is a group of islands to the west off Male - the capital of Maldives. There are no many good luxury resorts, but some local islands have excellent beaches
, - with the most interesting being Thoddoo
. Shore and seabed: sand. 
On Alifu Alifu Atoll, Constance Halaveli
is the only island resort with the perfect beach. All other private islands are rather mediocre, and worth a visit only if you are on a limited budget.
As for the inhabited islands, the choice of hotels is excellent, while the price and service are quite usual by the standards of the local Maldives. Room's rates with all fees and taxes are about US$100 per night. Accomodations are in a good condition, and the guests' owners do their best to make tourists happy.
We recommend an island hopping, as there is a cheap ferry connection everywhere. If possible, you should not visit the nearest islands only.
It's a long way to the remoted islands, but there are just a few tourists there. For example, Himandhoo
island has one hotel only with three rooms. Find hotels in Alifu Alifu
How to get there 
Upscale hotels offer seaplane transfer. Typically, flight time is half an hour per way, and the cost for the round-trip is US$500 per adult, US$250 per child from 2 to 11 years old, infants travel for free.
As for the the local islands, these are mainly visited by budget travelers, so the best is to take cheap state MTCC
ferries. The cost of travel is just a few dollars per way (paid in local currency). Ferry number 304
takes you from Male to the atoll, while a more distant islands can be reached by ferries # 303
and # 305
Every island can also be reached by a speedboat. It will be much cheaper than the seaplane, while travel time will be faster than the ferry. Schedule and ticket price for the speedboat should be checked with the hotel, where you plan to stay. Find flights to Alifu Alifu
When to go 
The best time for a beach holiday in the Maldive islands is a dry season from January to April.
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