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The Maldives is an archipelago of 1,200 pristine islands set on the Indian Ocean, some of which are inhabited. This island nation is one of those paradise hotspots that you need to see to believe; it’s popular with honeymooners and celebrities with breath-taking landscapes comprising of glistening lagoons, colourful coral reefs, tropical fauna and flora and palm fringed beaches with powder white sands and some of the clearest waters in the world. The Maldives offers pure relaxation with its secluded coastlines, as well as thrilling adventures; there are some seriously awesome water sports to enjoy here, and world-class scuba diving and snorkelling sites which allow you to get up close to various tropical marine species. The Maldives boasts many luxurious resorts that are set on private islands, some featuring water villas and beach front suites, and most offering a la carte restaurants, upscale spas and much more. Brightsun Travel has various flight offers to the Maldives; why not check them out and start thinking about your next getaway, which could be in paradise!
There is so much more to this spectacular island country other than beaches and coral reefs. With a rich history dating back to 300 BCE and a melting pot of cultures, there is a lot to explore and discover. You could visit Malé, the Maldivian capital which boasts bustling roadside markets, trendy coffee shops, colourful buildings, stunning mosques and other charming ancient sites. A highlight attraction of Malé is the Hukuru Miskiiy, aka the Old Friday Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in the country dating back to 1656. This spectacular monument was created with coral stone and has many intricate carvings. Another prominent landmark is the Mulee-aage Palace, the official residence of the Maldives’ president, built in 1906 with colonial-style architecture. To learn more about Maldivian cultures and heritage, you should definitely visit the National Museum. This fascinating institution displays a collection of significant historic artefacts, including sculptures, Buddhist relics, royal antiques and a rare whale skeleton. Book great value tickets to the Maldives now and look forward to discovering countless gems in this amazing island country.