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South Male Atoll

Ultimate guide (August 2023)
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 #11 of the "Best atolls in the Maldives"
Rating: 8.5 - 341 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.

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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).

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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 (6845 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi beach 8.4
28 km to the north
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, North Male Atoll
Rating: 8.4 (421 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Reethi Rah 8.3
53 km to the north
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, North Male Atoll
Rating: 8.3 (206 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu atoll, Fulidhoo island beach 8.3
55 km to the south
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives
Rating: 8.3 (617 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 (510 votes)
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