Mandhoo Island – Maldives


Is a small tropical island located in South Ari Atoll, which is famous for its diverse natural habitat and underwater world. It is a Marine Protected Area. Whale sharks are spotted all year round in Ari Atoll.

Mandhoo is one of the least populated islands in the Maldives with less than 500 inhabitants.

Mandhoo lagoon and house reef is great for diving and snorkeling. The white sandy beach of the island and the surrounding lagoon is perfect for enjoying the sun, sand and the sea. You will love Mandhoo’s remoteness and natural serenity.

The majority of the islanders are fishermen and Mandhoo has huge natural harbour within its house reef.

Other special features:

Mandhoo Kandu (Channel) home to large schools of dolphins, Humpback Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Wahoos, Lorados, Sailfish, Turtles etc.

Great for snorkelling around the large house reef

A hot spot for big game fishing, trolling, pole-and-line fishing and night fishing

Close to several desert islands where you can go on picnics and day excursions