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Maakurathu island

Ultimate guide (October 2018)
Maakurathu is a local island in Raa atoll, Maldives. The beach is superb - with white sand, palms, being quite comparable to the coast of luxury island resorts. There is a bikini area with parasols and sunbeds (each tourist has its own sunbed), as well as a long green coast. Most of time you will be the only one on the beach. In addition, there is a beautiful uninhabited Kudakurathu island nearby, reachable by boat as a daily tour. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]

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This beach ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Raa Atoll"
Rating: 8.6 - 33 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 5.604762, 73.041025

Hotels [edit]

Waves Inn Maakurathu is a typical Maldivian guesthouse with rooms' rates starting from US$80 per night. It's quite basic, but everything is pretty nice here.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Maldives international airport (MLE). Next take a public speedboat (4 hours per way, Monday/Thursday/Saturday):

- departure from Male at 7 am, departure from Maakurathu at 1:30 pm.

Or you may take 40-minutes domestic flight to Ifuru, and then take 20-minutes speedboat ride to Maakurathu island. Plane flights every day with fares about US$190 per adult, US$170 per child 2-11 years old and US$100 for the child below 2 years old. The speedboat Ifuru-Maakurathu-Ifuru is US$120 per boat.

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The best time for a beach holiday in the island of Maakurathu is a dry season from January to April.

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