Last updated on May 8th, 2020 at 03:12 am
Male is the capital, and most populous city, in the Maldives. It has a population of 156,000 in an area of only 5.8 square kilometers, thus making it one of the most densely populated regions of the world. The city is located on the southern edge of the North Male atoll, and the town consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other smaller islands.
Artificial Beach is One of the Main Attractions in Male
Being the hub of the Maldives, Male is the perfect location for visitors who will only be spending a few days in the Maldives. Well, it has both the natural beauty of the beaches as well as the cultural and other attractions. The artificial beach is one of the main attractions in Male. This human-made beach is located on the eastern seafront of the centraIslandnd of Male. The beach was man-made and provided an ideal, shallow place for both young and old to enjoy. The beach is lined with an array of restaurants and shops. Also, it is an open field for spontaneous games of cricket and soccer.
More Attractions in Male capital of The Maldives
Also, near the airport ferry, visitors can find additional attractions, including a bowling alley and more restaurants. Also, It is the only public beach in Male capital. All travelers to the Male capital should abide by the strict dress code and practically swim with their clothes when it comes to especially public beaches.
Note – the Maldives is a Muslim nation, and covering up is customary.
Another must-see is the Old Friday Mosque. It is the oldest Mosque in the Maldives, dating back to 1656. The structure is made of coral stone into which there are several intricate carvings and Quranic scripture. While the exterior has been sullied a little by the corrugated metal sheet that now protects the roof, it is still a beautiful structure, and the inside is as fantastic as ever. Visitors who want to see the interior of the Mosque must receive permission from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.
National Museum in Male
For those interested in history, the National Museum in Male is filled with an excellent collection of artifacts depicting the history of Maldives. While a number of the country’s most precious items were destroyed during a break-in by religious extremists in 2012. After all, the museum still maintains an impressive collection more than capable of telling the exciting and diverse history of the country. Surprisingly, the museum also includes more modern displays and some beautiful examples of the lacquer-work boxes the country is known for.
Fish Market Male
The Male fish market is another fun stop for any visit to the capital. The fish market is the soul of Male. Simply, you can walk around and look at all the diverse seafood on offer as well as its preparation makes for a fascinating visit. The fish market in Male is known for having giant tuna, octopus, and grouper.
The Club Faru Hotel
For those visiting Male, the Club Faru Hotel is a three-star hotel situated in the north of Male atoll, very close to the capital. The resort has several recreational amenities, including a swimming pool, a private beach (where western swimwear is allowed), water sports, and a spa. All the rooms are fully equipped with the usual hotel amenities. Additionally, business travelers can use the meeting facilities for a variety of corporate events. Male is an ideal location for any visitor to the Maldives, and especially for those who only have a few days to spend in the country. There are great activities; all smashed onto a small island, as well as great beaches. Also, visitors can go to other Islands by boat or fly over either day trip or even more.