Tipped to be Asia's undisputed beach Mecca the paradise archipelago of Maldives is a tourist hub like no other in the world. Revered by honeymooners the world over the island collective synonymous with white, powdery beaches and intricate coral reefs is a feast for the senses. Frequented by holidaymakers from around the world for its pristine beauty and scenic water villa accommodation a tour of this one of a kind archipelago is a dream come true for discerning travellers. Although all of the country's mesmerizing assets cannot be explored in one visit there are a few attractions in the island collective no tour would be complete without.
The chief attraction in Maldives is of course its beaches and resort islands that offer luxurious island holidays for the masses. The most stunning beaches in the country include Veligandu Island beach, Kuda Bandos Island beach and Cocoa Island Resort beach. Nika Island Resort and Nalaguraidhoo Beach on Sun Island are also idyllic with swimming, diving, and snorkeling activities thrown in to the mix. Home to the largest collection of coral species in the world visitors can explore breathtaking underwater gardens in the more than 26 coral islands in the country.
History buffs on the other hand can head to Male's National Museum which is situated in Sultan Park which is another highlight attraction in the capital. Exploring the nation's proud history and legacy across the ages a trip to the National Museum is crucial to understanding the complex cultural identity of the Maldives.
The Grand Friday Mosque is an equally intriguing structure built in 1656 while Mulee Aage Palace is also an iconic palatial complex built by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III. Jumhoorie Maidan also known as Republic Square is a key recreational space in Male with ocean vistas and some of the country's most prominent public institutions located along its fringes.
Art enthusiasts on the other hand can head down to the Esjehi Art Gallery where the country's artistic prowess is on proud display.
Travellers in search of elegant Maldives spa resorts will be more than pleased with the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Conveniently situated in a picturesque location this stylish rest is rightfully ranked among the best Maldives resorts in the archipelago.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.
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