Life on the Dhoni
Arriving on Hulule 'airport island', we transfer directly to our Maldivian 'dhoni' and set sail. The traditional dhoni is thought to have derived from the Arab dhow and our vessels have been converted into live-aboard cruise boats with couchette accommodation and a saloon area inside, plus plenty of room on deck both in the sun and shade for relaxing and watching the world go by. Meals on board tend to be planned around the catch of the day - a treat for those that enjoy seafood!
Cruising the Atolls
Leaving the main North Male Atoll behind, we aim to head through South Male and Felidhoo Atolls, stopping in small harbours or at uninhabited islands along the way. Although our route is ultimately governed by the weather, we plan to reach Meemu (Mulaku) Atoll in the south, a group of islands with very few resorts, where we visit small fishing villages. There will be daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue waters to see the varied and vibrant marine life. At the end of our journey we plan to stop off at Male the capital; crammed onto an island 1.8 sq km in area, it houses a fifth of the total population. There is time to visit the Grand Friday Mosque, Islamic centre and the local markets which are busy with the barter of islanders haggling for goods.
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