The 10 Best Islands In Maldives For Vacation (Must Look at The 7th One)

Islands in Maldives are famous for vacations or honeymoons. Maldives, a string of islands off the southeastern coast of Asia, is a tourist’s dream. There are 26 oval-shaped atolls and more than 1192 coral islands, but only 187 have people living on them.

None of the islands in Maldives is higher than 1.8 meters (6 feet) above sea level. Because of the barrier reefs, the islands are safe from the monsoons’ wrath.

There are three types of Islands in Maldives

Inhabited Islands in Maldives

 Those that the government recognizes as permanent human settlements in villages, towns, fishing, and farming communities.

Uninhabited Islands in Maldives

Islands without a permanent population. They are occasionally used for industrial and agricultural reasons. Recently, they’ve been used as tourist resorts and picnic islands. 

Disappeared Islands in Maldives

 Islands that were once there are no longer because of erosion, rising sea levels, or being taken over by other islands. 

I’ve provided information on the loveliest islands in the Maldives.

Male Island

Male Island, islands in maldives

 Male, spelled Male’ or Malé, are an island in the Maldives and an atoll in the Indian Ocean. It is the capital of the Maldives. There are 252,768 people who live there, and the area is 8.30 square kilometers. Located on the southwestern tip of North Malé Atoll, the city is a major port and transportation hub for the country. This particular Island is the best representation of the Maldives there is.

The Presidential Palace, called Muliaage, is in the middle of Male. It is located next to the Old Friday Mosque and was constructed in the early 1900s. Even though it is no longer the Presidential Palace, it is still a highly historic structure in Male, and despite its lovely shape, tourists frequently visit it. 

If you’re interested in discovering more about this island nation’s history and culture, you can visit the Maldives Museum and Male’s temples. 

Ideal Season to Visit: November and April

What to do: Participate in water sports, hire a scooter and tour the Island. You can visit the Sultan Mosque, Grand Friday Mosque, Mal- Fish Market, Mal National Museum, and Tsunami Monument, among other locations.

 Best resort: Oblu Select Lobigili, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, Summer Island Maldives, Mullah Surf Camp.

Best hotel: Jen Maldives Male by Shangri-La, Samann Grand, Hulhule Island Hotel.

Best restaurants: Sala Thai, Belle Amie bistro, Seagull cafe house.

Maafushi Island

maafushi islands in maldives

Maldives’ most significant and most popular Island is Maafushi. More than 2700 people live here. It is in Kaafu Atoll, about 27 km from Male’s airport. It’s remarkable how many people can live on a little bit of land, but like on other islands, you won’t feel crowded. 

In 2012, President Nasheed officially opened the Island to tourists. 

Ideal Season to Visit: January and February.

What to do:

  • Sandbank trip – Picnic on a gorgeous sandbank, take lots of photos and enjoy the pristine waters.
  • Snorkeling – All Maafushi guesthouses and three diving companies provide thrilling expeditions to stunning reefs full of corals and marine life. Maavelaathu, Vilivaru Corner, Banana Reef and Maafushi Corner offer great snorkelling.
  • Bikini Beach and house reef – Tourists must follow Islamic culture on the Island. Bt Bikini Beach in Maafushi is isolated from the public beach by trees. Only here can you sunbathe in exposing swimwear in the Maldives.

Best resort: Six senses laamu, Rahaa resort, COMO Malifushi.

Best hotel: Arena beach hotel, Kaani palm beach, Crystal sands beach hotel.

Best restaurants: Arena beach restaurant, Kaani beach restaurant, Fine bake by Suzy.

Fihalhohi Island

Fihalhohi Island, islands in maldives

This beautiful and peaceful paradise has an area of 80,000 sqm, which is suitable for a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Speedboats transport passengers from Male International Airport. Male International Airport to Fihalhohi Island Resort takes 45 minutes via speedboat. 

The Island even has a resort called Filhalhohi Island Resort, where people can stay in bungalows built over the water. 

Ideal Season to Visit: January

What to do: Participate in water activities and relax at the island resort. And the beaches on the Island are very romantic because they are clean and shaded by coconut palm trees.

Best resort: Fihalhohi island resort

Best hotel: Fihalhohi island resort, Adaaran club rannalhi.

Best restaurants: Fihalhohi island resort, Palm groove restaurant, Blue lagoon bar.

Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale, Islands in maldives

Located eight kilometers from Malé is the entirely reclaimed Island of Hulhumalé, often known as the “City of Hope.” It’s not much different from most other Maldivian islands, and its newly planted trees, golden-white sand, open beaches, and azure blue waters are simply stunning. This Island also has a well-known mosque with a golden dome. 

Ideal Season to Visit: December to April

What to do: Hulhumale offers a variety of water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and canoeing. Hulumale Beach offers beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well as soft, white sand.

Best resort: Paradise island resort & spa, Baros Maldives, Gili Lankan Fushi.

Best hotel: Kurumba Maldives, Sheraton Maldives full moon resort & spa, Hulhule island hotel.

Best restaurants: Bombay Darbar, Tandoori flames Hulhumale, Family room coffee.

 Fulhadhoo, Islands in Maldives

 Fulhadhoo, Islands in Maldives

Geographically independent from Baa Atoll, the Island of Fulhadhoo is administratively a part of it. There are roughly 100 kilometers between here and Male. Fehendhoo and Goidho, two further inhabited islands, are located close by. Eastern island, there is a village with about 250 people. The rest of the Island has a wild landscape with palm trees, blue lagoons, and white sand beaches. 

Ideal Season to Visit: July 2nd to October 7th

What to do: This Island is a beautiful place to spend some time alone relaxing on the beach. Some of the hotels in the area offer all-day excursions that take guests to nearby sandbars and include activities like guided snorkeling, a delicious lunch, and drinks. Here, free diving and snorkeling are popular activities.

Best resort: Finolhu baa atoll Maldives, Vakkaru Maldives, Soneva Fushi.

Best hotel: Three hearts guesthouse, Azoush tourist guesthouse, Plans retreat hotel.

Best restaurant: Nayaa cafe Fulhadhoo, Pinto thai restaurant, Lantyz garden.

Biyadhoo, Islands in Maldives

Biyadhoo, Islands in Maldives

Due to its location, Biyadhoo Island is also known as a scuba-diving island. It’s close to some of the best places to dive in the Maldives. This circular Island is 28.9 km (or 18 miles) south of Malé International Airport. Mango, banana, and coconut trees are giants in this area. 

Ideal Season to Visit: December to April

What to do: People often call the Island of Biyadhoo a scuba diving island. Because the Island is in South Malé Atoll, it has excellent diving spots like Kandooma Thila and the Guraidhoo Kandu Protected Marine Area. You can enjoy it here and do many things like Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Surf ski paddling, Stand up paddling, Canoeing, and Sailing.

Best resort: Biyadhoo island resort 

Best hotel: Biyadhoo island resort, The somerset hotel, Sun siyam olhuveli

Best restaurant: Biyadhoo island resort, M6M restaurant, Kaalamaa

Alimatha Island

Alimatha, Islands in maldives

On Vaavu Atoll, about 40 miles away from the closest international airport. Miharu Kandu, a dive site that is known all over the world, is also here, which makes it an even bigger draw for tourists. The Island has stunning ocean vistas, golden-white beaches, and flora. 

This Island is a terrific vacation place because resorts don’t have TVs or phones, so you can relax and have fun away from the everyday grind.

The ideal time to visit: May to November

What to do: Ayurvedic massage centers – They have grand massage parlors, which are soothing and beneficial to your skin, thanks to ayurvedic ingredients. Enjoy canoeing, windsurfing, try scuba diving, and hiking.

Best resort: Dhiggiri, Cinnamon velifushi Maldives, Cocogiri island resort

Best hotel: Sun siyam olhuveli, Nakai alimatha resort, Cinnamon velifushi Maldives

Best restaurants: Dream hut fulidhoo, Le Bois cherry, Vavoy blue cafe

Vaadhoo Island

Vaadhoo Island, islands in maldives

It’s a stunning islands in Maldives with stunning beaches, famous landmarks, and otherworldly scenery. The Island is part of the Raa Atoll in the Maldives and is inhabited by locals. Once a year, visitors to this Island can witness the stunning “Sea of Stars,” a phenomenon made possible by the bioluminescence of plankton (Redhan). 

The water around Vaadhoo is clear because it is clean. Around the Island, there is a lot of sea life and colorful coral, which makes it an excellent place for water sports.

The ideal season to visit: May and November

What to do: Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives is a great place to witness the Sea of Stars at night or relax on the beaches.

Best resort: Adaaran prestige vadoo, Adaaran prestige water villas, You & me Maldives

Best hotel: Adaaran prestige vadoo, You & me Maldives, Emerald faarufushi resort & spa

Best restaurant: 5.8 undersea restaurants, Vaadhoo, Farivalhu restaurant

Veligandu, Islands in Maldives

Veligandu, Islands in Maldives

Beautiful Veligandu Island in the Maldives, located on the Eastern rim of the Rasdhoo Atoll, a part of the Northern Ari Atoll, is home to a stunning lagoon, extensive lengths of white beach, and a vivid house reef. It opened in the 1980s and is still one of the trendiest and most expensive resorts in the area. 

Veligandu also has a unique underwater lighting system. The reef shines at night with bright lights, making for a great atmosphere.

The ideal season to visit: November to April

What to do: Veligandu has a lot of fun things to do, both on land and at sea, that give you a rush of adrenaline and are beautiful. Participate in many water and land sports, including snorkeling and scuba diving. It’s never a dull moment during the night in Veligandu. Participate in a Glow Party and listen to live music.

Best resort: Kuramathi Maldives, Veligandu island resort & spa, West sands ukulhas.

Best hotel: Veligandu island resort & spa

Best restaurants: Inguru, Dhonveli restaurant, The reef

Nalaguraidhoo, Islands in Maldives

Nalaguraidhoo, Islands in Maldives

This is a famous spot in the Maldives. One of the most well-liked beaches in the Maldivian islands is Nalaguraidhoo Beach in the South Ari Atoll. 

The ideal season to visit: December through February

What to do: Couples can enjoy delicious seafood on tours of fishing villages, scuba diving, and snorkeling in these breathtakingly beautiful lagoons, and relax at the Veligandu Island Resort’s Duniye Spa.

Best resorts: Sun island resort & spa, Centara grand island resort & spa Maldives, Conrad Maldives rangali island

Best hotel: Bliss dhigurah, LUX* south ari atoll resort & villas, Sun island resort & spa

Best restaurant: Maaniya restaurant, Sun island resort & spa, Al pontile

Reason for going to Islands in Maldives for vacation

You can go anywhere to enjoy your holiday. But if you want to enjoy your time relaxing & comfortably, you just need to go to any islands in Maldives. Here you’ll find full of happiness with the world’s greatest luxurious hotel and resort.

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