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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 1.430 km (0.889 mi) • Width 0.500 km (0.311 mi)
Island Population: 666 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 190.81 km
By Boat from Male': around 8hrs (overnight travel) & is cheapest means of transport available
By Speedboat from Male': around 4 hours
By Domestic flight: around 40min & then few minutes by local ferry boat / S.Boat
 

Island Description

Maalhendhoo is one of the inhabited island in Noonu Atoll. The large open system mangrove at Maalhendhoo is a beautiful site. The island has about a 1:1 ratio wetland. The island has a relatively large Kulhi (mangrove). When you enter into its harbor you are at one end of the huge Mangrove, to the north you would see the rest stretch till horizon.  Different species of vulnerable plants grow on this sandy place, such as Takafathi & mostly, Karamana(Ceriops tagal). However, a few Thela (Excoecaria agallocha) plants can also be found. Lots of animal species, including young prawns, crab, snail and fishes can also be observed. The island also produce sea cucumber. The island is mid-size though it has a beautiful lagoon. Also the island is surrounded by short house reef where you can explore plenty of colorful fish

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.

There are Accommodation providers in the island like Guest Houses where they serve Full Board meals – Asian, Continental, European, Sea Food and they do arrange, fishing trips, Excursions trips, Snorkeling trips and Diving.

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 the special holiday period.

Accomodations to Book

Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight