Planning a Weeklong Trip to the Maldives
Maldives is a dream destination for most people. With pristine azure water surrounding specs of green coral islands, Maldives offers an exquisite beach experience. Some of the highlights include picture- perfect stretches of sand, pristine coral reefs and colorful marine life. Located southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldivian archipelago consists of over 1,200 islands and atolls, many of which are uninhabited. Tourism is an important part of the Maldivian economy, and the nation has over 400 luxury resorts, overwater villas, beachside bungalows and 5-star hotels.
If you are planning a trip to maldives, follow this 7-day itinerary to make the most of your trip. We have also included a list of things to do in maldives.
Day 1: Explore the Beaches of Hulhumale
Spend your first day in Hulhumale island. The island is accessible by boat, water taxis and seaplane. There are a number of luxury and budget hotels in the area. Tourists can explore the island on foot or by renting a scooter.
Day 2: Visit Maafushi via Male
Take a local waterbus to Male city from the Hulhumale port. These boats leave every 30 minutes. When in Male, visit the largest mosque in the city before moving on to Villingili Ferry Terminal to resume the journey towards Maafushi. The boat leaves Male at 3PM. Keep some spare time as the Villingili beach is within walking distance from the port.
Day 3: Explore Maafushi
Maafushi is renowned for its beaches, watersports and delicious cuisine. The four main beaches of Maafushi are Coral Beach, Watersports Beach, Public Beach and Bikini Beach. As the name suggests, Bikini Beach is the only place where women are allowed to wear a bikini and men can be topless. It is illegal to expose skin in public places everywhere else. Other activities on Maafushi snorkeling, diving and dolphin safari. If you are planning to buy souvenirs, Maafushi offers the cheapest deals.
Day 4 - 5: Visit Fihalhohi
Fihalholi is the last island on South Male and the abode of overwater villas. The place is a tropical paradise and has the most luxurious villas in Maldives. If you wish to stay at Fihalholi, book maldives holiday package in advance, as the prices tend to soar as the tourist season approaches.
Day 6 - 7: Return to Male
The capital city of Maldives is also the busiest. There are no mandatory places to visit in Male. The Presidential Palace, Sultan’s Park, National Museum and Mule Aage are all places of interest. Depart from Male on the seventh day.
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