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Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

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Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

Hi,

We are visiting Maldives in mid October and about to book a 2am return flight to make most of our time there. After check out from our resort, we hope to come to Male and spend the day there. Is it safe to hang out and is there much to do in Male, say up to 10-11pm?

Or would be have to check into a hotel?

Thanks

Divide, Colorado
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1. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

have dinner in the trader's hotel ... there is nothing else to do

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2. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

Male is very busy in the evenings. You can go for a bit of walk and it's safe if you stay in the busy areas, you might see the fish market in action which is "interesting". Traders is nice with great views but a bit sterile, our favourite restaurant is the Seahouse which is located above the ferry terminal building where the boat from the airport arrives.

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Male comes to life at night - its an experience I have never encountered anywhere else in the world. If you dont fancy Traders, then places like the seagull cafe will be open for dinner (and wonderful ice cream) and it is quite an experience to eat in a restaurant with a tree growing up the middle! Male however is very hot indeed even when the sun has set.

If walking around Male take care in crossing the roads - cars and motorbikes take no notice of pedestrian crossings - even when the green man is lit!!

However as much as I love Male, if I was travelling I would book a day room at HIH and just chill

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4. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

Hi

It makes no sense at all to book a 2 am flight to 'make the most of your time there' and then spend a day in Male you haven't said which resort but if it's a seaplane it could leave any time from about 2 to 5.00 pm depending on others passengers which you won't know until the evening before you leave. If it;s a boat ride they will operate in the dark. Most everyone on here would say a couple of hours in Male a small, hot ,dusty, overcrowded and totally dry island is more than enough.

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5. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

Male is not the most exciting of places and a few hours there will give you more than enough time to see and do everything. Although it's a nice place, if you don't go there you haven't missed anything.

Regarding safety, Male is a safe place, much more so than any European city even late at night, however bear in mind that we're going through general elections in September and October which means there may be anti-government demonstrations. Sometimes these get quite heated. There's no danger to tourists (the protests are strictly against/for the government) but I would advise avoiding Male if you can just to be on the safe side.

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Have to agree with kanthony, booking a 2 am flight so you can hang around male is not really the best idea. its not really that great that you would want to.

book the best flight times for you, and if it means you HAVE to spend time in Male, then you can go for something to eat, go to a hotel or have a wander round, but dont take a early morning flight like this to enable it.

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7. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

I wonder if the OP knows that the airport and Male are not on the same island .

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8. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

Maybe not,,,how late does the ferry run?

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9. Re: Is there much to do / safe in Male late night?

The ferry goes all night. (copy and paste job below).

FROM MALE CITY TO AIRPORT

Every 10 minutes from morning 06:00 AM to 02:30 AM

Every 30 minutes from morning 02:30 AM to 04:00 AM

Every 15 minutes from morning 04:00 AM to 06:00 AM

FROM AIRPORT TO MALE CITY

Every 10 minutes from morning 06:00 AM to 02:30 AM

Every 30 minutes from morning 02:30 AM to 04:00 AM

Every 15 minutes from morning 04:00 AM to 06:00 AM

On Fridays ferries operate every 10 minutes from morning 06:00 AM to 00:00 AM.

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