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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 2.900 km (1.802 mi) • Width 1.800 km (1.118 mi)
Island Population: 15,875 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 274.96 km (170.85 mi)
By Boat from Male': around 12hrs (overnight travel) & is cheapest means of transport available
By Speedboat from Male': Around 04 hours journey
By Domestic flight: 55 minutes to Kulhudhuffushi Airport
 

Island Description

Kulhudhuffushi is the capital of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division on Thiladhunmathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. Also known as the "Heart of the North". The island is famous for its mangroves, after which the island itself is named

People from the island are known and famous for shark fishing, blacksmith works, producing coir rope, building boats and working in cargo vessels. The culture of the island have its own uniqueness until now. Kulhudhuffushi is regarded as the basketball champions of the Maldives

The island is a large island with many shops and cafes. There are several places of tourist interest in this island. The mangroves and the palm trees make the island very popular tourist attraction in the country.

There are many exotic diving sites nearby this island. The local Dive Centers and Guest Houses does provide diving gears and equipment for rent so that you can have your diving sessions.

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 & 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:                Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital

Accomodations to Book

Classified
CARNIVAL GUEST HOUSE
CARNIVAL GUEST HOUSE (✸✸✸)
Kulhudhufushi

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