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The main ingredients of the local cuisine are fish and seafood as well as rice, coconuts, limes, and spices. The spices were brought here y Indians and Indonesians. So, people on the resort have a wide range of menu positions. You can find easily find Asian and European dishes here. That is why in case you’re suspicious about exotic food, you still will never be hungry. The most popular ingredient of all here on North Male Atoll is tuna. Locals cook it in different ways and usually serve it with various sauces and rice just a roti flatbread. For instance, tuna curry is a highly popular fish among people here. In addition, they also really enjoy papaya, sweet potatoes or breadfruits. However, locals eat meat extremely rarely. They cook it very rare, so they just serve chicken and mutton exceptionally for special occasions. Concerning fish, it’s cooked in every restaurant. Fish is mostly served smoked or dried, the dish is called hikimas. A fish broth soup, tuna fish balls, garudhiya rice, and boiled or roasted fish. The entire population eats mashuni roshi – a fish paste with spices baked in roshi flatbread. You might not like such a breakfast, however, you actually have to try local pies. We would especially recommend you kulhi borkihaa made with fish, fried onions and coconut. Actually, people of Maldives add fried bajia onions literally in a great number of meals. Coconut milk and rice are a base for several desserts. Rice pudding, baked or roasted … Read further

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Shopping, streets and outlets

In case you’re looking for national curiosities, try to go to the non-touristic islands of North Male Atoll (Huraa, Himmafushi, Mafushi). Here you can find wooden, coral, nacre, and pearl wares by local craftsmen. Make sure you don’t forget to get a certificate in a shop that proves you can export the wares you’ve bought. Concerning souvenirs, wooden lacquered dishes made in the traditional … Open

Best beaches

Almost all islands of the atoll are available for beach holidays. Territory of some small atolls is fully occupied with hotel complexes, so some beaches are accessible only to hotel guests, while others are open for everyone. Recently, North Male atoll has annexed Viligiri; the most popular holiday place of latter is a lagoon with white sand. It’s a very quiet coast, so vacationers can enjoy harmonious … Open

Advices for travellers

20. Remember that non-compliance with laws will result in large fines or even imprisonment. Be especially careful about transportation of your luggage in order not to have any troubles at the airport. 21. You are not obliged to vaccinate before coming to the atoll. There are no drug stores here, however, there are medicine cabinets in all the hotels. In case of emergency, you’ll be immediately delivered … Open

Male Atoll for children - what to visit

Teenagers would like to try snorkelling or surfing. In addition, diving courses are provided here too, so they can take part in it and then dive with professional instructors – it’s absolutely safe, every tourist regardless of their age has to see the beauty of the atoll’s marine world. Air tour above the islands is a breath-taking entertainment for all children as well as grownups. A small plane … Open

Travel guide to Male Atoll

Numerous fans of scuba diving come to explore sunken ships, some of which have been left untouched for more than a century. The Seagull steamer is one of the most interesting sites. The watercraft sank near the atoll in 1879. There are two more sunken ships nearby, namely, Erlangen and Lady Christine. They also sank at the end of the 19th century. Coastal waters of local islands have many coral reefs that have … Open

Traditions and mentality of Male Atoll

World Food Day is also celebrated here. There are small markets all around the capital city which sell products of the local production and crafts. Furthermore, there are official events dedicated to the population and development of farming and different local traditional crafts. One of the most significant local holidays is Fishermen’s Day (December, 10). Fishing is the base of the local mode of life, … Open

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