Vaavu Atoll, Fuldihoo Island
Accomodation at 4* Local Tropical Guesthouse
Vaavu Atoll, Fulidhoo Island

About the Island:

Fulidhoo Island (pronounced “fully-do”) is in the Vaavu Atoll, just 57km (or just over an hour speedboat) from Male Airport.

At only 700m x 200m and with only 200 permanent residents Fulidhoo really is all about the local island vibes – sleepy and quiet but stunning in beauty with an amazing beach!


How To Get To Fulidhoo

Getting to Fulidhoo Island from Male is actually a pretty easy affair as it’s only about 57km away. The easiest option is the speedboat transfer and takes just over an hour and cost $40 per person. If however you’re wanting to travel on a budget or simply experience a different way of travelling around the Maldives you can also take the local ferry. This is over twice the travel time at about 3 hours but it is also a fraction of the cost at $3.50

Please e-mail us for assistance on transfers!



By Public Ferry:



Schedule: From Male to Fulidhoo (stopping in Maafushi along the way): Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am from Vilingili Terminal in the west of Male.

Tickets go on sale from 3pm the day before. There is the possibility that they can run out during high season, so if you can’t get there the day before, get there at least by 9am. The terminal is very basic, with a public toilet, but no AC. There is a café opposite though called Sea House Brasserie, which has AC, wifi and good food and coffee, but expect European prices.

From Fulidhoo to Male: 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, also stopping in Maafushi.


By Speedboat:


There are scheduled speedboats every day except Friday to Fulidhoo, normally at 11 am but you’ll have to contact your guesthouse to book you a seat and to confirm the time, as they are subject to change,


Guesthouses:


– ISLAND BREAK AT VAAVU FULIDHOO

Located in Fulidhoo, Island Break offers beachfront accommodations a few steps from Fulidhoo Island Beach and provides facilities like a restaurant, a garden and a private beach area. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a playground. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

Free WiFi is available to all guests, while selected rooms have a patio. A continental breakfast is available daily at the guesthouse.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a one-person stay!


WHERE TO EAT IN FULIDHOO


  • Local hotaa – Ask the locals or your host to show you the local hotaa to enjoy a fresh cup of black tea and some local snacks.
  • Fish –Island Break Restaurant –  Our personal favorite , the restaurant of our recommended stay. Cuisines vary from Italian to Indian, home cooked and extremely delicious!

Things to Do:


Things To Do On Fulidhoo (That Aren’t Diving!)

  • Tourist Beach – chill out at the dedicated tourist/bikini beach and top up your tan whilst swimming in the clear waters of the lagoon, perfect for relaxing on the cheap!
  • Whale Shark Snorkelling – every so often the resorts run a whale shark snorkelling excursion if they’ve been seen in the local area which is well worth the splurge to cruise alongside these incredible creatures
  • Snorkelling Day Trip – if you’re not scuba diving join the crew of Fulidhoo dive for a snorkel trip instead and check out the stunning coral gardens around the island
  • Cultural Dance – the island is actually pretty renowned for the local dancing and performances, so make sure you check them out one night as they’re often on for free at the cafes and local stadium
  • Why Not Chill Out On A Sand Cay?!
  • Stingray Feeding – I’m on the fence about how I feel about this one. Originally local fishermen used to throw their scraps to the stingrays so they came in close to shore for a free meal. Now its a nightly thing more aimed at tourists. If you do go and watch it please just don’t touch them!
  • Scuba Diving – ok so this was meant to be the non diving section – but seriously get into the big blue, even if it’s your first ever time!
  • Jet skis – again not something I’d really encourage as it disrupts the marine life but the option is there
  • Kayaking in the lagoon – a much better way to enjoy the waters around the island – grab a paddle and enjoy the views
  • Day trip to luxury resort – for those who want to sample the luxury lifestyle you can do a day trip to some of the surrounding resorts which include food and even alcohol. A great way to sample paradise without a huge price tag!

TIPS

  • Make sure you have a booking reservation at Fulidhoo 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 Fulidhoo Island from airport / Malé is not possible using speedboats or public ferry systems.
  • Make sure to bring enough cash in USD as the island has no ATM
  • Dress a little modestly when moving through the Fulidhoo village and always only swim in a bikini at the designated bikini beach.

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Available Room Types

Double room suite with Balcony and bathroom
Double room suite with Balcony and bathroom

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Available Packages

Fulidhoo: Explore Maldives like a local!

From $1349 for 10 nights All Inclusive

Other Destinations

From $119 per night All Inclusive