Island Hopping in the Maldives: My Itinerary

October 8, 2017

island hopping maldives

I often got asked about the islands I’ve visited in the Maldives and the amount of time I spent there. So, here is finally my Maldives itinerary! My boyfriend and I spent about two weeks island hopping in the Maldives. Of course, I wouldn’t have minded to stay longer, but two weeks gives you plenty of time to discover the Maldives. We visited several resort islands and also stayed on a local island. So, you can say we had the best of both worlds.

Maafushi
Our first stop was the local island Maafushi, which is situated about half an hour away by speedboat. We spent three days on this island. The highlights during our stay were definitely the local Maldivian cuisine, which I really liked, and our snorkel trips to explore the beautiful underwater world that the Maldives are so renowned for.

island hopping maldives

island hopping maldives

 

LUX* South Ari Atoll
To reach the resort island LUX* South Ari Atoll we took a seaplane from Male airport. If you ever have the chance to take a seaplane overlooking the Maldives, then do it! It is the most dreamy and stunning view. We stayed two nights on this incredibly stylish and luxurious resort. Besides having entire beaches to ourselves, we went on a snorkeling trip, enjoyed cocktails at the infinity pool and watched each sunrise and sunset. Pure bliss!

Read here the whole post about LUX* South Ari Atoll!

island hopping maldives

island hopping maldives

Hulhumale 
As we arrived quite late back in Male and there were no boats leaving to Maafushi anymore, we decided to stay a night in Hulhumale, which is an island connected to the airport. Besides having dinner, we haven’t seen anything from Hulhumale, but it didn’t seem like your ‘typical’ Maldivian island, but rather like a small city. Early in the morning we took the first speedboat to Maafushi.

Maafushi
We were back on Maafushi, but only for a day. It actually felt a little like coming home, as everything was so familiar. My boyfriend decided to try fly boarding for the first time, which was super fun, but also quite exhausting. However, he would definitely recommend it! The rest of the time was spent at the beach sipping fresh coconuts.

island hopping maldives

island hopping maldives

 

Kurumba
Kurumba is a rather small island with a very relaxing vibe. Due to its close location to Male, it is ideally situated for island hopping when visiting Maafushi or if you generally want to visit a resort island without the hassle of a long journey. We stayed in a beach villa on Kurumba for two days and highlights included a couple spa session and a romantic candle light dinner over the sea!

Read here my review about the Kurumba resort!

island hopping maldives

island hopping maldives

 

Kuramathi
The last stop on our Maldives itinerary was the island resort Kuramathi! We spend two days on this big lush island and would have loved to stay a little longer. Kuramathi is full of beautiful greenery, has one of the best reefs that I’ve ever seen nearby and offers many activities on the island. My personal highlight: Staying in an overwater bungalow!

Read here all about my stay at Kuramathi!

island hopping maldives

island hopping maldives


Have you visited to the Maldives? What islands were on your itineray?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Jade D'sa October 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Look at all those blues! I’m missing the ocean!

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