Male is the capital of Maldives. This is one of the most religious city I have ever been. If you go for a peaceful travel, Male is the perfect place for you other from the vast scrumptious nature, environment and beaches they have.
I prefer to have lesser nightlife and shopping when I went there just few days ago. It is a perfect choice of place just being with the nature, beach, marine animals and some wild animals I saw on different islands.
Male city is full of crowded people around, small shops are there for small shopping, Male city is small Island almost 2Km's long and 1 Km wide, you can move around and finish all the city even by walk.
The people around are so honest and helpful... but the interesting locations to visit is Island like Bandos, etc...
If you are planning to go to the city, you might want to change some Rufiya (Maldivian currency). Otherwise, if you go straight to resort with airport transfer, you wouldnt need to use their currency.
It is also a perfect place if you arrive late at night and trying to find area for hotel (for transit)before going to your resort.
The airport information desk is very helpful. I once have missed the pickup from hotel. The staff of the information desk helped to contact the hotel and locate the hotel staff for me.
Very friendly and helpful.
The airport is small and lack of basic amenities. Only two restaurant and one coffee shop with expensive price! Male city is congested and dirty.
You can find several souvenir shops there.
The town is small, you can use 2 hours for your visit. Good taste of Indian & Local food. The price is acceptable (depend which restaurant).
Transportation between Airport and Male very convenience 10 mins by boat and 24 hours service.
Male City is crowded but people is very kind as well converse in english. Male Airport is clean and restaurants are sufficient of choices.
The airport you have to take a ferry to Male. then a cab to the hotel you are staying at the sommerset is great with restaurants around .
Just stop over and have a look to learn more about the local lives by visiting the fruit and vegetable market as well as the fish market.
Its a pit stop, nothing more. Prefer to pay 100 usd for a hotel here if you arrive late then full nights for one of the island resorts.
Male city is very small. You can explore the city just in half day. You must go to the resort at the beautiful island for relaxation.
A good historical and a paradise country with great awesome beaches. A gd place for water activties from canoeing to scuba diving.
Rich in nature and and culture. wld love to go maldives again.
Male city you must visit the Fish Market, see for your eyes, the Big Big Tuna fish, and walk around to see the life of maldivians.
Visit the fish market. There's only 1 fast food joint in Male City, Marry Brown. The fast food at the airport is very expensive.
USD is generally accepted. Otherwise can change some local currency at some of the shops with "Authorised Money Changers" signage at the door. The exchange rate is fixed.
Discover Male City can be completed in 1 Day because nothing much to sightseeing. Airport clean, friendly staff but very stuffy.
attarction in Male city is the beach & night life, I has peaceful enviorenment & people enjoying. Maldiveins are very freindly.
I recommend visiting this city.
Male City is a short boat-ride from the airport and definitely worth to visit. Airport is clean, and so the Male City overall.
Male City has plenty of shops, restos, accommodations that are more affordable compared to those on the many islands of Maldives'
Nothing much for activities and food in Male City. It's a city with small lane road and overcrowded with cars and motorbike.
Male is not why people visit Maldives. It is the expensive resorts. I enjoyed the diving which is easy to access from Male.
Male city has expensive stuff, if you are wise enough to check other shops for food and souvenirs then you will be lucky.
If you are travelling to male dont stay in Male city . Its like a compressed city , with narrow roads and lots of people.
Preferbly to stay in hulumale where you can find carpertered roads and ample space.
We stayed near to the airport to catch the morning speed boat ride to our resort. Its only good for a 1 night stay
This is the smallest capital city I know. You can easily go to a public island from this city by taking a ferry.
You can get a taxi going anywhere in the island for $1-2. There area also a lot of less expensive restaurants here.
Nothing much to do here. I suggest to stay here only if you have an early morning flight to catch the next day.
Better to stay in other islands for a true maldive experience.
There's really nothing in Male and will not recommend staying there if you were to get a "feel" of Male City.
Save the money for one more night in whichever resort you booked. Maldives is the real deal. Enjoy.
Well, the main function of the airport is providing flight relates terminal services, not much i can comment.
I would only recommend the area as a transit stop if you have to when getting to islands or extra supplies.
The airport was efficient and in a fantastic location surrounded by clear blue water. Boat transfer to islands are directly from airport exit.
It's a very crowd city. Very hard to get taxi, must using phone to call. A lots of motorcycle on the road.
And the road is very narrow. Must be careful. My friend's hand phone dropped on the floor when the motorcycle passing by us.
Male city is close to the islands but it is value for your money to go directly to the resort islands.
This will save the hassle to travel from male city to the resort island. Male city itself doesn't have any beaches or water activities. So better to plan your holiday at the resort islands.
nice small city in the middle of the ocean, market, shops and some sightseeing all at walking distance