hose planning to do some shopping when in the Maldives will find much to choose from including several small local shops and stalls selling such items as handicrafts and souvenirs.

The capital Male is home to the main shopping area known as Majeedhee Magu and Chaandanee Mugu. If its traditional gifts one is after then Chaandanee Mugu is a good place to start. Here one can buy a variety of local products including small wooden replicas of “dhonis” which is a kind of traditional sail boat. Also worth visiting is the Majeedhee Magu which is usually open till late at night and which offers shoppers a variety of items including clothes, garments, bags and even electrical items. Markets are often a fun way to experience some local culture and shoppers should be prepared to bargain for a good price.

Another popular place to shop is at the duty free outlets at the Departure Terminal of the Male International Airport. Here one can enjoy duty free prices on such items as cameras, clothes, electrical equipment and jewellery.

Whether travellers are staying at a Maldives resort or one of the exclusive Maldives luxury hotels, one will be able to indulge in some shopping. The Anantara Dhigu, Maldives offers luxurious accommodation from which to enjoy this island paradise.