While the Maldives is world renowned as a beautiful island destination with plenty of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, there are plenty of other exciting things to do in this island country, with shopping being one of them. With a delightful collection of malls, stores and markets, this tropical paradise ensures a gratifying shopping experience for the travellers who want to take a break from the beaches and water adventures.
Malé Local Market
The capital city of Maldives, Malé is popular among travellers for its many markets selling different types of souvenirs. At the Malé Local Market, you can find a fine variety of miniature boats, brooms and slippers made of palm and coconut leaves, wooden flower vases and decorative pieces made of sea shells. Besides, this market is famous for selling fresh coconut milk.
Majeedhee Magu is one of the most popular street markets in the Maldives. The market is quite popular among the tourists and offers everything from clothing to textiles to electronics. It is one of the key roads of Malé and is home to a number of dining options serving an assortment of Maldivian cuisines. You can purchase local cosmetics, local jewellery and dried fish chips from here.
STO Trade Centre
The largest super market in the Maldives, STO Trade Centre is a bustling and vibrant super store featuring household section on the first level and souvenir counters on the second and the third levels. It offers an ideal Maldivian shopping experience for tourists. You can purchase mementos, handicrafts and even electronic gadgets from here.
LeCute is a glitzy, duty-free beauty shop that amazes visitors who are fond of beauty products, especially perfumes. This renowned retail beauty shop is located on Majeedhee Magu Road in Malé and must not be missed by the travellers. While this store offers a range of cosmetics, toiletries, herbal products and health-care products, perfumes are one of the best things tourists take home from here.
A designer boutique situated in Malé, Island Bazaar presents a luxurious shopping experience for the locals and the tourists. It offers a lavish range of lifestyle products, from homeware and giftware to apparels and accessories. If you visit this place in the Maldives, do not forget to purchase some handmade jewellery and scarves.
The first ever shopping mall in the Maldives, Centro Mall lies in the heart of Hulhumale. Travellers who love to shop for luxury brands, and like vibrant and happening game zones will find it a perfect spot to explore. It is home to over 30 brand outlets and flagship stores, lavish spas, stylish salons and world-class dining outlets including The Manhattan Fish Market.