Shopping in Maldives
Real Delight for Shopaholics
Male, the capital of Maldives is fascinating place for the shoppers. Garments, perfumes and cosmetics, jewelry, electronic gadgets and gizmos and canned fish and various local handicrafts are among the best picks. Male, the capital of Maldives is the main shopping hub that provides a real delight to the shoppers. The Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives is one of the most exclusive resorts in Maldives with breathtakingly unique retreats, which gives out stunning views of the turquoise ocean and the white sandy beaching, among the breezy palm trees. This luxury resort also has an amazing and a fabulous nightclub, which is underground. Retreat’s outdoor jungle Mongolian style barbeque restaurant, offers a serene, romantic and casual mood for beachfront dining. Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed, while sipping on some fantastic cocktails.
The numerous stalls occupying the local market display a variety of local produce mainly from the atolls. Here you will come across different kinds of local vegetables, fruits and yams, sweetmeat, nuts and breadfruit chips, bottles of homemade sweets and pickles along with bunches of bananas dangling down from the ceiling beams on coir ropes. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood the atmosphere here is peaceful. Situated on the main road of the island, the Majeedhee Magu has along its sides numerous shops selling goods ranging from the smallest commodities to virtually everything you can imagine. The shops have a fabulous collection of garments, perfumes and cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, watches or electronics and much more. This is the best place for souvenir shopping. The shops are stocked with a profusion of gifts, curios or souvenir items. Best picks include the “thudu kuna”, the Maldivian mat woven with local natural fibers. The attractive wooden miniature dhonis are a worthwhile purchase. The Agora shopping center create in the middle of the city and offer from electronic to fruits and household. Items at the Shopping center is reasonably priced.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+