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Island Facts:

Island Size: • Length 1.112 km (0.691 mi) • Width 0.725 km (0.450 mi)
Island Population: 4,103 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 141.23 km
By Boat from Male': around 06hrs (over nigh travel) & is cheapest means of transport available.
By Speedboat from Male': Around 3 hours
By Domestic flight: TBA
 

Island Description

Naifaru is the Capital of Lhaviyani Atoll and most populous island of Lhaviyani Atoll. Fishing has been the major income generator for the islanders since the beginning. the location of the first tuna canning factory in the Maldives was selected to be the nearby island of Felivaru due to the high number of catch by Naifaru people. Fishing is still a major income generator for the island, although working in resort islands has gained popularity among the youth in the last few years.

Naifaru has more than 120 shops and markets that serve the island population as well the atoll population. these include hardware stores, food and consumer product stores, electronic shops, building materials, fabric stores, boutiques and automobile showrooms

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.

From the Shops 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:  Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital

Accomodations to Book

Classified
MAAKANA LODGE
MAAKANA LODGE (✸✸)
Naifaru

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