The second beach we visited along the south west corner of Villingili
Don’t Visit Villingili:
- If you want a party seen on the beach. Villingili is a picnic beach, but it’s not Cancun!
- If you want a wide selection of restaurants to choose from. The selection of restaurants on Villingili is not very extensive in comparison to Malé.
- If you like energetic streets (like in Mumbai, or Bangkok) then Villingili will seem super sleepy.
Where did we stay during this trip?
We visited Villingili a few times during our stay in the Maldives. Since it’s so accessible from Male, we opted to stay in the capital near the ferry pier. This made it very convenient for us to catch the affordable ferries throughout the country using Male as our main hub. We stayed at Marble Hotel in Male. It was located about 300 meters from the pier which was awesome. The staff were friendly, but the property could use and overall face-lift. At the time of writing it had a score of 6.5/10 based on 179 verified guest reviews. Based on our experience in Male, you might want to consider these positively reviewed properties:
Sala Boutique Hotel – rated 8.6/10 based on 232 verified guest reviews at the time of writing.
The Somerset Hotel – rated 8.4/10 based on 314 verified guest reviews at the time of writing.
Please take note that we are not directly affiliated with any of these properties. These are just our honest suggestions for places to stay.
Want to find the cheapest rooms in the Maldives?
We also found that the accommodation options on Villingili were quite limited in comparison to Malé. It’s more practical to book with the world’s best price comparison site and use Male as your base as your base to explore other outlying islands. Using a comparison site such as www.hotelscombined.com to book your rooms in the Maldives is a strong option because they offer the widest selection with the cheapest possible prices. Many of our readers also prefer to book with www.agoda.com and www.booking.com. I have created links to their property lists to save you some time:
Rooms in Male – www.agoda.com
Rooms in Male – www.booking.com
Compare Room Prices in Male – www.hotelscombined.com
If you happen to have some questions or comments regarding Villingili, Malé or our trip to the Maldives in general, please feel free to comment below. Be sure to have a safe and enjoyable trip to the mesmerizing Maldives!