DAY 12, 21st February 2024
Kolamaafushi is a smaller island formed by joining Maafushi and Kola. One of the most isolated inhabited islands in the Huvadhoo Atoll is located 373 kilometers south of the Maldives' capital. It takes about 20 minutes by speedboat to reach Kolamaafushi, which is situated in the southwest corner of the atoll. In the atoll, this tiny island is renowned as the center of fishing and majority of the regional specialties are fish-based. The "kandukukulhu" fish curry from Kolamaafushi is well known. The curry paste known as "huvadhoo havaadhu" is used to make this dish. A must-try local sweet treat is "Huvadhoo bondi". Both diving and spearfishing are popular pastimes among the residents. There are two distinct diving locations close to the island for divers. One is the Hurandhoo Reef, rich in corals and caves and is situated in the northwest of the island. And the other, Hithaadhoo reef, an undiscovered diving area rich in coral life and situated in the southwest of the island. Giant turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks are frequently seen in this area. There are a few well-known surfing and snorkelling spots on the island, including Malaim East, Villingili Corner Break, and Kurendhooni Break.