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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 2.130 km (1.324 mi) • Width 1.580 km (0.982 mi)
Island Population: 543 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 95.69 km
By Boat from Male': Cargo Ferry takes around 8 hours to reach the island & is the lowest means of transport available.
By Speedboat from Male': Around 02 Hours
By Domestic flight: 20 min from Int’l Aport to Dharavandhoo Aport & then around 30 to 40 min by ferry
 

Island Description

Goidhoo is a beautiful inhabited island in Baa Atoll, sometimes called Horsburgh Atoll.

The island of Goi-dhoo features an uncommon mold of characteristics, even for the exotic Maldives. On the one hand there’s the great nature untouched or unspoiled — by human hands. The bioluminescent plankton bears witness to this fact. To further contrast with this, the island also holds freshwater lakes, a veritable rarity in the Maldives.

The island, just like the reefs and uninhabited islands that lie beside it, abounds with unique marine life. Visitors will enjoy the chance to look at rays, dolphins, whale sharks and sea turtles at arm’s length.

There are also many huge crabs on the island, larger than a foot. You can see especially many near the lakes.

Even though Goidhoo is quite large for local standards, the actual village is very small and only some 500 people call it their own. The rest of the island is covered in tropical growth - mostly palms of several varieties (including coconut palms) and rubber plants. The island only has a single five-room guesthouse, which makes it a paradise for finding solace or romance away from all civilization.

The island has a bikini beach for tourists and holds a drugstore as well as souvenir stands. Goidhoo also enjoys a good ferry connection with the capital of the Baa atoll and other islands including Dharavandhoo, which lies 34 km from Goidhoo, from which you can hop on a domestic flight to Male or may hire a private Speed Boat.

An uninhabited island lies near Goidhoo, featuring a beautiful sandbank you can visit. Excursions are organized to the Coco Palm resort and the famous Hanifaru Marine Protected Area. Diving and different sorts of surfing are available upon request.

Goidhoo is an excellent choice for fishing and snorkeling, and the local reefs abound in different fish. You can often see small sharks, and turtles and dolphins by the island. The Goidhoo reef is suitable for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

A wide range of activities are at the mercy of the visitor ranging from suntanning, swimming, snorkeling, join a fishing trips, join a diving trips etc

 

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:     Goidhoo Health Centre

Accomodations to Book

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OLIVE GOIDHOO
OLIVE GOIDHOO (✸✸✸)
Goidhoo

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