There are many interesting sights in Maldives, especially in its capital city Male. One of them is the artificial beach. Yes, quite ironic but true. There is a man-made beach in a “beach-y” country such as Maldives. That’s because while Male is gifted with all the commercial activities that attract visiting tourists, it was not blessed with a beach.
To make every tourist’s visit to Male worthwhile, the artificial beach was made. So you would not need to go anywhere else to enjoy the exciting blue waters, especially during summer.
Location and How to Get There
The artificial beach is located in the eastern side of Male. Although there are nearby islands and beaches, it is still flocked by local and foreign swimmers. That’s not just because it is very accessible but also because it is a sight to behold as well.
From the airport ferry, where those who land to the international airport lands, you would need to travel a 10-minute walk to the beach.
What to See There
There are also food benches and a couple of food outlets that are great for family picnics and whatnots. The artificial beach is also a nice hub for surfers.
For all that it’s worth, you can just sit down, relax, and enjoy the picturesque scenery. That alone will make your trip fulfilling enough.
But wait, there are also a lot of activities to enjoy at the beach. Sporting and music events are held every so often. There are also carnivals and parades.
The artificial beach was constructed to provide Male residents and visiting tourists a place to enjoy a good swim, surf, and every other beach activities. This is where one can enjoy the clear blue waters, the feel of the ocean, without having to go anywhere else.
It cost $10 million to construct the man-made beach but the result was sure worth it.
Traveling to the artificial beach will cost very similar to booking for any other Maldives island. Prepare to shed $200-$300 for accommodation and some other features. That’s not much compared to what you will have to spend for exclusive islands in some other parts of the world. But that is more than enough to let you enjoy not just water-related activities but also other forms of entertainment.