Welcome to Fuvahmulah

The wild side of the Maldives
Local Island


The island, close to the equator, differs in several ways from the “typical” Maldives island and thus offers even experienced Maldives vacationers new impressions: Relatively large with 4.94 km², there are several villages with the appropriate infrastructure, a park as a “green lung” and an airport. Here tourists are not separated from the population, but experience Maldivian everyday life.
But the most striking thing is that Fuvahmulah is located alone in the Indian Ocean and not in an atoll. There are no nearby neighboring islands that form an atoll, nor are there any shallow areas; here the coast and the high seas meet directly.

  • Located in GNAVIYANI Atoll
  • 1 hour and 10 minutes by seaplane from Male International airport
  • Reachable by ferry from Addu Atoll in the South. Ferries take between 45 and 90 minutes
Home of significant shark populations

Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO)

Due to its biodiversity, the island was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It includes a variety of biodiversity from its coral, mangrove to wetland systems (also known as khili). Besides the 1200 different species which have been found within this atoll, the reef systems are home to significant shark populations, such as tiger sharks, thresher sharks and whale sharks, among others.


Welcome to the heart of Fuvahmulah, where guesthouses offer a genuine taste of island life. These cozy accommodations capture the essence of Maldivian hospitality, providing an immersive experience for travelers seeking a more authentic stay. With a range of options, from traditional-style inns to modern retreats, Fuvahmulah’s guesthouses offer a home away from home.

Maa Thundi

Maa Thundi Fuvahmulah is a brand new hotel which is located just next to Thundi Beach in the north of the island, the kind of place where you want to be for sunset and sunrise. […]

Isle Royal Inn

Welcome to the Isle Royal Inn on the fascinating island of Fuvahmulah! With 4 cozy rooms, it offers a mix of comfort and casual flair. Enjoy freshly cooked meals daily and chill out on the […]

Fuvahmulah Inn

Welcome to Fuvahmulah Inn, your home base on the picturesque island of Fuvahmulah. Boasting a blend of clean rooms and local charm, the guesthouse features five cozy rooms, providing an intimate and culturally immersive experience. […]


Dive with tiger sharks - 100% guaranteed

“DivePoint Fuvahmulah”, operated by Shark Expedition, offers you in the remote island of Fuvahmulah all the safety and professionalism you are used to find in all our operations.

As a certified diver, join our daily guided boat dives with small groups: Boat Dives usually take place in the morning and in the afternoon. Fuvahmulah is unique and you can see big fish on (almost) every dive, mainly tiger sharks! It is the largest known population of tiger sharks in the world and the only known mating site of tiger sharks and thresher sharks. 

More about the dive center


The island offers different water sports adventures in the middle of the Maldivian archipelago. Not only idyllic beaches and shark divinig, but also a range of exciting activities that the crystal-clear sea has to offer.



Explore the diverse culinary scene of Fuvahmulah with a variety of restaurants. Whether you crave traditional Maldivian flavors or international cuisine, the island offers a delectable array of dining options. For those who prefer the comfort of home, our guesthouse provides the perfect solution with the convenience of daily fresh-cooked meals.

Island Cruises & Tours

A guided tour takes you through the heart of this unique Maldivian island, showcasing its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant local life. Discover the secrets of Fuvahmulah as you explore hidden gems, historical sites, and captivating viewpoints.

Ask for more information at the reception of your guesthouse.


Most stores, restaurants and accommodation accept major credit cards. However, it is advisable to also have small amount of cash, as smaller local stores may only accept cash payments. ATMs are available on the island which dispense the local currency Rufiyaa. Please note that the local currency Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) or US-Dollar (USD) is used on Fuvahmulah.