a peacefull island
Favorite thing: Malé Island is a peacefull place and all of the island is covered by buildings. Male is the capital of the Maledives, an island that is about 1 km long and 2 km wide and more than 65000 people are living there.
Male Island is great for a stop-over of maybe 1 day,
BUT as a place for a bathing-vacation it is
a waste of time and money !
Lots of other islands in the Maledives are better for that !
Fondest memory: I made a walk of about 3 hours through the town and always felt perfectely safe and welcome by the local people. No beggars in the street, no tourist-scams, I really had a great time there just 1 day after my bad experiences in Colombo/Sri Lanka.
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Adaptor plugs in Maldives
Favorite thing: Malidives uses 230V, 50Hz.
The outlets in Maldives are possibly the most varied that I have witnessed in any of my travels. The outlets vary in shape, size, 2-pin, 3-pin, etc.
Provided you do not use devices that require a grounding post, the plugs are compatible with common European 2-pin, possibly Swiss 3-pin, possibly Danish round-pin;
Some locations will also have the "old" British 3-pin outlet or the US/Japan 2-pin (type A)
It is best when going to the Maldives to bring a universal multi-adapter since it may be hard to guarantee which outlet you will find.
traffic jam in the Maldives
Favorite thing: Male - the capital. A tiny island, about 2 km long and 1 km large - and 65000 people inhabiting it. Of course this causes traffic jams... which is not exactly your idea of a maldivian island. male is the "other" Maldives: tall white concrete buildings, hundreds of little streets, one beach - artificial by the way. Definitely not pretty, but truly intriguing.
Fondest memory: It's really clean and tidy - and has some interesting mosques, modern and old - and very little else in terms of things to see. Male is bursting, and new islands are being taken over or built to make room for the new Males.