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How to get from Male to Thulusdhoo

Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:04 pm

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How to get from Male to Thulusdhoo – You can go by public boat and speed boat

Thulusdhoo Island is the most popular surfing destination in Maldives. Apart from surfing there many things to do in Thulusdhoo Island

What Is The Distance from Male to Thulusdhoo?

Thulusdhoo Island is located 30 kilometers North of Velana International airport in Male. Thulusdhoo island is popular for backpackers and travelers on a budget in the Maldives. There are many guest houses where you can stay for affordable prices compared with the luxury resorts in Maldives.

You can also get packages if you want to learn how to surf, diving or just enjoy a week in this paradise island.

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How to get from Male to Thulusdhoo

If you want to get from Male to Thulusdhoo. There are two ways by speed boat faster 30 minutes and $30 USD. And by public boat cheaper $1.5 USD for 2 hours boat ride. We will let you know below how to get to Thulusdhoo with all the details prices and schedule.

How to get from Male to Thulusdhoo Island by Public Boat

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There are public boats leaving Villigili ferry terminal in Male everyday 2 30 pm except Fridays (remeber Fridays is holiday in a Muslim country and public boats aren’t leaving in that day).

The public boat will take 2 hours to reach from Male to Thulusdhoo. And it costs 22 Rufiyas per person which is only $1.5 USD. The boat will do a few stops on the way to Thulusdhoo like Huraa, Himmaffushi and the final stop will be Dhiffushi Island.

On the way back to Male the local boat is leaving Thulusdhoo at 7 30 am. The boat is coming from Dhiffushi Island except for Fridays when there is no boat since is a public holiday in the Maldives. The prices is the same 22 Rufiyaas which is $1.5 USD.

How to get to Villingili Ferry 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 to Thulusdhoo Island by SpeedBoat

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There are speed boats leaving from the airport and from Male jetty port going to Thulusdhoo. The price is $30 USD per person. And it will take 30 minutes to reach Thulusdhoo Island. The best way to arrange the speed boat going to Thulusdhoo is organizing with your guesthouse in Thulusdhoo they will book your seat for you.

In the same way if you are leaving Thulusdhoo by speed boat there are two daily boats going to Male but the best way is always asking to your guesthouse or hotel in Thulusdhoo Island and they will book the ticket for you.

How to get from Male to Thulusdhoo by Private Boat

This option can be great if you are traveling in a group. Prices can be around $200 USD to reach Maafushi from the Velana International Airport.

Where to Stay in Thulusdhoo Island

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Akiri Surf Retreat was our choice in Thulusdhoo Island. We can totally recommend this place for you. Firu the owner treated us amazing! From welcoming us from the public boat to our last minute in the island, showing us around and recommending day tours to do. We did the sand bank and snorkeling and it was amazing we stayed alone in the sand bank for more than an hour.

They offer local and Western breakfast. For us it was the first time having a local breakfast in Maldives mashuni with roshi. It’s made of coconut, tuna, onions, pumpkin and you eat with roti. And the coffe was great!

The place has just a few rooms and it’s one of the cheapest options with the highest rate in Booking. Click here to check availability and prices.

Hope it’s useful our travel guide how to get from Male to Thulusdhoo. Let us know in the comments below if prices or schedule changed.

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