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Artificial Beach, Maldives Overview

Artificial Beach, Male is one of the most beautiful and only human-made beach in the Maldives and for a good reason. With breathtaking views and a pleasant climate, this beach, shaped like a crescent, has earned its spot as one of the most popular and liked tourist destinations. At first glance, the beach does not appear to be an artificial one at all. In fact, even though the water is not as deep as is on the natural beaches, it is a famed swimming spot for the locals and visitors alike.

With a plethora of lounging areas, cafes and barbecues for the food connoisseurs, and a plethora of water sports for the adventurous, the Artificial Beach is amazing in every sphere! Moreover, it is an exciting hub for fun-filled cultural activities which include, but are not limited to, colourful carnivals, live music concerts, and parades.

In addition to being a haven for foodies and beach lovers, Artificial Beach in Male is also ideal for spending lovely, serene evenings. Long walks on the beach while taking in the picturesque sunset is an absolute must. All in all, this beach can be appropriately called the sunny side of life!

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Being the capital of Maldives, Male has some food joints serving sumptuous dishes. Once you are done exploring the spectacular Artificial Beach, you are bound to treat yourself with some scrumptious bites of delicious food.

1. Newport Restaurant: With excellent food in an excellent seafront location, the Newport Restaurant has an enormous range of dishes, from fantastic falafels to giant prawns.
2. Sala Thai Restaurant: This restaurant is a beautifully adorned restaurant that serves authentic Thai food with a huge variety of curries, soups and noodles.
3. Seagull Café House: The Artificial Beach also has the Seagull Café House. Here, along with delicious food, you can also enjoy relaxing in one of the finest environments with a beautiful terrace and a downstairs garden. Be it wraps or pasta, grills or fish, you can grab a huge bite of some of the most delectable dishes here.
4. Oxygen Café: Finally, the famed Oxygen Café is an ambient restaurant which serves multi-cuisine food. From breakfast to dinner with lunch and snacks in between, this place is a popular space among tourists and locals alike for every meal.

In addition to these, the gorgeous Artificial Beach has a number of food shacks and restaurants where you can sit and gorge on some of the most appetising delights!


To reach the Artificial Beach in Male, you can take the bus 401, 402, 403 or 404 from Male. Taxis are also available.

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