While the Maldives may be known for its sublime island getaways, one can forget that it has a fascinating culture worth discovering too. Here are some highlights worth experiencing.
Explore Local Islands
Amongst the best ways to experience the culture is to visit local islands. Resorts the likes of Kandolhu Maldives offer special excursions to such places; here, you can mingle with local communities, observe their way of life and sometimes, even share in a traditional meal or tea break.
Sample Maldivian Cuisine
An integral part of any culture is its cuisine which is a treat for foodies! In the Maldives, luxury resort properties will often have dining venues that offer typical local fare and delectable seafood dishes. Local favourites include “mas huni” (made with shredded tuna), “garudhiya” (a fish soup) and various curries be they made with fish, chicken or veggies.
Fishing at Sunset
Fishing is a traditional livelihood and one of the best things to do in Maldives, is to head out on a fishing expedition when the sun begins to set. You have the chance of catching various species including snapper, emperor fish and jackfish; depending on the resort, you can even have your catch prepared for dinner!
Enjoy Boduberu Drumming
A traditional form of music, “boduberu” features the use of drums and can involve singing and dancing too. It’s similar to what you will find in certain parts of Africa and has also been incorporated into weddings or the renewal of vows at some resorts where drummers escort the bride to the groom!