Malé is the capital of the Maldives with a land area of approximately 1.92sq km with a population of 103,693 residents. Malé is the main trading centre and thus the main point of contact with the outside world.
The Sanskrit word “Maladiv” means a garland of islands. With its natural charm and beauty, the Maldives is widely described as the last paradise on earth.
Vabbinfaru Island is located 17 km North West from Malé International Airport. It occupies three hectares of a formerly uninhabited island with a natural beach all around the island. “Vabbin” in Dhivehi (the language spoken in the Maldives), meaning round land, and “Faru” meaning reef, describe the nature of the island.