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Island Facts:

Island Size: Length 1.350 km (0.839 mi) - Width 0.775 km (0.482 mi)
Island Population: 2,359 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 107.51 km (66.80 mi)
By Boat from Male': around 6 hours - also night Ferry available - low budget
By Speedboat from Male': around 02 hours
By Domestic flight: Around 25 minutes by domestic flight to Maamingili Airport and then by Ferry boat
 

Island Description

Maamigili, also known as 'Whale Shark Island' is an inhabited island and the only airport in South Ari Atoll.

There are around 06 beautiful guesthouses on the island among which you can select for your holiday trip  

Maamigili is also a popular base for divers, who especially love staying here for the easy access to Dhidhdhoo Beyru with its whale sharks. Maamigili is also the perfect choice for the traveler who wants something more than a resort, a genuine connection with the culture and a budget friendly experience.

Maamigili is located at the most famous area for Whale Shark explorations. The island is just 20 minutes away by boat to these famous adventures.

There are some islands nearby just 10 minutes boat ride where you can go on Picnic or on excursions

Maamigili offers an excellent selection of good value restaurants. You can find affordable eateries of both Maldivian and international cuisines all across the island

You can enjoy suntanning, snorkeling, shore fishing, visit to nearby islands on excursions or join a night fishing trip and enjoy BBQ on the beach.

The island also have Water Sports and Dive Centers

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:           Maamigili Health Centre

Accomodations to Book

Classified
WHALE SHARK INN
WHALE SHARK INN (✸✸✸)
Maamingili

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

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

 

HAZANA BOAT: 999 1622 

SUN FERRY: 777 7248 

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight

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