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10 things to do in Male while waiting for your transfer to the resort – Explore, enjoy and be enriched!

A resort holiday in the Maldives is popular due to the pristine beaches, glorious weather and turquoise waters surrounding them in addition to the resort facilities. Make the most of your time whilst you await the transfer to the resort to explore other interesting facets of this unique Archipelago.


Enjoy the Sultan Park

In proximity to the international airport, this section of the gardens of the Royal Palace is an oasis of greenery and nature's beauty complementing a serene atmosphere making it a great site for strolls, picnics and even for photography as done by visitors awaiting transfers to luxury Maldives resorts.


Visit the Tsunami Monument

This fascinating monument built in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the devastating Tsunami of December 2004, is worth a visit. Set in a tranquil location fitting the purpose of the monument, the engraved rods carry the names of those who lost their lives. The 20 steel spheres circle the edifice signifying the atolls in the Maldives, while the pillars symbolize the waves of the Tsunami.


Do a drive on Sinamale Bridge

Also known as the China Maldives friendship bridge, this 2.1km long bridge connecting Male to the Hulhule airport is ideal for a picturesque drive overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean as enjoyed by guests at Heritance Aarah Maldives awaiting their complimentary resort transfer. The entrance archway has an Islamic Depiction in honour of the national religion.


Admire Hukuru Miskiy

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this holy mosque in Male, dating back to 1658 beholds spectacular craftsmanship, cultural and historical value and is venerated by locals and admired by visitors.


Iconic Masjidh Al Sulthan Muhammad

This well known Islamic Centre of the Maldives in Male is considered to be an Islamic Architectural marvel, whilst being the largest mosque in the country. The golden dome and fascinating minaret make it even more outstanding. Well worth a visit while you await a transfer to the resort.


Visit Mulee Aage

Dating back to 1906, this building in Male is the residence of the President of the Maldives. An old-world charm complements the colonial architecture whilst the interior provides an insight into the past of the country.


Explore the National Museum

Home to antiques from various eras of the country from times of Buddhism to Islam, this 03 storeyed building is another unique place to gain an in-depth understanding of the Maldives.


The artificial beach

This spectacular man-made beach is as good as the natural beaches of the Maldives. It seems the perfect beach with scenic surroundings and experiencing this will be a novelty worth trying out.


Hulhumale Island

Having emerged from beneath the waters, this is an artificial island on reclaimed land sitting on the south of North Male atoll and promises to be an ambitious beacon of development for the Maldives.


Do a catamaran sailing

Experience riding the great waves of the Arabian Sea with your friends or family as you await the transfer to the resort. A memorable sailing experience.

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