4 Islands You Must Visit on your First Time Vacation in Maldives
For travelers just visit Maldives, consider the list of islands below to be on your list, so that your vacation trip while in Maldives is more impressive.
Maldives has lots of islands to visit, but you need to know that there are only about 200 inhabited islands. Check out the best spots and islands in Maldives that can enter your vacation itinerary.
1. Meradhoo Island
Meradhoo Island has its special beauty which other islands in the Maldives don’t. Meradhoo Island is one of the coral islands or atolls found in Gaafu Alif. If you are planning a vacation at Meradhoo, don’t forget to book one of the Luxury Villas Maldives, such as Raffles Maldives.
2. Male Island
Male is the capital and the largest city on Maldives. Male Island is also one of the popular destinations for tourists when vacationing in the Maldives. Male Island is located south of Kaafu Atoll. When visiting Male Island, there are various tourist attractions that you should not miss. Starting from the Grand Friday Mosque, Male Fish Market, Tsunami Monument, Maldives Dive Club, and Underwater Scooters.
3. Maafushi Island
Maafushi Island is a local island that is quite popular in the Maldives. The popularity of the island comes after the existence of great accommodation ranging from good resort to cheap hotels for backpackers. If you travel from Male Island, Maafushi Island is about 27 km away. Many backpackers choose to stay and spent their vacation in Maafushi Island.
4. Banana Reef
Banana Reef is located in North Male Atoll. This destination is quite famous because it offers the best diving spots. This place called Banana Reef because the coral reefs resemble the shape of bananas and their charm is truly amazing.
The best time to come to Maldives
As a tropical country, Maldives has two main seasons namely the dry season and the rainy season. The best time for a vacation to the Maldives is in the dry season, which is around November – April.
For that reason, many tourists come to Maldives in the dry season.
Several resorts also raise their room costs during this season. The price of plane tickets to the Maldives is usually increased. However, for travelers who like a quieter holiday atmosphere, can come to Maldives in September – November, before entering high season.