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If you only have one day in the Maldives, it’s likely you’re doing a stopover in Male. The best way to see the Maldives in one day is to wander around Male, which is compact and easy to navigate. Start off with breakfast at cozy coffee shop Shell Beans before hitting the tourist circuit—the Old Friday Mosque, which dates back to 1656, the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. For lunch, try the seafood at Symphony, a local restaurant that’s been open since the early 90s and is enormously popular. After lunch, find yourself a beach spot and take a dip in the Maldives’ clear, warm waters. You’ll certainly be able to while away several hours on the white sand beaches. If you can tear yourself away from the beach, Sala Thai Restaurant will reward you with authentic spicy Thai dishes like tom yum (spicy soup).