Lohifushi, Maldives - Reviewed

Lohifushi is on North Malé Atoll. It takes about 30 minutes by speedboat or 1.5 hours by dhoni (fishing boat/ferry) to get here from the airport at Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Review of Lohifushi

Lohifushi

 

Lohifushi is popular with surfers, divers and above all honeymooners. The divers come for the Manta Rays which are the thrill of a lifetime for underwater fans. The surfers come here because of the stunning and above all predictable breaks that regularly roll over the reefs. Local guides can show you the best spots. The honeymooners; well, they just come for the sunsets.

Facilities on Lohifushi

Facilities are of a good to high standard for the maldives. Lohifushi Island Resort is roughly equivalent 4 stars in the UK. Facilities include 2 great restaurants, a swimming pool an open air bar and an indoor sports center and gym.

There are 130 bungalows on Lohifushi, each facing the sea around the western edge of the island. The traditional open-air bathrooms feature hot and cold showers.All rooms have a private bathroom, Hot & Cold Water, A private safe, big ceiling fans a Mini Bar, Direct Dial Telephone and a private garden.

For sports there is a well equipped gym, table tennis and a swimming pool. You can also learn Carrom a great board game played very competitively by the locals.

The east end of the island is left in an untouched state, allowing you to explore the mangrove's wildlife.

The staff were all brilliant and were perfect hosts at all times.

By the third day we had explored every nook and cranny of the island and decided to take a fishing trip. This was great fun and gave us our first opportunity to chat to people other than holidaymakers. The fishermen were very kind and attentive and eager to tell us about their nation. They said the maldives had a troubled political past with coups and all sorts but recently things had been good. This only made hearing about the tsunami on our return all the more poigniant.


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