Getting to Male
Cheap Male flights from Australia depart from many Australian capital cities which require a stopover in Asia. Flights to Male are approximately 4 or 5 hours from Asian hubs.
Airlines from Australia
One stop flights to Male are available from Australia on the following airlines. Connections are available via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul or Beijing.
China Southern Airlines
Male International Airport (MLE)
Male’s airport is located on a neighboring island just a five minute ferry ride away. Both water and air taxis are available at time of arrival. Many resorts offer free ferry service for booked guests if pre-arranged before arrival.
Male is the capital and largest city of the island nation of Maldives, located in the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. Just several hundred kilometers from India and just a short flight west, Male is the gateway to a stunning stretch of islands that have become known for their remote beauty, gorgeous beaches and clear, shallow waters. The city of Male encompasses an entire island, one which sits at the northern end of a long chain of small, inviting atolls. The entire island is less than 2 kilometers long and only 1 kilometer wide and can be easily navigated on foot however many of the main sites of interest are located in one small area on the northern shore.
Many tourists continue on to the other islands where private resorts inhabit secluded areas of the country, but if you’re looking for a bit of cultural flavor then a stop in Male should be on your itinerary. Markets line the busy streets while locals can be found enjoying an afternoon at South West Harbor where many of the city’s cafes and restaurants are located. From here there are ferries to nearby islands to excellent snorkeling and swimming areas. While there is little in the way of museums or other cultural outlets, Male is a unique city with its own distinct flavor.