WHAT OUR FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM LOCATIONS IN THE MALDIVES
The Maldives consists of approximately 1,196 coral islands, famous for their paradise island locations of tranquil turquoise blue waters, white sand beaches, coral reefs, surf breaks, luxury resorts, over-the-water bungalows, and wild tropical greenery. Most of the islands are privately owned or are resorts.
Agricultural film locations includes small plantations of coconuts, bananas, breadfruit, papayas, and mangoes. Dhoni fishing boats are available for filming. Tourism is the economic mainstay.
Malé is the capital and main entry point by air. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Malé is known for its mosques and colourful buildings. Film locations of note include the Friday Mosque, National Museum, Republic Square, Mulee’aage, Tsunami Monument, Sinamalé Bridge, and Malé fish market. Most productions only transit through Malé on their way to the luxury resorts and paradise island locations the Maldives are famous for.
Some noteworthy paradise islands and atolls include Alimatha, Amilla Fushi, Anbaraa, Baa, Baros, Bathala, Biyadhoo, Bodu Mora, Cocoa, Dhigu, Fihalhohi, Finolhu Kanifushi, Fulhadhoo, Gan, Hadahaa, Halaveli, Hulhumale, Kanifushi, Kihaad, Kihavah Huravalhi, Komandoo, Kuramathi, Laamu, Landaa Giraavaru, Lankanfushi, Maafushi, Meeru, Mirihi, Nalaguraidhoo, Omadhoo, Reethi Rah, Sun, Thulusdhoo, Ukulhas, Vaadhoo, Vabbinfaru, Veligandu, Villingili, to name only a few.