The Top Places to Visit on Your Maldives Getaway

While the Maldives offers a dream destination to spend lazy days on sun-kissed shores, don’t forget it has some captivating places to visit as well be it for fun adventures, fascinating insights, or even retail therapy! Intrigued? Read on to uncover the top attractions to explore!


The first of its kind in the country, CROSSROADS Maldives is a fully integrated leisure destination of several islands near the capital, Male and the Velana International Airport. To fully experience what it has to offer, stay at one of the resorts here like SAii Lagoon Maldives. You can look forward to diverse dining options and retail therapy at high-end boutiques as well as exciting water sports and excursions. While the kids have a blast at the beach club, parents can unwind with pampering spa treatments too.

Marine Discovery Centre

Dedicated to marine conservation and education, the Marine Discovery Centre at CROSSROADS provides an unforgettable Maldives experience for families. It has a special marine biology laboratory and clownfish release programme; the centre also features interactive elements for all ages, including snorkelling adventures, participation in marine conservation programmes, and exploration of a coral nursery. Witness its commitment to preserving the delicate marine ecosystem firsthand and get involved as well.

Maldives Discovery Centre

Gain insights into local history and culture at the Maldives Discovery Centre, another gem within CROSSROADS. Join a guided tour led by local experts to various exhibits spread across five distinct zones. Discover fascinating stories on the islands, enjoy the coral reef walk-through, and learn more about traditional arts and crafts and the local way of life. What’s more, the interactive displays help bring the rich heritage of the country to life, making for an enriching experience.

The Capital, Malé

Image via Wikimedia Commons – Gzzz, Malé Maldives (1), CC BY-SA 4.0

Venture beyond your resort island and explore the capital city, Malé. You can visit some of the top attractions in Maldives like the Old Friday Mosque and the majestic Grand Friday Mosque and Islamic Centre. Uncover the nation’s enthralling past at the National Museum or interact with Maldivians at the bustling Male Fish Market and Male Local Market. Don’t miss Majeedhee Magu and Chaandanee Magu, lively streets where you can find some great bargains and enjoy a taste of local life.