Deserted island adventure in the Maldives

March 2004

In the Maldives there are many unhabitated islands where, for a day, you may feel like Robinson Crusoe. Most maldivian resorts, offer day tours to deserted islands by private boat, letting to explore new beautiful places and do additional snorkelling.

Approaching the deserted island, Maldives Approaching the deserted island, Maldives
The dhoni is approaching a deserted island, about 25 minutes from Thudufushi.This island was used as an heliport before starting the floatplane service to the resorts, but it is now unhabitated.

 

Panoramic view of deserted island, Ari atoll, Maldives
Photo of unhabitated island. A 360 degrees panoramic view of the deserted island.

 

Deserted island beach, Indian ocean, Maldives Deserted island beach, Indian ocean, Maldives
Deserted island beach, Indian ocean, Maldives The water is crystalline-clear. The dhoni's shadow is projected on the sand under the water.

 

Deserted island beach, Indian ocean, Maldives Deserted island beach, Indian ocean, Maldives
More photos of deserted island, once used as landing site for helicopters, before Maldivian Air Taxi started to operate floatplanes flights landing in the lagoons.

 

Aerial view of deserted island, Ari atoll, Maldives
This picture of deserted island was taken a few days later from a floatplane.

 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives
The reef around this unhabitated island offers some good snorkeling.


 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives
Picture of Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus)



 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives

 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives

 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives

 

Deserted island snorkeling, Ari atoll, Maldives
An anemon with clown fishes.

 

Swimming in Thudufushi lagoon, Ari atoll, Maldives Swimming in Thudufushi lagoon, Ari atoll, Maldives
Swimming in Thudufushi lagoon, Ari atoll, Maldives Swimming in Thudufushi lagoon, Ari atoll, Maldives
After snorkeling and pic-nic lunch at deserted island, we return to Thudufushi, but before we stop in this beautiful lagoon for a short swim.

 

A 360 panoramic view taken from the dhoni's roof.

 

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