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13 Best atolls in the Maldives

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Maldives, Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo island, beach tree
Fulhadhoo is an island with the best beach in the Maldives. There are no luxury hotels and casinos, but there is a classic tropical escape, most of the time there's noboby at the beach. The island is not too small and not too big. You always realize that you are exactly on the island, but you'll have enough place to walk around. The hotel also offer tours to the neighboring islands of the atoll, ocean fishing and diving. You will see how the locals live, and if desired, can communicate with them. This is the real Maldives - in all senses. / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (2807 votes)

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Maldives, Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo
Baa Atoll is the best atoll in the Maldives. It has the superb beaches - with white sand, palms, clear calm water and without crowds of tourists. And all of that is available both on island resorts, as well as on inhabited islands. In addition, there is also iconic Hanifaru Bay being an outstanding spot for diving and snorkeling. Again, it is possible to visit Hanifaru Bay, even if you have a very limited budget. / read more » /
Rating: 9.3 (28 votes)
Maldives, South Ari atoll, Dhigurah island
Alifu Dhaalu is the southern sector of Ari atoll. It features the best diving with whale sharks in the Maldives. However, beaches are also good, including different kinds of budget islands. It is worth to mention the local Dhigurah island - one of the best in all of the Maldives. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (78 votes)
Maldives, Faafu atoll, Filitheyo isl
Faafu is one of the southern atolls in the Maldives. There are just a few islands, - happily, all with excellent beaches. So you won't see another island with tourists nearby. There are also not many people - both on the resort island, as well on the local islands. The distance from the international airport is considerable, so the road is hard. But transfer fares are comparable to those in the central atolls. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (18 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi beach
Airport sector is the nearest end of the North Male atoll in the Maldives. Local islands can't be considered as a place for a beach holiday, as these have no beaches at all, or bikini is prohibited. Private island resorts are quite alright, but noise from planes and ships is the real problem. So it is worth to stay here for one or maximum two nights. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (2 votes)
Maldives, North Ari atoll (Alifu Alifu), Constance Halaveli
Alifu Alifu 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, Feridhoo and Ukulhas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (134 votes)
Maldives, Lhaviyani, Atmosphere Kanifushi beach
Lhaviyani is a relatively remote northern atoll in the Maldives. In general, the beaches are very good, but it is worth to mention one important detail. Unlike most other atolls, all the local islands are with very bad beaches. On the other hand, absolutely all island-resorts are with excellent beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (14 votes)
South Male Atoll, Anantara Dhigu Maldives
South Male Atoll is an atoll being the nearest one to the south of Maldives International Airport. This is a great option, if you don't want to spend a lot of time or money for transfer. In general, its beaches are pretty good by the Maldivian standards, though not the best in the country. Maafushi is the most famous island. It's notable as the first local island in the Maldives with international guesthouses. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (3 votes)
Raa Atoll, Dhigali Maldives, beach
Raa Atoll is one of the northern atolls in the Maldives. The beaches are probably not be the best in country, but quite decent - with white sand, palms, clear water and excellent snorkeling. Due to the remote location, there are no crowds of tourists - especially on the local islands. Good news are that transfer fees from Male are almost the same as to the closer atolls. So the journey will not be very expensive, though it will take some time. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (6 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu atoll, Fulidhoo island beach
Vaavu is an atoll in the Maldives, located just to the south of South Male - the central atoll. It has no luxury island resorts, but there are five local islands. Beaches are not the best in the country, but not bad anyway. In general, this is a great place for the island hopping - searching for the new experience. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (6 votes)
Maldives, North Male Atoll, Reethi Rah
Upper sector is the far end of the North Male Atoll in Maldives. There is no noise from the airport, but transport accessibility is still very convenient. Local inhabited islands are rather mediocre, though occasional good beaches are available. As for the island resorts, these are pretty good, but most of them are below the average level by the Maldivian standards. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (1 vote)
Maldives, Meemu atoll, Medhufushi, aerial view
Meemu is a remote southern atoll in the Maldives. There are just a few islands available for the tourists. Unfortunately, the beaches are rather mediocre almost everywhere (with rare exceptions). However, this is the Maldives! Anyway, you will find occasional palms, white sand and interesting snorkeling in clear water. Just don't pay too much for all of this. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (1 vote)
Maldives, Maafushi island, Kaani resort near antenna
Maafushi is an island in the Maldives. It is widely known as the first island with local population having budget guesthouses. The island has two beaches dedicated for tourists: Kaani and White Shell. Women are allowed to be in a bikini there. / read more » /
Rating: 5.8 (3899 votes)
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[2017-09-19] Den

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[2015-03-13] wally

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