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Male (Capital Island)
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Male (Capital Island) Details
A tiny island, densely crowded with motorbikes, bustling business people, stern-faced policemen, hawkers and crisply uniformed school children, Male’ (mar-lay) is the modern, mercantile face of the Maldives that few people take the time to see. Overlooked by brightly coloured tall thin buildings and surrounded by incongruously turquoise water all around, this is the centre of the Maldives, the engine driving its economic progress and the forum for the country’s (stifled) political debate.
Far smaller than the neighbouring airport island of Hulhumale’ – where long-haul flights land on a runway that dwarfs the main avenues of the capital – Male’ nevertheless feels like an important place, where the economic, political and cultural leaders of the republic congregate, where nearly all the country’s massive number of exports arrive and where more than a few expats and travellers find themselves from time to time. That said, Male’ is interesting to visit mainly for a taste of Maldivian life more than for its inherent wealth of things to see and do. Independent travellers (or FITs as they are known locally) will find that this is a place they see a lot of – it’s also one of the few places where palm trees and sandy beaches aren’t on the menu.

Resorts and Hotels

Candies Hotel Candies Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 100
Central Hotel Central Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 95
Hotel Fresco Hotel Fresco 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 95
Hulhule Island Hotel (Airport Hotel) Hulhule Island Hotel (Airport Hotel) 5star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 247
Kam Hotel Kam Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 107
Mookai Hotel Mookai Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 122
Nalahiya Hotel Nalahiya Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 101
Relax Inn Hotel Relax Inn Hotel 4star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 95
Skai Lodge Skai Lodge 3star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 115
Traders Hotel Male (Former Holiday Inn Male) Traders Hotel Male (Former Holiday Inn Male) 5star star
Location: Male (Capital Island), Maldives
From: USD 268
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