Shopping in Maldives


Shopping in Maldives is an enthralling experience to be cherished forever. Maldives Shopping means shop till you drop. Maldives is a shopper's paradise with its exhaustive list of shopping venues.

The capital of Maldives, Male, is an extraordinary place for hedonists. Male caters from garments, cosmetics, jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs, perfumes, canned fish to electronic goods. The principal shopping centers of the capital city are Chaanhanee Magu and Majeedhee. Islanders Maldives and Le Cute offers wide array of Duty Free shopping outlets placed at Male International Airport.
All shops open till 2300 hrs, giving tourists plenty time to experience Maldives shopping. The designer boutique or shopping arcade provides ambit of designer leather goods, cotton, polyester and silk wear, jackets, sweaters and sports wear of top and reputed franchise or brand.
All the shops offer alluring gift items and rich fabric, enough to conquer heart of compulsive shoppers. Givenchy, Elle and Benetton are popular brand in clothing and accessories for fashion worshippers. A copius range of portable timepiece for ladies, kids and men offered by various shops are listed on the top slot of shopping list. Electronic goods from Sony, Nikon, Canon Ericsson, Philips, Panasonic and many other world leading brands are placed in shops. The Chaandanee Magu is a commercial hub of Male and sells branded and imported items. A copious range of Singapore imported products named the market, Singapore Bazaar.
The Local Market set on the northern waterfront near the Male Fish Market beckons tourists for delightful shopping experience in Maldives. The market has been sectioned with various stalls selling local handicrafts and goods from the atolls. Buying and selling of Turtle shell, crocodile skin, coral and pearl shell is strictly prohibited in Maldives. The weather in Maldives makes shopping more pleasurable, as the country enjoys warm tropical climate suitable for outdoor activities.