Maldives is often regarded as an exotic island for the perfect beach getaway – whether you are with friends, family or on your honeymoon. Some of the best hotels in Maldives have been recognized the world over. The country is made up of a collection of islands surrounded by turquoise blue waters and tapering palm trees forming the fringes of the beaches. Most tourists come in the hope of enjoying a relaxing holiday on the island and basking away in the sunlight. There are quite a few activities to do in the waters around the islands. The capital of Maldives is Male and there are only a handful of attractions to see such as the Grand Friday mosque. Even though shopping is not one of the most sought after activities in Male, sure one can find a few things to buy while in Maldives. Hotels such as Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives are located about 40 minutes away from the capital.
One of the areas that are popular for shopping in Male is Singapore Bazaar, where most of the items are brought down from Singapore. Where one would find most clusters of shops in Male is in the area known as Chaandhanee Magu. Most local souvenir and local handicrafts, as well as imported ones, can be found in the Male city as well as electronic items and cigarettes however the main souvenir shops are only about stone’s throw away from where tourists would arrive – known as the jetty.
Apart from these if you are looking for some quick buys and to catch how the locals work, then the best place to visit will be the local market on the northern side of the island. Here one can find fresh fruits as well as vegetables. What is a local market on an island without some seafood shopping? Two blocks away are one of Male’s busiest fish markets.
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