"Paradise with expiry-date" Top 5 Page for this destination Male Island by globetrott

Male Island Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 289 photos

Malé Island is a peacefull place and all of the island is covered by buildings. Male is the capital of the Maledives, an island that is about 1 km long and 2 km wide and more than 65000 people are living there.

Male Island is great for a stop-over of maybe 1 day,
BUT as a place for a bathing-vacation it is
a waste of time and money !
Lots of other islands in the Maledives are better for that !

  • Last visit to Male Island: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Michael, I can see that Male Island does have it's limitations as a tropical destination! Like you, I prefer something with a bit more depth to it! Excellent tips on how the locals react and also the effects of global climate change.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    The Maldives are still on my wish list. We once had a VT meet here in Zurich with a local of Male :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Sad to think that these islands might someday disappear beneath the waters -- but I think that is a very real possibility.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Michael, thanks for your interesting and well-illustrated story about Male.....

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    interesting place for walking. Fishmarket seems a place that is worth visiting

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Ich wußte gar nicht daß dort auch der Islam vorherscht !

  • schoobi's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    es wäre echt schade um all die schönen Inseln !


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