How to reach Male?
You can reach the bustling capital of the Maldives via ferry boats operated round the clock between the airport island Hulhule’ and Male’ City. The airport has good facilities, including banks, multiple ATMs, pharmacy, internet cafe, and left luggage service ($5/bag/day) located just outside the arrivals area. You can reach Hulhumale’ by taxi or public bus, but most of the better hotels will arrange for a driver to pick you up and drop you back off at the airport
Minimum no. of nights at Male.
We recommend an overnight stay at Male. Most travellers visit Male as a pit spot when their flight lands on time and when private island resort transfer is not possible. However, the local markets are quite popular among tourists and a traveller in you can go exploring the local culture.
- In Male Deluxe and budget hotels offering accommodation in the capital.
- In Hulhumale is the area along the beach on the northern east coast is where you'll find many hotels and quite a few tourist-oriented restaurants within an easy walk of one another. If you have some time during daylight hours, you can actually spend it on the sandy beach in this area
Transportation & Getting Around Male
Male is a little more than a mile wide. It would take you only around 30 minutes to walk from one end of the island to the other – maybe more if you get stuck in “traffic.)