Holidays in North Male Atoll
The North Male Atoll sits close to the centre of the Maldives island chain and is the main centre of tourism. It is 32 miles long and contains about 50 islands including Male’ and the International Airport. In Male’, you will find the golden-domed Friday Mosque and local markets packed with fresh produce, local wares and souvenirs. The atoll’s beautiful islands feature luxurious resorts offering a range of facilities including exhilarating water-sports, pampering spas and sophisticated restaurants. Scuba enthusiasts from around the globe are lured to the area by amazing coral formations, shipwrecks and schools of tropical fish. The Maldives’ most famous dive site, the Banana Reef, is in the area. This atoll is also a haven for surfers with the Maldives’ most famous surf break, ‘Cokes’ on the island of Thulusdhoo. With so many attractions and resorts, it is easy to see why the North Male Atoll is the most popular area in the Maldives.
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