Location and Arrival
Fuvahmulah is about 1 hour and 10 minutes by seaplane from Male International airport. There are two daily flights from Malé to Fuvahmulah operated by Maldivian. You can also reach Fuvahmulah by ferry from Addu Atoll in the south. Ferries take between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the weather.
Both transfers from Malé or Addu Atoll can be booked within our Dive&Stay packages.
The island, close to the equator, differs in several ways from the "typical" Maldives island and thus offers even experienced Maldives vacationers new impressions: Relatively large with 4.94 km², there are several villages with the appropriate infrastructure, a park as a "green lung" and an airport. Here tourists are not separated from the population, but experience Maldivian everyday life.
But the most striking thing is that Fuvahmulah is located alone in the Indian Ocean and not in an atoll. There are no nearby neighboring islands that form an atoll, nor are there any shallow areas; here the coast and the high seas meet directly.
Due to its biodiversity, the island was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
. It includes a variety of biodiversity from its coral, mangrove to wetland systems (also known as khili). Besides the 1200 different species which have been found within this atoll, the reef systems are home to significant shark populations, such as tiger sharks, thresher sharks and whale sharks, among others.
As Fuvahmulah is a local island, you will not be accommodated in large holiday resorts, but you can choose one of the plenty Maldivian guest houses. We cooperate with numerous guesthouses and they will welcome you with great pleasure. > Discover our dive&stay packages.
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