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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, children, and infants.

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

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children traveling alone or in a different cabin class from their parents are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFW), children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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, which lies among the scattered islands of the Maldives, are popular with those in search of serious relaxation in the midst of 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 neighboring island of Hulhulé). But stick around in the capital a little longer and you'll find a miniature jungle of winding streets and high-rise buildings and a diverse and fascinating culture.

Malé’s colorful streets, wacky skyscrapers, endless alleyways, and busy roads can lead you to any number of places attributed to a modern city. Only 1.7 km long and 1 km 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 eager to tell. Nowadays, tourism generates nearly a third of the country’s income, so it’s easy to meet backpackers and fellow travelers from all over the world.

What to do in Male

Haggle at Malé’s markets

Nothing beats going toe to toe with a local vendor trying to make a sale, and Malé’s markets, in the north of the island, are the perfect place to do that. The fresh fish, fruit, and vegetables are cheaper than in supermarkets and the stall owners are loud and friendly.

Malé fish market
Henveiru

Visit Hulhumalé Island

Often regarded as a suburb of Malé City, Hulhumalé Island can be reached by a public ferry from the harbor. Although it's 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

Visit Malé Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

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

Corner of Medhu Ziyaarai Magu and Shaheed Abdulla Zuhair Higun

Where to eat in Male

Dawn Café (Maldivian)

Dawn Café is a great place to visit after a browse around the markets; it 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

Symphony (Indian)

The dark interior design of Symphony sets the tone for its rich dishes; it's one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Malé. It’s always bustling with residents and tourists looking for their fix of Indian flavors and is known for the superb vegetarian offerings on its menu.

M a Malé Faru
Athamaa Goalhi
20196
+960 333 8719

Seagull Café House

There’s a tree growing through this two-story restaurant, making it unique among Malé’s eateries. The word around town is that it’s also the best dessert destination on the island. This cafe is popular with business diners during working hours, so be sure to make a reservation for lunch.

On the corner of Chaandhanee Magu and Fareedhee Magu
Maafannu
+960 332 3332

Places to stay in Male

Cerulean View Boutique Hotel

Another one of Malé’s unique offerings, Cerulean View is a quaint and cozy, renovated five-bedroom house that sits in the southeastern corner of the city. You can enjoy the feeling of being at home while having typical hotel amenities at your disposal. Plus, transfer from the airport takes just 20 minutes.

G Kaanihiya
Ameenee Goalhi
+960 334 1540

Hotel Jen Malé

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Malé, this is quite simply one of the best options in the city. The highlight of the Hotel Jen Malé is the stunning rooftop infinity pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean. That said, the floors below are equally luxurious and have beautiful views. The same goes for the hotel’s restaurants.

Ameer Ahmed Magu
20096
+960 330 0888

Mookai Hotel

Located just minutes from the tourist jetty, stretching 10 stories into the sky and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Mookai offers tourists and business travelers 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

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