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53. Nalaguraidhoo Beach

Nalaguraidhoo Beach

53 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The Nalaguraidhoo Beach located on the South Ari Atoll happens to be one of the most popular beaches across the Maldivian islands. The island, also similarly named, is about 62 kilometres away from the International Airport at Male.

54. Tsunami Monument

Tsunami Monument

244 km
from city center
54 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The Tsunami Moment is a freestanding memorial to the victims of the devastating 2004 tsunami, located in Boduthakurufaanu Magu in southeast Malé. The tranquil location is perfect to reflect upon the events of the fateful day, and is frequented by history enthusiasts and kin of the victims. The beach nearby is a popular surfing spot too.

55. Kondey

Kondey

164 km
from city center
55 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Kondey is a historically significant island of the Northern Huvadhu Atoll in the Maldives. Famous for its four antique Buddhist hawittas (prayer mounds) and a beautiful coral garden off the coast, Kondey is an ideal spot for divers and history buffs alike.

56. Bioluminescent Beach

Bioluminescent Beach

56 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The bioluminescent beach on Vaadhoo Island of Maldives is a tropical paradise in Raa Atoll, famous for its glow-in-the-dark waves. A biological phenomenon causes the water to emit a bright blue light at night, giving the beach an ethereal look. This makes Vadhoo a worthy destination for honeymooners and adventure seekers.

57. Hanimaadhoo

Hanimaadhoo

533 km
from city center
57 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Located in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Hanimadhoo is one of the largest islands of Maldives. Stretching over a length of 7 km with the widest part of the land being only 750 metres, the place is surrounded by beach all along the periphery of the island. Hanimadhoo is ideal for engaging in activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking.

58. Lily Beach Resort

Lily Beach Resort

197 km
from city center
58 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Constructed on a Private Beach, your stay at Lily Beach Resort is bound to be luxurious, allowing you to live a king’s life. A 20 minutes seaplane ride from Male, the resort holds breathtaking views of nature and the tortoise crystal clear Indian Ocean around the resort will soothe you to the core. The pristine beach and a few days amidst the natural vegetation will sway you to the vagabond life we all wish to live once.

59. Kandolhu Island Beach

Kandolhu Island Beach

237 km
from city center
59 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Nestled between lush green palm trees, Kandolhu Island Beach is 70 Kilometres away from south of Male’ near North Ari Atol. The white sand glitters next to the bay that is home to many exquisite coral reefs and species. Kandolhu Resort has 30 villas that come in with trendy architecture and facilities that will give an experience of a lifetime. Activities like snorkelling, deep-sea diving, surfing are always at disposal for concocting a stay that brims with memories.

60. Mirihi Island Beach

Mirihi Island Beach

195 km
from city center
60 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Clubbed between surreal blue waters and the greens, Mirihi Island Resort is a 30-minute waterplane ride from Malé. A prime location for witnessing the splendor of whale watching and to live with nature. The rooms in the resort come with breathtaking views and the immensely supportive and friendly staff is an icing on the cake. The resort has 39 Vilas that come in with varying interiors and concept. Food menus are updates daily and quick tip would be to try all the local dishes for savoring the authentic taste of Maldives.

61. Kurumba Beach

Kurumba Beach

241 km
from city center
61 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is the very first resort located just 10 minutes from the airport that also has luxury speedboat travel service available 24/7. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, Kurumba beach allows you to explore the beauty of the coral reefs, laze on the white sand, indulge in a relaxing Maldivian Spa and take a dip in the crystal clear lagoon.

62. The Kongannu Cemetery

The Kongannu Cemetery

187 km
from city center
62 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The oldest Cemetery in the beach paradise. The Kongannu Cemetery was constructed 900 years ago to bury the remains of the first Muslims of Addu Atoll. The place is filled with secrets of ancient royal families and is also home to the most massive tombstone present in the country and dates back to the 18th Century. The memorial belongs to one of the royals, and a lot of historical scripts are also present in this Cemetery. The ones who are intrigued by history, Kongannu becomes an ideal destination to confront the past of Maldives.

63. Utheemu Ganduvaru

Utheemu Ganduvaru

542 km
from city center
63 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The historic house of Sultan Mohmed Thakrufaanu, one of the rulers of the Utheemu Dynasty who is remembered for the massive resistance he unleashed against the Portuguese colonisers during the 16th Century. The place is also inhabited by Haa Alif Atoll administrative people and hold an island-level administration. The site is 297 Kilometres away from the country’s capital Male and is a perfect destination for unravelling the history of the Utheemu Dynasty.

64. Feeboa Valhugandu

Feeboa Valhugandu

489 km
from city center
64 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A prime destination in the Upper North Province of Maldives that attracts loads of tourists. Located in Kanditheemu which is an inhabited island, the location stands to be a major tourist spot in the country.

65. Vasho Veyo

Vasho Veyo

186 km
from city center
65 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

One of the most historical places located in the city of Fuvahmulah. It is one of the inhabited islands where the inhabitants tend to speak a different kind of dialect. Though not many details are available about the island, Vasho Veyo serves as an essential site for gathering information. The location delineates the craft skills of the ancient people of the city and has a circular bath dug in the ground created from Porites coral stones.

66. Isdhoo Buddhist Stupas

Isdhoo Buddhist Stupas

24 km
from city center
66 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

At the northernmost tip of the Atoll, Isdhoo Buddhist Stupas is the ideal location for tracing the history of the Buddhist in the Maldives. The place is filled with ruins of Buddhist Stupas as a lot of them were destroyed and replaced with mosques after the country’s conversion to Islam. This place became a major tourist spot after Buddhist images and artefacts were unearthed from the island.

67. Kalhu Vakaru Mosque

Kalhu Vakaru Mosque

238 km
from city center
67 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

This historic landmark was constructed in 1789 and has a fascinating history attached to it. Also known as the ‘Travelling Mosque’ this religious stories mosque was moved to numerous locations by the rulers. The intricate architecture becomes the reason of its admiration, and the structure created on a coral foundation that has engraved wooden pillars for support. Initially located in the capital Male, the landmark was dismantled and moved to another island only to get assembled back in Sultan Park in Male.

68. Thoddoo Buddhist Temple

Thoddoo Buddhist Temple

275 km
from city center
68 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

This place again lays evidence of Buddhism as a culture that once flourished in the Maldives. The site was discovered recently in the 1950s, and retains ruins of Buddhist artefacts. Presently the area holds temple wrecks, roman coins and some silver relics from the ancient times. A Buddhist statue buried in the nearby area is a clear hint that Buddhism was practised long back in the country. The area has become a significant tourist spot and highlights essential details about the religious history of the country.

69. Kandu Valu Mosque

Kandu Valu Mosque

561 km
from city center
69 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Although the exact date of the construction of this mosque remains a mystery, the place holds close connections to Mohammed Thakurufaanu, the former ruler of the Maldives Island from 1573 to 1585 AD. Located in Haa Alifu Atoll, it is believed that Thakurufaanu offered prayers here during his nonage and Mohanned Thakurufaanu's father was also buried in the cemetery present on the grounds of the mosque. People from a different religion however, are not permitted to enter the premises but can surely adore the architecture from the outside.

70. British War Memorial

British War Memorial

7,928 km
from city center
70 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Constructed on the Gan Island in Addi Atoll, this place was established to pay homage to the British soldiers who died while serving in the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1971. This iconic place also has cannons from World War 2 that are placed facing the Memorial to safeguard it.

71. Aasaari Miskiiy

Aasaari Miskiiy

162 km
from city center
71 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

On the island of Nilandho stands second oldest mosque of the Maldives, which is rumoured to have been constructed by the founders of the country. The mosque was built from the ruins of the Hindu Temples in the 12th Century and has Arabic scriptures chiselled on the walls. An excellent place for history enthusiasts and for people who have an eye for architecture.

72. Darumavanta Rasgefanu Mosque

Darumavanta Rasgefanu Mosque

244 km
from city center
72 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

t was primarily the construction of this mosque that veered the history of Maldives. The oldest mosque built in the country, Darumavanta Rasgefanu is a landmark destination. The mosque is named after the ruler himself who ruled the country during the conversion period from Buddhism to Islam and with the residents converted his religion. It was after the establishment of this that construction of mosques began in and around the island.

73. Ali Rasgefaanu Ziyaaraiy

Ali Rasgefaanu Ziyaaraiy

244 km
from city center
73 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The tomb site of Ali Rasgefaanu Ziyaaraiy, who is also popularly known as King Ali VI. The tomb unravels the heart wrenching and gritty tale of Ali Rasgefaanu, who for his exceptional National service, will always hold a special place in the heart of the locals in the Maldives. It was after his execution in the 16th Century that Portuguese rule got instituted in the country.

74. Kuruhinna Tharaagandu

Kuruhinna Tharaagandu

238 km
from city center
74 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A recently discovered archaeological site on the island of Kashidhoo. The site holds immense significance as a historical place and is predicted to be a former Buddhist Monastery. Used at the time of the pre-Islamic era during the 7th and 8th Century, the place sheds light on the Buddhist history of Maldives. Currently, excavations and research are in progress for unfolding more details about this site.

75. Tomb of Sultan Ibrahim III

Tomb of Sultan Ibrahim III

203 km
from city center
75 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

This tomb is an essential site of attraction for tourists and is located in the South of Ari Atolls. The tomb was built for Sultan Ibrahim III, a ruler of the Maldives who was killed during a foreign invasion. Sultan Ibrahim III is popularly remembered for using a sunshade on his throne, and is credited for establishing the same trend.

76. Kuredu island

Kuredu island

397 km
from city center
76 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The only resort on Kuredo Islands, the resort is a perfect amalgamation of aesthetic view and flawless lagoon that surrounds the place which is constructed in about 57 hectares. There are 387 rooms in the resort that offer multiple options to visitors as the rooms range from luxurious bungalows, beach huts to water guest rooms. Irrespective of what you choose, your stay at the resort will be the ideal getaway filled with loads of memories.

77. Milaidhoo Island Resort

Milaidhoo Island Resort

358 km
from city center
77 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A one of its kind resort, situated in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere, Milaidhoo Resort is close the Hanifary Bay, and is 126 Kilometres away from Male. The resort has its own coral reef area and is vouched as the best snorkelling and diving site. The abundant tropical greenery is bound to leave you in awe and sparkling sand by the bay adds to the picturesque.

78. Baros Island

Baros Island

257 km
from city center
78 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A small Island close to Male, set in a jade green stretch of palms trees. The Baros Island resort is created from sandstone and timber and is bundled amidst the exotic flora laid discreetly near a translucent bay. Bask in a perfect romantic getaway in the heart of Baros that redines the experience of Maldives.

79. Olhuveli Beach Resort

Olhuveli Beach Resort

209 km
from city center
79 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Neslted near South Male Atoll, Olhuveli Beach Resort offers a delectable getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, with 2 infinity pools and sparkling white sand. Embellished with tinted wood and exquisite architecture, the luxurious villas and appeasing Maldivian Spa at the resort are the soothing pills we want to have for a vacation of a lifetime.

80. Vivanta Coral Reef by Taj

Vivanta Coral Reef by Taj

271 km
from city center
80 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A 5-star getaway within the periphery of Madivaru and Madivaru Beyru Dive Site, the exotic view of the lagoon and dramatic sunsets at the resort are mandatory for a tropical vacation. A speedboat ride from the Male Airport, Vivanta Coral Reef by Taj will revamp your holiday experience to the core for the ideal escape at the luxurious villas.

81. Mulah Surf Camp

Mulah Surf Camp

115 km
from city center
81 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

All the surfers, adventurers in the house, the Mulah Surf Camp will enliven your holiday experience. The Camp serves the traditional Maldivian dishes to revel in the Maldivian Culture. Also, a pool of adventure activities aligned for the guests are perfect for an eccentric escape in the Tropics.

82. Velaa Private Island Golf Course

Velaa Private Island Golf Course

141 km
from city center
82 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Bask in the soothing natural beauty of Maldives at Vella Private Island. The luxurious Villas are placed near vast stretch of shimmery white sand or are facing the enchanting turquoise water of the lagoon. If golf is what you live for then this resort will give you a resplendent time to adorn your skills and a golfing experience like no other.

83. Catamaran Island Camp

 Catamaran Island Camp

83 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Sail along the tranquil waves of the Indian Ocean and absorb the magical views of the marine ecosystem. The Catamaran Island Camp will give you an unforgettable experience in a Catamaran, which becomes an ideal activity to add to your bucket list when in the tropical paradise.

84. Divemakers Maldives Camp

Divemakers Maldives Camp

149 km
from city center
84 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Dive in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives to unleash the wonders that await you in the ocean. The beauty of the coral reefs and the marine lifestyle will captivate you to the core. Whether you are with your family or travelling solo, Divemakers Maldives Camp will help you indulge in a diving experience like no other.

85. Camping Island Maldives

Camping Island Maldives

115 km
from city center
85 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

A 60 minutes drive from Velana, Camping island Maldives Villa provides the guests with complimentary parking spots and an enormous sunbathing terrace that also holds scenic views for comfort. Guests at the place can enjoy recreational activities like windsurfing, snorkelling ad darts for a cherishable getaway.

86. Kuredu Golf Club

Kuredu Golf Club

397 km
from city center
86 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Slivered on the eastern part of Maldives, Kuredo Golf Club is nestled amidst lush greenery that will give a golfing experience that brims with peace and ecstasy. The resort has a full-size driving range, and along with a luxurious stay, the trendsetting recreational activities will only enhance the stunning getaway at the resort.

87. Sun Island Resort Golf Course

Sun Island Resort Golf Course

186 km
from city center
87 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Located on Nalaguraidhoo Island, Sun Island Resort Golf Course is 107 Kilometres South from Male. The biggest resort in the Maldives, with unmatchable facilities and excellent value for money. Depart to an exotic place with endearing moments of both adventure and relaxation, the stay at this gem of Maldives will concoct the dreamy vacation we all desire once in a lifetime.

88. Golf Course Shangri-la Resort

Golf Course Shangri-la Resort

149 km
from city center
88 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The only resort in the Maldives that boasts a nine-hole golf course, Golf Course Shangri-la Resort will give you the golfing experience of a lifetime. The resort not just caters to people inclined towards golf but also has a massive clubhouse and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

89. The Meeru Golf Club

The Meeru Golf Club

276 km
from city center
89 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The first resort that opened a nine-hole pitch and putts golf course in the Maldives on November 1, 2009. Located in the centre of the Island, the golf course is constructed on a 21,000 square feet area and comes with world-class golf equipment and facilities.

90. Addu City

Addu City

156 km
from city center
90 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The second-largest urban area of Maldives, the city consists of inhabited islands and is situated in the southernmost atoll of the archipelago. Apart from Male- the capital, only Addu city holds the urban ‘city’ title in the country.

91. Bodufolhudhoo

Bodufolhudhoo

260 km
from city center
91 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Located in the heart of Alif Atol in the north. The eccentric location of the island paves the way for a beautiful marine life for the tourists. The island is perfect to explore the coral reefs and the equatorial fishes. The place is far from the capital Male and hence still holds the rustic Maldivian touch for tourists to experience.

92. Church of South India Maldives

Church of South India Maldives

92 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Christianity is a minority religion in the country. The Former President of the land laid out strict rules for only following Islam in the Nation, hence out of the three churches present in the country, the Church of South India holds the reverent position in the Maldives.

93. Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventist Church

93 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Christianity is followed only by a certain number of people in the Maldives, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination in the country. Its observance of Saturday distinguishes it from the other churches present here. The writings of Ellen G. White, one of the founders of the church, are extensively read in Seventh-day Adventist Church

94. Evangelical Mennonite Church

Evangelical Mennonite Church

94 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

The Evangelical Body of Christians is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. This church is amongst the few churches present in and around the country of the Maldives.

95. Manta Point Maldives

Manta Point Maldives

95 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Manta Point, located on the south-east coast of the Northern Male Atoll in the Maldives, is a seasonal dive site. Also known as the Lankan Point, this part of Maldives is well known for its gentle slopes underwater and colourful coral reefs. It is the place to go to during the South Western Monsoon season when the Mantas gather at this point.

96. Port Glaud

Port Glaud

2,152 km
from city center
96 out of 96
places to visit in Maldives

Located in the north-west of Mahe, Port Glaud is a small coastal village that is home to a tiny beach with magnificent views of the offshore islands. The beach waters create natural lagoons that make swimming, as well as snorkelling possible. At low tide, the waters here are so shallow that one can walk across the seabed to the offshore island of L'Islette.

FAQs on Maldives

How can I commute within Maldives?

Sea Planes are the fastest way of travel from one island to another. While promising a breath-taking aerial view, sea planes are however more expensive and operate only in the day time. The local boats, Dhoni, powered with diesel engines are the relatively cheaper options. However these are charter boats and need be to be arranged for beforehand. The price depends on the distance of travel, duration and your ability to negotiate. Speed boats are also available for transfers, ranging from USD 80 - USD 400, based on distance. Another convenient option is the charter launches, which can be hired from Male for a 10 hour journey equipped with a captain and crew members. These are arranged by the travel agencies and are quite expensive. Budget travellers, look out for the public ferry which connects the inhabited islands, though be prepared to keep time in hand. Moving around in the capital city, Male, is fairly easy. Though metered taxis are not available, taxis with fixed prices operate for local sightseeing and travel.
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