Continent
Asia
Country
Maldives
Next Big City
Male
Next Town
South Male Atoll
 
Type:
Island, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals, Bridge
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is flat and shallow inside the lagoon. The sea floor has sand. The only side with some corals is the West side near the landing stage. During low tide you can see many little island of white sand appear in the lagoon, that is big. Waves are small inside the lagoon and also near the reef in the West side are small. You have big waves near the reef in the East side. In the West side you have the reef near the beach, around 100 m, while in East side reef is far, about 500m. The lagoon is big.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

The beach is fantastic. West side and East side have beautiful beaches, with soft sand and shells. No rocks in the sea, only a little wall in the end of the South side of the island. I think that the South and the West side are better for kiting. Also you can use those little islands of sand as base for launching during low tide. On this island you have white sand everywhere.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Wind

Best Months:
February, March, April, May
Wind Type:
Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
NE, SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

Olhuveli island is situated in South Male atoll about 35 km south of Male. It takes 30 minutes to arrive there with a speed boat. They use open cruiser boats with 450hp outboard engines. You fly on the water to arrive there! There is little bit of confusion about fast boats. There are two kind of fast boats with big differences in velocity. There is also another boat used to do very short transfers called Dhoni (a typical Maldivian boat), but forget this to reach the most part of the islands.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Only the hotel bar.