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Written by Preetha Manivelan on December 1, 2020 Share on

Shopping In The Maldives – Fill Your Bags With Many Exciting Things!

We all know that the Maldives is an aquatic paradise. Visiting the Maldives with your loved ones and puzzled about how to surprise them or wanting to get something from the Maldives for your loved ones staying at home? If yes, you are on the right page. Though the island nation is not a shopping oriented destination, you can still buy some amazing souvenirs, gifts, clothes and fashion accessories from the array of shops here. In this article, you will get to know about the various places to go shopping in the Maldives according to your taste and budget. There are several options right from street-side shops to high-end shopping zones to satisfy the shopaholic superhero in you. Take a look at these shops and get ready for shopping during your trip to the Maldives.

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Shopping in the Maldives

Here are some of the top shopping places that you must try if you are visiting the Maldives and shopping is a part of your plans.

  1. Male Local Market
  2. Majeedhee Magu
  3. Le Cute
  4. STO Trade Centre
  5. Island Bazaar
  6. Centro Mall
  7. Chaandhanee Magu
  8. Nala Boutique
  9. Angolo Souvenir Shop
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1. Male Local Market

Male is the capital city of the Maldives and stands as home to many amazing markets and bazaars where you can buy all the gifts you want. One such famous and most-visited shopping place is Male Local Market. It is said to be one of the most colourful and crowded places. This street market is very popular not just among the tourists but the locals of the country too. Excited to know what you can buy here? Right from the handicrafts to souveniers to many other gift items, you can get everything here at reasonable prices.

Open hours: 8 AM to 11 PM

2. Majeedhee Magu 

Here comes yet another exciting shopping street market in the Maldives! It is indeed a paradise for all the shopaholics where there are many shops selling right from handlooms to jewellery to cosmetics and more. Don’t forget, domestic or international, bargaining is important to get surprised by getting the things you love at cheaper rates.

Open hours: 9 AM to 10 PM

3. Le Cute

Le Cute has something to tell you by its name. Yes, this shop has every product to make you look cute. This shop is filled with many beauty products to perfumes to herbal products to health products to toiletries and many other kinds of stuff. So, if you are someone who is just crazy for makeups, then this is one place that you should visit while you are at the Maldives. Although, perfumes are a must-buy here.

Open hours: 9.30 AM to 11 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM & 8 PM to 11 PM on Fridays

4. STO Trade Centre

STO Trade Centre is one of the best shopping places in the Maldives. But why? It has different levels in which things will be categorized. Cool, isn’t it? In the first level, there will be all the household items and second and third levels are where the souvenirs will be sold. It is said to be one of the busiest stores in the country.

Open hours: 8.30 AM to 10 PM

5. Island Bazaar

Island Bazaar is pretty exciting in its own way. More than offering just being a mere shopping experience, this place promotes the work of the local artisans. Right from the branded lifestyle products to the handicrafts, everything that you buy here will super beautiful and special. This is one of the best places to bring something to your loved ones at home.

Open hours: 10 AM to 6 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM on Fridays

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6. Centro Mall

Planning to shop in the Centro Mall in Hulhumale island? Great choice. It could give you a complete one-stop-shop experience where you can everything that you want under one roof from the smallest of things to the biggest appliances. Afterall malls are like that, right? You get to shop, eat and have fun all in one place.

Open hours: 7 AM to 12 AM

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7. Chaandhanee Magu

Chaandhanee Magu is one place where will have a perfect mix of both local handicrafts and foreign products. Here, you can find t-shirts, souvenirs, handicrafts, miniatures and more. This place is also called as Singapore Bazaar as most foreign products that are being sold are from the lion city.

Open hours: 9 AM to 11 PM

8. Nala Boutique

Nala Boutique is the best place if you are addicted to buying clothes. It has a wide collection of clothes right from ethnic to modern, elegant to grand, expensive to cheap and more. It is situated inside the Kurumba Maldives Resort where you can also buy some beach toys.

Open hours: 8.30 AM to 11 PM

9. Angolo Souvenir Shop 

What’s so special about Angolo Souvenir Shop? We all know that the Maldives is filled with many shops and shopping streets but this particular place always stands out. Curious to know why? Let me tell you. This souvenir shop is located in Maafushi Island where you will find many people busily shopping their favourite items, the streets getting more crowd with every minute and the shop sellers still being the sweetest to all of them. You can get here anything and everything that you need and visiting this place is said to be one of the most-loved things to do in the Maldives if you are really into shopping.

Open hours: 10 AM – 9 PM

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What’s an international vacation without some bit of shopping in it? Though the memories of your trip will always have a permanent place in your heart, it is always sweet to remember it with a souvenir. The flash of memories and heartfelt happiness that you get whenever you look at it at home is truly priceless. Enjoy a delightful shopping in the Maldives and cherish the moment forever. Find happiness in swiping his or her card for a day and you will never regret it. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your honeymoon trip to the Maldives right away.

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