We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Male Local Market

Male
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 2 Shopping in Male
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
61 visitor photos
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    16
    20
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A must see. Try some dry fish. Friendly place, small area but neat place to experience. The locals are always willing to show case their vegetables, fruits or nuts they have harvested.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hopped onto Male just for couple of hours during my week-long holiday in the Maldives for scuba diving holiday. Was recommended by the boat crew to visit this market and it was interesting. The only downside was that it was cramped especially the walkways, but that didn't bother me when I wasn't in a rush. The market is right next... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent, Ohio, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is interesting as you get to see alot of locally produced products.. as well as imported i guess. Great to see women shopping around, and there are lots of new things to taste and explore. Make sure to grab something to take home with you. try "rihahakuru" a fish made product which is dark brown in color.. fish... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bandung,Indonesia
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
236 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited the local market on 25 June 2014 ,which located very near to the fish market on Boduthakurufaanu Magu.Metal roofed shelter looked a like , sacks piled outside.Line of motorcycles parked by the street.This local market is not too big , vendors and hawkers are friendly, you can get around this market by just 45 minutes.Fruits like bananas,watermelons ,vegetables ,some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Curitiba, PR
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I visited rapidly the market and it is an interesting place to visit and see local food and traditions. It is really not a touristic attraction but those like me will enjoy talking to locals and tasting the different food. It only takes about 30-40 minutes to visit everything, but it is worth.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Maldives has been top destination spot for tourists from west. This place very highly priced and shop selling goods are all marked up imported stuff (international standard). I went in looking for locally produced/manufactured souvenirs, but disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
76 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Male is a tiny island and so this market is small. It is right across the wet fish market and consists of a corrugated iron roofed building with short stretches of stalls and multiple entrances. Here you will find the famous dried Maldive Fish and the delicious smoked tuna. The vendors are happy to offer free samples!. There are other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I thought it will be more exotic. in general rather disappointing. Dark barracks, if you don't go, you will not miss a lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Get a feel of what the locals live with. This is where they shop for their fresh produce of fruit and vegetables. Oh and you get to try the coconut juice cut fresh for you for about $2.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Male
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

While many visits the Maldives for it's finest beaches, the local market is a must. Many resorts and hotels have their Maldivian Night theme during events nights however mixed with modern styles. The local market will open your eyes further. You will see how a real local dress up, how they see you as a normal and local like person... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Male Local Market also viewed

Male, North Male Atoll
Male, North Male Atoll
 
Male, North Male Atoll
Male, North Male Atoll
 

Been to Male Local Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Male Local Market, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing