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About Male

Male City is the capital of the Maldives and sits at the southern rim of North Malé Atoll. Male Maldives is untouched by the human feet and is the most preferred gateway for honeymoon seekers, couples, and water sports lovers. It is a natural paradise with lush island canopy and pictures of perfect sceneries that are an absolute treat for the eyes as well as the senses. You can escape from the hustle and bustle of the world in this natural hideaway that has palm-fringed lagoons and the most calming environment.

Male City is blessed with tons of attractions ranging from scenic parks to heritage museums and some of the most splendid art galleries. It also has an Artificial Beach where you can enjoy tons of enthralling water sports activities such as swimming, kayaking, and wakeboarding. If you're a food lover, then you're in for a treat as the city has some of the most lively cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a wide array of tasty cuisines. It also houses the Old Friday Mosque that is the oldest mosque in the city and is known for its splendid architecture.

When it comes to adventure and fun, you can try tons of enthralling activities in Male Maldives, ranging from swimming, fishing, and witnessing carnivals and parades. If you're a shopping enthusiast, then you can stock up souvenirs for your friends and family members at Male Market that is the main shopping hub in the city. You can also buy fresh fishes at the Fish Market and marvel at the Munnaaru, which is the oldest building in the city.

Male experience tropical weather, and it has two main seasons, dry and rainy. The dry season ranges between October end until the end of March and the rainy season ranges between April end and the end of October.

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What are the must-visit attractions in Byron Bay?

1. Tallows Beach: Tallows Beach is a major highlight of the Byron Bay Tourism. It is a beautiful, sandy beach with crystal clear water. It is great for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The beach is also very popular for its fishing.

2. Wategos Beach: Wategos Beach is a world-famous surf spot and the perfect place to watch the sunrise. The golden sand and clear blue water make it a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and surfing. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes nearby, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.

3. Byron Bay Lighthouse: The Byron Bay Lighthouse is an Australian heritage-listed lighthouse located at Cape Byron, on the northernmost point of the state of New South Wales, in Australia. It was the first permanent lighthouse on the Australian mainland and is the third oldest surviving lighthouse in the country. The lighthouse is still in operation and is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

4. Clarkes Beach: Clarkes Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Byron Bay. It is well known for its beautiful white sand and clear blue water. It is also a great place to surf, with perfect waves for beginners and experienced surfers alike. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby, as well as a playground and a large grassy area, making it the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends.

What are the best places to visit in Male City?

1. Sultan Park: This is a public park located beside the demolished Royal Palace in Male city. This park is renowned for its lush greenery, blooming flowers, peaceful atmosphere, and top-notch maintenance.

It also has a play area where the kids can play some fun games. You can also find here ponds that are surrounded by white lilies that add to the beauty of this park. A wide variety of birds are also present in this park, and it is considered to be an ideal gateway for a picnic.

2. Old Friday Mosque: 
This is the most ornate mosque in the Male Maldives that was originally built under the reign of Ibrahim Iskandar I in 1658. The mosque is considered to be a part of the Islamic Centre, and it also houses an Islamic library.

It has a towering golden dome, and the walls seem to be covered with wooden carvings and detailed designs. The floors of the mosque are lined by beautiful carpets from different parts of the world. It also houses conference halls where important meetings are held.

3. National Museum: 
Your trip to the Male City is not complete if you haven't visited this museum that houses several well-kept artifacts of Maldivian culture, such as coins, furniture, royal antiques, clothing, coins, armaments, and embellishments.

It also has a unique assemblage of royal antiquities from the Islamic and Buddhist era, making it an absolute paradise for history and art lovers. The museum is located at Sultan Park, and it aims at instilling the patriotic feeling in the citizens of Maldives.

4. Artificial Beach: 
This is a little sand beach that was created in Male city as it lacked natural beaches. It has crystal-clear water and powdery-soft sand. This beach has been created from the backwater tetrapods and is ideal for swimming.

It is dotted by overwater bungalows and lively cafes where you can enjoy lip-smacking delicacies. It is considered to be a renowned site for hosting various sports events, carnivals parades, and live music shows.

5. National Art Gallery: 
Established in 1999, this art gallery showcases local and international artworks. From paintings to conceptual works, the gallery organizes promotional events and regular exhibitions for art enthusiasts.

You can also witness here an amazing collection of Islamic items, royal, traditional, and local Maldivian dresses, and notable works of international artists. The gallery, however, doesn't have a permanent exhibit, so when the exhibitions are held, then only it's worth visiting the art gallery.

6. China Maldives Friendship Bridge: 
China Maldives Friendship Bridge is also known as the Sinamale Bridge, and it connects the capital city of Male to the island of Hulhule. This two-kilometer long bridge makes it easier for tourists and locals to transfer back and forth from the airport island to Male.

The bridge has been funded by China, and it has six lanes, of which two are car lanes, and the others are devoted to pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, etc. The Maldivian Government has granted the Maldivian couples to get married on the bridge. 

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Which are the best things to do in Male Maldives?

1. Explore the fish market: One of the best things to do in Male city is taking a tour of the fish market that is frequented by fish lovers between dawn and noon.

This is considered to be the commercial epicenter of the city, and you can witness here the fishermen selling their daily catch. You can also buy your favorite variety of fishes here and whip up an amazing meal at your home. This market is especially famous for selling tuna fish that is the favorite of the locals.

2. Stroll through the Ras Rani Bageecha: 
Give yourself a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the city and pass life by strolling through the Ras Rani Bageecha that is known as the green lungs of the Male city.

It is also known as the Sultan Park and is dotted with lush green trees and blooming flowers. You can witness here diverse varieties of birds, peacocks, and ducks. You can enjoy a picnic here with your family and friends while appreciating the splendid scenery.

3. Shop till you drop at Chaandhanee Magu lane: 
If you're a shopaholic, then you can stock up souvenirs for your family and friends at Chaandhanee Magu lane that is the main tourist shopping area in Male Maldives.

You can find here small gift shops selling postcards, magnets, coral beads as well as fashionable clothes. This shopping lane also houses grocery stores as well as confectionery stores from where you can buy a huge variety of items related to home needs.

4. Enjoy a spa treatment: 
Pamper your tired body and soul by enjoying a rejuvenating spa session at the famous spa centers in Male Maldives. You can enjoy here typical massages to hydrating body treatments, customized acupuncture, and signature facials. Many of the resorts located here have their own spa, and they use island sourced ingredients like papaya and seaweed for various treatments.

5. Visit the former presidential abode-Theemuge: 
Another interesting activity that you must try in Male Maldives is exploring the former presidential abode-Theemuge that presently functions as the Supreme court. It is located on the opposite side of the Hukuru Miskiiy and has been home to four presidents till now.

It exhibits the colonial-era architecture and is a grand sight to catch. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the country and has been named after the Muslim rulers of the Maldives. The building can only be viewed from the outside; visitors are prohibited from entering the building.

6. Watch football at the Maldives National Football Stadium: 
Another interesting activity that you must try while visiting Male is watching a game of football at the Maldives National Football Stadium.

The stadium can accommodate around 11000 spectators at one time, and recently, it has been renovated to house a media box. You can witness here both international football matches as well as local level leagues. You can even meet some of the most famous football players here and take their autograph if you're lucky. 

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What are the romantic things to do in Male Maldives?

1. Private Island Dinner: Take your love to new heights as you enjoy a romantic dinner with your better half at the Males resorts that have their own uninhabited sister islands. The utmost privacy, soothing music, great food, and alluring vibes will make you go head over heels in love with your partner.

2. Cruise on a Liveaboard: A
nother romantic activity that you must try in Male city is cruising on a Liveaboard that will take you through Vaavu, Male', & Meemu Atoll. You'll be served with scrumptious dinner and refreshing drinks during the tour to elevate your travel experience.

3. Enjoy a relaxing massage: 
Enjoy a relaxing massage with your partner over a water pavilion with a splendid view of the azure waters, purring and glistening across the shore. You can even head to One And Only Reethi Rah and Six Senses Laamu for a rejuvenating spa treatment.

4. Underwater dinner date: 
Get ready to spark up the flames of your love as you enjoy a date night with your partner at Ithaa underwater aquarium restaurant. This hotel transforms from a restaurant to a bedroom to offer the couples a unique experience.

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How to reach Male Maldives?

- By Air: Male International Airport is the only airport that connects the Maldives to all the major countries including China, Sri Lanka, and India. The airport is situated adjacent to Hulhule Island and has a seaplane base for tourists for internal transportation.

- By Taxi/cab: 
You can easily book a taxi or cab to move within the city and to catch a sight of the popular attractions.

- By Ferry: 
Tourists can take a ferry ride to most of the nearby islands, such as Villimale Island.

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Is it worth visiting Male Maldives for a honeymoon?

Yes, it is absolutely worth visiting the Maldives for a honeymoon as it has some of the most splendid beaches where you can enjoy thrilling sports activities with your partner, and you can even enjoy the splendid sceneries.

It houses some of the most luxurious seaside resorts, waterfront bungalows, and underwater restaurants that are bound to turn your honeymoon into a memorable saga. You can also enjoy here cruise rides, seaplane rides, and submarine rides with your partner.

You can also explore the coral islands that are not only renowned for their flawless natural beauty and undisturbed company but also their scenic aura. 

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When is the best time to visit Male Maldives?

The best time to visit Male Maldives is from December to March as the temperature remains pleasant during this time of the year, and you can enjoy tons of outdoor activities.

If you're, however, looking to enjoy surfing, then monsoon(April to October) is considered to be the ideal time to visit Male city as heavy waves hit the coast during this time of the year.

The colder season, May to November, is considered to be the best time for travelers who wish to enjoy land sports such as beach volleyball.

May and October(rainy season) are considered to be the cheapest time to visit Male Maldives as due to frequent showers, it becomes difficult to try most of the water sports activities. But the prices of accommodation, as well as flights, are quite low during this season. 

How is the nightlife in Male Maldives? Which are the best places to enjoy nightlife?

The nightlife in Male Maldives is extremely eclectic and fun, and you'll never get bored over here as you can find umpteen number of places where you can enjoy the wee hours.

1. Gili Lankanfushi
If you're an ardent fan of movies, then you should definitely visit Gili Lankanfushi that screens classic movies at a beautiful space located in the jungle. This ultra-luxurious resort gives you a chance to experience the concept of open-air cinema while lounging on comfy chairs and enjoying your favorite snacks.

2. Kurumba
This is a five-star resort that offers various nighttime entertainment options to its guests. You can enjoy the traditional Maldivian dance performance, sway on to the retro beats played by the DJ and grab a cocktail or enjoy the most lip-smacking Maldivian food.

3. Karaoke Room: 
Show your singing skills at Karaoke Room that is located in Aaaveee Nature's Paradise Resort. From outside, it looks like a thatched roof hut, but it turns into a chic destination for the night owls during the wee hours. You're also served the most delicious food and refreshing drinks to complement your nightlife experience.

4. Babuna Bar: 
This bar is renowned for hosting the White Night Parties in which all the guests have to dress up in white and dance endlessly on to the retro beats. The pulsating vibes, energetic crowd, rocking band performances, and evening animation attract the revelers to check out this place. You can also enjoy here international dance, and musical performances as international artists perform every weekend over here.

5. Moodhu Bar and Restaurant: 
This bar is located atop the ocean and offers a relaxed and pleasing vibe to its guests. You can enjoy a drink while appreciating the views of the cool ocean breeze, or you can even dig into a lip-smacking meal. The bar is decorated with helium lights and artificial flowers, and it remains mostly overcrowded during the weekends, so prior booking is recommended.

6. Club Med Kani: 
This resort is considered to be the favorite destination of the night owls owing to its pleasing ambiance and a wide array of refreshing drinks. It has three bars: The Sunset, The Manta Exclusive Collection Bar, and The Iru. These are located over water or on the beach and give you a chance to enjoy the refreshing drinks and gorge on scrumptious food items while enjoying the splendid view of the ocean.

7. Subsix: I
f you have ever wished to party underwater, then Subsix should be your favorite nighttime destination as it boasts of being the first underwater nightclub in the world. You can enjoy splendid views of underwater creatures while dancing to the international hits or gorging on delicious dishes. The ocean-themed décor, blue ambiance, and heart-thumping music will turn your ordinary night into the celebration of a lifetime.

8. 15 Below: 
Party endlessly on to the thumping beats 15 feet under the beach at 15 Below that is the best underwater party destination for the revelers. It has a sushi bar and an anime-themed décor that appeases the visitors. It has a selection of ninety-three vodkas, glow in the dark cocktails, and an array of lip-smacking food. 

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What kind of water sports can be done in Male?

1. Wakeboarding: Hold onto a rope as you walk on water while enjoying Wakeboarding on Artificial Beach, which is the most famed beach in Male city. While wakeboarding, you have to use a board that is specifically designed with weights and fins, to allow you to manipulate it with your feet. It is essential to maintain your balance and have an understanding of the center of gravity while enjoying this adrenaline rushing water sports activity.

2. Parasailing: 
Break free and soar up in the sky while being attached to a specially designed parachute that is towed behind a boat. While enjoying this recreational kiting activity, you'll get a splendid view of the horizon and the water. As you soar upwards on currents of air, you will feel the cool breeze gushing on your face, and you can view the splendidness of nature from high above.

3. Catamaran Sailing: 
Get ready for a delightful adventure as you enjoy Catamaran Sailing, which is considered to be one of the best water sports activities in Male Maldives. While sailing in the pristine blue ocean, you'll be able to enjoy a splendid view of the beautiful islands. You can also take a camera along and snap some pictures while enjoying this recreational activity.

4. Kayaking: 
This is a thrilling water sports activity where a small boat is used to move across the water for ultimate fun and adventure. While kayaking through the rapids and whitewater in the blue ocean of Male, you'll be able to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the island. The best thing is that both single and tandem kayaks are available in the Males, and if you take a glass kayak, then you can also marvel at the beautiful marine life below.

5. Snorkeling: 
Explore the secrets of the underwater world as you enjoy snorkeling in the famous beaches of the Males Maldives that are renowned for their rich marine life and corals. Dive deep into the vast ocean and snorkel with the colorful fishes. Grab your fin and mask and get set for a thrilling underwater experience. You can float in the shallow areas if you're not an expert in this activity.

6. Scuba Diving: 
If you wish to discover the colorful sea life, then scuba diving should be a must-try activity for you. The spotless seabeds, heavy currents, and warm waters make scuba diving an ideal water sports activity for every adventure enthusiast in Male Maldives.

As you dive into the deep ocean, you'll get to witness different species of turtles and sharks in their own habitat. Maya Thilla is one of the best sites for scuba diving in Males as it has incredible coral and aquatic life and flourishing fauna.

7. Banana Boat Ride: 
Get ready for an instant adrenaline rush as you ride a banana-shaped boat and swing on the blue waters of the ocean of Males. The banana boat ride is considered to be the most thrilling activity where you're pulled by a speedboat around the coastline of the beach. The boat throws off all the passengers as soon as the boat sprints across the sea.

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Which are some romantic places in Male for honeymoon?

1. Maafushivaru: If you're looking to have a private island dinner with your partner, then you should definitely visit Maafushivaru. It offers Lonubo dinner, which is often described as the crème de la crème of all the romantic experiences in the world.

A personal waiter and chef are on hand to serve the most delectable local dishes and refreshing drinks. You can also enjoy a four-course candlelit dinner or a five-course lobster dinner on a private island far away from the main resort over here.

2. Gili Lankanfushi: 
Ever felt like watching your favorite movie with your partner amidst a jungle during the wee hours? If yes, then you should definitely visit Gili Lankanfushi that offers an open-air cinema experience to the couples and the love birds.

They create a beautiful space in the lush jungle, where the couples can lounge on comfy seats and order the friendly staff to bring their favorite drinks and snacks as they watch the cinema on the big screen. You can also find here bean bags where you can relax with your partner while sipping juices and mocktails.

3. The Esjehi Art Gallery: 
If you and your partner have an undying love for art, then you should definitely visit The Esjehi Art Gallery that is the home of traditional and modern Maldivian art pieces.

You can also meet here the local artists and learn about their mastery in painting and other art forms. There is also a section in the art gallery where you can explore the Maldivian art pieces such as coins, antiques, weapons, and clothes. It is considered to be the oldest building in the metropolis of Male, and it even gives you an option to buy paintings for your sweetheart.

4. Sultan Park: 
Walk hand in hand with your partner at Sultan Park, which is an ultimate paradise for the couples looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is considered to be the green lungs of the city, and you can witness here a wide range of lush green trees and blooming flowers.

It also has several ponds where you can witness ducks, peacocks, and hens. If you and your partner enjoy bird watching, then you're in for a treat as this park is home to a wide array of colorful birds.

5. Sala Thai: 
If you're looking to have a dinner date with your partner during the wee hours, then you must visit Sala Thai, which is one of the best restaurants on the island. They specialize in serving authentic Thai delicacies and traditional Thai drinks.

You can enjoy the food at the charming walled terrace or inside in a dining room as per your convenience. They even make musical arrangements if you're planning to propose your partner during the dating session.

6. Duniye Spa: 
Get ready to relieve your tired muscles by enjoying a couple massage at Duniye Spa that has professional experts, an incredibly soothing environment, and a wide variety of stress-relieving treatments. While offering you massages, special blends of oils are used that penetrate deep into your body to offer you instant relief from any sort of pain.

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Is male safe for tourists?

Yes, Male is extremely safe for tourists as it has a very low crime rate, and the authorities here are quite stringent to provide the utmost safety and security to the tourists. You should, however, take care of your personal belongings when you're at a crowded place to stay away from burglars and thieves.

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Is Male Maldives worth visiting?

Yes, Male Maldives is absolutely worth visiting as it has some of the most scenic attractions, unadulterated natural beauty, and an extremely peaceful environment. You can laze your time at the Artificial beach, embark on a picnic at Sultan Park and dive into the underwater world. It also has some of the most beautiful villas that are cocoons of comfort and serenity with cozy furnishings and warm timber.

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Can you drink alcohol in Male Maldives?

No, you can't drink alcohol when you're touring the Male city, but once you're back to your resort, you can enjoy your favorite drinks.

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Which are the best resorts in Maldives that we can book via Thrillophilia?

Here is the list of best resorts in Maldives that you can book via Thrillophilia:
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Which are the some of best Maldives tour packages that I can book from Thrillophilia?

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Dhara Inamdar
Reviewed: 29 Oct 2022
Absolutely excellent experience. Hygienic, neet & clean place (whether beach or any corner of room). Humble & polite staff & service. From pickup to drop we feel safe & secure, even if it was internation trip. Smilling face with greetings from each worker over there make our day special. Also the... Read More
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Abhishek Patil
Reviewed: 21 Sep 2022
The best trip we have been till date! To start with the booking, Aditya and Jhanvi have made the whole booking process easily and convinent. Jhanvi has regularly followed up to make sure our trip was hastlefree. Thank you both of you. About the resort, any number of compliments would be less for th... Read More
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Sandeep Sandeep
Reviewed: 01 Sep 2022
I recently went to Maldives on a leisurely trip. I have booked the package through Thrillophilia and experience with them was amazing. Devang from the customer acquisition team along with his boss really helped me in finalizing the booking for the island stay and Jhanvi from operation team was very ... Read More
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Reviewed: 07 Oct 2023
It has been an amazing trip with thrilophia....thanks to devansh rathore he has been just amazing, very helpful, very knowledgeable, knew what he was doing and guided us really well also was available all the time if we needed any help or information. Basically a fun filled trip the pictures i have ... Read More
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Reviewed: 17 Jul 2022
Thank you so much ❤️❤️ We had the best experience 😍  Would love to look forward to book more trips from thrillophilia
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Reviewed: 05 Jan 2021
Nice Island.. peaceful.. not far from airport.. room is beautiful where you can see the crystal clear water from your bed and also the sunrise.. buffet dinner incredible with so many choices of food. Highly recommended, a beautiful island with good food and hospitality
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