Places to Visit on a Short Stopover in Male

Here's a list of Places to Visit on a Short Stopover 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. Capital city Male is one of the smallest (and most densely populated) capitals in the world. 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. There are central courts, a government hospital, public and private schools, and a vocational-training school focused on engineering here in Male. 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 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 places to visit on a short stopover in Male:

Artificial Beach

Artificial Beach

Activity Place in Male
KidsBeachSurfing / SailingHoneymoon

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 ...

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
KidsYouthHoneymoonBusiness

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 ...

Male Market

Male Market

Shopping Place in Male
KidsYouthHoneymoonBusiness

Maldives has been top destination spot for tourists from west. This place very highly priced and shop selling goods are all marked up imported stuff (...

Male Local Market

Male Local Market

Activity Place in Male
KidsHoneymoonBusinessArt And Culture

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...

Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale Island

Place to Visit in Male
NatureHoneymoonPicnic SpotBoating

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 ...

National Museum

National Museum

Museum in Male
MuseumsWeekendsHistoryFamily

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 ...

Manta Point

Manta Point

Diving Sites in Male
KidsDivingYouthFor Women

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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The Esjehi Art Gallery Male

The Esjehi Art Gallery Male

Place to Visit in Male
YouthArt And CultureWeekendsFriends

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 ...

Whale Submarine Maldives

Whale Submarine Maldives

Activity Place in Male
NatureDivingHoneymoonWeekends

If you visit the Maldives you cannot miss the most advanced and outstanding attraction of the Maldives - A visit to the underwater world in the state-of-the-art...

Kuda Bandos Beach

Kuda Bandos Beach

Beach in Male
BeachHoneymoon

Kuda Bandos is the smaller version of Bandos Island. It is a five minute drive with the dhoni from the main island. The island is small, round and there are ...

Hulhule Island

Hulhule Island

Place to Visit in Male
Must See

Hulhulé, located at 4°11′N 73°32′E / 4.183°N 73.533°E, is an island in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives. It is one of the islands closest to the capital ...