Culture of Maldives

The culture of Maldives is the combination of many cultures. Cultures brought by the sea farer who settled in Maldives. The influence of the British and the Islamic religion has made Maldives into a melting pot of many different cultures.

Influences of India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Persia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa are evident in the unique culture of the Maldives. Maldivians have assimilated these influences over the years and created their own cultural identity like no other.

The main language spoken in Maldives is Dhivehi, a language believed to have its origin from Sanskrit. With the passing of time, and the influence of Islam and the British, the language has evolved to add more Arab and English words to its vocabulary.

The marvelous craftsmanship of the Maldivian is most evident in their architecture of their tombs and mosques. The old cemeteries are filled with intricately carved tombstones. Raw materials found locally are deftly carved and produced into lovely craft products.

The favorite musical instrument of Maldivians is the bulbul, a kind of horizontal accordion. This instrument is also used to accompany devotional songs, like Maul?d and Maadhaha.

List of Maldives Resorts

Total Numbers : (12) Resort(s)

Conrad Rangali Island Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu


Region : Baa Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic

Fun Island Resort


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Dive Resort,Families,Long Stay Ambiance : Romantic ,Casual,Family

Iru Fushi Beach Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : Noonu Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort,Water Sport Ambiance : Romantic ,Luxury,Casual

Kandooma Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,Families Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

Rihiveli Beach Resort Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Wave Surfing,Dive Resort Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

Centara Grand Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Casual,Family

Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury

Kuredu Island Resort Maldives


Region : Lhaviyani Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,spa & relaxations,Long Stay Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic

Sheraton Resort and Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort,Water Sport,Families,Meeting & Conferences Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury,Family

Sun Island Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : South Ari Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Business Stay,Water Sport,Families,Long Stay,Meeting & Conferences Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Casual,Family

Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Luxury Holidays,Business Stay,Families Ambiance : Quiet ,Business