30 Islands in Maldives For Magical Romantic Getaway
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Maldives Islands

Malé Island, Hulhumalé Island, Biyadhoo Island, Fihalhohi Island, Maafushi Island, Alimatha Island, Veligandu Island, Nalaguraidhoo Island, Vaadhoo Island, Villingili Resort Island and more.

Get ready for the best beach vacation of a lifetime by island hopping in the Maldives. There are many Islands in Maldives that are considered to be the secret cove for those who wish to declutter from the grinds of daily lives. These islands are home to beautiful beaches, luxurious villas, and bungalows that offer a dreamy stay to the tourists.

The Maldives islands are also known for their vibrant markets and authentic local cuisines that will be a treat for every food lover. Malé island is one such picturesque island where you can enjoy tons of water sports activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. If you're looking for a peaceful zone where you can enjoy the sand, surf, and the sun, the Hulhumalé Island should be your ideal choice.

But if you're a couple looking for one of the best island in Maldives for honeymoon, then Dhidhdhoo Island should be your top-most choice as it is known for its surreal vibes and picturesque beauty. So get ready for the punch of adventure and fun by visiting these popular islands.

Here is a list of islands in Maldives:

01

Malé Island

Malé Island
Male Island is touted to be one of the best Islands in Maldives due to its brilliantly lit buildings, bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

It has an ocean pool where you can enjoy swimming, and it also has an artificial beach where you can enjoy snorkeling and underwater scooter riding. The island is also home to some of the most popular sightseeing attractions like the Sultan Mosque, Tsunami Monument, and Male Fish Market.

How to reach from Male: Board a flight from Velana International Airport or Male International Airport.
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Hulhumalé Island

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Hulhumalé Island
This is an artificial island that is extremely renowned for its free-freeze dried coffee that has a pleasant aroma and excellent taste.

It has been reclaimed recently to offer a serene and peaceful zone to the visitors looking to relax and unwind. It has a beautiful coastline and is dotted with lush green trees and blooming flowers which makes it one of the best Maldives islands.

How to reach from Male: Board a flight to Velena International Airport. Then take a taxi or cab to reach Hulhumale. 

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Biyadhoo Island

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Biyadhoo Island
This is the best island in Maldives for honeymoon due to its tropical ambiance and picturesque views that appeal to the couples.

It has dense vegetation of bananas, coconuts, mangoes, cabbages, and cucumbers and iis also dotted with many restaurants and beach shacks where you can enjoy the best seafood delicacies. You can also enjoy here diving, canoe paddling, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

How to reach from Male: You can take a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male Airport.
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Fihalhohi Island

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Fihalhohi Island
This is one of the best islands in Maldives that is dotted with many overwater properties such as Aeolus Dive Centre and Palm Groove where you can have a relaxing stay.

There are many splendid beaches on this island that are surrounded by palm trees and coconut groves. You can also enjoy diving and snorkeling here for an adrenaline-rushing experience.

How to reach from Male: You can take a ferry from Male Airport. 

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Maafushi Island

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Maafushi Island
This is one of the most beautiful Maldives islands surrounded by splendid resorts, beach shacks, and seaside restaurants.

The best thing is that you can soak into the picturesque beauty of this island by enjoying a boat ride. You can also enjoy here sunbathing, and snorkeling for a fun-filled adventure.

How to reach from Male: Take a cab to the "Maafushi Ferry" or Villingili Ferry Terminal.
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Alimatha Island

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Alimatha Island
Located on the Vaavu Atoll, this is one of the best islands in Maldives for honeymoon due to its picturesque beaches, crystal clear water, aquamarine lagoon, and lavish spa centers.

It also has many exotic beach bungalows, overwater properties, and luxurious resorts where you can have a memorable stay. You can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, and boat ride over here.

How to reach from Male: You can take a boat from Male airport to reach the island in 90 minutes. 

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Veligandu Island

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Veligandu Island
Known for its shimmering water and endless patches of greenery, this island offers a peaceful escape to the visitors from the chaotic life. It has beautiful lagoons where you can try snorkeling and scuba diving.

You can also savor lip-smacking delicacies and refreshing drinks at the beachside restaurants and cafes. It also has some of the most luxurious spa centers where you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments.

How to reach from Male: Take a seaplane flight from Male Airport.
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Nalaguraidhoo Island

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Nalaguraidhoo Island
The natural setting, tranquil environment, and picturesque beauty of this spot make it one of the best Islands in Maldives.  It also has some of the family-friendly resorts and luxurious bungalows where you can have a comfortable stay. The beaches here are ideal for swimming as they don’t have jelly fish and the water is very clear.

How to reach from Male: Take a 20-minute ferry ride from Male Airport. 

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Vaadhoo Island

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Vaadhoo Island
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you hop on to this beautiful island that exudes the magical phenomenon of bioluminescence due to which its shores have neon blue spots.

It also has some of the most beautiful beaches where you can relax and unwind and soak up the sunrays. Some of the water sports activities that you can try here are catamaran ride, snorkeling and scuba diving.

How to reach from Male: Take a boat from Male Airport.
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Villingili Resort Island

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Villingili Resort Island
The turquoise shoreline, sandy beaches, and infinity pools located here make it one of the best Islands in Maldives for never ending fun and leisure.

Situated near Addu Atoll, it offers you the best dose of oceanic adventure and water sports activities. It also has a luxurious resort that offers beautiful villas and bungalows, where you can have a relaxing stay.

How to reach from Male: Take a boat from Male Airport. 

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Milaidhoo Island

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Milaidhoo Island
Located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, this island is an absolute retreat for the couples looking for privacy and solitude.

The crystal clear turquoise water, sandy beaches and the abundant greenery here make it a paradise for the travelers. It also has outstanding diving and snorkeling sites for adventure enthusiasts and thrill-seekers.

How to reach from Male: Take a thirty minutes seaplane ride from Male Airport.
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Kuredu Island

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Kuredu Island
Renowned for its turquoise lagoons, luxurious spa centers, crystal clear water, and tropical marine life, this is the best island in Maldives for honeymoon.

It has underwater restaurants and three hundred and eighty-three elegantly designed accommodation units that offer all the standard facilities to the guests. You can also enjoy an airplane ride over the ocean for never ending amusement and fun.

How to reach from Male: Take a seaplane from Male Airport.
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Mirihi Island

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Mirihi Island
This is one of the smallest Maldives islands where you can enjoy a laid back vacation with your partner as it is dotted with lush greenery and beautiful flowers.

It is home to some of the most alluring restaurants and beach shacks where you can have tasty seafood and refreshing drinks. It also has some of the pristine beaches that are ideal for spotting sharks.

How to reach from Male: Take a seaplane from Male Airport.
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Olhuveli Island

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Olhuveli Island
Get ready for the best beach holiday as you visit this island that is known for its white sandy beaches and picturesque views.

It is dotted with luxury villas that have modern architecture and traditional flair. You can also indulge in relaxing massages at the spa centers, and you can enjoy lip-smacking delicacies at the beachside restaurants.

How to reach from Male: Take a speedboat from Male Airport.
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Baros Island

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Baros Island
Dotted with elegant villas, private pools, and overwater bungalows, this is the best island in Maldives for honeymoon.

You can also enjoy here some of the most adventurous water sports activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing. It also has some of the luxurious spa centers where you can indulge in relaxing massages and spa therapies.

How to reach from Male: Take a speedboat from Male Airport.
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Thoddoo Island

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Thoddoo Island
If you're someone looking to experience the authentic lifestyle of Maldives, then you must stop by this island that is scenic heaven for the visitors.

It is an oval-shaped island known for watermelon production and vibrant markets. The island is dotted with many holiday cottages and villas where you can enjoy a splendid stay.

How to reach from Male: You can take a speedboat from Male Airport.
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Ukulha Island

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Ukulha Island
This is a beautiful island located in the Alif Alif Atoll that holds a reputation for having the cleanest environment and offering picturesque views. It is the best place to experience the local culture, meet people with different ethnicities, and indulge in local delicacies.

How to reach from Male: Take a public ferry from Male Airport.
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Asdhoo Island

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Asdhoo Island
This is the best island in Maldives for honeymoon as it gives a chance to the couples to rekindle their romance by enjoying delicious food at the local cafes and enjoying couple massages at the luxurious spas.

It also has some of the best hotels and resorts where you can enjoy a blissful vacation. You can enjoy swimming, and you can also try diving at the beaches here.

How to reach from Male: Take a public ferry from Male Airport on Tuesday, Sunday and Thursday.
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Dhidhdhoo Island

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Dhidhdhoo Island
With peaceful and tranquil vibes, this island offers the perfect escape from the crowd and the hustle and bustle of daily life.

It has a wide range of hotels and resorts that offer the perfect staycation to the visitors. You can also have candlelight dinner at the beachside restaurants, or you can enjoy night fishing.

How to reach from Male: Take a plane for Dharavandhoo Airport from Male Airport and then take a speedboat that will take twenty-nine minutes to reach Dhidhdhoo.
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Utheemu Island

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Utheemu Island
This island is known for its rich historical significance as it is home to various heritage sites like Utheemu Ganduvaru and many more.

It also has some of the most picturesque white beaches where you can enjoy the sand, surf, and the sun. The villas and overwater bungalows located here offer the tourists an ideal stay experience.

How to reach from Male: Board a flight from Male Airport to Hanimaadhoo flying field. Then take a ferry to reach this island.
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Feydhoo Island

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Feydhoo Island
This island has leafy streets and tight housing blocks that give a glimpse of the true Maldivian lifestyle. It also has some of the most lively restaurants where you can try seafood curries and other local delicacies.

How to reach from Male: Take a flight to Gan from Male Airport. Then take a ferry to reach the island.
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Maradhoo Island

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Maradhoo Island
Surrounded by groves of coconut and palm trees, this is one of the most picturesque and tranquil Maldives islands.

It also has some of the best cafes where you can sip in delicious coffee, and you can have tasty sandwiches. The island is also renowned for its vibrant markets from where you can buy everything under the sun at best prices.

How to reach from Male: Board a flight from Male to Gan Airport. You can then take a ferry to reach this island.
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Thulusdhoo Island

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Thulusdhoo Island
This is a largely undiscovered island with humongous coconut trees, and it exhibits Caribbean spirits and vibes.

It has many splendid beaches dotted with cafes and restaurants where you can have a seafood barbeque at night. It is also an excellent site for indulging in activities like diving, fishing, surfing, and paddle boating.

How to reach from Male: Take a ferry from Male Airport.
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Fuvahmulah Island

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Fuvahmulah Island
If you wish to be at a place that offers sublime weather year-round along with the greatest sense of serenity and peace, then this island should be your ideal spot.

It has a beautiful inland lake that is home to a wide variety of aquatic species. The island also has some of the most beautiful beaches where you can stroll around and enjoy adventurous activities like scuba diving.

How to reach from Male: Board, a connecting flight for Gan from Male Airport. You can then take a ferry to reach the island.
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Hithadhoo Island

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Hithadhoo Island
Covered by marshes, mangroves, and shrubs, this is one of the most beautiful Maldives islands that is known for its laid back and charming vibes.

It has an extensive range of bakeries and cafes where you can have scrumptious dishes. It also has serene beaches where you can enjoy diving and snorkeling.

How to reach from Male: Take a flight from Male Airport.
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Bandos Island

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Bandos Island
This is a private resort island that spans across eighteen thousand square meters and offers a tranquil and soothing environment.

It is surrounded by forty diving sites that give you a chance to interact with the underwater beauties. You can also enjoy parasailing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, skiing, and wakeboarding zt Bandos Island.

How to reach from Male: Take a speedboat from Male Airport.
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Dhigurah Island

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Dhigurah Island
This is a lesser-known but one of the most picturesque islands in Maldives that gives you a rare and exciting chance of going on the shark tour.

The pristine sand beaches located here are ideal for snorkeling and diving, you can also explore the local markets here to stock up souvenirs for your friends and family members.

How to reach from Male: Take a speedboat from Male Island.
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Funadhoo Island

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Funadhoo Island
This island has derived its name from Dhivehi, which is the name of a tree that can be found on the shores of this island.

It is considered to be the most inhabited island in Northern Maldives that is three thousand meters long. The northern region of the island has lake Goni, and the southern region is rich in wildlife.

How to reach from Male: Take a ferry or seaplane from Male Airport.
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Meeru Island

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Meeru Island
Dotted with turquoise lagoons and picturesque beaches, this island is a tropical paradise for the visitors.

It also has some of the best diving sites to help you unveil the beauty of the underwater world. You can also find here huge golf courses and waterside restaurants that serve tempting delicacies.

How to reach from Male: Take a speedboat from Male Airport.
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Dharavandhoo Island

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Dharavandhoo Island
This is a small but extremely beautiful Maldive island known for its scenic beauty and incredibly peaceful environment.

It is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has world-class sites for diving and snorkeling. It also offers the best accommodation facilities, and it has some of the best eating joints and cafes.

How to reach from Male: Take a flight from Male Airport. Then take a ferry to Dharavandhoo.
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  1. Which are the best Maldive islands for a vacation?

    1. Malé Island: It is considered as the Best Islands In Maldives which houses the major international airport of Maldives. Some of the places that can be visited on the island are Tsunami Monument, Grand Friday Mosque, Mal-s National Museum, Mal-Fish Market, and Sultan Mosque.

    2. Mirihi Island: Mirihi Island is a popular and the best island to enjoy diving. The wreck of the Made-Ge at the island is famously known for its attractive fishes such as glassfish, batfish and jacks.

    3. Biyadhoo Island: The Biyadhoo Island is one of the best islands known for scuba diving. The lush vegetation of bananas, coconuts, cabbage, cucumber and mangoes provides a tropical ambience to the island.

    4. Baros Island: With turquoise waters, white sands and golden sun, the Baros island is a pleasure paradise. The island has many sightseeing activities and water villas.

    5. Fulidhoo Island: The Fulidhoo Island is the smallest island in Maldives, however, it is the best place to enjoy the beautiful ocean without much crowd. The beach allows you to enjoy the best and peaceful sunset walks.
  2. How many islands are there in Maldives?

    Travelling between the islands in Maldives is very easy as inter-island ferries ply between the destinations. With a very nominal fare of MVR30 (144 INR) to MVR60 (287 INR) these ferries are the most convenient way to commute. Other modes of transfer in between islands include speedboat, yacht, Maldivian 'Dhoni' and seaplane. 
  3. Which Islands have water bungalows in Maldives?

    1. Fihalhohi Island: One of the most romantic island resorts in Maldives, the Fihalhohi Island is known for having a number of overwater bungalows to stay. The island has well-equipped overwater properties and provides splendid stay options.

    2. Alimatha Island: The Alimatha island is home to some of the exquisite beach bungalows and overwaters properties. These water bungalows also offer a wide range of watersports.

    3. Guraidhoo Island: The Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort located on the Guraidhoo island, South Male atoll has a fantastic set of water villas that give you a serene feeling with the view of Indian Ocean.

    4. Kudahitty Island: The Coco Bodu Hithi’s water villas and escape water villas at Kudahitty island in North Male atoll offer everything from boat rides and deep-sea diving to ocean life sighting.

    5. Mudhdhoo Island: The Mudhdhoo Island is home to the famous Dusit Thani Resort which is known for fusing the Thai-style theme and decor with the Maldivian culture. This amazing over water villa has some unique amenities like Rainshower, private deck and yoga retreats.
  4. Which Maldives island are best for water sports?

    1. Biyadhoo Island: Biyadhoo island is one of the best islands to enjoy water sports and at the same time suitable for couples. The famous activities that can be enjoyed here are snorkeling, scuba diving, and canoe-paddling.

    2. Veligandu Island: Located in North Ari Atoll, the Veligandu Island is surrounded by beautiful lagoons which offer activities like scuba-diving and snorkelling.

    3. Alimatha Island: With its aquamarine lagoons and sun-kissed beaches, the Alimatha Island offers a wide range of water sports along with overwater properties. Some of the activities that you can enjoy here are snorkelling and scuba diving.

    4. Bandos Island: Being one of the famous islands of Maldives, the Bandos island is a private resort and is surrounded by more than 40 diving sites. There are many thrilling water sports that can be enjoyed on this island.

    5. Milaidhoo Island: The Milaidhoo Island is a tropical island of Maldives which offers the best water sports on its turquoise blue water. The tourists can enjoy the island with its numerous snorkelling and diving points.
  5. How do you travel between Islands in Maldives?

    The cheapest option to travel between the islands is through ferries. The fare of these ferries is generally charged between MVR 30 to MVR 60 for a long journey of 5 hours.
  6. What is the best time to visit Maldives?

    The best time to visit Maldives is between the months of December to April which is the dry season. This season is the best time to enjoy at the beaches of Maldives due to the bright sun, clear sky and calm sea. This time is especially ideal for sunbathing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
  7. What's the best island to visit in Maldives?

    Male Island is one of the best islands to visit in Maldives as the main Male International airport is situated here which makes it easy to reach. This island offers the most luxurious stays to the visitors including resorts, hotels, overwater villas and presents the best of Maldivian experience. Beautiful white sand beaches, coral reefs and plenty of architectural wonders are present in Male. Some of the best places to visit include Grand Friday Mosque, Mal-s National Museum, Mal- Fish Market, Tsunami Monument and Sultan Mosque. You can enjoy a number of activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, underwater scooter riding or even island hopping. All in all, Male is the best for all types of travellers.
  8. Is Maldives cheaper than India?

    No, Maldives is not cheaper than India. Maldives is quite an expensive destination and is known all over the world for offering luxurious accommodations and leisurely holidays. You can plan a trip to Maldives with a daily expenditure of almost USD 60 (4,411 INR) while for India it is USD 30-50 (2205.90 - 3676.50). But if you want to enjoy Maldives without burning a hole in your pocket then there are a lot of budget friendly stays that don't compromise on luxury and offer the proper Maldivian experience. You just need to be a wise planner.
  9. How much does a trip cost to the Maldives?

    A trip to Maldives can cost anywhere between 40,000 to 1,00,000 INR. This hugely depends on the choice of accommodation, time of travelling as well as other daily expenses like food, transfers, etc. Daily expenditure in Maldives comes out to be about 4500 INR in which travellers spend about 950 INR on food and approximately 500 INR on local travelling.

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