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.
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Places: Negombo (1 day) → Sigiriya (2) → Kandy (2) → Galle Fort (1) → Colombo (1) → Male (4)
Tour Highlights: Beach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco Dining, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rock Fortress, Rock Paintings...
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.