Alif Alif Atoll, Thoddoo Island
Accommodation at 3* tropical local guesthouse
Alif Alif Atoll, Thoddoo Island

About the Island:

Thoddoo Island is one of the most picturesque, affordable and accessible islands in all of Maldives, making it one of the best local islands in Maldives to visit. It’s long stretches of crystal blue waters, endless palm trees & white sand make it the perfect local island for a budget trip to Maldives.

The local people at Thoddoo Island take pride in keeping their island clean and tidy. The streets here are groomed each morning and no litter is visible on the land or in the water, making Thoddoo Island one of the best local islands in Maldives for tourists to visit. There are almost 30 guesthouses at Thoddoo Island, mostly occupied by Russians and Chinese tourists.

Thoddoo Island is widely regarded as the ‘Agricultural Island of Maldives & is most famous for its watermelons. It is the largest producer of watermelons in all of Maldives. Also grown here at Thoddoo Island are papaya, pumpkin, lettuce as well as other fruits and vegetables. More than half of Thoddoo Island is made up of agricultural farmland whist the rest of the island is reserved for the local village. Thoddoo Island has a population 1400 people.

How to reach Thoddoo?

 By Public ferry:

Cost: $15 one way, per person (the travelling time is about 5 hours).

  • Departure from Male: every day at midnight (except Thursdays and Fridays).
  • Departure from Thoddoo: every day at midnight (except Thursdays and Fridays).

NOTE: as its private ferry it can go earlier or be canceled.

Scheduled speedboat:

Cost: $40 one way, per person (the traveling time is approximately 1 hour).

It’s available every day, except of Friday

  • Departure from Male to Thoddoo: at 11:00 and 16:00.
  • Departure from Thoddoo to Male: 07.00.

Please e-mail us for assistance on transfers!

Guesthouses:

Lagoon Villa Thoddoo

Situated in Thoddoo Island Maldives, Lagoon Villa provides modern and comfortable rooms, all rooms are Air-conditioned and attached big bathrooms. All Rooms has big Windows to Garden and Coffee and Tea Facilities in the room with electric kettle. Entire Hotel has Free WiFi. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Restaurants

  1.  Thoddoo Café’  – seafood/local restaurant
  2. Maracuya – Asian and local cuisine
  3. Seli Poeli Cafe & Restaurent – Asian and local cuisine

Things to Do:

WATERSPORTS

If adventure is your thing, check out the water sports offered at Thoddoo bikini beach. There’s plenty to do from jet skiing to wake boarding, banana boat riding, snorkelling and diving, making it one of the best local islands to visit in Maldives

MANTA SNORKELLING

Don’t be surprised if you encounter a beautiful manta ray or two, as they are often sited swimming through the region. Indulge Maldives can arrange snorkelling trips for you at Thoddoo Island. . I

BICYCLE RIDING

We recommend hiring a bicycle during your stay at Thoddoo Island for around USD$5 per day. Many guesthouses provide bikes for rent. Bicycle is a great safe way to explore Thoddoo Bikini Beaches, village, palm tree plantations and farmlands of Thoddoo Island.

TASTE FRESH FRUIT

There’s nothing better than tasting tropical fruit fresh from the tree or ground. Wandering around Thoddoo Island, you may be lucky enough for the locals to invite you to taste some of their fresh watermelon or papaya.

.TAKE A DAY TRIP TO RASDHOO OR UKULHAS ISLANDS

Rasdhoo & Ukulhas Islands neighbour Thoddoo Island. Spend the day island hopping to one of these two islands, using the local ferry network. The local ferry departs Thoddoo Island around 7am for Rasdhoo and Ukulhas. It’s possible to return to Thoddoo the same afternoon. The cost is 53MVR for a round trip. Check with your guesthouse for the most up to date information & schedule, as it is subject to change. Be sure that the ferry is returning to Thoddoo Island same day so an over night stay is not required. Note – ferries may not operate on Fridays due to it being the religious day of prayer.

VISIT A SANDBANK

We can arrange excursions for you, like a once in a lifetime trip to the sandbank & uninhabited island, situated in the middle of the ocean, close by Thoddoo Island.

TIPS

  • No ATM on Thoddoo Island – take USD cash with you or withdraw / exchange Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) local currency at the airport upon your arrival in Maldives.
  • Make sure you have a booking reservation at Thoddoo Island before you arrive in Maldives. Visa on Arrival is subject to having a reservation for the entire length of stay in Maldives.
  • A day trip to Thoddoo Island from airport / Malé is not possible using speedboats or public ferry systems.
  • Dress a little modestly when moving through the Thoddoo village and always only swim in a bikini at the designated bikini beach.

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Available Room Types

Double room with Tropical Garden
Double room with Tropical Garden

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Available Packages

Thoddoo: Rest, Relax, Repeat

From $1319 for 10 nights All Inclusive

Other Destinations

From $109 per night All Inclusive