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Why Hulhumale is special ?
Hulhumale is essentially an extension of Male proper on the far side of the airport island, where 1.8 sq km of reef has been built up to create a manmade island – the first phase of an ambitious project to relieve the pressure caused by population growth on Male. Sand and coral were dug up from the lagoon and pumped into big heaps on the reef top. Then bulldozers pushed the rubble around to form a quadrilateral of dry land about 2km long and 1km wide, joined by a causeway to the airport island. It’s built up to about 2m above sea level to provide a margin of protection against the possibility of sea-level rises.
What to explore at Hulhumale?
Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island located in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives. The artificial island was reclaimed to establish a new land mass required to meet the existing and future housing, industrial and commercial development demands of the Malé region. Hulhumale now is a fully functioning town, complete with rather Soviet-looking apartment blocks, a school, a pharmacy, an array of shops and a 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. Hulhumale which is supported by goverment can attract more and more visitors travel to this island.
How to get to Hulhumale?
To visit Hulhumale from Male, take the ferry (Rf 5.50, 20 minutes, every 15 minutes) from the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal. There's also a speedboat service (Rf 25, 10 minutes, every 30 minutes) that leaves from the dock where the airport ferry departs. On the island there are several bus services that connect the ferry terminal to the rest of the island, but it’s an easy 10-minute walk if there’s not one waiting when you arrive.
- Peaceful and clean island
- A nice island with few tourists
- Very peaceful at night
- A great environment to visit
- Nice place for budget tourism in Maldives
Tips for you
We love this island very much. Compare to Male which is very vibrant island beacuse its the capital city of Maldives, Hulhumale still very quiet and the beach also beautiful. It has many budget hotel which are still new, clean which reasonable price. The island it self near to Male Airport which reachable by boat from Male or bus from airport. Highly recommended island if you have to stop over before going to the resort or while waiting for your late night flight, you can have day visit and explore the beauty one of Maldives local island.
Most comfortable place near by Male City. Great Road and Well Planed Place.