where is maldives island located

Where is Maldives Island located

Where is Maldives? Most people around the world talking and asking where is the island of Maldives located. A hidden Paradise.

Maldives Map with Atoll, Island Resort, Airport etc. If you can see the google map or in other big scale maps, you can only see a tiny dot in where is Maldives Island located. In first image shown below, I just enlarge a litle bit the Maldives map.




Maldives Islands located

distance from Maldives to sri lanka
Maldives is on the Southern Asia , (Latitude: 1° 58′ 38.09″ N Longitude: 73° 32′ 9.97″ E) 500 miles south-west of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. Considering that this country is near in the equator, there are only two season in the Maldives, the rainy season and dry season. It is composed of 1,190 beautiful coral Islands covering 90,000 square kilometers of the land, with more than 417,000 total Maldives population. Fishing, tourism and construction are the major source of their revenue. Mostly of the Island (land) in Maldives are owned by the government and rented by a businessman.


Rufiya (mvr),  the local currency in the Maldives. However, US dollar currency is widely accepted.

A detailed information with a world map and map of Maldives that shown and gives you an information where is Maldives exactly located.

Read: Average Cost in the Maldives

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The 1,190 Island of Maldives are divided into 20 natural Atoll from north to south:

♦ Thiladhunmathi Uthuruburi (Haa Alifu Atoll)   ♦ Thiladhunmathi Dhekunuburi (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)
♦ Miladhunmadulu Uthuruburi (Shaviyani Atoll)   ♦ Miladhunmadulu Dhekunuburi (Noonu Atoll)
♦ MMaalhosmadulu Uthuruburi (Raa Atoll)   ♦ Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi (Baa Atoll)
♦ Faadhippolhu (Lhaviyani Atoll)   ♦ Male Atholhu (Kaafu Atoll)
♦ KAri Atholhu Uthuruburi (Alifu Alifu Atoll)   ♦ Ari Atholhu Dhekunuburi (Alifu Dhaalu Atoll)
♦ Felidhe Atholhu (Vaavu Atoll)   ♦ Mulaku Atholhu (Meemu Atoll)
♦ Nilandhe Atholhu Uthuruburi (Faafu Atoll)   ♦ Nilandhe Atholhu Dhekunuburi (Dhaalu Atoll)
♦ Kolhumadulu (Thaa Atoll)   ♦ Hahdhunmathi (Laamu Atoll)
♦ Huvadhu Atholhu Uthuruburi (Gaafu Alifu Atoll)   ♦ Huvadhu Atholhu Dhekunuburi (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll)
♦ Fuvahmulah (Gnaviyani Atoll)   ♦ Addu Atholhu (Seenu Atoll)

Read: Maldivian traditional dress
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Click the Maldives Map for a bigger images.
Maldives map located in the world
Maldives Map, Maldives located

As you can see the image, the full Maldives map, atoll name, islands, airports, Resorts

Malé capital city of the Maldives, Mostly of the main office, bank, private and public school, College schools and businesses located in this City. With 103,693 population. Male island located at central part of Maldives, Kaafu atoll (Male atoll).
Map of Malé

Velana International Airport located at the Island of Hulhumale, 2 kilometer away from the Male City. Malé Atoll.

List of Airport in Maldives

    • Gan International Airport
    • Hanimaadhoo International Airport
    • Velana International Airport
    • Villa International Airport
    • Dharavandhoo Airport
    • Fuvahmulah Airport
    • Ifuru Airport
    • Kooddoo Airport
    • Kadhdhoo Airport
    • Kaadedhdhoo Airport
    • Dhaalu Airport
    • Thimarafushi Airport

Maldives Airports with Code and Location

Five star resort near Male’ or airport(5 to 20 minutes travel)

    ♦    Taj Exotica
    ♦    Sheraton Fullmoon Resort
    ♦    Kurumba Maldives
    ♦    Jumeirah Vittaveli
    ♦    Velassaru Maldives
More: Resorts near in Male Airport! Time consuming and  budget saving in transportation.
See the Top 10 resorts in Maldives.
Check: A budget water villa in Maldives that fits in your budget.

Tourism in Maldives

In 1972, tourism was introduced in the Maldives and developed in the past years. Kurumba was the first resort in the Maldives during that time with about 280 beds. In a short period of time, tourism in the Maldives rapidly grown and numbers of resorts developed. Tourism is the main source of revenue of the Maldives and still growing.


Dhivehi is a mother  tongue in the Maldives and English is their second language.

Maldives Weather

There are two season in the Maldives, the dry season from December to April and wet season from May to October. A lot of travelers love to go to Maldives in dry season, it is a busy season of the Maldives. Check more about the Weather of the Maldives.

How to reach Maldives

Neighboring country like Sri lanka and India there are ferries routing to the Maldives. Taken airplane is the best way to go to Maldives. Now, there’s a numbers of airports around the globe connect to the airports of Maldives. Male Airport (Velana International airport) is the main airport in the Maldives.(Related topic how to reach Maldives from)

Maldives Image

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Things to know before visiting in Maldives

More: 50 awesome photos in the Maldives

Spend holiday in the Maldives is great experience, there’s a lot of activities you can do such as (Water sports motorized and nonmotorized, Surfing, diving, snorkling, parasailing and more).

Hopping you can get an information of Where is Maldives island located. Here are some tips on how to travel in Maldives with a low budget. Be wise in planning your vacation and here some overview of the average Maldives cost. And be aware of the law in in the Maldives.




  1. I wanted to visit for honeymoon but missed it. I will definitely visit one day. Thanks for sharing the post. Loved to read.

    1. Maldives is waiting for you.

  2. Maldives looks beautiful ! I’ve seen pictures but would love to go here one day

    1. Maldives is truely Paradise, pictures tell only half a story.

  3. Maldives is a piece of Heaven – as I was told. It’s my dream to visit it for a few weeks at least.

  4. You’re so lucky to have visited Maldives its really a beautiful please wish I could go there someday. It’s in my bucketlist. Thank for this wonderful infos.

  5. How can I visit maldives and i need to know more about the cost there !!

    1. hi Mohamed.. Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required. Every traveler can acquired 30days visa free. you can check from airlines direct flights to Maldives.. Check my post about the cost staying in the Maldives it’s defend of the season and the best time to visit in Maldives.

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