This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hulhumalé. To help you make friends with Hulhumalé before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Striking sunrises and sunsets, tranquil white beaches, turquoise lagoons, and coral reefs rich with marine life are what make Hulhumalé (Hulhulemale), Maldives, a place you must add to your exploration list. This city is a reclaimed, artificial island designed to withstand rising sea levels in the region and built as an extension of the island of Male. Though artificial, the design of the city makes it seem to be a product of Mother Nature herself. Hulhumalé is connected to the island of Hulhulé, which is home to the Maldives’ international airport, making it easily accessible. There are many hostels in Hulhumalé (Hulhulemale) that are strategically located so you can conveniently access the beach as well as the airport.
After landing in Hulhulé, transfer yourself from chaos to serenity by taking the 25-minute ferry ride to Hulhumalé. Here, you will be welcomed by long and wide open roads that make exploring this city a worthwhile expedition. On Fridays, these roads are used by bikers for training, and you may be able to catch a few bike stunts here as well. The major monumental attraction in this city is the golden glass dome mosque that is located right in the city’s center and is visible from all over the surrounding region. The large mosque has a unique and simple architecture, yet is very elegant with a calming aura to it.
The striking white sands of the Hulhumalé Beach make it a perfect stretch to enjoy a romantic and quiet walk. Indulge in some extreme water sports such as jet-skiing, take a banana boat ride, recline on the beach, or enjoy looking at the clear water and ever-changing colors of the horizon as you relish a good meal from the restaurants and cafes lining the beach. Visit the Secret Paradise, the Ocean Junkies Dive Center, or the Oasis Dive Club to have a splendid snorkeling and scuba diving experience or take a dolphin cruise. These centers have professional and friendly trainers who will make learning to scuba dive and snorkel an enjoyable experience.
A cruise is the best way to explore the waters of Hulhumalé. Hop on and explore the local islands and sandbank expeditions while you take in the mesmerizing view of the corals and ocean in the process. End your day on a perfect note as you relax on the deck and admire the sunset while sipping your favorite drink.
The many budget hostels in Hulhumalé (Hulhulemale) are designed to give you special attention and make your stay here a memorable experience. These hostels have few yet spacious rooms with terraces that overlook the beach and provide a panoramic view of the ocean. The hostels provide delicious and rich Maldivian cuisine that will linger on your palate even after your holiday is over. Book your accommodation at the earliest to have an unforgettable trip to Hulhumalé.
Written by local enthusiast for Hulhumalé hostelsAaron Barboza