Maldives or better known as Maldives is one of the countries that are very popular as a tourist destination. The reason the Maldives consists of several beautiful islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This country has an area and population that is arguably quite small. Maldives people mostly income from the fisheries and tourism sectors. Therefore, tourist attractions in the country of the Maldives are very much maintained and cared for.
Maldives is one of the favorite places for people who need peace while on vacation. Having many beautiful beaches with white sand, crystal lagoon and clear blue water makes you want to always come here. Besides that Maldives is also a romantic place for you who are on your honeymoon. In addition, there are also more than 50 private islands ready to be rented here. Don’t forget to enjoy the specialties in this country. Don’t worry for those who are Muslim, many foods that are labeled as halal here, because the majority of the population of Maldives is Muslim. Okay, let’s just check the tourist attractions in Maldives that you must visit.
15 Famous Tourist Attractions in Maldives
1. Cocoa Island (Cocoa Island)
Among the many islands in the Maldives, Cocoa Island is one of the places most visited by tourists. You could say Cocoa Island is a mandatory place when you are on holiday to the Maldives. Cocoa Island has white sand beaches and clear blue sea water that is soothing to the eye. Combined with the view of the hills on this island, it feels very complete beauty.
Here there are a number of villas built on sea water and the villas are rented out to the public. The villas consist only of wood arranged in such a way with a pile of coconut leaves as the roof. However, this is the appeal of these beachfront villas. On this island also offers other marine tourism such as diving and snorkeling. Many species of marine animals that you can see here and you can also see the coral that stretches beautifully under the sea.
2. Baros Island
If you are looking for a place away from the crowd, Baros Island is the ideal place to visit, because this island has a fairly small size. Baros is an island with a fairly high rating and is a popular tourist destination in the Maldives. In addition to the beach which is always exposed to the sun and its range of luxury resorts, the island is famous for its natural elegance and beautiful corals.
Baros has a number of water villas and island resorts that provide luxurious facilities, here we can find several restaurants and bars in the vicinity. At Baros, you can dip your feet in the clear blue sea water and relax your muscles at a spa on the island. For those who are adventurous, you can try a number of water sports that you can enjoy here.
3. Vaadhoo Island
Vaadhoo Island is also one of the islands in the Maldives that you must visit. Besides being able to enjoy the beautiful beaches during the day, there are also strange phenomena that you rarely encounter. In certain seasons, even days along the beach will look light blue. This is caused by chemical reactions when marine microorganisms with oxygen meet, as well as thousands of phytoplankton scattered along the shoreline. This beautiful phenomenon is also called The Sea of Star.
If you come here try dipping your feet into the beach and try moving it as you wish, where every movement will be followed by burning sea water. Pretty amazing isn’t it. In addition, the population on this island is also not too much. Maybe only around 700 people live on this island. But make no mistake, because here will be very crowded with tourists who want to see the phonemes of The Sea of star.
4. Reef and Manta Point HP
HP Reef is a diving tour that you must try when you are on holiday in the Maldives. This place is located on the north of Male Island. Here you can enjoy the beautiful expanse of colorful coral reefs. And decorated with thousands of colorful fish and become one united in a harmony of the beauty of the ocean that is second to none. It can be seen that the marine environment is very well preserved.
And for those of you who want to enjoy other challenges, you can try diving with a fairly large manta ray that is looking for food. You will be amazed by the shape and movements of manta fish that are eating their prey. But be careful not to get close if you are not yet professional in diving, because stingrays have quite dangerous tails.
5. Banana Reef
Banana Reef is arguably the most popular dive site in the Maldives. Located not far from the HP reef, Banana reef stretches from about 300 meters under the ocean. And curved to be shaped like a banana, therefore it is called Banana Reef.
Here you will be shown with a masterpiece from the creator, which here consists of various types of coral reefs and various types of fish that are here. If you are lucky you will be able to find fish that are quite rare to find, such as bannerfish, napoleon wharse and moray els, sometimes you can also see here. It is unfortunate if you cannot enjoy the diving spot on this one.
6. National Museum (National Museum)
The National Museum is located in the city of Male. Here are stored collections of historical objects that underlie the emergence of the State of the Maldives. This museum has a three-story building, which was once part of the Royal Palace complex of the Maldives in the 17th century. Inside the museum, you will find a well-maintained collection of galleries and artifacts, household items, religious equipment, wood carving in Arabic and Thanna and several other historical works that are equally good.
One of the best works in this museum is a head statue of the Budah made of coral by Alifu Thoddoo made around the 11th century, and also a carved wooden board made by Hukuru Miskiiy and Feyli Kolhu from the Ghaazee Mohamed sultanate in the century 13. The National Museum is located in the center of Male, from the airport you can reach it by bus or taxi. The National Museum is one of the popular places that is usually visited by connoisseurs of art, open every day, 9 am to 5 pm.
7. Mulee Aage Palace
Mulee Aage Palace is also located on Male Island and is in the middle of Male city. The building has a size that is not too large. But this palace has a unique shape and color. Even though it is small in size, this palace is also one of the places to take pictures and capture moments that are a pity for you to miss because of the beauty of the place and the attractive buildings.
Having a white wall with blue tosca wrapping makes this third building that was built by Sultan Shamsudden pleasant to look at. Besides this palace also has a red roof that is quite striking, so when we walk around Male City it is very easy to find the Palace.
8. Utheemu Ganduavaru
This place is a historical place which is also quite recommended to be visited, located on the island of Utheemu. This island is an island located in the northern part of the Maldives islands. This place is a place of honor to Sultan Mohammed Thankurufaan who is none other than the former residence of the Sultan. Sultan Mohammed Thankurufaan is one of the heroes of the Maldives.
He was very persistent in fighting for the independence of the Maldives and was instrumental in expelling invaders from the land of the Maldives. The government finally made his residence as a museum which until now has been used as one of the cultural heritages in the Maldives.
9. Emboodhu Finolhu Island (Emboodhu Finohlu Island)
One of the attractions of the Finolhu Emboodho Island is the arrangement of its water villas shaped like flower buds and beautiful exotic landscapes that stretch across the island. On Emboodhu Finolhu Island there are about 55 water villas, here is also the Taj Exotica resort which is quite luxurious.
You will be spoiled by the amenities of 5-star hotels and other luxury amenities that will make you not regret visiting or relaxing on this artificial island, and you can also enjoy the spa provided by this hotel. From Maldives International Airport, you only need to take a speedboat to get to this island. Not easy enough access to travel to this beautiful artificial island.
10. Mihiri Island (Mihiri Island)
One of the resorts most visited by tourists every year is perfect for those of you who want to find peace and get closer to each other with your partner or it could be for a honeymoon with a romantic atmosphere. There is no television available here because it is closer to nature. Mihiri Island Resort offers rooms that are made ideal for those of you who want to honeymoon.
Here are also available places for spas that pamper you. On this island there are around 30 water villas and several island resorts. There are also restaurants here that offer a romantic dinner with your partner. Sealin that, you can also do diving and snorkeling with your partner to enjoy the beauty in the Sea of Minhiri Island.
11. Huvahendhoo Island (Huvehendhoo Island)
This island is a popular place for those of you who want to calm down or calm your mind from the hustle and bustle of activities while enjoying the calm sea water with family. Here there is Lily Beach Resort and Spa which provides the best facilities for those who come here.
Huvahendho Island itself is a family-oriented resort island that provides luxurious rooms and also a restaurant that serves special dishes for children. There is also a children’s playground here. You can do various activities here with your family such as swimming, playing tennis, playing beach volleyball, and even billiards are also available here.
12. Kanuhura Island (Kanuhura Island)
This island is a quite beautiful island with charming views and atmosphere which is the main attraction of this island. On this island there are hotels and resorts that have luxurious and charming buildings and facilities. On this island, you can pamper yourself at the resort spa which also has a private outdoor shower.
Similar to Hevahedhoo Island, this island is also suitable for holidays with your family or your partner. Because here also provides a special playground for children. In addition, it also features a tennis court and a beach volleyball court and other sports facilities. For those of you who want to enjoy the beauty of the underwater, here are also available diving and snorkeling facilities to enjoy the beauty of marine life in the island of Kanuhura.
13. Halaveli Island (Halaveli Island)
On the island of Halaveli, you can spend quality time with your family, spouses and those closest to you. On this island there are around 57 water villas. Here you can pamper your children with a variety of satellite television channels, many special programs for diverse children and here also available entertainment facilities such as iMac.
Almost similar to the family-oriented islands in the Maldives, there is also a Kids Club which offers activities such as rowing boats and swimming pools for children. And there are several restaurants and bars that serve the best cuisine and drinks cooked by top-class chefs, those who make your holiday more complete and memorable.
14. Dhigu Island (Dhigu Island)
Almost all islands in the Maldives have beautiful scenery also included in this Digu Island. You can enjoy the beauty of calm seas and clean beaches and oceans. On this island there are 36 water villas that offer large bathrooms with views of the calm blue lagoon.
Sights that will make you feel amazed and acknowledge the greatness of the Creator. Here there are also hotels with large rooms with the best facilities. There is also a restaurant here at Anantara Dhigu Resort which offers delicious food served with a romantic atmosphere because it is served amid exotic views that make the cuisine taste delicious and delicious.
15. Nika and Landaa Giraavaru Islands
The island also has soft white sand and clean blue water. This place is also one of the islands designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. So this place is much recommended for you who like to dive or snorkel. It has a variety of marine species and colorful coral reefs.
Also supported by ocean waves which are practically very calm and you don’t need to be deep to be able to find beauty in them. Even if you are lucky you will meet a herd of dolphins, large stingrays, and whale sharks also sometimes found here. Here there are also resorts with several water villas that you can rent.