"Capital Island of the Maldives" Top 5 Page for this destination Male Island by Gillybob

Male Island Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 289 photos

When visiting the island archipelago of the Maldives, you will be landing at Male International Airport - which isn't on Male but is actually located on the island of Hulhule. If you have time to spend, it's worth taking the opportunity to head over to Male and take a wander around the capital.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Capital of paradise!
  • Cons:Many people on a small island
  • In a nutshell:Lots to see - but a good place to move on from!
  • Last visit to Male Island: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 26, 2011
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  • kemisteryoso's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    This is my dream destination...

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Well you learn something new every day on vt. I thought the airport was on Male Island. Interesting. Looks like you had a nice little wander :o) xx

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Hello, Gillian! What a great journey you have made! Good for you! ><><><><

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    Somehow I never realized that the Maldives had such a long history. It's amazing that the old mosque has been there since 1656, especially considering that the outside walls were built of coral stones fitted together without masonry.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Great fresh fish tip for the menu! I always appreciate to discover local fishmarket to learn more about the underwater fauna before to visit their home by scuba-diving ;-)


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