Kaafu Atoll is where the capital of Maldives, Malé lies and consists of two separate atolls; North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll. It is the largest and most well-known atoll in the Maldives, and is where the biggest economic and tourist population lies as well. Located in the center of the atoll chain, Malé comprises 80 islands, 12 of which are inhabited. Practically all the uninhabited islands in this region are now tourist resorts, or used for industrial purposes.

The Main airport in the country, Velana International Airport, is also in Kaafu Atoll.

Malé, the capital of Maldives is known for its dense population, skyscrapers and paved roads; where the streets are always bustling, noisy and full of life. There are dozens of amazing restaurants, museums, shops, lively markets and various attractions for tourists on day trips/excursions to choose from.

North Malé Atoll is also known as a haven for surfers, both locals and foreigners alike. There are many surf breaks to enjoy, such as Lohi’s Break; Raalhugandu, the local surf break in the city; and Ninjas, a slow right-hander which is good for beginners and longboarders. 

Map of Kaafu Atoll, Maldives