Welcome to Wow Fulidhoo...
The most northern island of Vaavu Atoll now reffered as WOW ATOLL of Maldives.
Fulidhoo island was awarded Top Island Award in 2017. Since then the island has dramatically taken a turn on many more developments for Tourism.
At the moment Fulidhoo Island is undergoing a Beach Restoration project along with waste management project to becoming a more environmental friendly place.
Fulidhoo Island spans about 750 meters by 250 meters just the ideal size for a pedestrian zone where public avoid combustion vehicles. As a tiny populated Atoll, Island of Fulidhoo is roughly about 500 in population with a council that manages the administration on the island.
Early 2018, much Guesthouses has been developed in local islands as part of local tourism sector booming since the governing laws changed towards this opportunity in 2009.
Have a good look around the island there is much to offer on Fulidhoo Island. When you stay on Fulidhoo you get to see how locals live by and make a living out of Tourism and Fisheries.
The island offer's few cafe' options and marts for some snacks and a refreshment if the weather turns too hot to bare, There is plenty shade around the public beaches with natural palm trees and local vegetation,.
The East and West side of the island is dedicated as a Guest Beach. This is one of the main attraction on any island that Guests seek white soft sandy beaches to laze on. That perfect holiday tan, everyone wishes to have on the beach.
All the local beaches on the island is restricted from wearing bikini. It is out of respect to the public and their religion to cover yourself whilst in public areas. A tank top or rap around or sarong is acceptable means of cover.
Fulidhoo still retains much of its culture on local dances and entertainment including "Boduberu" a drum performance that take into a form of trans-music dances.
Also the island is famous for "Langiri Jehun" a dance performed by gents lined and holding flower bouquets and following a rhythm of steps and bends as to impress a lady. Also "Fathigandu Jehun" another Dance art form that hold a pair of wooden rulers to follow a certain beat and steps.
There is a lot of History that much of the artists on these activities were taken for special performance in the royal palaces at the times of Sultans ruling the Maldives.
The island is quiet and less commercial unlike many local islands of the Maldives. Half of the islands population is station outside of the island. So much of the day time may seem quiet and easy going.
All other routines of the island including children schooling, administrative affairs, social and commercial activities form a communal chord ship of the tiny community.
Sometimes you get to see elderly women working on making local Almonds, found mostly on island nations.
Nature and Marine Life
Keep an eye out for the evening gathering on Sting Rays and Nurse Sharks by the jetty on Sundown. We name them as locals, part of the community that keeps nature at balance.
The fish scraps left by fisherman or locals at the beach are often the cleaning job for the stingrays and nurse sharks that sweep the lagoon floors.
Let yourself be enchanted by the elegance of Manta Rays, that you may spot wandering around the jetty, feeding on the plankton which is particularly abundant during the monsoon season (May to October).
Keep an eye on the horizon during your morning walks along the beach: you may get the chance to see dolphins jumping from the water, swimming all around the atoll.
Apart of these big sightings, Fulidhoo hosts a great abundance of marine life and one of the least surviving Coral Reefs on the Wow Atoll. The almost one-Mile-long Table coral reef on the Northern side of the island will definitely leave you speechless.