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Island Facts:

Island Size: Length 0.950 km (0.590 mi) - Width 0.225 km (0.140 mi)
Island Population: Population: 517 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 71.29 km (44.30 mi)
By Boat from Male': around 5 Hours by Ferry Boat - low budget
By Speedboat from Male': around 1 hour 30 minutes
By Domestic flight: Around 25 minutes by domestic flight to Maamingili Airport and then by Ferry boat
 

Island Description

Hangnaameedhoo is a small charming island where you can experience the real Maldives life. Being on an island you'll are lucky to get a chance to see Maldivians true culture and traditions by yourself. The locals are really friendly by nature, they are always happy to help their guests. Although they live at the same island, your holiday would not be interfered by them.

Hangnaameedhoo island is well known among the atoll for its beaches and leafy, sandy tip. The white sand tip and the bikini beach is just 5 minutes walking distance. The bikini beach it cleaned up with chairs, loungers, and hammocks to relax which is really nice. Here you can swim, sunbathe and snorkel in a bikini.

There are also a nice sands on the island's east part, but these are public beaches and here you must adhere to the dress code.

Located in the channel, Haangnamedhoo island has an incredible house reef that's teems with abundant marine life and where you can do the snorkeling at anytime.

An easily accessible, the house reef is excellent for snorkeling with a large shallow lagoon with lots of coral fish nurseries. The drop off is not far from the beach and you can spot black and white tipped reef sharks, rays, giant moray eels and turtles every day as well a octopuses, eagle rays, lionfish, barracuda and if you lucky a stonefish and a pelagic species.

The most guest houses has fins, masks, and snorkels that can be used for free

here are many activities which are available at cost that include visiting to picnic island, sand bank, dolphin watching, whale shark and mantas exploring, big game fishing, sailing, canoeing, banana rides, speedboat tours

Fruits are delivered to the island's stores on Thursdays: bananas, mangoes, papayas, oranges. In local minimarts you will find canned food, sweets, ice cream, cereals and juices.

There are 3 restaurants/cafe's on Hangnaameedhoo.

The main landmarks of the Hangnaameedhoo are the Shrine of King Ibrahim Kalaafaanu and the traditional mosque; and these are also in the top list of the country heritage

There is a football ground, where the children and young men gathered themselves to play football at the evening time. All tourists are most welcome to play with the young islanders

You will have real opportunity to live as a local in our community, to know more about Maldivian lifestyle and watch the comings and goings of rural island village life.

Hangnaameedhoo is one of the inhabited islands of Ari Atoll (Alif Dhaal Atoll) for a great budget holiday in the Maldives. Swimming in crystal clear waters, house reef snorkeling, fun diving and relaxing on the private beach is the stuff that Hangnaameedhoo is made on.

Finding just a little more than an hour by speedboat from Male, the idyllic island blessed with its pristine white sandy beaches and vibrant, untouched coral reefs

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:           Hangnaameedhoo Health Centre

Accomodations to Book

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Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Speed Boat is a little fast mode of travel to the island. Equipped with L-Jackets. A small bottle of Water & vomiting bag will be provided on board

Speed Boat Operator:

MAINA 1 & 2: Ph 975 7334 

HMHI Speed 1,2,3: Ph: 798 0462 

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

For budget traveler’s cheapest way is by Ferry-Boats or by Cargo-Ferry. Strong to sea wt L-Jackets. It is adventurous & for couples it can be a rom- journey - enjoy watching waves while listening to sea breeze. Boat provides sitting/sleeping area+a toilet. Do pack S/drinks, water bot, few fruits n biscuits to add joy n energy. Rem to bring anti-vomit tab incase

Ferry Boat Operators: 

MTCC Ferry Boat Tkt Counter Male'

Tel:300 1463, Boat Mobile: 799 8821

 

VERONA BOAT: Ph 978 9717 

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight

A comfortable and convenient way to travel to distant local island is by Domestic flight