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About Hanimaadhoo Island

Hanimaadhoo Island is one of the 1,190 coral islands that make up the popular holiday paradise the Maldives. The island is located in one of the 7 administrative regions that make up the country, in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll that is located in the north of the country.

The main source of income on Hanimaadhoo Island, which only has a few inhabitants, is fishing and agriculture. In addition to tourism the island has an airport on it and is therefore used mainly for transfers. Due to its size the island has a limited number of tourist facilities, however the island’s white, sandy beaches and turquoise sea located in close proximity to the rainforest makes it a popular destination for marine tourism. In addition, the variety of underwater corals and marine biodiversity is awe-inspiring.

The island is home to an international airport and the Maldives’ most comprehensive climate monitoring and research center, the Meteorological Observatory. This center carries out scientific flights geared towards atmospheric, climate, and aerosol research. Hanimaadhoo Island has a tropical climate. The Hanimaadhoo International Airport, which opened as a domestic airport and gained international status in 2012, is located 2.5 km from the center of the island. 

Transportation to Hanimaadhoo Island City Center from Airport


Hanimaadhoo Intl. Airport

Hanimaadhoo, an island in the Maldives, has such a small surface area that there is no need for any means of public transportation. A large part of the island consists of green areas. For this reason, it is not possible to find any means of transportation such as a bus or metro in the city. However, you can go anywhere by walking and enjoy the nature. A wonderful view will accompany you during your walk.

Travelling on the island with a bicycle is another alternative. There is a small marina on Hanimaadhoo island. You can travel around the island with boats or fast ferries. By using these boats or ferries you can also get to the surrounding islands.

Many accommodation centers are located within walking distance of the small port of the island. You can reach the port from the city center in a very short time by walking. You also have the chance to rent a car in the city. Renting a car is a good alternative for people who prefer a comfortable travel, who have health problems, or who stay at a hotel far away from the city center.

Hanimaadhoo Island is a tourism-oriented city. Accommodation centers in many different concepts host their guests in the best way. Transportation services offered by many hotels are also an important convenience for the guests. With hotel shuttles, you can go to the airport, to the city center or to the port where the boats operate. Most accommodation centers offer this service for free.

Hanimaadhoo International Airport is located 900 meters of the city center. It is even possible to get to the airport by walking and it only takes 10 minutes. Since Hanimaadhoo is a small island, there is no public transportation vehicle in the city. For this reason, you can only reach the airport with the car you rent or the airport shuttle service of the hotel you are staying at.

Car Rental

You can see the car rental companies at the airport. You can save time by making an online reservation before your arrival to the airport. In this way, you can receive your car at the airport without waiting.

To get to the city center from the airport with the car you have rented, you have to drive about 700 meters northward through Runway Magu Road and turn right when you see the sign that points to the city center. You can easily reach the city center in about 5 minutes.

Hotel Shuttle

All accommodation centers on Hanimaadhoo Island provide airport shuttle service for their guests. It is important to remember that you need to make a reservation in advance by specifying the landing time of your plane and number of persons. With the hotel shuttle service, you can reach your hotel quickly and comfortably.

Weather in Hanimaadhoo Island

DayMin - Max
FridayMin 29ºC - Max 29ºC
SaturdayMin 29ºC - Max 29ºC
SundayMin 29ºC - Max 29ºC
MondayMin 28ºC - Max 29ºC
TuesdayMin 28ºC - Max 29ºC

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