Shopping in Maldives
Retail Adventures on Holiday!
While not a major retail hub in the region, the Maldives does offer some fun shopping which can score you great bargains and unique souvenirs as well. Here’s a quick look at key places to shop.
After you land in Hulhule near Male, chances are, you will travel to your private island resort and be based there. To make shopping convenient, properties such as Kandolhu Maldives have onsite boutiques where you can find distinctive souvenirs and local items along with postcards and a range of apparel too.
Male Local Market
Be it before you head to your Maldives luxury resort or depart the country, you may get the chance to explore Male which has a colourful local market. Amidst a lively atmosphere, one will find all manner of items here be it local handicrafts including miniature boats, home décor, lacquerware, sweetmeats and more.
Also in Male, is the street known as Majeedhee Magu, another hotspot for shopping in Maldives. Those wandering around this street will come across shops selling garments, electronics, perfumes, jewellery, cosmetics, bags and foodstuff; keep in mind you can bargain for items and get a cheaper price!
The nation’s first mall can be found in Hulhumale and you can consider visiting it as well. It is home to around 30 outlets offering both branded international products and distinctive locally made items. It also has salons, banking services and dining options including a Manhattan Fish Market when hunger strikes!