Most of us definitely check out the local markets of a place while holidaying. Shopping becomes an entirely new experience in a new destination. It’s always good to have a guide to shopping in new places, isn’t it? You certainly don’t have to worry about that if you’re planning a trip to Maldives, here’s a list of the hottest market places in the island for you to visit:
There aren’t many options to choose from when it comes to shopping for clothes in Maldives. Most major malls and shopping destinations are located in Male. Majeedhee Magu is a popular street among tourists to shop for textiles, household products and electronics. You can also try to find local products here. The Luxury Shopping Mall is another destination where you can expect to find brands like Billabong, Roxy and MANGO.
Spices & Snacks
Located close to Sri Lanka and India, Maldives doesn’t fair behind in the spice department either. If you want to take back some of those spices that add flavor to the Maldivian dishes, then shopping at the local markets is the way to go. The Male Local Market and Majeedhee Magu are some of the places where you can expect to find pickled jars, special spices and canned fish snacks. Don’t forget to watch out for some street food while visiting these places!
Souvenirs & Handicrafts
It’s always nice to take back something that remind you of the memorable time you spent on your holiday. Local handicraft products, wooden products, jewelry and mementos are a common sighting in Maldives in almost all commercial islands. Chandhanee Magu, STO Trade Centre and Souvenir shops in hotels are great places to buy your souvenirs and goods.
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Surf Shop Maldives
Located in Male, this funky boutique is the perfect place to visit for your beach shopping. From cool snapbacks and caps to cute flip-flops and shorts, don’t be amazed to find all your beachy needs being met here. This quaint little boutique is the ultimate happy place for all beach lovers.
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