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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 1.775 km (1.103 mi) • Width 0.600 km (0.373 mi)
Island Population: 432 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 215.36 km
By Boat from Male': around 12hrs (overnight travel) & is cheapest means of transport available.
By Speedboat from Male': Around 4 hours
By Domestic flight: 20min to Thimarafushi Aport & then 25min by local speed boat ferry
 

Island Description

Kandoodhoo is a beautiful inhabited island in Thaa Atoll and geographically part of the Kolhumadulu Atoll in the southern part of the Maldives.

Kandoodhoo is one of Maldives biggest chili producers. Kandoodhoo chili is well demanded in the local market of Male’ City and markets of other islands. An all-time Maldivian favorite. A very tasty flavoring hot chilli. With Kandoodhoo Chilly you can enjoy a delecious local dish. More than 90 percent of the island’s population gain their income through farming. The island is densely vegetated, and you can find beautiful huge tress inside the vegetation.

The island has turquoise blue lagoon, clear water and white sandy beach around the island. The people of the island are friendly.  It is also an experience to learn about how the island people grow Chilly and you can visit the farms

Discover local people & how they live. Talk to the friendly people, join them in cafes & talk about the lifestyle of 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.

There are few 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.

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.

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail: Th. Kandoodhoo Health Center

 

Accomodations to Book

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 Fiber-Boats (Cargo-Ferry). Strong to sea wt L-Jackets. It is adventure & for couples it can be a rom- journey as it travel thru atolls - enjoy watching mnight waves, sunrise n morning mist. Boat provides sleeping area in gen-compart where fan or AC fixed. Some serve free Local food wt free juice/coffee. Do pack S/drinks, water bot n biscuits to add joy n energy. Rem to bring anti-vomit tab incase

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight

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