3 Days of Exploration in the Maldives

5, Dec 2018 | nepaltraveller.com

The Maldives means garland of islands in Sanskrit and it's easy to see why.

The Maldives means ‘garland of islands’ in Sanskrit and it's easy to see why. If you look at the islands from an aircraft you can see the flicker of lights in form of garlands, especially during the night. The Maldives is one of the most beautiful places to explore. With bone-white beaches and luminous blue water, this place is on the list of ‘must visit’ of most people. This wonderland is bound to provide you one of the best holiday experiences of your life.

Day 1:

Maldives Airport

You’ve finally reached the Maldives. With all the excitement in your heart, you are eager to explore what the Maldives has to offer you.




If you are not jetlagged, you can start your day by visiting the city of Male- the capital of Maldives atolls. It manages to fit some fascinating sights between its streets



Hulhumale Island

Just across the sparkling waters from the capital of Male, the island of Hulhumale is forever glowing with its gorgeous beach on its eastern haunch. A clutch of the leafy neighbourhood, a glass-topped mosque is the centre of attraction of this island which makes it a place to visit.

Day 2:

Alimatha Island

Perched on the eastern edge of the Maldives, Alimatha is a great tourist island that offers luxury cabanas and some of the most celebrated scuba diving spots around.   A mix of both luxury and adventure. This island is also famous for its night dives; an unforgettable memory for most visitors. What more can you expect from any place?



For you to casually hangout you can visit Hihadhoo. It is the second largest island in the Maldives. The place is given away to mangroves and marshes and shrubland, while the north side of this island is packed with cafes and bakeries.



Kunfunadhoo Island

If you are a fan of luxury and romance then the opulent resorts on Kunfunadoo Island won’t disappoint you.  There are many luxurious hotels, infinity pools, swim-up bars, and the chance to dine on a private little sandbank with the waves of the ocean. All in all a perfect relaxed moments during the holiday.

Day 3:

Thulusdhoo Island

Spend your last day in Maldives surfing in Thulusdhoo Island, also known as the surfing paradise of Maldives. This island is very popular for its surf points. This is one of the best destinations in the country if you want to visit the Maldives on the budget. The beaches are great and the locals love fishing to flint up a good sizzling seafood barbeque. You can sit back and enjoy the sound of waves and eat sizzling seafood along with the locals after finishing up the surfing.


Banana Reef

Banana Reef was the first dive site to be discovered in the Maldives, which continues to be one of the most popular to date. Many travellers visiting the islands of Maldives come for diving which is a great way to explore the sea with beautiful sea creatures. This banana shaped dash of multi-coloured corals and seaweed-clad sandbanks lies underwater between the isles of the North Male Atoll.


You can end your day by visiting Gan. From 1941 to 1976, Gan served as a strategic outpost for the British Navy and later the Royal Air Force. Much of the military infrastructure remains intact, including the runway. This airport is the second largest airport in the entire Maldives. The place is also popular for its earthy little fishing restaurants and small stretches of shimmering beaches that are usually empty of visitors.


Aarya Shrestha

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