How to get from Male to Gulhi (Maafushi to Gulhi)

Last updated on June 28th, 2020 at 11:44 am

How to get to Gulhi Island

Gulhi Island is located 20 kilometers South Male and it’s on the way to the popular Maafushi island. Gulhi island is a paradise to discover and there are many things to do in Gulhi island. Today we will write how to get from Male to Gulhi by public boat and by speed boat. Also Maafushi to Gulhi.

Gulhi island has only 900 people and it’s so quiet. Only 500 meters island and you can reach everywhere in 5 minutes walking distance. There are amazing sunrises and sunsets with blue water and white sand.

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How to get from Male to Gulhi

How to get to Gulhi Island by Public Boat

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If you want to get from Male to Gulhi by public boat. You have to get to Villigili ferry terminal in Male and there are daily boats leaving to Gulhi and Maafushi at 3 pm except Fridays (remember is public holiday in Maldives). The ticket costs $1.5 USD. The trip will take 1 hour and 30 minutes and the boat will continue to Maafushi Island 30 minutes longer. Viceversa Maafushi to Gulhi works in the same way.

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How to get to Villinggili Feery Terminal

Apart from taxi you can go by bus which costs $1.5 USD. You can also go by ferry less than $1 USD to the jetty port in Male. And from Male jetty port you can walk 15 minutes walking distance if you aren’t bringing so much luggage. Or you can just grab a taxi that will cost you $3 USD.

How to get from Male to Gulhi by Speed Boat (Maafushi to Gulhi)

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There are a few speed boats leaving from Male to Gulhi. From the airpot to Maafushi Island, they will stop in Gulhi Island. It takes 30 minutes to reach there and the prices are $25 USD. The best way to arrange the speed boat is with your guesthouse in Gulhi island.

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How to get from Male to Gulhi by Private Boat (Maafushi to Gulhi)

This option can be great if you are traveling in a group. Prices can be around $200 USD to reach Gulhi island from Velana International Airport. You will be able to go from Maafushi to Gulhi since most of the speed boats and private boats will go in that direction.

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Where to Stay in Gulhi island

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We stayed at Sandy Heaven Maldives. Since the first moment you will feel like at home with an amazing set up romantic in the room and snacks and juice for your enjoyment. They make you feel special and it was our favorite guesthouse in Maldives.

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The breakfast was amazing bread, croissants, cereals, sausages, egg, juice and coffee there is no way you finish all the food is too much and so delicious!

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Hope it’s useful this travel guide how to get from Male to Gulhi. Also you can get from Maafushi to Gulhi by public boat.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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