The capital of the Maldives occupies its own island, and is a bustling city of over 200,000 people. It’s vibrant, colourful, and incredibly friendly, making it one of the more relaxed world capitals. It has that wonderfully laid-back island feel that visitors love. Don’t see Malé as simply a ‘stopping off’ point – take the time to explore this exciting location and you’ll find a rich culture and active nightlife. If you do need to take a breather, simply hop on a ferry to the local islands of Hulhumalé and Vilimalé for some chill-out time on the beach.
It's small enough to explore on foot, and you’ll find all of the major attractions conveniently clustered around the north shore, making it super-easy to pack everything into a couple of days’ exploring.
This is a destination that is quite literally expanding – as more artificial land is created, Malé is getting larger, but don’t worry about getting lost: simply look for the giant flagpole in the middle of Jumhooree Maidhaan (Republic Square) and you’ll soon be able to find your way back to your hotel!