What to do when you visit Male? – explore the lively capital of Maldives

With an area less than 6 sqm and a population of only 150,000 people, Male is one of the smallest capitals in the world. This just makes it all easier to explore in a day!

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The town

The roads in Male are quite narrow and in case you fear getting lost, well, there is no need to in the Maldives as you couldn’t possibly get lost in a small archipelago such as this. The buildings are planned in a grid-like style with loads of shops both old and new.

Explore Male

Although there is not much to do in Male, there are plenty of places to see. For example, hang out at Sultan Park or at the National Museum. Admire the humble looking president’s residence from the outside and visit the Grand Friday Mosque with prior permission.

Life in Male

Rather than meeting the locals as staff at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Maldives or any other Maldives luxury resorts, the best way to get a closer look at the Maldivian way of life is discovering Male and the lifestyle here.

Dining in Male

There are several city restaurants that serve a variety of food. Some of them from Indian to local food and international food as well. Enjoy the yummy street food from wayside shops too.


Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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