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Flea Market
Inspect the local produce at Male Fish Market, one of the biggest venues of its kind in the world. Fishermen stock the market every morning,
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Specialty Museum
See the skeleton of a rare Longman's beaked whale at National Museum, established to preserve the history of the Maldives. The 6 m (20 ft) wh
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Enjoy the natural beauty of the Maldives island paradise with TripAdvisors' leading Hulhumale tour company. Combining two snorkeling points filled with marine life and colourful coral with time on an untouched sandbank. Ideal for picnics or for merely enjoying time sunbathing, snorkeling or swimming in the clear blue lagoon. The afternoon is completed cruising the ocean in search of dolphins as the sun sets.Through education of both guests and locals we strive to protect the environment in which we operate and limit wherever possible any negative impact preserving this country's unique location for generations to come. Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.Private tours available upon request.
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Appreciate local beach culture without leaving the city at Artificial Beach. The man-made attraction offers locals and visitors a chance to s
Hulhumale Beach , Hulhumale
At Hulhumale Beach, you'll find snorkeling and water sports and excursions affordable and readily available. Nearby, a range of dining choice
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Flea Markets · Scuba & Snorkeling · Sacred & Religious Sites
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives. Surrounded by pristine clear blue waters, the bustling city hemmed in by tall, colorful buildings ensures a dynamic Male holiday. Aside from the city's buzz of activity, there are plenty of charming distractions, such as markets, restaurants, and alcohol-free bars. Walking around and surveying the authentic lives of ordinary working people in Male gives an insight that the resorts can't offer. When using our Maldives online road trip planner to make an itinerary online, Male holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.

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Where to stay in Male

Due to the city's dense population, you may be hard-pressed to find spacious accommodations at any time of year in Male. If you're here in transit to one of the surrounding resorts, you may not be able to avoid Male's high prices, as transfers to the islands are generally only possible during daylight hours. The rooms in the hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses of Male are on the whole clean, if basic. For more affordable options head to the nearby isle of Hulhumale: a ten-minute boat ride away, this spot proves popular with backpackers.
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