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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 0.700 km (0.435 mi) • Width 0.500 km (0.311 mi)
Island Population: 401 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 119.96 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 2 hours 30 minutes
By Domestic flight: 20 min from Int’l Aport to Dharavandhoo Aport & then around 30 to 40 min by ferry
 

Island Description

Dhonfanu is a beautiful island in Baa Atoll. Its an island surrounded by a beautiful beach and crystal clear lagoon. The island has few Guest Houses and Cafés

You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, suntanning, fishing, walk around the island, learn about people and simply enjoy relaxing sitting on the beach at sunset. 

The house reef of Dhonfanu Island is famous for diving and snorkeling with turtles. Often you will find Hawksbill and Green Turtles feeding on the leather corals on the top reef at 5m which makes it the perfect place for the snorkelers to swim with these beautiful reptiles. There are many Giant Clams of various colours and all sorts of reef fish near the top reef. Snorkeling gears are available to buy from the island shops or you may find some outlets renting them.

Dhonfanu Thila is a topographically beautiful dive site near Baa Atoll Maldives that has a pinnacle surrounded by changing currents. There are many overhangs and drop-offs around it, but the narrow swim-through is the most exciting part. It leads to a pool with a lighter current that is full of various species.

This dive site is well-known for manta rays and larger pelagic fish. Dhonfanu Thila is full of cleaner wrasses, fusiliers, triggerfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and lots of soldierfish

 

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:           Dhonfanu Health Centre

Accomodations to Book

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HUDHU VELAA GUEST HOUSE
HUDHU VELAA GUEST HOUSE (✸✸)
Dhonfanu

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