll and connected to the airport lays a gem of an island called the Hulhumale. The island sprawls across 188 hectares of palm trees and spectacular beaches and is a perfect fusion of urban life with the delights of island life. Hulhumale Island is also a big supporter of green architecture and maintaining the scenic beauty with a strict no littering policy.
It is not until one steps into the beautiful Maafushi Island in the Maldives does one know how it feels like to stay in a slice of paradise on earth. Maafushi is one of those local Maldivian islands where people go to rejuvenate their fatigued souls and bask in the tranquillity that envelopes this tourist destination.
Naifaru is the most popular and beautiful island in Lhaviyani Atoll. This island is famous for being the home island of a popular and talented singer, Naifaru Dohokko. With a population of about 4000 people, people on this island are very much involved in fishing, which has been the primary income generator for the islanders since the beginning.
Being the capital island of Haa Alif Atoll, Dhidhdhoo is the only island around which is equipped with grocery stores, mini-markets, restaurants, bars, a bank with ATMs, pharmacy, and a hospital. Dhidhdoo is a great tourist attraction as the waters around Dhidhdhoo consists of a group of dolphins that dance in front of the boat.
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