FUVAHMULAH: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!
If you are looking around for what islands to visit while on your vacations to Maldives be ready to visit Fuvahmulah because it is one of the best vacation spots all around Maldives. It is located in its own atoll between Gaafu Dhaalu atoll and Addu Atoll. Fuvahmullah is quite a small island with 4.5 km in length and 1.2 km in width but it is the 3rd largest island of Maldives. With a population of around 130,000 people, it is one of the most unique and picturesque islands. The island is not only bestowed with unmatchable beauty but is also the only island in Maldives where you can appreciate fresh water lakes.
HOW TO GET IN:
The island has its own domestic airport and is therefore easy to reach. Daily direct flights operate between Velana International Airport (Male’) and Fuvahmulah. The flight can take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
HOW TO MOVE AROUND THE ISLAND:
The most popular form of transport across different parts of island is scooters or motorbikes while locals also use bicycles to move around. For this purpose, rental services are developed or you can contact your guesthouse or hotel for it.
ACTIVITIES AND PLACES TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Fuvahmulah is a small island with numerous adventurous activities. Here are some most popular things to look forward to:
DIVING: Here in fuvahmulah you can see the rarest underwater inhabitants; 7 sharks in one dive, no wonder some call it a diver’s paradise. Tourist from all over the world flock to this part of the world to experience this amazing sight. One of the most famous attraction here is Tiger’s Zoo which is the name of the dive site where tiger sharks are available on the shallow plateau all year around.
THOONDU: The white pebble beach in north Fuvahmulah is one of the most famous beach attractions in the Maldives. The beach provides the ideal surfing waves and is best beach for skim boarding. The famous pebbles of the beach are white smooth and shiny and are unique to the island
DHADIMAGI KILLHI AND BANDAARAKILHI:
These are the two fresh water lakes in Fuvahmulah while the latter accommodating the largest freshwater reservoir in Maldives. With their scenic view and calming beauty, the lakes are a sight to see.
WHERE TO STAY:
There are not many luxurious or expensive hotels or inns. Instead, you are welcomed by budget friendly guesthouses and small hotels which provide you with a comfortable stay with all your basic needs along with food and local dishes. New guesthouses are being made and facilities are being improved. Tigershark residence is the most famous and best guesthouse in fuvahmulah.
There are many souvenirs’ shops doting the island. You can get handmade and traditional items for your loved ones back home.
WHAT TO EAT:
Like all other islands fuvahmulah is home to many tropical fruits and vegetables. The seafood here is delicious and there are many famous restaurants offering amazing and delicious dishes. Pebbles by Royals being one of it for its amazing location and food.