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Vaavu atoll

Ultimate guide (January 2023)
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. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This island ranks #14 of the "Best atolls in the Maldives"
Rating: 8.3 - 493 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 3.505689, 73.510956
See also: Best beaches in Vaavu atoll

Hotels [edit]

Vaavu atoll may offer a lot of guesthouses with rooms' fares starting from US$50 per night. Unfortunately, some islands are hardly overcrowded, so you should be carefull when choosing the holiday destination.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Male international airport (MLE). Next get to Fulidhoo island by MTCC ferry - route 310. It takes 3 hours 25 minutes, ticket price is about US$5 per way:

- departure from Male at 10:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday;

- departure from Fulidhoo island at 11:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Next take ferry #309 to Thinadhoo island. Ferry takes 1 hour 35 minutes per way, and runs every day except Friday:

- departure from Fulidhoo island at 13:45;

- departure from Thinadhoo island at 9:15.

There is also public ferry service between Male and Thinadhoo island running 1.5 hours per way. The round trip ticket is US$130 per person. Departure from Male is at 10:00 and at 16:00, departure from Thinadhoo island - at 7:00 and at 13:00.

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When to go [edit]

The best time for a holiday on the beaches of Vaavu atoll is a dry season from January to April.

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