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Maldives offer a wide range of opportunities for those who love shopping. Here you can find interesting souvenirs, stylish things and much more. You should better buy everything you need in the capital's shops-in the resorts the choice is small and the prices are much higher. The best places for daily shopping are supermarkets people's choice on Orchid Magu or Fantasy on Farad Magu. The largest store of Maldives is located in the capital, it is called Najaah Artpalace, here you can find almost everything from clothing and souvenirs to jewellery and postcards. There is a very good, convenient duty-free territory. It has a wide range of products, including alcoholic beverages, and quite reasonable prices. Here, in addition to alcohol and perfumes, you can buy clothes and branded bags, toys, chocolate, sweets and books. But it is better to buy electronics in the shops of the capital –prices are high in duty-free. It is worth noting that you can bargain in Maldivian duty-free. Perhaps the best place to buy Souvenirs is the Singapore Bazaar. In fact, this is not a market, but a small neighbourhood, where small shops and stalls are concentrated. However, it is quite difficult to find something produced on the islands, almost all the goods are brought from Sri Lanka, India or Thailand. It is simply necessary to bargain here, fixed prices can be found almost nowhere, and if you have a desire and special skills, you can reduce the price. Shops are opened from 9 am to 10 … Read further

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Travel guide to Maldives Island

Besides sightseeing tourism and beach recreation, the Maldives have much to offer to their numerous guests. Romantic couples have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable wedding ceremony on the islands. Such ceremonies are unofficial, but many still value them because of unique atmosphere and unparalleled solemnity. Fans of water sports will be delighted with numerous local sports centers that are always glad to … Open

Maldives Island for children - what to visit

Usually a lot of different activities are organized on the territory of hotels: entertaining programs (day and evening), children's clubs, playrooms, and even discos for kids. Your child will definitely find a company of peers, if you choose the right location. It is recommended to take canned food and diapers, if you are traveling with a baby. The reason is that the resorts occupy a large part of the island and … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

It is very difficult to find something national and local here. Do not despair, it is possible to buy interesting, though unconventional souvenirs on Male. If you look carefully, in the capital's shops you can buy Guduguda water hookah. Household items can be also an interesting souvenir. For example, a special knife for coconut or grater for it and original cutlery made of coconut shells. You will definitely find … Open

Best beaches

Travelers who want to relax in a tranquil place are recommended to choose Vaavu Atoll. Among the dozens of islands only five atolls are inhabited, so the number of tourists here is relatively small. Local beaches are in high demand among divers and nature lovers, as well as demanding travelers in search for inspiration. Very attractive place for a beach holiday is Lhaviyani. It’s surrounded with lots of … Open

Advices for travellers

19. It is convenient that you can pay with US dollars everywhere, and you can pay by card in all hotels. 20. Bars with alcohol can be found only in hotels, restaurants do not sell alcohol even to tourists. 18. Everything is fine here With medical care. if necessary, you can quickly get to a medical facility from any resort. 17. The law prohibits littering anywhere –a large fine is imposed for this. … Open

Traditions and mentality of Maldives Island

Maldives also host a number of annual festivals dedicated to a variety of events. A special feature of the archipelago is that some festivals are held exclusively on one of the Islands and are organized by the resort. During the festivals there are exhibitions, various creative workshops and cultural events. Of course, all this is accompanied by music and performances of local bands. One of the most popular events … Open

Overview of festivals and celebrations in Maldives

The day of the advent of Islam in the Maldives is celebrated on the first day of the 4th month of the Islamic calendar. This happened in the XII century. The ruler of the country assumed the title of Sultan at the same time. According to legend, an evil demon came out of the sea. The locals had to sacrifice a virgin to him every month. A traveler from Iran managed to drive him away. It was Yusuf Shamsuddin al-Tabrizi. He became the first preacher of Islam. … Open

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