Maldives is a perfect holiday destination that offers visitors with all types of luxuries and fun things to do. The region has beautiful coral white beaches that attract visitors. Maldives is best known for its water sports and fun activities. Regardless of the place where you are in Maldives you are never far from the beautiful beaches. Maldives is also known for its excellent diving spots which are among the best in the world. The endless coral reefs offer visitors with several excellent opportunities of snorkeling and scuba diving. The best time to enjoy scuba diving is from January to April.
There are several resorts in Maldives and each has its own island. The National Museum has a wonderful collection of historic artifacts that give a brief of the history of the islands. the Sultan’s Park is an attractive place with wonderful flowers and trees. The National Art Gallery is also excellent to visit. On the eastern shore of Male is the Artificial Beach with an entertainment center.
The best things to buy in Maldives are lacquered wooden boxes, reed mats, jewelry, clothing and local souvenirs. Male has some great markets such as Singapore Bazaar, shops at Chaandanee Magu, etc. All the resorts have their individual shops selling several items.
The main airport serving Maldives is the Male International Airport. The airport is located on the Hulhule Island and offers connectivity to various parts of the globe. From the airport visitors can reach different islands and resorts of Maldives easily by boats, yachts and sea planes.
There are quite a number of halal restaurants in Maldives. It is said that almost all the places in Maldives serve halal food. However it is important for visitors to enquire before dining.
In Maldives Islam is the state religion and there are a number of mosques on the inhabited islands. The main mosque in Maldives is the Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam in Male. Other mosques include the Masjid ul Ibrahim, Al masjidul Noor, Al-Masjid Hadhi, etc.Hukuru Miskiiy is the oldest mosque in the country.