24 Hours in Male City, Maldives

24 Hours in Male City, Maldives

So you’ve booked your holiday in the Maldives to enjoy the swaying palm trees along soft white, sandy beaches, famous turquoise waters and colorful marine life. Your trip also includes a transit stop in Male’ City and you have no idea what to do with your time. Champa Central Hotel offers a quick guide on how to spend 24 hours in the capital of the Maldives.


Having booked your ideal room category with Champa Central Hotel, our friendly representatives at counter #59 in the Arrival Hall of Velana International Airport will provide you with information on how to purchase your ticket for a 10-minute ferry ride aboard a traditional Dhoni to the capital of Maldives. The Hotel also provides a complimentary taxi transfer from Jetty number 9, where our guests arrive via the Airport Ferry.



Start the day with the most important meal, a varied and freshly prepared buffet breakfast at our Ala Restaurant on our 9th Floor – recommended by both local and international guests. Whether you prefer cereal and yogurt or a savory breakfast, there’s something for everyone. Served daily from 0730 to 1000.


Submarine Excursion

Book a Submarine Excursion for a look into the amazing underwater world of the Maldives from the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine with 24 large view ports for amazing photo opportunities. The submarine dives to the depth of 40m for a close up viewing of the beautiful coral reef and colorful tropical fish. Available upon request, 24-hours in advance and subject to availability.



After a magical underwater experience, enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch at our Ala Restaurant on the 9thFloor of the Hotel.  Our chefs prepare a variety of tastefully crafted cuisine to suit your palate, including Khao Pad Goong and Nasi Goreng. Ala Restaurant is open from 1230 to 1400.


Sightseeing Tour

Head out into the city streets and explore the most popular tourist attractions from our conveniently located Hotel. Take a guided tour through the famous Old Friday Mosque, the bustling fish market, fresh fruit and vegetable market, Sultan's Park and more. Along the way you will also have the chance to shop for souvenirs in the local stores and boutiques. Available upon request, 24-hours in advance and subject to availability.


Unwind and Refresh

Return to the comfort of your modern and air-conditioned Room to refresh after a day filled with adventure. Take the opportunity to enjoy a scenic sunset from our famous rooftop. Order a fresh cup of coffee or your favorite smoothie and add some Shisha to inspire your late afternoon and enjoy a calming atmosphere.



Don’t miss the popular Theme Nights held at our Roof Top Restaurant, from BBQ delicacies to Indian and Sri Lankan Nights combined with beautiful views overlooking the city of Male’. Theme Night Buffets are hosted daily, subject to weather conditions from 2000 to 2200. For dessert, choose from our Mövenpick Ice Cream selection and enjoy a cooling treat!


Your check-out is just as seamless, with bags full of memories from the 24 hours spent in the colorful city of Male’. Our team will assist with your complimentary taxi transfer back to Jetty number 9 in order for you to enjoy the ferry ride back to Velana International Airport and on your way to more unforgettable experiences of the Maldives Islands.


Start your transit adventure with Champa Central Hotel.