How to Get Here

Your Desert Island Awaits

Fulidhoo feels remote, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to get to. It’s a far flung desert island in a convenient location! Situated just south of South Male Atoll, on the northern perimeter of Vaavu Atoll, there are very few resorts in the area, which means that dive sites are often completely deserted and boat traffic is considerably less than in the Male atolls. Despite this, it only takes just over an hour to get here from the capital. There is also a ferry connection between Fulidhoo and Maafushi Island.

Fulidhoo Dive & Water Sports, Fulidhoo Island, Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

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Travel Options

By Speedboat

Taking a speedboat is the most convenient way to get to Fulidhoo from the capital city, Male’. A one-way ticket costs approx. US$50 and the journey will take 1 hour 10 minutes. Speedboats leave multiple times a week. It’s best to contact your guesthouse who can arrange your ticket for you.

By Ferry

A government-run ferry leaves Male’ from Vilingili terminal three times a week and takes 3.5 hours to reach Fulidhoo. It costs approx. US$4 for a one-way ticket and stops in Maafushi Island along the way. For those in no rush, this is a great budget option.

Other Islands

As well as getting to Fulidhoo from Male and Maafushi, you can also get here from other islands within Vaavu Atoll as they are all connected by the government ferry. From nearby islands outside Vaavu Atoll, you may be able to hire a speedboat to shuttle you between the two.

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan resident in the Maldives in the 14th century.