Himmafushi Island in Kaafu Atoll is one of Maldives’ still developing tourist islands. A visit to the island guarantees a glimpse into traditional life in the Maldives. Its main is lined with souvenirs like carved rosewood manta rays and dolphins and coral headstones while the entire island can be explored on foot in less than an hour. It’s a popular spot for dolphin watching and diving.
The famous surfing spot on the island is the Jailbreak, named after its location behind a former prison. This reeling right hand point offers fast barrel sections for the advanced surfer. Another famous surf are the Sultans that can go up to 8 feet in height. For diving, you can check out the Lankan Manta Point site that is only 15 minutes from Himmafushi Island. On the mainland, the lack of tourists assure a private beach experience although you’ll need to be conservatively dressed in these parts. At just 16.5 kilometres from Male, Himmafushi Island is easily accessible by daily speedboats.
Himmafushi is a paradise for surfers, but, there are also a lot of other options which are available apart from surfing which will surely leave one with a memorable experience.
Himmafushi Island is well known for its amazing surfing options which attract visitors from far and wide as an idyllic surfing spot. One of the best surfing spots is ‘Jailbreak’ which is situated right behind the prison, thus the name. One will find more challenging waves at ‘Sultan’ which is a swell spot for all advanced surfers. On the other hand, ‘Ninjas’ and ‘Honkeys’ are better suited for beginners who are looking to try out their hand in surfing.
Average Cost: MDR 100 to MDR 200
Chill by the beach and sand back:
The tourist beach on the island is the best place to have a chill time, get some tan and have fun in the sand for a relaxing time on your vacation.
Head out the perfect sand backs which are the ideal spot for a picnic with the family on a warm sunny day, set in the middle of the beautiful blue ocean and clicking some memorable pictures in the picturesque location.
Average Cost: Free of cost for the beach, MDR 300 to MDR 350 for a sandbank trip
One can embark on an adventurous journey of exploring the wonders of the ocean on a snorkelling or diving adventure. Explore the local reefs and swim beside the turtles and school of fish, who knows you may even find Nemo!
Average Cost: MDR 1000 to MDR 1200 (for scuba diving), MDR 300 MDR 350 (for snorkelling)
Tip: For diving and snorkelling options it is better to collaborate with a local dive operator for a safe and fun-filled experience.
Average Cost: MDR 1400 to MDR 1500
The ocean is home to many dolphins, which are fun creatures who are always up for an awesome show of aerial acrobatics. Although it is not a guarantee that one may spot the dolphins, the journey still makes for a thrilling ride in the waters.
Average cost: MDR 450 to MDR 500
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