Places to Visit in Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale Island is situated in the South of North Male Atoll and is one of the most sought-after destinations among globetrotters and honeymooners from all over the world. An artificial island, both the existing and future commercial and industrial housing demands are fulfilled arising in Male. The population of Hulhumale Island was 40,000 as per the census conducted in 2016. One of the smart cities in the Maldives, this island offers a comfortable and luxurious stay to tourists. It is popular for its lovely surroundings, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coconut groves, adventure sports, and mouthwatering Maldivian seafood. In short, this enthralling island has something for everyone!

When in the Maldives, get ready to do enthralling activities both over and under the ocean waters. While adventure lovers can indulge in so many undersea activities like diving, seafloor walking, and diving, honeymoon couples can pamper themselves with rejuvenating couple massages and get the perfect tan lazing on the pristine white, silky sand beaches. If you are a party animal, then get ready to drink and dance at the world-famous underwater bars. Shopaholics can buy lovely seashell souvenirs from colourful street markets.

Reaching Hulhumale is quite easy. If you are planning a trip to this gorgeous island, then you should know that it is well-connected to the airport via roads. You can take a flight to Velana International Airport and then a taxi to reach Hulhumale Island. There are a number of regular flights available between Male International airport and Hulhumale International Airport.

Getting from Male Airport to Hulhumale by bus and taxi

One can take a bus from Male Airport to reach Hulhumale. Buses leave every half an hour and cost nearly 20 Rufiyaas ($1.5 USD). The journey takes nearly twenty minutes.

One can also take a taxi from Male Airport to reach Hulhumale Island. The ten-minute car ride costs around $12-15 USD.

Getting from Male to Hulhumale by bus

You can reach Hulhumale Island from Male in around 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic. The charges are nearly 20 Rufiyaas for that.

Getting from Male to Hulhumale by ferry

Tourists can take a ferry boat to reach Hulhumale Island from Male. Catch a boat from the jetty port in the capital city. However, it will take longer and will cost you 10 Rufiyaas on one side. Walk for fifteen minutes from the jetty port to reach Hulhumale. You can also take a cab.

Also known as Velana International Airport, the Male International Airport is the main airport in the country. It connects the archipelago to other countries and cities in the world, especially southeast Asian countries like India, China, and Sri Lanka. Near the capital island of Male, it is located in the North Male Atoll on Hulhule Island. Apart from the Male International Airport, the following are the three international airports in the Maldives:

  • Gan International Airport, Gan
  • Maafaru International Airport, Maafaru
  • Hanimaadhoo International Airport, Hanimaadhoo

Also, there are some domestic airports that serve atolls like Laamu, Dhaalu, and Gnaviyani to name just a few.

There are a number of direct flights to the Maldives from several Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Kochi. Tourists from Dubai, Europe, and Singapore fly in there on a regular basis either via direct flights or chartered flights.

Airlines such as Air India, Air France, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, etc. serve the country of Maldives. It also has its own national airline which is Maldivian. A domestic and international airline, it connects various cities and countries.

Located at a distance of nearly seven kilometres from Velena International Airport, Hulhumale Island is everyone’s dream destination. Whether you love indulging in exciting adventurous activities or simply lazing on the beach with your travel companions, it is suitable for all kinds of tourists. You can also spend time playing volleyball, badminton, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, etc. The best thing here is that the water sports available here are pocket-friendly. Thus, indulging in multiple activities would be great!

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    The best time to visit the Maldives is from December to March. This dazzling archipelago has more than a thousand islands that are out of a fairytale. It feels like magic white dust is sprinkled on a lovely painting! The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean and not very far from the Indian west coast, this little paradise is popular for its silky white sand, shining blue water that is home to rich marine life, and perfect skies. Newlyweds pick this country for their honeymoon experience as it is tailor-made for a perfect romantic getaway. Even families visit this incredible place to have a perfect vacation. Wherever you go, beauty follows everywhere in the Maldives. Moreover, apart from pristine islands, the Maldives is a great destination for food fanatics, history, art lovers, and adventurers as well.

    Hulhumale Island is located very close to the Maldivian capital, Male. It is an artificial island that was planned for decongesting the population of Male. It has a pretty coastline and is very less crowded. Thus, it is perfect for you if you are looking for some privacy and peace. Being a less touristy place, it is the most sought-after island among honeymooners. The best time to visit here is from December to April.

    Things to do in Hulhumale Island

    Lazing on the beaches known for clean waters, lovely flowers, and lush greenery

    Apart from that, a popular water-based adventurous activity, kayaking in Hulhumale is very popular. While doing this, you just need to paddle around the island and admire the gorgeous views of palm trees and sugary sand beaches. You can explore and experience the coastline at your own pace. It is a fun activity that is not less than a good workout session as well. It helps you in keeping in shape. There are some Maldivian resorts that also offer see-through kayaks. So you can get a glimpse of what is swimming underneath you while you are paddling on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Don’t forget to wear a hat and apply sunscreen in order to stay protected while out on the ocean.

    Enjoy kayaking in Hulhumale in the stunning blue water of the blue ocean and create innumerable memories. It is real fun to paddle your boat yourself and enjoy the splendid landscape. Indulge in this water sport on the island to have memories of a lifetime.

    Best time to go kayaking in the Maldives: From April to October

    Swimming: Not needed

    Approximate cost: Nearly 30-50 USD per head

    The Maldives, the island nation, comprises as many as 26 oval-shaped atolls and more than 1,000 coral islands. All over the world, it is known as the top destination for exotic destination for adventure lovers. Along with honeymooners, it is an equally perfect vacation spot for families, solo travellers, and married couples as well.

    Where to stay in Hulhumale

    • Hotel Ocean Grand
    • UI Hotels

    Where to eat in Hulhumale

    • Bombay Darbar
    • Shell Beans Hulhumalé

    A vacation in Hulhumale Island is not less than a dream come true. Each resort there provides its occupants with exclusive tranquillity as it is an enclave perched on an individual island. It is the best place to spend quality time with your better half. Imagine waking up on a beautiful island amidst lush greenery, turquoise sea, and serene soft white sand while you are here. It is the perfect place where you can create unforgettable memories with your sweetheart. There is so much to do here that can never be compiled in a list.

  • FAQs

    Question 1: Is Hulhumale Island worth visiting while visiting the Maldives?

    Answer: Travelling to Hulhumale is every wanderluster’s dream. This island in the Maldives is extremely beautiful. It offers natural beauty at its best. That’s why it is topping many travellers’ bucket lists. The best thing is it is very easy to go there as the island is well-connected. Travelling to the Maldives and particularly this island is a globetrotter’s wish and you can convert your dream into reality for sure.

    Question 2: Can anyone else apart from honeymooners visit Hulhumale Island?

    Answer: It is a major misconception that the Maldives is a honeymoon destination only. No doubt the island nation has the perfect amount of seclusion and privacy that every newlywed couple seeks. However, its natural beauty and luxury are something that everyone should experience at least in their life. Even solo travellers are visiting Hulhumale Island on a budget. Getting around the Maldives is a bit tricky and thus, the best thing would be to stick around Male International Airport. To make the most of your trip, explore a local island attached to the international airport in Male. Hulhumale is one such destination.

    Question 3: How is the marine life in Hulhumale?

    Answer: If you are a nature lover along with an adrenaline junkie as well, then you should know that the Maldives is counted among the best places for diving across the world. Your trip to this island would be incomplete without a dip in its serene waters that are oozing with rich marine life. Its marine life is world-famous and thus, considered perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are resorts with house reefs that are exceptionally attractive. You can go snorkelling at any time of the day. Swimming freely in the Indian Ocean surrounded by colourful corals, sea turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and various other underwater species is something that you will not forget ever. It’s like swimming in a huge aquarium. Interesting, isn’t it!

    Question 4: What is a must-do for relaxation in Hulhumale Island?

    Answer: One of the most soothing things to do on the island is pampering yourself with the luxurious spa treatments at a resort set on a secluded island. A spa is a perfect place where you can detoxify your body and mind, far away from the humdrum of city life. The professional experts offer various therapeutic spa therapies. While you are there, head to your resort’s exclusive in-house spa to enjoy the best facial treatments, traditional aromatherapy massages, head massages, foot massages, Balinese massages, and couples massages. Bask in the incredible oceanic view while relaxing in your body therapy session.

    Question 5: Should couples visit Hulhumale Beach?

    Answer: If you are a beach lover, then taking a leisurely tour of the splendid Hulhumale Beach is one of the most recommended activities to do in the Maldives. Walking on the soft white sand of this beach while holding your lover’s hand, is undeniably the most romantic experience that you can have on this island. Soak yourself in the most awe-inspiring sunset views while you walk on the beach in the evening. Relish authentic and delicious seafood at the beautiful cafes and stalls that are dotted on the white sands of the beach.

    Question 6: Are cruises available in Hulhumale??

    Answer: The real beauty of this pristine island can be best experienced by taking a sunset cruise. It is one of the best things to do in Hulhumale. In the evening, you can take a joyful hour-long ride on a local dhoni or boat and soak yourself in the breathtaking sunset views while sailing on the peaceful waters. During this romantic cruise, along with appreciating the panoramic natural views, you can also spot some adorable dolphins if you are fortunate enough!

  • Do's & Don'ts

    Couples looking to visit a romantic destination keep Hulhumale in the Maldives on the top of their list. It is known for the best beaches owing to its natural splendor.

    Do’s in Hulhumale Island

    • Bring lots of sunscreen
    • Choose your souvenirs carefully
    • Dress modestly on inhabited islands
    • Be extra respectful during Ramadan
    • Expect extra taxes due to import costs
    • Check out reef locations in proximity to your resort
    • Remove your shoes at the door of a home or mosque

    Don’ts in Hulhumale Island

    • Don’t touch pink corals
    • Don’t be out late in Malé City
    • Don’t expect free or speedy Wi-Fi
    • Don’t bring banned items on your trip
    • Don’t engage in PDA on inhabited islands
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