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Fisherman's Island

Duration: Half Day

fisherman's island

A holiday in the Maldives conjures up images of secluded islands surrounded by powdery white sand, crystalline blue lagoons and swaying coconut palms. But there is so much more to discover here if you decide to venture outside your resort. This tour will take you to a typical fisherman’s island, where you can gain an insight into the simple lives and rich cultural heritage of the Maldivian villagers.

The Maldives comprise over 1000 islands, which form an archipelago of 26 major atolls in the Indian Ocean. For tourists and honeymooners seeking seclusion and serenity on their very own paradise island, this stunning archipelago is the ideal holiday destination, but there is a lot more to discover besides its breathtaking natural beauty.

If you want to gain an insight into the true Maldivian way of life, leave the luxury of your resort behind you and hop over to one of the inhabited islands, of which there are approximately 200 in total. This fascinating tour will take you to one of the fisherman’s islands, where you can explore a tranquil fishing village and learn about the local people’s lifestyle, culture and ancient traditions.

The Maldivians have always depended on the sea as their main sustenance. In ancient times, the country’s main industry was cowry shells (large sea shells), which were an international currency of the early ages. Today, the Maldives' largest industry is tourism and the second is fishing, which is the main occupation of the islanders and an integral part of the local people’s lives. There are many peaceful fishing villages scattered across the Maldives, and visiting one of these close-knit communities is an experience not to be missed.

Gain an insight into the authentic life of a local fisherman as you wander along the village streets, watching children playing happily outside simple wood hut houses and observing local women weaving and making traditional handicrafts from natural resources such as coconuts, palm leaves, reeds and grasses.

The humble surroundings are a far cry from the luxury resorts and all the amenities that we take for granted, but the villagers are happy and content with their simple lives. You will receive a warm welcome and a friendly smile wherever you go. The island inhabitants have carefully preserved their ancient traditions and way of life, which is a memorable and eye-opening experience for travellers seeking an authentic Maldivian experience in paradise.

 

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