DAY 03, 12th February 2024
The least populous atoll in the Maldives is Vaavu, also known as the "WOW ATOLL." The tiny island of Fulidhoo, which has fewer than 300 permanent residents, is located just 57 kilometers or 1.5 hours by speedboat from Velana International Airport. The secluded atoll has only 5 inhabited islands. The atoll's main tourist destination, Fulidhoo, has 246 beds spread over 21 guesthouses. A family of enormous stingrays and nurse sharks live in Fulidhoo, a beach known for its wide lagoon and beautiful sandy beach. The jetty area has a plethora of marine life and is the ideal place to see some stunning manta rays. Fulidhoo is a famous destination for ocean adventures and one of the top spots for snorkeling and scuba diving trips. The "Langiri Jehun" dance, performed by men lined up, holding flower bouquets, and following a pattern of steps and bends to attract a woman, is another well-known tradition from the island. Visitors may enjoy both nature and culture on the island of Fulidhoo.