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Kaafu (Male) Atoll – South
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Still in the Male (Kaafu) Atoll, but to the south of the airport, are an additional set of resorts. Note worthy among these are Biyadhoo and Villivaru, which are located 33 kilometres or 21 miles from the airport. Both are managed and owned by the Taj Group from India.

Coco Island

The neighbouring Coco Island only has 8 two-story thatched huts, all are beautifully decorated and furnished. Private groups can rent the whole resort.

Veligandu Huraa (Palm Tree Island) and Dhigufinolhu

East of Coco Island, a causeway links these ‘twin’ islands across the lagoon. The latter is the livelier of the two, with more rooms and more entertainment opportunities. Veligandu Huraa provides private bungalows and a more quiet surrounding. They are only a short walk away from each other if one feels the need for a change of mood.


Kandooma lies South of Coco Island, here chalet-style accommodation is surrounded by flowering gardens. Journeys can be arranged to the neighbouring fishing village.

Bodufinolhu (Fun Island)

Situated on the southeastern reef of South Male Atoll, this island is circled with a huge lagoon and linked to 2 uninhabited islets, which can be accessible on foot at low tide. Each room faces the beach and provides en suite bathroom, DD telephone, air conditioning and hot and cold desalinated water.

Embudu Village

The resort is 11 kilometres or 7 miles from the airport in South Male Atoll, providing 72 air-conditioned bungalows, 36 non-air-conditioned bungalows and 16 deluxe bungalows built over the lagoon. It features a house reef including the 2 ship wrecks, caves and drop offs.


Vaadhu is a diving paradise, located on the northern end of South Male Atoll and approximately 45 minutes by taxi boat and 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport. It boasts a fully-equipped diving school, 31 cabana-style guestrooms and freshwater showers. A high level of capital investment has been made in the resort.
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