The Maldives islands have become world-renowned for offering some of the most unforgettable holiday experiences available. Featuring pristine beaches, lush tropical scenery, and various five star hotels Maldives has to offer that take up an entire island, such as Naladhu Maldives. The nation however, has a tremendous amount to offer and if you find yourself in the Maldives, be sure to make the most of your journey.
Many are unaware of the incredible history of the Maldives. The heritage of the nation stretches back thousands of years and is filled with intrigue. There are various heritage sites one could visit around the various islands that make up the country. There have been records of settlements as far back as 300BC, and there’s evidence still to be seen in museums and various islands. There are also ancient mosques that were built out of coral are in the progress of being branded as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There are multiple museums to explore around the Maldives, each showcasing various artefacts from the nation’s colourful past. The National Museum of the Maldives is one of the most notable of such establishments and features a diverse assortment of relics in a beautifully designed building.
Some of the best experiences to be had within the Maldives lie beneath the water, since they are home to a large variety of aquatic life. Through a diving expedition you could swim with whale-sharks, interact with various rays, and explore an astonishing array of coral formations. There are also various wrecks to be explored from the Second World War.
Last but not least, a Maldivian adventure is definitely not complete without sampling their unique cuisine. There are many dishes to indulge in, from breakfast dishes such as mas huni, various snacks known as hedhikaa and exquisite curries such as babukeylu hithi.
If you decide to journey into the spectacular island nation of the Maldives, be sure to spice up your quest with as many experiences as possible.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.