Maldives Shopping

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    by globetrott
  • Shopping
    by globetrott
  • Shopping
    by globetrott

Maldives Shopping

  • SOUVENIERS IN MALDIVES

    The best souvenier shopping is the mobile local market. They come to Club Med every Saturday at 5 pm. Prices are much less than in Seychelles. A big surprise . Probably they go to other major resorts too.

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  • Talking the best souverir from Maldives

    It is in Male airport, next to the arrivals I buy this beautiful book with fantastic photographs from Maldives called DREAMING OF MALDIVES and the wall Calendar 2009 for my self and friends, everybody loved it.Some other friends order them from the web : www.dreamingofmaldives.com

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  • Shops.

    On Kuramathi Island there are a few shops. They are:- souvenirshop- jewellery shop- photo developing shop- marine shop

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  • Electronic and cellphone

    You can buy a local Top-up Sim card and register for USD16. Dhiraggu is wide know for the best networking.

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  • Fits you foot

    You probably cant find any good branded or whats in your mind but, atleast look good to fits your feet. Many kind of shoes and sandals. I jus bought slippers.. Its depend. USD5-10

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  • The best in Male

    This shopping center create in the middle of the city and offer from electronic to fruits and household.I like to shop here coz the price are reasonable. Its depends what you had in mind. Currency accepts Rufiyaa and USD dollars

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  • Local Islands

    If you have the chance, go on an Island hopping trip. There are usually 1/2 days or full days were you would visit from 1 to 3-4 isalnds.The main island you will be taken to will have a mosque a school and sometimes a hospital.There are also a few local shops which sell gifts and crafts and are half the price of a shop on the resort or at the...

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  • Souvenior shop on Fiha

    This is the one and only shop on the island. It does hand painted shirt and made to order designs. Most of the things are expensive, so buy only if necessary...

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  • Mafushi Island

    You can do your shopping here on the local island, if you go on the island hopping trip. Their prices are much cheaper than the souvenior shop on the island and the airport. Bargaining is expected, most of the shops sells about the same thing. The funny thing is that the guide on the island pointed us to 4 shops that he says are chosen by the...

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  • Sapphires and Jewells

    Sun Island has its own little selection of shops. One of them is a jewellry shop. They have many hand made rings, necklaces and bracelets. Unfortunatly, as expected, the price is high. I didnt see any that weren't 3 figure sums. Not a bad idea if its your partners birthday or something though. The jewell stones are of good quality, and they even...

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  • Sun Island souvenirs

    The souvenir shop on Sun Island is a very good shop. They have a big arrangement of gifts for those back home. and at very cheap prices. I brought an oil painting, A4 size on canvas, and framed for $12...they also have incense, clocks, ash trays, photo frames etc.Other than souvenirs, they have nessecary things such as sunblock, shampooos, sweets,...

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  • Amazing Stamps

    The Maldives print their own stamps.Every resort shop on every island has some for sale Maldive Stamps are famous for being amoungst the most beautiful in the world.Even if one is not a collector.It is worth having some just to look at.

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  • Shop on Kurumba

    This lovely shop just by reception had everything. I bought a lovely kurumba bag which was useful to walk around with in the day and a baseball cap with kurumba on it (looked great!)I bought some lovley gifts in there, a handmade photo album and wooden keyrings and a great book about the islands by Adrian Neville.Great postcards and a friendly...

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  • Shark Tooth in Male

    Lots of gifts, tee-shirts and tourist souvenirs around. Not authentic, most of the stuff are imported from elsewhere. Think that the seashells are authentic but if I am right, you are not suppose to bring them out of the country? Just about all tourist souvenirs you can find including cheap tee-shirts.This is a picture of a shark tooth I bought...

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  • Maldivian souvenirs and handicrafts

    Do not forget to buy souvenirs from Maale's handicraft shops. Get Maale's map from tourism counter at airport and it would be helpful for you to find these souvenirs shops.Most of souvenir shops are in the northern end of Chaandanee Magu which was earlier known as the Singapore Bazaar for its many imports from Singapore. Magu in local language...

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  • All the souvenirs you need

    On our trip to a local island, only about 20 minutes from Taj Exotica, we had about an hours free time.There are lots of souvenir shops, each painted in shocking pink and orange colours so you'll see them!We got all of our gifts/souvenirs from this island, and some nice crafty pieces too. They have loads of wood carvings, placemats, napkin rings,...

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  • Coconuts

    One of the few shops at the airport. Coconuts - a great and unusual present at $1, have a better idea? from $1 (coconut) to $10,000 (platinum ring) BUT never buy anything at asked price. I got two designer sunglasses for the price of one, literally ...

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  • Postcards

    We were surprised to see that there are a few shops at Sun Island...there is a camera store, jewellry store, souvenir shop etc. The souvenir shop was nice. In here we were able to buy stuff like postcards and stamps, t-shirts, sun cream etc.

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  • Dont expect Macys

    The gift shops sell stuff such as colourful tropical fish fridge magnets, tropical fish ornaments, tropical fish books... you get the jist of it. But thats what the Maldives is all about. They also do posters/books etc of the Maldives and sarong thingys for women or the David Beckhams of the world, stuff like that.

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  • S.T.O. Trade Centre

    The first floor is a supermarket and the upper floors are sourvenir shops. The price can be quite high even though they tell you it's 50% discount so try to bargain as much as you can.

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  • Island Hopping

    If you take advantage of island hopping excursions you will be able to buy your gifts far cheaper on local islands than on your resort. Be prepared to haggle, the locals expect it.

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  • Visit to Male

    Some make the 1 hour boat trip back to Male, the capital, for a shopping trip. Same journey as for the airport 2Kms away at Hulule.We didn't. The idea of covering the same ground (or ocean) twice, reminds me of the film "GroundHog Day". It's all in the mind I suppose. May be we will visit another time if staying nearer the capital.Those who did go...

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  • Where to shop local

    This is the local store on Dhiffushi. Not a lot to buy from here. The first glass topped display case in the store was full of plastic coathangers. But basic essentials were available. Three more "souvenir" stores were on the other side of the island, approx 100 yards away. All selling the same things. It's just a case of getting the right price...

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  • Play card

    The playing card is unique for every card. Each with one kind of fish. It's plastic coated. You can play and learn the marine life. Simply tell the sales you've bought it somewhere at this cost. Airport sell USD 5. USD 3 each pack

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  • Guidebook to resorts

    When we were leaving I bought this book called Resorts of Maldives. It was a beautiful book with narratives of most of the islands of the Maldives. It's written by Adrian Neville, who also did the gorgeous photos - he has personal experience of all the places mentioned. I have tried to recommend it to some friends, but unfortunately it appears...

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  • NOT THE PLACE TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP

    THERE IS NOT MUCH TO BUY IN THE WAY OF SOUVENIRS IN THE MALDIVES, T SHIRTS AND SARONGS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE RESORT SHOPS, ALONG WITH THE USUAL TAT (PENS, LIGHTERS ETC). ANYWAY WHY WASTE YOUR TIME SHOPPING WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL INDIAN OCEAN BECKONING YOU.

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