Rasdhoo Experience beyond the Maldives
Fuvahmulah stands isolated in its bliss of solitude, just South of Equator, between Huvadu and Addu Atoll. In the past, because of the isolation, the island had to shelter ambitious royals and high officials, whom the swing of the political pendulum has condemned to peremptory banishment, until, with exceptions, released by death. In fact, many of the warm and friendly people in the island trace their ancestry from banished kings or royals.
Wanderlust Travel magazine 2014 listed Fuvahmulah Island among the nineteen secret beaches in Asia. This beach, 'thoondu' in the local dialect, amazes both locals and visitors alike. A barefoot walk on this unique sand is said to be a heavenly experience for all. It is a place where you can lose yourself, or find yourself - as the waves of the Indian Ocean continuously lap to the rhythms of monsoon winds to soothe every mood.
Multipe Dive spots in Rasdhoo Atoll
BEST DIVE SITES IN RASDHOO ATOLL Guitar sharks, Scalloped hammerheads, and Silvertips all make this a must do when diving in the Maldives. MANTA BLOCK The Manta Block has guaranteed cleaning stations the past few years between November and April, or what's known as "manta season".
BEST DIVE SITES IN RASDHOO ATOLL
MADIVARU A horseshoe-shaped reef lies between 15 and 22 meters next to the island of Madivaru offering spectacular topography and a little bit of almost every type of marine life found in the Maldives! Grey reef sharks, dogtooth tunas, schools of eagle rays, mobula rays, huge schools of trevally and jacks, stingrays, schooling barracuda, napoleons, whitetip reef sharks, mantas and turtles. Dolphins are often seen feeding on garden eels right out of the sand. Guitar sharks, Scalloped hammerheads, and Silvertips all make this a must do when diving in the Maldives.
MANTA BLOCK The Manta Block has guaranteed cleaning stations the past few years between November and April, or what's known as "manta season". At just 13 meters, gorgeous lighting and close encounters with large rays have made this a favorite scuba diving spot for all levels.
CAVES Large overhangs and fun swim throughs open up to sting rays, white tips and nurse sharks. Only advanced divers are able to reach the depth required at Caves, but open water divers enjoy the one cave within reach and a handful of shallower overhangs. Divers returning to the Maldives often have this dive on their favorite list.
FAN REEF Perfect Rasdhoo Atoll scuba diving for beginners, Fan Reef is an easy, sloped wall dive with several large bays and craggy coral overhangs that also make this dive site a favorite among photographers. Whitetips or leopard sharks are often seen using the cracks and crevices on Fan Reef for a bit of protection while they snooze. Beautiful underwater landscapes are punctuated by sights of turtles, napoleons, eagle rays, tuna and sting rays.
HAMMERHEAD POINT Advanced scuba diving certification allows guests to enjoy an early morning deep dive to 30 meters in search of one thing - hammerheads. One of the few hammerhead hot spots on Earth, even if they decide to dine elsewhere that morning, mantas, sailfish and other shark species don’t disappoint.
the 'hidden interior' of Rasdhoo
The Hidden heritages of Rasdhoo Atoll and Kuramathi
Relics of Buddhism and indigenous culture which preceded Islam in Maldives can still be seen in the 'hidden interior' of the island. Visiting archeologists and explorers have been fascinated by these relics such as Havi'tha, an old Buddhist stupa. Old mosques such as the Gen Miskiy and Kedeyre Miskiy will pique the interest of any history fan, while ancient public baths, known as veu, stand as monuments to the past glory of the Island.
The Fuvahmulah Biosphere reserve is located in southern Maldives. The biosphere reserve is approximately 1300 hectares and is the country's only single island administrative atoll. This atoll boasts the most diverse coral ecosystems in the country with its healthy habitats and unique coral sand beach formations. This atoll is unique due to its single island and its bowl form.