NewsJuly 9, 2022

Exploring Every Part of Nature and Culture in the Maldives at NAKAI  Maayafushi!

NAKAI Maayafushi Resort embodies all the features that make this archipelago unique; from the wild nature of the vegetation, to the diverse seabed inhabited by many species of fish. With crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, and stunning villas, you’ll find it the epitome of Maldivian holidaymaking.

Behind all this beauty, you have the chance to discover more about the Maldivian culture and its unique traditions and way of life. Customs and traditions encircle the primitive roots of the island, environment and archipelago. Step back in time and experience adventures that will complete your visit to the Maldives.


Fishing has always been the lifeline of Maldives. Travellers to Maayafushi should make it a point to visit one of the fisherman’s Island, which are small local communities where families live by income and means through fishing and have practised the same lifestyle and techniques for decades. But it’s not just about fishing, it’s learning and discovering their culture and way of living the family and working, far away from the Capital. Explore the island and discover the rich Maldivian culture in many forms.

The local culture is also about their unique crafts, and you will find on these islands different local handicrafts and see folklores and customs that are still practised today. As the Maldives is a Muslim country and the holy month of Ramazan is observed every year, locals will get ready to welcome Ramazan every year in a grand manner.

Once on the local island, you will also get to know more also about their education system which includes literacy and religious study. Today, you will find schools but before that, there was the culture of teaching at home. Kids would attend houses of educated people and they would give lessons free of charge. Thin wooden boxes filled with sand to draw letters of the alphabet were used to practice at home, both the local language Dhivehi and Arabic.

In ancient times there were no guest houses or lodging for visitors coming from other islands. Today most local islands are happy to welcome visitors to their island, so you shouldn’t miss this incredible experience.

NAKAI Maayafushi offers a gorgeous island hideaway in the heart of the archipelago. Whether for a relaxing holiday or for one to discover nature, Maayafushi is the ideal island to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Maldives.

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