Shopping in Resorts
Products of internationally acclaimed brands are available in boutique shops operated in the major resorts. All most all the resort islands have shops that sell basic items like food, clothing, medicine, cosmetics and stationeries.
There are amazing collections of sapphires and jewels available in the jewellery shops of the major resorts. Explore varieties of accessories available at these shops. Purchase a gift for your loved ones from the gift shops operated in most resorts.
Shopping in Male’
Male’ City is the major shopping site of the Maldives. Roads of Male’ will be covered with rows of boutique shops offering varieties of international products. The most famous shopping street is called Majeedhee Magu. Both sides of the road will be lined with shops and supermarkets selling clothing items, cosmetics, accessories, electronics and groceries. Gift shops are also available in various parts of the island.
Rows of souvenir shops are lined in Orchid Magu and Chaandhanee Magu selling varieties of local artefacts and international items. These streets are next to the Republic Square. You can also find STO Trade Centre in Orchid Magu. This is one of the largest trading centres in the country. This building houses a Supermart and numerous souvenir shops.
A famous shopping attraction of the tourists is the local markets where fish and agricultural products are sold. This is a place where you can experience the real Maldivian life. Fresh fish and agricultural products can be purchased here for bargain prices.
There are flagship stores of major international electronic shops in Male’. You can purchase almost anything in the numerous shops that serve shoppers from 8 in the morning till 11 at night. Duty free shopping is also available in the departure terminal of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE).
Shopping in inhabited islands
Resort islands organise excursions to inhabited islands. These are great opportunities to interact with locals and purchase local souvenirs. Some inhabited islands nearby to resort islands have souvenir shops serving tourists.
These shops sell authentic lacquer works, dhoni crafts (miniatures of traditional boats), wood carvings, mat weavings, coconut shell products, coir ropes and clothes.