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South Male Atoll

Ultimate guide (July 2024)
South Male Atoll is an atoll being the nearest one to the south of Maldives International Airport. This is a great option, if you don't want to spend a lot of time or money for transfer. In general, its beaches are pretty good by the Maldivian standards, though not the best in the country. Maafushi is the most famous island. It's notable as the first local island in the Maldives with international guesthouses. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This island ranks #12 of the "Best atolls in the Maldives"
Rating: 8.5 - 559 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 3.994231, 73.44046
See also: Best islands in South Male Atoll

Hotels [edit]

Budget travelers prefer Maafushi, as well as other local islands. Price fares and service can vary greatly from hotel to hotel, so it is best to read the latest reviews.

As for the islands resorts, it is worth mention inexpensive Fihalhohi and Biyadhoo. Or you may stay at Maafushi, and take daily tours to private islands. Please note, that all island resorts have a limit on the daily guests. So sometimes you won't be able to get anywhere.

How to get there [edit]

Fly to Male International Airport (MLE). Next get by the speedboat of your hotel (about US$150 per person per way).

To get to the local islands, it is best to take public government ferry # 311 or # 310 ( These are ships being large enough. The service is good, while the ticket costs less than US$5 (paid in a local currency).

When to go [edit]

The high season in Maldives is a dry period in the winter half of the year. However, the summer has also many great sunny days.

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See also other islands nearby:

Maldives, Maafushi island, Kaani resort near antenna 5.8
8.1 km to the south-east
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives
Rating: 5.8 (8489 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Oblu Select island, beach 8.4
28 km to the north
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, North Male Atoll
Rating: 8.4 (563 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Taj Coral Reef beach 8.3
53 km to the north
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, North Male Atoll
Rating: 8.3 (277 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu atoll, Fulidhoo island beach 8.3
55 km to the south
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives
Rating: 8.3 (1202 votes)
Maldives, North Ari atoll (Alifu Alifu), Constance Halaveli 8.6
68 km to the west
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, Ari atoll
Rating: 8.6 (615 votes)
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