Appreciate a fine piece of art? Head on down to the Esjehi Art Gallery while you’re vacationing in the Maldives. Here’s a little bit about it. Inside one of the capital’s oldest architectural works, lies the Esjehi Art Gallery. The building inside which this gallery is housed can be found at the Sultan Park in Male, on the eastern end. It is full of preserved wood paneling and carvings which reside in the many rooms inside the gallery. Now and then the Esjehi Art Gallery does host exhibitions. So if you are lucky enough to be in the Male at such a time do go and check it out. Since it will cost you extra to make a speedboat transfer to Male just for this purpose from whatever resort island you may be staying at, plan ahead and see if you can’t swing by here during your inward or outward journey to the country. Then, you can opt for a transfer that won’t break the bank; Take the cost effective Male Airport Ferry from Male International Airport across to the capital, and then make your way by taxi to the gallery at Sultan’s Park.
Holidays to Maldives are usually all about the beaches, with travel agencies in the region such as Vacation Maldives focusing mainly on resort islands and beach side activities, of which there are plenty; from get a golden tan on the deck of your over-water villa or to skidding across the waves on a high-powered jet ski, the country is a mecca for all things water and beach related. However, if you find yourself yearning for a different sort of experience in between, a trip to this Gallery should help sate that urge. It was created with the intention of promoting and safeguarding Maldivian works of art, both modern and traditional.