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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 0.88 km (0.55 mi) • Width 0.86 km (0.53 mi)
Island Population: 2,575 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 314.08 km
By Boat from Male': around 10 hrs (overnight travel) & is cheapest means of transport available
By Speedboat from Male': around 4hrs 30 min
By Domestic flight: 55 min & then around 30-45 min by Zone ferry/S.boat
 

Island Description

Ihavandhoo is a beautiful inhabited island located in Haa Alif Atoll in Maldives. 

The story of Mohamed Thakurufaanu (Boduthankurufaanu), the Maldivian hero who defeated the Portuguese rule in Maldives, reveals that mother of Mohamed Thakurufaanu was an Ihavandhoo lady. The island has a mosque built by Sultan Ibrahim Muhirudheen in 1701 using brain corals. 

Traditionally, the island has been a pure fishing island, with the majority of the working age group being experienced fishermen, also accounts for the country's export of tuna (chilled and frozen) and dried fish. The Friday Mosque in the island of Ihavandhoo was built in 16 December 1701 CE (15 Rajab 1113 A. H.) during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Muzhiruddin (1701- 1705 CE) and continues its use as a mosque till today. The mosque complex consists of the mosque building, a short minaret, an octagonal water well

Discover true Maldivian lifestyle & culture. Discover the local people and how they live. Talk to the friendly people, join them in cafes & talk about lifestyle of the people & tradition, about food or enjoy taking photos or walking through the island.

You can simply relax on the beach under shades of the trees, read a book, watch Sunrise and Sunset & listen to sound of sea breeze or waves that will refresh your mind. Enjoy snorkeling, sun tanning, fishing on the beach & then make own BBQ. Fishing lines & hooks are available to buy from local shops at minimal price.

In the island you can find some Shops where you can buy soft drinks, biscuits & also there are few local Cafe's from where you can enjoy local & some Int’l dishes at low price. Also you can enjoy eating Hedhi-ka, which is local short eats which the cafes serve at low price including Coffee, tea varieties of juices.

Do not forget to bring your own snorkeling gears & suntanning lotions though they are available to buy from local shops. Water Sports facilities & Diving facilities are available for rent from some of the Guest Houses. It is advisable to check type of water sports facilities available at the time of booking. Fishing Trips and Excursions are organized by the accommodation providers at minimal price.

During the festive periods like Eid, Celebration Independent day holiday period, Republic day holiday period, school holidays & during new year period most of the islands will celebrate special traditional dance, sports, live-music; traditional dances, cooking traditional local foods. If you plan to make holiday during any of the Festive Period, it is advisable to check in advance any special events scheduled in the island during these special holiday period. It is advisable to check Weather Forecast always before you begin your travel

Accomodations to Book

Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight