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Flights to Malé City (MLE)

Flights to Malé promise plenty of diversion. Don’t catch a speedboat to the next island paradise before you've explored this one.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children and infants.

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  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Male

Flights to Malé, lying as it does among the scattered islands of the Maldives, are popular with those in search of serious relaxation among some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

There are those who think of Malé as merely a gateway to those picture-perfect islands (which it isn’t, as the main airport is on the neighbouring island of Hulhulé). But stick around in the capital a little longer and you will find a miniature jungle of winding streets, high-rise buildings and a diverse and fascinating culture.

Malé’s colourful streets, wacky skyscrapers, endless alleyways and busy roads can lead you to any number of places attributed to a modern city. Only 1.7km long and 1km wide, the island is no more than a sliver of sand in the ocean. However, its skinny shores are home to more than 100,000 people. The whole island can be covered on foot in no more than an hour, although public transport is cheap and accessible if you’re not too keen on stretching your legs.

The city was once the home of the king’s palace, from which the royal dynasties of the Maldives ruled the country. However, the palace and its forts were destroyed when the monarchy was abolished and President Ibrahim Nasir took office in the late 1950s. This has resulted in some beautiful ruins and a story that the city is keen to tell. Nowadays, tourism generates nearly a third of the country’s income, so it’s easy to meet backpackers and fellow travellers from all over the world.

What to do in Male

Explore the National Museum in Sultan Park

Malé’s Royal Palace of the 16th century has been all but demolished, and its gardens now serve as a peaceful area of reflection and memorial. The only remaining wing of the palace has been converted into the National Museum, which houses a fascinating mix of artefacts and regalia from Malé’s golden era.

National Museum
Chaandhanee Magu
+960 332 2254

Visit Malé Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

The striking golden dome of the Friday Mosque can be seen from as far away as Malé’s harbour. Built in 1658, this mosque was once the tallest structure on the island. Today, the beautiful building is a destination in its own right, and within the grounds you’ll also find the Islamic Centre.

Corner of Medhu Ziyaarai Magu and Shaheed Abdulla Zuhair Higun

Visit Hulhumalé Island

Often regarded as a suburb of Malé City, Hulhumalé Island can be reached by a public ferry from the harbour. Although rapidly on the rise, you can still find pockets of peace and quiet. The north side of the island has an attractive beach, and there’s a good selection of cafes and restaurants. Check out Hulhumalé Inn if you fancy staying overnight.

Hulhumalé Inn
Nirolhu Magu
23500
+960 335 5510

Where to eat in Male

Dawn Café (Maldivian)

Dawn Café is a great place to visit after a browse around the markets and offers one of the best lunch spots on the northern tip of the island. The restaurant describes itself as ‘traditional Maldivian short eats’. Short or not, you’ll find a delicious meal inside.

Kandi Dhon Manik Goalhi
+960 331 2286

Aïoli (International)

Widely known as one of the best restaurants on the island, Aïoli gives diners the option of two indoor dining rooms or a well-decorated outdoor terrace. The menu is vast, but you’ll find delicious items across the board: great steaks, crab, fish, and more – all just a few steps from the ocean.

Orchidmaage
Henveiru  
Lotus Goalhi  
20095
+960 300 2525

Royal Garden Café (Coffee shop)

The Royal Garden Café is by far one of the most charming and cosy cafes in the city. The decor is stylish but homely, with an outdoor courtyard that‘is popular among the locals. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t rave about the food.

Medhu Ziyaarai Magu
+960 332 0288

Places to stay in Male

Mookai Hotel

Located just minutes from the tourist jetty, stretching 10 storeys into the sky and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Mookai offers tourists and business travellers an excellent location within walking distance of some of the city’s best attractions. A small but charming rooftop swimming pool is the perfect place to catch some sun and relax.

Meheli Goalhi
20222
+960 333 8811

Dream Voyager Yacht

Skip the hotel and take to the high seas for your trip, island-hopping your way around the Maldives on board a luxury yacht. Choose from eight- or 10-day excursions, each offering snorkelling opportunities, round-the-clock staff, massages and kayaking, plus numerous excursions to historical and natural sites.

Departing from Hulhumalé Island

Sala Boutique Hotel

Space is hard to come by in Malé, but these apartments provide you with enough breathing room when you want to take a step back and chill. Decorated with a unique twist on traditional Asian design, the hotel sits above both a superb Thai and Italian restaurant.

H Buruneege
2044
+960 334 5959

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