Our Editorial team's advice
The Faafu atoll is an atoll located south of the Ari South archipelago, which consists of 6 island hotels.
We invite you to dream while reading through the descriptions of this beautiful place, and who knows?...it may become a reality!
If you have time to go back to Malé before taking your return plane, do not hesitate to go! The atmosphere is special, and it is interesting to discover the Maldivian architecture, as each little island is actually just a hotel and its lush vegetation it is nice to experience some Maldivian civilisation. You can also discover the Friday Mosque, the Presidential Palace, the Islamic Centre, Park Sultan and the National Museum. Also not to be missed is the fish market and the local market which have an atmosphere of their own.
Once you get to your island, it might seem that there is not a lot to do, though there are several different activities such as diving, snorkeling, water sports and land sports. Feel free to enjoy a massage in the spa, which is very professionally done. You can also go fishing in the daytime and at night. As well as this, the hotel will serve you a barbecue on a desert island and you can visit a local island and another island hotel.
- + Very beautiful beaches
- + It is ideal for diving
- - Few activities proposed for those who do not like diving dive or lazing on the beach
- - Far from Malé
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To think about
Think about buying an underwater camera. The fauna and flora of the submarine world are particularly rich in the Maldives. Since the end of El Nino in 1998, fish are becoming more numerous, and corals are recovering gradually. The sight from a seaplane is gorgeous with the various atolls, sand banks and islands - a surprising constellation drowning in the night-blue ocean that is truly captivating. Do not forget your camera for the flight!
Even though violent storms are rare in the Maldives, it is advisable to avoid the monsoon season, from May to November.
The cuisine in the Maldives is both local and international with lots of seafood and fish. Fruits are also numerous.
To bring back
The Maldivian crafts show a certain taste for art and many objects are exhibited. You can buy some of them in the shops, as well as other things such as wooden sculptures or stone coral. Coral jewellery is also particularly fine. For those who want to bring some sand home with them, do not hesitate, but on reasonable scale, of course!
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