It is located in North Malé Atoll, and is an inhabited island. The people of the island are engaged mainly in fishing and tourism activities. Tourism is becoming the major economic activity since the advent of local guest houses in the island.
There is a mangrove swamp located to the north of the island, declared protected nature reserve. Its environment with its unique vegetation provide safe resting place for species of protected birds. In a study conducted by IUCN ten different varieties of trees identified, some true mangrove and others mangrove associate plants.
Local inhabited island (600 people) – part of Kaafu Atoll – North Male Atoll – very close to Male and Hulhumale airport island – only 35 Minutes by speedboat! Neighbours- RESORTS – Four Season and Club Med Kani
Huraa Island Activities
1 Sand Bank trip and picknick
2 Mantas snorkeling
3 Fun Tubes
4 Dhonveli resort Chaaya day or night entrance
6 Viligili island trip
7 Dolphins watching
8 Turtles or Shark safari
Public ferry transport – every day except friday, 90 Minutes, 3 USD per person
Schedule Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 2:30PM (Vilingili terminal, Jetty next to MMA building) / 3:30PM (private Huraa ferry- not always up to schedule!) Male – Huraa, 8 AM Huraa – Male
Thursday and Saturday extra ferry 7PM Huraa – Male, 11PM Male – Huraa
Maldives Airport is actually on Hulhumale island – transport to Male – every 15 Minutes – 1 USD – Tickets to buy at the airport (from Hulhumale Jetty we recomend to take taxi to Vilingili terminal of Male island, where is the ferry leaving from)
Male harbour – Huraa – 2 USD per Person – Tickets to buy in the ferry or small shop in the jetty