10 Places to Visit in Male, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Male

Hulhumale, Hukuru Miskiy, Artificial Beach, Mulee Aage, Sultan Park, National Museum, Tsunami Monument and many more.

A treasure of surreal beauty, history and culture, places to visit in Male Maldives are beyond the physical appreciation and rather directly connect with your heart and dwell in it right from the moment you witness it.  Places in Maldives represent the stories of the past, provide enchanting scenic views and allow you to make the most of exhilarating activities.

Places to visit in Male include The National Museum which is a spectacle of the lifestyle and possessions of the Sultans and showcase the arms and armor, lacquer work boxes, robes and more or the Artificial Beach where you can indulge in various water sports like snorkeling and swimming and have a memorable time. From Sultan Park providing a lush green place for relaxation and gorgeous surroundings making for a good picnic spot to Villingili Island offering pure bliss and mesmerising views, Maldives never fails to surprise you. Hulhumale Island takes you on a perfect journey where you can enjoy the flora and surroundings catering to all kinds of travelers.

Places including the Hukuru Miskiy and the Tsunami Monument makes you aware about the history and important events that took place in the past and hold a strong significance in the present. Plan a trip to this bewitching and insightful city for a perfect hideaway from the humdrum of city  life. 

Here are some of the best place to visit in Male Maldives:

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Hulhumale is a gorgeous island in the North Male Atoll that makes for one of the best places to visit in Male Maldives. It is a place for a perfect vacation away from the hubbub of city life that caters to all kinds of travelers be it family, friends, partner and even if you are travelling solo. From strolling around the pristine beach and taking in the breathtaking views of the surroundings to going shopping for as long as your heart desires at the Centro Mall, this island will keep you entertained at all times.

Hulhumale also allows you to commune with nature at the Hulhumale Central Park where you can witness the flora and lush green surroundings. While at this island, you cannot miss out on the capital city of Male and the authentic local delicacies that are absolutely delectable. Making for one of the most beautiful places to visit in Male, the thrilling water sports including snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins will satiate your need for adventure and exhilaration. Make the most of your time on this remarkable island and create moments with your loved ones to be cherished forever.

Location: Filigas Magu, Malé, Maldives

Timings: 8 AM - 7 PM

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The only man made beach in Maldives, Artificial Beach is absolutely stunning and one of the must places to visit in Male Maldives. Spend a relaxing and refreshing day at this beach which is nothing short of paradise. It is no less than the natural beaches and rather offers a more fun filled experience.

Witness the enticing blue waters and laze around as it makes for a perfect place to let go of all your worries and tensions. This beach allures the tourists because of its serene surroundings and its bewitching beauty. You can also indulge in the water sports that will give you the adrenaline rush and the thrill you crave for.

Take part in snorkeling, swimming and more thrilling activities at this beach. There are also some live music shows, carnivals and parades that keep happening at the beach and that makes for one of the best experiences you will have in Maldives. However, this is not all. With a huge range and variety of scrumptious street food available near the beach, it will make your vacation flawless and an enjoyable one.

Location: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male 20082

Timings: 6 AM- 9 PM

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Dating back to 1658, Hukuru Miskiy is among the oldest mosque structures built in Male and is also one of the worthwhile places to visit in Male Maldives. Being a sight of tremendous cultural and historical significance, it is a place worshipped by people and allures tourists from around the world. Preserving the talent and skills of Maldives craftsmen, the structure is intricately built with coral carvings, coral blocks, wood carvings and lacquer work.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this mosque is worth witnessing and is known for its glorious architecture and the historic tradition. There is also a graveyard in the mosque where the tombs with rounded tops mark indicate graves of the women while the ones that have a pointed tops mark represents the graves of the males. The creativity side of the Maldivian people is very well portrayed through this remarkable building as it brings out the pure artistry making for a sight to behold. The mosque was initially built to accommodate significantly increasing devotees as the old one was small. Do not miss out on this sea-culture architectural marvel while in Male Maldives. 

Location: Reethigas Hingun, Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives

Timings: 6 AM - 7:30 PM 

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One of the best places to visit in Male is the Sinamale Bridge also known as the China Maldives Friendship Bridge is 2.1 km long and possesses separate lanes for pedestrians, cars and bikes. This beautiful bridge over the gorgeous sea makes for one of the major attractions in Maldives and also creates a connection between Male to the international airport of Hulhule. Sinamale Bridge is funded by the Chinese government as a sign of friendship between the two countries.

This bridge is a magnificent infrastructure in the island symbolising the improving the relations between China and Maldives and is therefore named the China Maldives Friendship Bridge. The beautiful entrance to the bridge remarkably depicts Islam along with the unity and nationalism of Maldives.

It offers mesmerising views around while making the commute for the locals extremely convenient. Prior to the construction of the bridge, the people had to commute by ferries and boats for 10 km which took significant time. But with the construction of this bridge, the residents are happy as it helps them save a lot of time and is far more convenient.

Location: Male, Maldives

Timings: Open 24 hours

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One of the most historical monuments in Maldives, Tsunami Monument is one of the best places to visit in Male Maldives. This monument was built to honour and remember those who lost their precious lives in a sad event of Tsunami destruction in the year of 2004. It is not just a simple monument rather it has emotions attached to it and is also considered to be a memorial.

The people who passed away during this natural disaster have their names engraved on the rods and the people who visit the monument can read them easily. It is a peaceful location with calm surroundings and the tourists who visit here can pay their respects to the people who lost their lives and at the same time reflect and introspect on the short event that life is.

There are 20 steel spheres that encircle the monument representing the atolls of Maldives and the pillars symbolise the waves of the Tsunami. It is a must visit place while you are in Maldives and something you should not miss out on at any cost while visiting this country.

Location: Thin Ruh Park, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives

Timings: Open 24 hours

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Also known as the Islamic Centre of Maldives, it is one of the most riveting and glorious architectural marvels you will ever come across. Representing the Islamic architecture, this building constitutes one of the landmarks in the country of Maldives and is one of the most significant places to visit in Male. Being one of the largest mosques in the country and entire South East Asia, Masjidh Al-Sulthan Muhammad is a prominent and impressive structure with a beautiful golden dome and and a captivating minaret.

Holding a strong influence on the city’s skyline, it is a famous and one of the most important mosques in Maldives. Home to numerous conference halls where important meetings are conducted and an Islamic library imparting tremendous knowledge through books, this place attracts the tourists and is a must visit while in Maldives. There are also various offices in the building including the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and it is the most lively during the worship sessions every Friday when it lights up and looks fascinating than ever.

Location: Orchid Magu, Malé, Maldives

Timings: Open 24 hours 

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One of the major attractions and beautiful places to visit in Male Maldives, Sultan Park was born after the transformation of the royal gardens of the palace. With an impressive historical significance and lush greenery, the park attracts tourists from around the world. A tranquil atmosphere and sheer beauty will welcome you at the Sultan Park making it one of the most splendid places in Male.

The park is located in close proximity to the other major attractions along with the airport and makes it convenient for the tourists to visit this while on a holiday in Maldives. Take a rejuvenating stroll in the park, enjoy the surroundings and relax your mind.

The park also makes for a great picnic spot with your family or partner and you can just also spend some time alone with yourself here and introspect. A perfect restaurant just outside the park will offer delicious meals and coffee for an end to an enchanting evening putting you in a cheerful mood. It makes for a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life and you can enjoy a lovely day at the Sultan Park.

Location: Malé, Maldives

Entry Fee: Free for locals and USD 5 for foreigners

Timings: Open 24 hours

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Away from the monotony of daily life, a visit to Villingili Island will transport you into a  world of joy and ecstasy. Muffled up in absolute surreal natural beauty, this island is just a ferry ride away from the city of Male. The glistening turquoise blue water that is crystal clear will steal your heart in a moment as the beauty of the place is unparalleled.

The natural beaches on the island surrounded by the coconut trees offer a sight to behold and lovely experience on your vacation to Maldives. This is a place you cannot afford to miss and without which your trip to the remarkable country is incomplete. A visit to this island should be on top of your bucket list while travelling to Male.

You will experience house reef teaming of the vibrant and colourful fishes which is a unique experience in itself. Witness the aesthetic skyline of Male from Villingili Island that will leave you awestruck. Chill, relax and laze around here in the tranquil surroundings and let the day pass out. It is an experience in the surreal beauty that will leave a strong imprint on your heart.

Location: Addu Atoll, Maldives

Timings: Open 24 hours 

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Nestled in the capital of Male, Mulee Aage is the place of residence of the President of the Republic of Maldives. Dating back to 1906, this building represents the magnificent colonial architecture and retains the old world charm standing true to its glory. This building of the Mulee Aage was initially built for Prince Hassan Izzudin by Sultan Mohammad Shamsuddeen.

It is a beautiful bungalow style architecture and the style that was in fashion and trend in that era. It is a remarkable building and one of the best places to visit in Male Maldives. Mulee Aage will also provide you an insight into the stories of the past and you will absolutely love this place if you are a keen history lover. With a lot of things to observe in this palace, the interiors are worth seeing and it is a sight you should not miss out on while on a vacation in Maldives.

Location: Medhuziyaaraiy Magu, Male' City 20115, Maldives

Timings: Open 24 hours

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The museum is a three storey colonial-style building consisting of stones, costumes, photographs, arms, armor etc of the kings and sultans dating back to older periods. One of the most insightful places to visit in Male Maldives, The National Museum possesses a collection of the artefacts that are well maintained and also offers a dive into the history of the archipelago.

Home to royal antiquities from various eras including the Buddhists and Islam, it is a perfect place to visit for the ones who are inquisitive and fond of history. The museum also holds the collection of robes, headgear, thrones, palanquins, royal sunshades and other furniture used by the sultans. Possessing everything from lacquer work boxes, Buddhist and Hindu idols to old cannons and pictures of political events, the museum offers an incredible display aiming to instill the feeling of patriotism among the citizens of Maldives. It is a huge building with different collections on all the floors, each of which allows you to delve deep into the past imparting extensive knowledge.

Location: Chaandhanee Magu, Malé, Maldives

Entry Fee: MVR 100 for adults and MVR 20 for children

Timings: 10 AM - 4 PM on all days and closed on Fridays
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03 December 2020
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One of the best places to visit in Maldives. Locations are breathtaking. The resort is very clean and service is prompt. Enjoyed different kinds of food in restaurant. They won't charge extra after reaching there. They will inform you in advance if you are taking any extra services and charge you for that. The kind of price provided by Thrillophila is far better than others. Thrillophila guided us in each step during our journey and their response is amazing. Will definitely trust thrillophila for my future trips.
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The resort was awesome it has about 50 beach bungalows, we stayed there for 4 days. Facilities were also good. The service staff which was appointed to us was very friendly. The meals provided in the package were delicious. All thanks to Thrillophilia.
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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Male Maldives?

    1. Hulhumale: One of the most popular tourist places in Male, Hulhumale Island lets you enjoy amidst lush green surroundings. Housing an array of pristine beaches, this place is the perfect spot if you are a water baby. From diving to snorkelling, you can try a plethora of adventurous water activities here.

    2. Sinamale Bridge: Crossing the gorgeous Sinamale Beach and enjoying the scenery of water around you is truly once in a lifetime experience. Placed over a sea, the bridge is 2.1 KM long and offers beautiful backdrops to click some memorable pictures.

    3. National Museum, Male: Exhibiting an array of objects belonging to Kings and Sultans dating back to several hundred years, the National museum is considered to be the most famous tourist places in Male. Not only do you get a chance to gain knowledge about Maldivian history but you also get a chance to take part in various cultural activities.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Male for couples?

    1. Artificial Beach: The only human made beaches in Maldives,  the Artificial Beach is considered one of the most sought after tourist places in Male. The intrinsic blue waters and cool breeze makes it the best place to sit for a while and gaze at the sunset.

    2. Sinamale Bridge: Nothing can beat the experience of a scenic long drive on a bridge over the sea. Sinamale bridge is truly one of the best places to visit in Male Maldives and its multi lane architecture makes sure that you can stop for a while and click some memorable pictures.

    3. Villingilli: What makes Villingili one of the best tourist places in Male are its white sand beaches dotted with beautiful palm and coconut trees. From long romantic walks to beautiful candle light dinners, the island will provide you with an array of fun filled activities to enjoy with your other half.
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Male at Night?

    The best places to enjoy a visit in night in Male include:

    1. Hulhumale: The beautiful island of Hulhumale has been attracting loads of tourists since ages with the array of entertainment options available here. The late night beachside parties to the shining chic clubs makes it one of the best places to visit in Male Maldives at night.

    2. Sinamale Bridge: In the night when the crowd is less, you can avail a chance to enjoy the panoramic view of the sea shining with the reflection of the moon and a thousand stars. The sinamale Bridge is suspended between two different islands and overlooks the beautiful scenery of the sea.

    3. Villingilli: Away from the hustle and bustle of city lives, Villingilli is a very calm and beautiful island. Surrounded by white sand beaches, here you can enjoy the best midnight walks while marvelling at the beautiful horizons. The beaches here also have various food shacks which operate till late night to satiate your hunger pangs.
  4. What is the best time to visit Male?

    The months between November to April are considered to be the best weather to enjoy a vacation in Male, Maldives. Around this time, the weather remains clear without any sight of thunderstorms or rains and you can easily traverse from one place to another.
  5. How to reach Male?

    Male, Maldives is well connected with other countries of the world through air and sea routes. However, airplanes are considered to be the best means  of transport to reach this tropical paradise. The International Airport of Maldives is located in Male itself, thus you can board a flight from your hometown and reach here without any hassle.
  6. Is Male Maldives worth visiting?

    Often considered as a tropical paradise, Male Maldives is truly a very beautiful place. Attracting flocks of tourists from around the world, this location is loaded with all kinds of entertainment options and remains lively for 24 hours of a day. Surrounded by water on all its sides, the beauty of this place adds some more stars to a vacation here.

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