Male Holidays

Male, the capital city of the Maldives, is small, densely populated and offers the best chance to see the ‘real’ Maldives away from the resorts of over-water bungalows. The busy, commercial heart of the country is notable mainly for its contrast to the laid-back pace of island life elsewhere in the country. The city occupies the entire islet of ... Read more
Malé, which is less than 2 km long, located at the southern rim of North Male Atoll. Male is sometimes overlooked by travelers as simply a transit destination to places like Ari Atoll, with nothing to do, and it is indeed not a party place, mostly due to its alcohol-free policy. However, it does have a distinctive character of its own, with narrow streets, colorful houses, graffiti and a strong communal feel. If you're got the time, stop a little longer and soak up the atmosphere. The neighboring islands Hulhumale (artificial) and Vilingili are served by frequent and very cheap public ferries, and provide much a gentler alternative to the capital city. For nearby resort accommodation, nothing beats the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

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If your ideal daytime temperature is 86F (30C), the Maldives may be your perfect vacation spot. The heat here is nothing if not consistent, with the mercury only occasionally spiking into the 90s (above 32C) a ... Read more
few times a year, which is nothing a refreshing dip in the ocean can’t fix. December through April marks both the high season and the dry season on these tropical islands, and although you may be paying more for your resort, it’s worth avoiding the monsoon season that stretches the rest of year and can put a damper on your sunbathing time. Scuba divers have a little more luck, as the Maldives are great for diving all year, with visibility better in the west from May to November, and in the east from December through April.

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.4
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.8
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  • 7.8
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Male is very crowded as it is capital of Maldives and it's really not worth spending time in male city.

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it's very nice place but it's kind of small just 3 or 4 hours are enough to see all the city and you need a guide there you can go to internet and find the interesting places and ask the people there they are friendly and most of them speaks English

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New York City

Male city is not worth the trip, though the various resorts are possibly the most beautiful in the world.

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New York City

Didn't see much of Male. Landed and took a boat to Huvafen Fushi Hotel, which at the time was the top resort in the Maldives. Superb to say the least. There was even and underwater spa.

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Local from Male

What ever u want buy is in male'. But the city is congested. Air is polluted.

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Houston

You have arrived at the main gateway to catch your island-hopping mode of transportation to paradise. For an archipelago wrapped in ethereal blue and green ocean with perfect mounds of sand, the arrival point of Male is a bustling city of locals comprised of students, island resort laborers and surprising traffic. It balances out the other-worldly feel you get as soon as you disembark onto one of the many idyllic spots of paradise. Over-the-water bungalows, umbrella cocktails, crystal clear seas and all-in-all bliss await. *Budget tip: Stay at a locally-owned guesthouse versus island resort. Experience local culture plus pristine paradise. Island-hopping is key and variety is the spice of life. Happy traveling!

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Chennai (Madras)

It's a beautiful chain of islands and lot scenic beaches to visit . Can be budget friendly and extremely luxury as per your needs . Lot of options to explore

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Local from Male

Its the gateway to 1000 islands of Maldives, Visit Male and ask anyone for the transport to any island among the thousand Islands of Maldives.

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Local from Male

This is a great place for guests who are visiting to Maldives to check out some historic places and monuments. From the local market you can buy some local food products and also the fish market is nearby. Do check out the museum, Malé Friday Mosque and local restaurants

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Burnaby

The airport is pretty primitive. Once you get out the gates there are a bunch of stalls that go to the different hotels.
Where we we're staying we had to take a speed boat for an hour to get to. The ride was slightly rough but once we got to our destination, breathtaking.

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