Best Things to Do and See in Male

Here's a list of Best Things to Do and See in Male recommended by our experts:

The Maldives is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean known and famous for its beautiful beaches, blue lagoons and extensive coral reefs. The tropical nation is composed of 26 atolls with more than a thousand coral islands. The island capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives, Male warrants exploration for a number of reasons. This captivating city draws together fascinating elements of a relaxed holiday and the rush of the hustle of throbbing urban life in densely crowded capital. Male – complete with its artificial beach, swimming track, historic sites, and a spectacular skyline of candy-coloured skyscrapers – manages to be both an island and a city. The central harbour and port of the Maldives is located in Male, the centre for all commercial activities. It lies on Male Atoll, about 645 kms southwest of Sri Lanka. It is the seat of government for the Maldivians. The city is different from the other resort islands in the Republic of Maldives – it is built on a grid pattern with high buildings and paved roads. The built-up area takes up the entire landmass in Male. In the heavily urbanized central island, narrow streets are densely stacked with a mix of shops, apartment blocks, restaurants, office buildings and motorcycle traffic jams. Malé has many tourist attractions to visit and nearby resorts. Today, it is a very popular holiday destination in Maldives among couples, families and groups of friends. Here is a definitive list of the best things to do and see in Male:

The Sultan Park

The Sultan Park

Park in Male
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Sultan Park is a public park, built on the southern side of the demolished royal palace grounds in the 16th century in the capital of Maldives, Male'. The ...

Artificial Beach

Artificial Beach

Activity Place in Male
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Artificial beach in Maldives provides an opportunity to Maldivians to enjoy a good swim during summers. Infact, the beach is now not just meant for enjoying an ...

Aioli Restaurant

Aioli Restaurant

Restaurant in Male
Seafood

Aioli Restaurant, you can enjoy delicious and pleasingly authentic South Asian food in a charming, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Feel free to browse ...

Thai Wok

Thai Wok

Restaurant in Male
Thai

Thai Wok and was wonderfully surprised by both the first rate taste and reasonable price. The green curry was perfect, as was the mango salad. Ginger fish was ...

Villingili Ferry Terminal

Villingili Ferry Terminal

Place to Visit in Male
Friends

Villingili Ferry Terminal is a place where the boats will land and movie to other Island.

Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale Island

Place to Visit in Male
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Hulhumale Island is in short boatride away. Boats leave from their own terminal, next to airport ferries (upstairs of terminal building is good restaurant with ...

Friday Mosque

Friday Mosque

Mosque in Male
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Male Hukuru Miskiy or Male Friday Mosque is an ancient decorated mosque located in the city of Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. The mosque was originally ...

Male Fish Market

Male Fish Market

Shopping Place in Male
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The fish market is located a mere two blocks away from the local market. The main feature of the market is its unmissable odour of freshly caught fish. Once ...

National Museum

National Museum

Museum in Male
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The brand new National Museum may be a ferociously ugly building gifted by China, but it nevertheless contains an excellent and well-labelled collection of ...

The Sea House

The Sea House

Restaurant in Male
Asian

The Sea House are now thriving to deliver quality affordable Maldivian holidays, without compromising the great service and quality that their customers always ...

Manta Point

Manta Point

Diving Sites in Male
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Manta Point t his is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and only allows snorkeling. Scuba diving has been banned for 3-4 years now and visitor numbers are controlled. T...

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Male Local Market

Male Local Market

Activity Place in Male
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Male Local Market is a great place to get a feel of where the locals shop and what they shop for. This market is for fresh groceries like fruits and vegetables...

The Esjehi Art Gallery Male

The Esjehi Art Gallery Male

Place to Visit in Male
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Esjehi art gallery in Maldives is located on the east of Sultan Park, in one of the oldest buildings of Male, the capital of Maldives. The basic aim of setting ...

Manta Point

Manta Point

Things to do in Male

The best time to see the mantas for which Manta Point is famous is from May to November. Coral outcrops at about 8m are a 'cleaning station', where cleaner ...