The most beautiful
places in the Maldives

To know where to go in the Maldives, here is our selection of the most beautiful places in the archipelago!

The Maldives are the ideal destination for lovers of wild landscapes, with an archipelago of more than a thousand islands spread over 800 km of coastline. They are made up of 22 atolls, these low coral islands typical of the oceans in the shape of a necklace.

VISIT MALÉ, THE CAPITAL OF MALDIVES

Malé is the economic lung of the Maldives archipelago. Resolutely modern, this destination offers all year round seaside landscapes typical of the region, all in a most pleasant tropical climate.

Marine Drive, the port of Male, is a must see! You will discover the fish and seafood market while strolling along the Maldivian coast in an idyllic setting.
The Mosque of Hukuru Miskiiy is one of the most beautiful monuments of the Maldives. Built in 1656, it is also nicknamed "Friday Mosque ". Built on closely interlocking blocks of coral**, it bears witness to the traditional architecture of Maldivian carpenters.

Impossible to leave Male Island without visiting the inescapable Sultan's Park! This park is located in an old royal palace from the 16th century.
Today it has become the National Museum, which houses most of the Maldives' royal collections from the Islamic period: jewellery, royal clothing, weapons, drums and models of fishing boats. You will also find collections from the Buddhist period of the archipelago.

Did you know?

To counter the rising sea level, Malé ordered an artificial island from the Dutch shipbuilder Dutch Docklands. An unusual idea to prepare the future of the Maldivians!

Our resorts in the Maldives

HEADING FOR MALDIVIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE!

Wondering where to go in the Maldives to discover the local culture during your stay? Come and admire the Boduberu, the official dance of the Maldives, on the island of Vakarufalhi. Originally practiced by workers after a hard day's work, it has become the most popular dance in the archipelago. Maldivian music, influenced by Middle Eastern rhythms, will bewitch you during a thara performance.

If you dream of Maldivian gastronomy, treat yourself to a tasting of local specialties: **Hedhikaa (tuna-filled slippers), ginger fish croquettes, and other spicy dishes such as fish curry.

The Rasdhoo atoll is the largest inhabited island in the Maldives archipelago. Composed of 5 small islands (Kuramathi, Madivaru Finolhu, Veligandu, Madivaru and Rasdhoo), it is the ideal destination for scuba diving enthusiasts.
A real giant aquarium, you can see barracuda shoals, rays or small reef fish. The archipelago is also known for its sharks, of which no less than 26 species are now protected by a fishing ban.

Did you know?

For centuries, the Maldives played the role of banker thanks to the "cauri", the Maldivian seashell which served as a currency of exchange throughout the Indian Ocean!

NIKA ISLAND, A DREAM ISLAND FOR YOUR HONEYMOON IN MALDIVES

Between the softness of the sand and the warmth of the sun, Nika Island has all the makings of a dreaming retreat in the middle of the lagoon north of Ari Atoll, perfect for a dreaming tête-à-tête.

A true private island, only the lucky few who have the opportunity to live this experience in an intimate setting under the watchful eye of the eagles stay here.

The lush vegetation and the villas on stilts will allow you to live a dream stay in an idyllic setting.

Did you know?

The origin of the archipelago's name "The Maldives" is the subject of much controversy. According to some opinions, it comes from the Sanskrit word "mal dvipa" which means "thousand islands". For others, it would be borrowed from the Arabic "Dhibat al-Mahal" which means "the island of the Palace", home to the sultans who ruled the archipelago for several centuries.

You'll also like…

Newsletter sign up

Be the first to receive our latest news and offers.

Register now