Male City is the Maldives capital, Male Island is known for its historic mosques and colorful buildings, and different tourist attractions.
Maldives capital city, has a population of about 150,000 citizens, and is one of the world's smallest national capitals.
Male is the best chance to see the ‘real’ Maldives, and see the colored buildings surrounded by crystal blue waters.
Male, capital of Maldives, has all the traditional and local markets, at the main market you can find local produce and souvenirs, from freshly caught fish, fruits and vegetables, to handmade products and accessories.
If you're staying in Male Maldives, make sure you stay at one of the best hotels in Male, such as Hulhule Island Hotel, known as the Airport Hotel, or places like The Somerset Hotel, Hotel Jen Male and Hotel Octave.
Or book your stay in a resort near Male, the closest one is Centara Ras Fushi Resort, 20 minutes away by speedboat.
Other hotels and resorts near Male, are Niyama Maldives, Huvafen Fushi, The Residence Maldives, and Anantara Veli Resort and Spa, to name a few.
Also when you're in Male, make sure you visit The National Museum, in Sultan Park, as it showcases regional artifacts like ancient weapons and sultans' thrones.
If you're going to the north part of the city, pass by Huskuru Miskiiy, which is a 17th century mosque built of coral stone and housing intricate wood carvings.
The best time to visit Male are the months of March and April, when it is mostly sunny and perfect beach season.
The coldest month is September at 28°C (82°F), and July is considered to be the wettest month in Male, Maldives.
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