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Dharavandhoo island

Ultimate guide (October 2023)
Dharavandhoo is a residential island in Baa Atoll, Maldives. It has a domestic airport, as well as excellent beaches. Nearby there is also Hanifaru Bay lagoon being UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, as a place with the world's best diving. Thus the island is a great place both for a transit overnight stay or for a short vacation. The bottom near the coast is mostly rocky with good snorkeling, but few sandy areas are also available. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This beach ranks #13 of the "Best islands in Baa Atoll"
Rating: 7.9 - 805 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 5.160298, 73.127387
See also: Baa Atoll

Hotels [edit]

In Dharavandhoo island there are about dozen of hotels with room's rates from US$100 per night. Some accommodation options are located on a private bikini beach, which however doesn't have good entry into the water.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Male international airport (MLE). There are two major options to get to Dharavandhoo island:

- domestic flight from Male to Dharavandu airport (DRV), - the flight takes 20 minutes and costs US$90 for the one way (discounted child fares are available);

- speed​​boat from Male, - the travel time is 2.5 hours, US$50 per person per way.

The boat runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Other days airplane is the only transportation option.

According to other sources the boat runs every day except Friday. In any case, transfer details should be arranged with your hotel in advance.

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When to go [edit]

The best time to travel to the beaches of Dharavandhoo island in the Maldives is a dry season from January to April.

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