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The capital of the Maldives, the city of Male, is a rather noisy, densely populated city and cannot boast of a large number of bright sights and iconic places, therefore, as a rule, it is not considered by tourists as an independent location for a vacation, but rather serves as a transit point for travelers.

Given the peculiarities of the Maldives transport system (for example, the dependence of ferries on weather conditions and seaplane flights only during daylight hours), as well as the desire of some guests of the city to look into all its secluded corners, sometimes it becomes necessary to relax in between flights and spend at least one night.

If you are planning to stay in Male, but do not want to spend a lot of time and money on transfers, check out our selection of hotels located in the immediate vicinity of the airport and choose the option that suits your preferences.


Hulhule Island Hotel

Located on Hulhule Island, just a short drive from Velana Airport, this hotel is frequently used by aircrews.

The hotel provides a free scheduled airport shuttle and has 136 rooms of various categories ranging from 26 to 54 square meters, many with ocean views.

There are many opportunities for leisure activities: a golf course, beach volleyball and basketball courts, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a billiard table and a gym for sports and fitness lovers. In addition, the hotel has a beach area where you can relax on a sun lounger and go snorkeling.

Water sports, diving, fishing and island tours can be arranged upon request.

The hotel has 6 restaurants and bars offering a variety of food and drinks combined with panoramic ocean views.

Within 2-3 kilometers from the hotel there are several beaches, ferry terminals, the National Museum and the football stadium, as well as famous sites such as Sultan Park and Republic Square.

Book a room at Hulhule Island Hotel.

Hulhule Island Hotel
Hulhule Island Hotel

Maagiri Hotel

This elegant 4-star hotel is a good choice for both business travelers and couples and families looking for a comfortable stay in the capital of the Maldives.

The distance from the airport to the hotel is about one and a half kilometers, which can be covered in a few minutes using the free hotel transfer.

Artificial Beach, Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, National Museum and Football Stadium, Republic Square, Sultan Park and Henveiru Park are within walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel has:

  • Coffee Curve, which has a light menu of sandwiches, hamburgers and pastries, as well as coffee and lighting drinks;
  • Faru Restaurant, serving buffet, express and à la carte meals;
  • Peak Terrace, where you can enjoy gourmet food and panoramic ocean views;
  • well equipped gym.

Hotel staff can arrange for guests to a number of facilities, including: Snorkeling , diving and fishing.

Book a room at Maagiri Hotel.

Maagiri Hotel
Maagiri Hotel

Samann Grand

Located in the heart of Male, this premium hotel offers modern rooms with beautiful city and ocean views.

The pride of the hotel is the Cloud restaurant, distinguished by exquisite cuisine, high-quality service and picturesque panoramic views of the capital and its surroundings.

The hotel has a well-equipped and spacious conference room for both business meetings and weddings.

In addition, the hotel offers a wide range of recreational activities including all types of water sports, night fishing, scuba diving, sunset cruises, picnics and island hopping.

There are grocery stores near the hotel. The distance from Samann Grand to Artificial Beach and the main attractions of Male is less than one kilometer, and the airport is about two kilometers.

The hotel has received numerous prestigious awards and is also the recipient of the "Traveler Review Award - 2021" from Booking and the "Certificate of Excellence - 2020" from TripAdvisor.

The Somerset Hotel

This modern and friendly hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of cafes, shops, city parks and the fish market. Rasfannu Beach and Artificial Beach are less than one kilometer from the hotel. The cozy rooms offer city views.

Guests can keep fit in the modern gym, while the hotel's Belle Amie restaurant serves the best of local and international cuisine.

The hotel offers a free transfer from the airport, which is a 15-minute drive away.

Book a room at The Somerset Hotel.

The Somerset Hotel
The Somerset Hotel

Hotel Jen Maldives Male by Shangri-La

Another good hotel with a welcoming atmosphere invites guests to settle in bright, spacious rooms and enjoy a 4-star holiday in the city center.

Here you can:

  • swim in the infinity pool with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean;
  • work out in the mini gym ;
  • pamper yourself with Asian massages and treatments at Aristo Spa ;
  • enjoy fresh Maldivian tuna and grilled meats at Azur Restaurant or sample South East Asian cuisine at 24-hour Lime Restaurant .

Upon request, the staff can arrange transfers from the airport, located two kilometers from the hotel, as well as a variety of excursions and entertainment.

The beach, National Museum and parks are less than one kilometer away.

Book a room at Hotel Jen Maldives Male by Shangri-La.

Hotel Jen' at Male
Hotel Jen' at Male

Hotel Octave

Conveniently located in the center of Male, this hotel offers honest service at reasonable prices.

The transfer takes about 20 minutes by car across the bridge connecting the airport with the capital.

The hotel has three types of rooms:

  • single budget, which are suitable for single travelers who prefer an inexpensive vacation;
  • deluxe , suitable for short stays;
  • mini suite with kitchenette and washing machine, suitable for long stays or for families with children.

The hotel restaurant Olive offers a la carte service and delivers food and drinks to your room.

Several cafes and restaurants, Rasfannu and Artificial beaches, the National Museum, a mosque and a fish market are within a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel.

The staff takes care of the guests' leisure, organizing for them photo shoots, excursions, fishing (including night fishing), snorkeling and diving, walking on sandbanks and visiting popular surf spots.

Hotel Octave
Hotel Octave

Tourist Inn

With friendly staff and a friendly atmosphere, this guest house in the center of Male offers accommodation in small, clean rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

There are restaurants near the hotel. The ferry terminal Vilingili and bus station are also within walking distance. Rasfannu Beach is about 600 meters away, while the main attractions are within 1 kilometer.

Nap Corner - Nap for Sale

This capsule-type hotel (hostel) offers a rather interesting format of recreation for tourists who are not burdened with luggage and high requirements for the organization of recreation.

For a fairly moderate fee (the first hour is charged at $ 10, and for each additional hour, $ 1.50 is charged), here you can take a nap in a small capsule unit, made in a futuristic style, and take a shower, leaving your belongings in a separate locker ...

Each sleeping capsule is equipped with a lighting and socket control system.

Customers not in need of rest but just wanting to freshen up can buy only the shower, which is charged $ 5.00.

In the immediate vicinity of the hostel there is a cafe, a grocery store and a beach area, and the distance to the main metropolitan attractions does not exceed one and a half kilometers.

The airport is about 3 kilometers away. The hotel does not provide transport services, so you can get to the location on the ferry (ferry terminal Villingili is 500 meters from the hostel), bus or taxi.

If you have not yet decided where to stay in Male or the Maldives, fill out the form and our managers will select the best offers for you according to your requests.


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