is an inhabited island in North Ari Atoll
, Maldives. Many budget travelers choose it for a sandbank located nearby (Picnic island
). However, it's not possible to walk there, while strait swimming is dangerous due to the strong currents. Thus you should pay to get there: hire some local man with a boat or rent a kayak. Mathiveri island has a bikini beach, but it's rather mediorce in comparison with some other
local islands. In fact, even that Picnic island is not good enough. Shore and seabed: sand, stones.  Find hotels in Mathiveri
Mathiveri island has a dozen of hotels with rooms about US$100 per night (including all taxes). Beachfront resort of Casa Mia
looks great, but it's rates are comparable to the neighboring five-star island resorts. However, Casa Mia room's fare features "all inclusive" meal plan, as well as free dives. So it is worth to stay here only in case, if you are a diver, who likes to eat a lot. Find hotels in Mathiveri
How to get there 
Fly to Male international airport (MLE)
. Next get to Ukulhas
island by MTCC
ferry - route 304
. It takes 4 hours 15 minutes, ticket price is about US$5 per way:
- departure from Male at 9:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday;
- departure from Ukulhas island at 10:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Next take ferry #305
to Mathiveri island. Ferry takes 1 hour per way, and runs every day except Friday:
- departure from Ukulhas island at 14:00;
- departure from Mathiveri island at 8:40.
There is also daily public speedboat from Male to Mathiveri (including Friday). The journey takes 1.5 hours and costs US$60 per person per way, - departure from Male at 16:00, departure from Mathiveri at 6:30. Find flights to Mathiveri
When to go 
The best time for a beach holiday on the island of Mathiveri in the Madives is a dry season from January to April.
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