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Thinadhoo island

Ultimate guide (November 2019)
Thinadhoo is an inhabited island in Vaavu atoll, Maldives. There is a nice bikini beach, but without any tree's shadow. In addition the entire west end of the island is wild and quite beautiful. Big hotel can accommodate too many tourists during the peak dates, but you may take tours to the uninhabited island located nearby. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This beach ranks #2 of the "Best beaches in Vaavu atoll"
Rating: 7.7 - 344 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 3.486274, 73.535434
See also: Vaavu atoll

Hotels [edit]

Plumeria Boutique is the only hotel on the island. Rooms' rates start from US$160 per night, which is rather expensive for the local island. And the high rise building is not what we want from the small island, especially in the Maldives.

However, a hotel claims to some luxury, though it's more like a Turkey - with jet skis and crowd on the beach struggling for sunbeds. In fact there is no luxury, no alcohol, and you'll get quite the same in ordinary cheap guest-houses located on the other islands.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Male international airport (MLE). Next get to Fulidhoo island by MTCC ferry - route 310. It takes 3 hours 25 minutes, ticket price is about US$5 per way:

- departure from Male at 10:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday;

- departure from Fulidhoo island at 11:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Next take ferry #309 to Thinadhoo island. Ferry takes 1 hour 35 minutes per way, and runs every day except Friday:

- departure from Fulidhoo island at 13:45;

- departure from Thinadhoo island at 9:15.

There is also public ferry service between Male and Thinadhoo island running 1.5 hours per way. The round trip ticket is US$130 per person. Departure from Male is at 10:00 and at 16:00, departure from Thinadhoo island - at 7:00 and at 13:00.

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When to go [edit]

The best time to relax on the beaches of Thinadhoo island is a dry season in the winter half of the year.

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[2018-01-17] Paulette

Now there are five (!) hotels in Thinadhoo island. So it's not a problem to get cheap fares. Few guesthouses are managed by the italians, and have tasty cafes.

The entire west side of the island is a bikini beach. So no problem with tree shadow, and a lot of space to avoid other tourists.

There are two uninhabited islands near Thinadu island. The first one has good snorkelling reef, while the second one has great beach with white sand. Daily tour costs $35 per person including the lunch.

As for now this is the best local island for me in Maldives! It always has some tourists, but not so overcrowded like Raasdu or Toddu.

See also other beaches nearby:

Maldives, Vaavu, Felidhoo isl, beach 7.6
2.1 km to the south-east
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, Vaavu
Rating: 7.6 (198 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu, Keyodhoo beach 7.4
3.1 km to the south-east
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, Vaavu
Rating: 7.4 (94 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu, Rakeedhoo, bikini beach 7.3
20 km to the south
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, Vaavu
Rating: 7.3 (69 votes)
Maldives, Vaavu, Fulidhoo beach 8.0
25 km to the north-west
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, Vaavu
Rating: 8.0 (236 votes)
Maldives, Olhuveli resort 8.4
41 km to the north
Location: Indian Ocean, Maldives, South Male Atoll
Rating: 8.4 (117 votes)
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