Male is the capital and most Populus city of the Republic of Maldives – it is also one of the most densely populated islands in the world. Traditionally a King’s Island and the seat for ancient dynasties to rule, the city’s original name was Mahal. In recent years, the island has been considerably expanded through land-filling operations. Over the years, Malé has been the center of milestone events.
The city offers absolutely everything the heart could possibly desire. For those taking in the history of the city, the National Museum will paint a broad picture of the rich and dense past of the country. Similarly, Malé Hukuru Miskiy is the oldest mosque in the country, built-in 1656 with architecture words perhaps cannot come close to describing. Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, it is a must-visit.
For those who want to go sight-seeing, prepare to have your jaw drop to the floor, as the almost unparalleled beauty of the oceans, with waves swaying in a melodic motion, will have you coming back for more every time. Our only advice is to charge your cameras and mobiles because pretty much the entirety of Maldives is as picturesque as any postcard you’ve ever seen
The Somerset Hotel
M. Melaa, Keneree Magu, near National Museum, Male, 20191, Maldives
Tel.: +960 3009090