Welcome to Hulhumale

The centrepiece to the island is its huge mosque – the golden glass dome of which is visible from all over the southern part of North Male Atoll. There’s even a surprisingly attractive artificial beach on the eastern side of the island, as well as shopping malls, guesthouses, restaurants and all the other trappings of urban life.

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$145 Day Trips & Excursions

Island Day Trip from Hulhumale

Make your way to Hulhumale Jetty and depart by speedboat on a small-group tour with the guide and boat captain. Dependent on the choice of the tour, we will cruise north or south of Male. Cruising north, visit the islands of Himmurfushi and Huraa offering firsthand information about local island life. Our experienced guides will accompany you on a tour of each island sharing information on their culture and tradition. In Huraa, gain insights into the simple life led by the villagers, visit a boat building yard and view the process of making Maldivian dry fish. Discover the mangrove swamps and freshwater lake and learn more about this fragile eco-system. At Himmurfushi, take lunch at a local restaurant and visit souvenir shops where you may purchase local handicrafts and mementos.Cruising south, visit Gulhi and Maafushi. In Gulhi, wander the quiet streets of this small local island. Take time out to relax on the beach and listen to the waves breaking on the white sands. At Maafushi experience life on the island that has led the way with guesthouse tourism. Take lunch at a local restaurant and visit souvenir shops where you may purchase local handicrafts and mementos. For those feeling active, there is time to participate in the many watersports on offer here.In between island visits, it is possible to snorkel and discover the beauty of this underwater paradise. Sites vary, depending on weather and current conditions, but you can be guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life. Following a safety briefing on responsible snorkeling, put on your provided fins, mask, and snorkel and jump into the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, reef sharks, and rays the Maldives is home to, youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clownfish).The snorkel guide will not only act as your 'spotter' to point out marine life that may not have caught your eye but will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring the equipment is comfortable and feel safe in the water. Buoyancy aids are available if needed, but participants should have the ability to swim unaided.The itinerary concludes at the starting point in Hulhumale.

$1190 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Shaka Life Surfing Tour in the Maldives (7 days)

Day 1Arrival : Your friendly guide will pick you up directly from the airport and drive you to the hotel. The trip will take around 15 minutes. Stay: You will be staying at a carefully selected guesthouse in Hulhumale. Afternoon: There will be a welcome gathering to introduce members of the group.Day 2Morning: Surfing at the popular Jails on Thaburudhoo Island.Early afternoon: Break for lunch.Afternoon: Surfing at Sultans (Thaburudhoo Island) Evening: Return to hotel for some much needed relaxation. Day 3Arrival: Refreshing first surf of the day at Cokes on Thulusdhoo Island. Early afternoon: Break for lunch. Afternoon: Hit the waves once again at Cokes. Evening: Return to hotel for a good night’s sleep. Day 4Morning: The group will visit a nearby sandbank via boat. Snorkeling gear will be provided. Early afternoon: Lunchtime will be spent at a local island. Evening: You will arrive back just in time to get ready for a Sunset Dolphin cruise. Day 5Morning: Free time to walk around HulhumaleAfternoon: Time for another crack at the waves at Jails (Thaburudhoo Island). Evening: Relaxation time at the hotelDay 6Morning: Your guide will take you once more to surf at Jails (Thaburudhoo Island). Early afternoon: Break for lunch. Afternoon: Last surf session of the trip at Sultans (Thaburudhoo Island). Evening: Free time in Hulhumale. Day 7Morning: Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and show you around the incredible Male city.Afternoon: Departure. Your guide will take you to the airport or your next destination in Male.

$42 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Snorkeling from Dive Boat

Meet your guide and boat crew from Malé (Jetty 5) or Hulhumalé Jetty at 8:30AM approximately. Should you be staying in Hulhumalé, hotel pick-up/drop-off will be provided. Set-off by Dive Boat, after a safety briefing and selection of equipment, to the first of 2 reefs that will be explained via diagrams on the boat by PADI Instructors. Popular Reefs you may visit around Malé and Hulhumalé include: Banana Reef/Kurumba Wall/Fish Tank/Feydhoo Wall and Manta Point.You will spend approximately 45mins at each reef.Coffee, Biscuits & Water will be provided on the boat.Bringing a towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes will be handy.Return to Malé/Hulhumalé by approximately 12:30PM

$899 Classic

Maldives Island Hopping

The Maldives has long been an underexplored tropical destination. Be among the first to discover its idyllic islands on this eight-day trip and hop around this archipelago. Head underwater to witness diverse marine life and extensive coral reefs, relax in the laid-back vibe of Dhiffushi's "bikini beach", and indulge in traditional meals with local families. Only recently has island hopping the Maldives been possible for tourists and this itinerary does it efficiently with your budget in mind.