Location The Islands of the Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean, 600kms from the Indian coastline. Fig1. World Map showing the location of the Maldives. (Credit to ontheworldmap.com) Fig2. Distance between the Maldives and the coast of India. (Credit to distancefromto.net) Fig3. Map showing the islands of the Maldives. (Credit to divezone.net) Fig4. Aerial view of Male, capital of the Maldives.(Credit to googlemaps.com.