There has been a myriad of shipwrecks around the Maldives through the ages. But here are the top shipwreck site that you could look forward to exploring while you’re holidaying at a striking Maldives pool villa offered by a property such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.
This was a French ship that was carrying a cargo of Silver from St. Malo, looking for trading opportunities in the east. It was destined for disaster and met its end near Horsburgh Atoll at the beginning of the 17th century.
Commanded by Captain Sartorius, the Hayston had set sail for Calcutta in 1819 from Isle-de-France (now known as Mauritius) and bad weather has prevented them from getting struck by a reef on Makunudhoo Atoll.
The Persia Merchant
The Persia Merchant was en route to Bengal when it was wrecked on Maamakunudhoo Atoll. Just five months after the departure from England it met its end and succumbed to the merciless ocean current along with many sailors and eight chests of silver.
The Ravestein set sail from the Netherlands to Jakarta with a precious cargo on board that was packed with gold and silver when it was wrecked near Mathiveri Island.