1. Explore Hulhumale
Once you finally land in the Maldives, your first destination should probably be Hulhumale. This is where you will take a boat to Male City - the local boats available here depart after every 30 minutes, so do your time calculations correctly. Any ship you take here will take you to the magnificent Male market, where you will witness the most historic and largest mosques in the city and Maldives at large. From there, you can consider going to the Villingili Ferry Terminal for your entry to Maafushi. Note that you should get to Villingili Ferry Terminal in time - it's a walking distance from the port. The reason why you should come early is so that you can get a ferry to Maafushi while you still have time. It takes you 2 - 3 hours to get to Maafushi. You will enjoy some fantastic views as you sail through.
You can bring a camera with you and take snapshots of all that you can see around you. Maafushi is a vast island and is located approximately 27 Km from Male city. There are hotels, restaurants, pubs, among many other attractions. Some of the things you can venture into when you finally land in Maafushi include; exploring its famous beaches, Coral Beach, Water Sports Beach, Bikini, and Public Beach. Note that, unlike other beaches you have visited before, the beaches in Maafushi may be a bit different. You are not allowed to dress as you want on these beaches - you can, however, do so at Bikini Beach only. In other Maafushi beaches, it's considered a crime to expose your skin in public. The law will deal with you if you dare!
2. From Maafushi, Go to Fihalhohi
Once you have toured Maafushi to your satisfaction, the next destination you should go to is Fihalhohi. To get to this gorgeous place, you will need to take a speedboat. Fihalhohi is one of the best places where you will have a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Coming with a camera and some of your closest friends here will not only make your trip fantastic but also memorable. There are charming resorts here with palm-thatched roofs & private terraces that overlook the region's terrain. It's the perfect place where you can go and forget all about your lifetime stress - simply forget and relax! Some of the things you can do at Fihalhohi include;
- Snorkeling and Diving
If you are a fan, you can book a snorkeling & diving tour at any local diving center in Fihalhohi and its surroundings. Some of the popular snorkeling joints include; Vilivaru corner, Maavelaathu, Maafushi Corner, Banana Reef, etc.
- Scuba Diving
You can't come to the Maldives and leave when you have not tried scuba diving. There are up to 3 famous scuba diving centers in Maafushi. Simply look for the best and enjoy the fun. You will approximately incur about $35 per single dive! Make sure you have enough to spend if you love fun.
3. Mirihi Island
Do you love photography? If your direct answer to this inquiry is affirmative, visiting Mirihi island should be on your do list when planning to tour the Maldives. Mirihi Island features 5-star resorts that are known for their world-class luxuries, picture-worthy views as well as fantastic ambiance. The Island draws visitors from all the corners of the world due to its large number of unique attractions. When you come here, you can consider snorkeling with mantas and whale sharks, exploring atolls, etc. You can choose to visit any of its several avenues for fun-E.g. , sunset cruise, island hopping, etc.
4. Huvahendhoo Island
You want to capture all the best fantastic moments when you come to Maldives Island. If this is your case, you can leave the state when you have not explored Huvahendhoo Island. It offers world-class luxuries that you will never experience anywhere else in the world. Among other things, the Island is famous for its Lily Beach Resort and Spa. It does not matter what time of the year you come to Huvahendhoo Island - it never gets boring here, so be confident that you will experience the same fun. The region is famous among tourists for its gorgeous range of underwater flora & fauna.
You can explore this entirely if you know how to snorkel or scuba-dive. The island also has various Hotels and Restaurants where you can go and dance until morning. Come with your friends here after a busy day of exploration and grab your favourite drinks. The clubs here operate 24/7, and they feature accommodation rooms, so have no worry about anything while here. Some DJs know how to do their work - they know you need the best hits when tasting your drinks, and that's precisely what they offer!
The Maldives has more attractions than anyone can exploit. You will realize that even a year's stay in the Maldives would not be enough to witness all that this state has to offer. Does it sound like you would want to visit the islands? Why not do so now? Book your flight with Cathay Pacific and see everything on your own. You will testify to it later!
Article written by James
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