While the Maldives may be known the world over for its pristine, sun kissed beaches, the country also has a rich heritage that can be seen in such attractions as the Grand Friday Mosque. Those looking to live it up while on holiday can stay at a Maldives luxury resort such as Baros Maldives which provides an idyllic coastal escape. Home to stylish Maldives villa accommodation, the resort also offers excursions to such island’s as the capital Male, where you can visit the Grand Friday Mosque. Dating back to the 17th century, the mosque is the largest of its kind in the country and features a golden dome and traditional architectural design styles. It is also where one will find the Islamic Centre along with the tombs of members of the royal family and national heroes.