Male finds mention in almost every traveler’s wish list for being the gateway to the incredible Maldives’ islands. One of the smallest capitals in the world, the city’s appeal lies in its quaint avenues, squeaky clean streets and imposing skyscrapers. Compared to the relaxed ambience within the islands surrounding Male, the bustling city is something extraordinary! Herein lies the true Maldivian spirit, with bright lights, quirky bars, a maze of local markets that sell everything under the sun, and mosques that bear testament to the city’s Islamic heritage. A word of caution, alcohol is prohibited on the island, although it is allowed within the private resorts.

Highlights

  • Beach
  • Relaxation
  • Water Sports
  • Islamic Heritage

 Places to stay

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Kanuhura - Sun Resorts

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The magic of being isolated in a tropical green paradise studded with coral reefs and endless miles of white sand with just the blue sky to keep you company is definitely bewitching.  See Hotel

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Medhufushi Island Resort

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The Medhufushi Island Resort is located on a serene island, surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon and a stretch of white sandy beaches.  See Hotel

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Taj Exotica Resorts & Spa

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The Taj Exotica is a harmonious blend of luxury and tranquility.  See Hotel

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Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The Vivanta by Taj-Coral Reef has in the offing, a solid combination of a world class holiday retreat with the luxury of privacy and tranquility.  See Hotel

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W Retreat and Spa

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

A member of the Starwood family, The W Retreat & Spa Resorts imbibes ultra-cool contemporary accommodations with a vision in modern escapism, introducing - Whatever, Whenever, Wherever! Located on a private beach in Fesdu Island, within easy reach of Fesdu House Reef and Gaathafushi Island, this exotic, hip and trendy heaven is perched over a turquoise lagoon and along a private sweep of white sandy beach.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Traditional Maledevian Theyo Dhemun Massage at Kanuhura in Maledives, 95 min

Traditional Maledevian Theyo Dhemun Massage at Kanuhura in Maledives, 95 min

Balinese Massage at Kanuhura in Maledives, 50 min

Balinese Massage at Kanuhura in Maledives, 50 min

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