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Island Facts:

Island Size: Length 0.850 km (0.528 mi) - Width 0.300 km (0.186 mi)
Island Population: 750
Distance from International Airport: 21 km
By Boat from Male': 90 min
By Speedboat from Male': 35 min
By Domestic flight: Not available
 

Island Description

Huraa is well known in the Maldivian history as the last royal dynasty to rule over Maldives has its root in Huraa island. It was founded in 1757 by Sultan al-Ghazi Hasan 'Izz ud-din. It is very important because it included Kings, Prime Ministers and many people from important government posts. This Dynasty started from Dhonmarudhuru Fadiththakurufaanu (Fadikkaleyfaanu) of Male' Atoll Hura. Historical evidence reveal that he was the son of a French man called 'Louise' and a Maldivian woman from Hura. Hura Dhomarudhuru is the grandfather of the first King of the Hura Dynasty, who was Ah'Sultanul Ghaazee Hassan Izzudhdhin (first) Siri Kularanmeeba Kaththiri Bavana Mahaaradhun (Dhonbandaarain). He was a national hero who saved the people from the rule of Malabars. Sultan Al-Ghaazi Hassan Izzaddeen, built a mosque on the island that still stands today.

Hura island is famous among foreigners who visited the island and stayed on holiday in guest houses in 80’s. During then, they travel on fishing boats from Male’ to Hura island. Hura people are friendly people and they have been welcoming tourists since many years

Huraa island is perfect for those looking for an authentic Maldivian beach holiday. Huraa Island gives visitors the chance to mingle with locals and get a taste for traditional Maldivian culture. There is a special area - Bikini Beach found in Huraa Island. The island of Huraa is well used to tourists visiting from nearby resorts, but it retains its small-island feel. It is now home to several guesthouses, and a buzzing surfer scene with 15 breaks within easy reach (famous surf breaks in just ten minutes). Guests can snorkel with fish and sharks in the crystal clear water, relax on the small island beach, head out on fishing trips, or shop for local souvenirs.

There is a mangrove swamp located to the north of the island, declared protected nature reserve. Its environment with its unique vegetation provides safe resting place for species of protected birds.

The people of the island are engaged mainly in fishing and tourism activities. Tourism is becoming the major economic activity since the advent of local guest houses in the island. The island features a restaurant and a cafe, several small stores to buy food and drinks, soccer and cricket fields.

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail: Huraa Health Center

Accomodations to Book

Classified
THE SUNRISE HURA
THE SUNRISE HURA (✸✸)
Hura
Classified
MALDIVES SEASHINE
MALDIVES SEASHINE (✸✸✸)
Hura

Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Speed Boat is a little fast mode of travel to the island. Equipped with L-Jackets

Speed Boat Operator:

SEA SHINE SPEED: Ph 772 0325 

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

For budget traveler’s cheapest way is by Ferry-Boats. Strong to sea wt L-Jackets. It is adventurous too. Within few hours boat will reach to the final destination. Boat provides sitting area. Do pack S/drinks, water bot n biscuits to add joy n energy

Ferry Boat Operators: 

MTCC Ferry Boat Tkt Counter Male'

Tel:300 1463, Boat Mobile: 799 8821

 

DHIRAASA 2: Ph 963 4308