Where to Stay in South Male Atoll

The Maldives Hotels and Travel Guide


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Updated September, 2022

Hotels in the South Male are in line with the first-rate status of this very popular atoll near the Male airport. With stunning beaches and world-class diving, South Male atoll is a version of its northern neighbor, but more peaceful and quiet place for an unforgettable honeymoon or family vacation in the Maldives. However, at The Marina @ CROSSROADS you will also find the nightlife fun, too, with lots of good restaurants, lively bars and meeting places.

South Male atoll Hotels, resorts and guesthouses can accommodate all type of travellers whatever their taste, requirements and budget. Accessible by boat, from three to five star accommodation choices are plentiful. As one of the most developed atoll in Maldives, the South Male has all the assets needed for its visitors to spend a memorable vacation. Plan your accommodation ahead of time and just relax in South Male atoll.

South Male Atoll Best Hotels

10 Best South Male Atoll Hotels

10 Best South Male Atoll Hotels

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10 Best Kaafu Atoll Hotels

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Top 10 Best Guraidhoo Hotels

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10 Best Malé City Hotels

10 Best Malé City Hotels

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Best Hotels near Male Airport

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10 Best Resorts near Male Airport

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Featured Luxury Resorts

Adaaran Club Rannalhi aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Diving, Activity, Wedding, Value

Highlights:
  • 96 Rooms and Water Villas
  • 45-minutes by speedboat from Male airport
  • Fine beaches; A great House reef snorkeling;
  • All Inclusive meal plan
  • Restaurant and bar, Dive and Water Sports center, Mandara Spa, pool
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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

Best Experience for: Couples, Diving, Activity, Wedding

Highlights:
  • 50 Water Villas with Private Pool & Jacuzzi
  • 15-minutes by speedboat from Male airport
  • Four restaurants and bars, Dive and Water Sports center, Mandara Spa, pool
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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Best Experience for: Families, Couples, Surfing, Activity, Wellness, Value

Highlights:
  • 110 beach villas and over water suites
  • 30-minutes by speedboat from Velana (Male) airport
  • Over water spa, surf school and water sports centre
  • Exciting indoor & outdoor activities for our young guests
  • Two Islands One Great Pricу: Access to facilities at sister resort Veli (for guests over 18 years or families with dinner reservations)
  • Six restaurants and bars, Dive and Water Sports center, overwater Spa, large infinity pool
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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort water bungalows

Best Experience for: Adults Only, Wellness, Activities, Meetings, Value

Highlights:
  • 67 over water, ocean and beach villas with pools
  • 30-minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport
  • Couples’ spa journeys, Cinema under the stars o your own private island, and Dining by Design
  • Two Islands One Great Pricу: Access to facilities at sister resort Anantara Dhigu
  • Eight restaurants and bars, Dive and Water Sports center, Spa, infinity pool
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Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Best Experience for: Ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Groups, Wellness

Highlights:
  • Private island with just 20 beach houses, all with private pool
  • 30 minutes by boat from Male airport
  • 24-hour dedicated Kuwaanu (Butler) service
  • Endless experiences and activities
  • No-menu dining concept; Access to facilities at sister resorts Anantara Dhigu and Veli
  • Restaurant and lounge, Dive and Water Sports center, Spa
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Biyadhoo Island Resort water sports

Best Experience for: Couples, Solo, Diving, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 96 beach front standard rooms in 2 storey buildings
  • 45-minutes by speedboat from Male airport
  • A fabulous house reef snorkeling; The diving at Biyadhoo is a real highlight
  • Buffet restaurant and bar, Dive and Water Sports center, Spa
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COMO Cocoa Island overwater spa

Best Experience for: Ultra Luxury, Honeymoon, Groups, Wellness, Diving, Wedding

Highlights:
  • Newly refreshed 33 overwater suites and one-to-three bedroom villas with pools
  • Speedboat transfer takes 45 minutes from Male International Airport
  • Fine beaches
  • Restaurant and bar, Dive and Water Sports center, COMO Shambhala Spa
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Embudu Village Resort aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Solo, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Value

Highlights:
  • 122 beach bungalows and water villas
  • 35 minutes by speedboat from Velana airport
  • An amazing house reef and scuba diving experience
  • A buffet-style restaurant and bar, Dive and Water Sports center, Spa
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Fihalhohi Island Resort water villas

Best Experience for: Couples, House Reef Snorkelling, Value

Highlights:
  • 138 Beach Rooms and Water Villas
  • 45 minutes by speedboat from Male airport
  • The island has a superb house reef and a fine beaches
  • Restaurant and three bars, PADI dive center, spa, 24-hour fitness center
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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives water villas

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Groups, Meetings, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 178 rooms, suites, beach and overwater villas
  • 15-min by speedboat from Malé
  • Hotel is 450 meters from The Marina @ CROSSROADS
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive center, swimming pool, kids club, spa, fitness centre
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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma aerial

Best Experience for: Families, Groups, Meetings, Diving, Surfing, Value

Highlights:
  • 160 rooms, suites and villas in differ categories
  • 40-min by speedboat from Malé airport
  • Six restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive center, Surfing school, swimming pool, childrens club, spa, fitness centre
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OZEN LIFE MAADHOO aeriali

Best Experience for: Luxury All Inclusive, Honeymoon, Families, Underwater dining, Wellnes

Highlights:
  • 90 beach and water Villas and Pavilions with private pools
  • 45-min by speedboat from Velana International airport
  • The INDULGENCE™ Plan – a uniquely exclusive holiday plan; M6m Underwater restaurant
  • Seven restaurants and bars, Kids club, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, overwater spa, tennis court
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OZEN Reserve Bolifushi:water retreats with slide

Best Experience for: Luxury All Inclusive, Couples, Families, Groups, Wedding, Wellness

Highlights:
  • 82 Beach and Water Villas and Reserves with pools + Royal Reserve
  • 20-min by speedboat from Malé airport
  • The RESERVE™ Plan for an ultra-luxe tropical holiday
  • Water villas with slide, ice rink
  • Five restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, infinity pool, kids club, award-winning spa
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Rihiveli Maldives Resort aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Solo, Activities, Diving, Value

Highlights:
  • 50 beach and garden bungalows
  • 50-min by speedboat from Velana International airport
  • The most naturally-beautiful resort in Maldives
  • Restaurant and bar, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, spa
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SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection By Hilton aerial

Best Experience for: Families, Couples, Spa, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 198 beach and water villas
  • 15-min by speedboat from Velana International airport
  • Located in Emboodhoo Lagoon and connected directly to the CROSSROADS: dining to leisure, fashion, and entertainment
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, swimming pool, kids club, spa, fitness
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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa  water villas

Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Couples, Wellness, Diving

Highlights:
  • 64 impeccably designed villas and suites with Butler Service
  • 15-minutes by speedboat from Male
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, infinity pool, Jiva Grande Spa
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Velassaru Maldives beach

Best Experience for: Couples, Groups, Activities, Diving

Highlights:
  • 129  Beach and water villas with pools
  • 25-minutes by speedboat from Male Airport.
  • Near Male city; Fine beaches
  • Five restaurants and two bars, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, overwater spa, fitness centre, tennis court, large infinity pool.
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Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi earial

Best Experience for: Ultra-Luxury, Couples, Families, Groups, Wellness

Highlights:
  • 138 appointed overwater and beach villas with pools
  • a 30-minute luxury yacht ride from Male Airport
  • Spanning across three islands; Aqua Wellness Centre; A great house reef snorkeling;
  • 11 truly unique dining experiences, 5-star PADI dive and water sports center, over-water spa, infinity pool, fitness, tennis
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South Male Atoll Budget Accommodation

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