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05 Maldives Islands to Explore with Maldivian Airlines!

There's more to Maldives than just resorts, here are some of the top destinations to explore in the Maldives via Maldivian Airlines.

For a lot of travellers, exploring the Maldives starts and ends at resorts. Although the Maldives resorts are iconic on their own, there is a lot more that this country has to offer. One of the best ways to delve into the Maldives and its culture is to book a trip to an island. Over the past few years, local Maldivian islands have become a major hit, especially among budget travellers. The best way to explore the Maldives? Just book a ticket on Maldivian Airlines to one of the following destinations!

Fuvahmulah City

Located just an hour away by domestic flight, Fuvahmulah City is one of the hidden gems of the Maldives. In addition to being a great spot-to-spot tiger shark, Fuvahmulah is also a unique destination to learn about Maldivian culture. Over the past few years, Fuvahmulah has become popular among travellers due to its scenic beauty and underwater exploration.

There is also an abundance of unique activities you can explore while in Fuvahmulah City. Some of the must-do activities in Fuvahmulah include:

  • Visiting Bandaara Kilhi- This beautiful natural lake in Fuvahmulah is an extremely photogenic spot filled with vegetation and fish.
  • Mud baths at Koda Kilhi- If you have not seen it on Instagram already, look it up now! The Koda Kilhi is a natural mud bath that will take your worries away. If you are looking for an amazing spa day, this mud bath has healing properties and minerals. The best part is that it’s free.
  • Diving- Fuvahumulah has one of the best diving spots, especially if you’re looking to spot tiger sharks. The Fuvahmulah tiger shark spot guarantees tiger shark spotting all year round. So, if you book this excursion while on the island, you will surely get your money’s worth.

In addition to this, travellers also love going to the pebble beach ‘Thundi’ for amazing beach days and exploring the ancient Buddhist ruins on the island. If you’re looking to book tickets to Fuvahmulah via Maldivian Airlines, here are some of the best rates right now.

Addu City

One of the best ways to island hop in the southern parts of the Maldives is to take a flight to Fuvahmulah City via Maldivian Airlines and take a speed boat to Addu City. This way, you can explore two beautiful destinations in one go. One of the most unique aspects of this City or Atoll is that you can explore multiple little islands during your trip. You can choose to explore a few of the 24 natural islands or just explore the western side of the Atoll by the link. Through this link road travellers can explore the islands of Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoofeydhoo, Feydhoo, and Gan.

In addition to exploring the Addu nature park, travellers also like to partake in a variety of watersports and underwater activities. In addition to scuba diving, Addu City offers a variety of watersports for travellers to explore. For some historical exploration, travellers can also visit the island of Meedhoo. Here, travellers can see traces of settlements as far as 2000 BCE. Additionally, travellers can also explore the British Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Addu City Gan island. If you’re only looking to explore Addu City, Maldivian Airlines also offers amazing rates for direct flights to the city!


If you’re looking for a northern island with beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and amazing marine life, Hanimaadhoo Island is the place to go. Over the years, Hanimaadhoo has become quite popular among tourists who are looking to relax, scuba dive as well as snorkel.

In addition to being the largest island in Haa Alif Atoll, Hanimaadho is also easily accessible as the island has its own airport. Hanimaadhoo is mostly an island for breach lovers, There are three different beaches to explore on the island: Hanimaadhoo Beach, Utheemu Beach, and Kuredu Beach. Additionally, travellers can also explore night fishing as well as scuba diving while on this island.

With the most recent updates by Maldivian Airlines, guests can now get connecting flights between Hanimaadhoo International Airport and Trivandrum as well. This means that travellers between India and northern Maldives can easily access both destinations for the perfect holiday.


Maldivian Airlines also connects you to the beautiful island of Dharavandhoo, located in Baa Atoll. This is a bucket list destination for ocean lovers, as Baa Atoll is known to be home to some of the most breathtaking underwater life in the Maldives. As Dharavandhoo has its own airport, the island is somewhat divided into two parts- the Dharavandhoo Airport and the island. With a small population and a beautiful beach, Dharavandhoo is a quiet getaway spot. One of the most unique aspects of this island is the beautiful crystal clear waters that surround the island known as Dharavandhoo Thila and Hanifaru Bay.

Although it’s a small island, Dharavandhoo has an expansive bikini beach with sunbeds, hammocks, swings, and umbrellas! Some of the must-do activities while in Dharavandhoo include:

  • A day at the bikini beach
  • Exploring Hanifaru Bay
  • Visiting the nearby sandbank
  • Night fishing
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving


Kulhudhuffushi is a beautiful island located in the north of the Maldives. Due to its unique and beautiful mangroves, Kulhudhuffushi is known as the heart of the north. This vibrant island is perfect for travellers who are seeking rich Maldivian culture and lush mangroves. This small island is perfect for a day trip, making it the perfect island for an island-hopping experience in Maldives.

Just like any other island in the Maldives, Kulhudhuffushi is also a beautiful spot for diving or snorkelling to observe the beautiful marine life of the Maldives. If you’re lucky you will also come across some baby sharks during your expedition. The unique aspect of Kulhudhuffushi, however, is the many mangrove forests, which the island is named after.

If you’re looking for a nature-based getaway, hop on the next Maldivian Airlines flight to explore Kulhudhuffushi!

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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