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Vacation Destinations in Maldives

The tropical nation of Maldives is located in the Indian ocean and is composed of 26 coral atolls which make up hundreds of islands. The Maldives are a popular honeymoon destination and known for its blue lagoons, white beaches and an extensive reef. For those who are new to Maldives, here is a list of places in Maldives that one needs to visit:

Maafushi

Maafushi is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll and is the proposed capital for the Medhu Uthuru province of Maldives. There are a number of opportunities in Maafushi for tourists to show for exotic souvenirs to take back home with them. There are also a number of guest house offered which provide the perfect affordable accommodation for tourists.

Hulhule island

Located in north Male Atoll is the island of Hulhule and is considered to be a ward of Male. The reason why the island is so important is because it houses the international airport, the seaplane terminal and Maldivian air taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways. There is a hotel located on the island which is greatly helpful for those coming in Maldives by later flights. Hence if one feels that they will reach the Maldives late at night, they should book a room in the hotel in advance for convenience.

Male

Male is the capital of the Maldives and is known for its historic mosques, colourful skyscrapers and large population. One should make it a point to visit the National Museum in Sultan Park which showcases the regional artifacts of the region including ancient weapons and the thrones of the Sultans. The 17th century mosque Huskuru Miskiiy which was built of coral stone and houses a number of intricate wood carvings should be added to your Maldives package.

Fuvahmulah

The word Fuvahmulah means Island of Areca nut palms and is under the Maldives administrative divisions of Gnaviyani Atoll. The natives of this island speak the distinctive form of Dhivehi language which is known as Mulaku bas. With a submerged reef called Rashikedefaro extending only 3 km in the south east direction, it is the perfect scuba diving spot for those who wish to explore under the turquoise waters of the Maldives on their Maldives package.

Dharavandhoo

The island of Dharavandhoo is surrounded by clear waters and is a famous destination amongst the divers. The island is a sanctuary for a variety of marine life including white sharks and manta rays. One the best things about visiting the Maldives is that it provides the opportunity for those who love water sports to spend their holiday enjoying the turquoise waters.