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Faafu Atoll (Maldives)

Faafu Atoll is one of the atolls of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name. Out of a total of 23 islands, six of the islands are inhabited. The capital island is Nilandhoo is the largest in the Atoll and lies on the southern rim of Faafu Atoll.

On Nilandhoo island there are important Buddhist remains, including a stupa, indicating that it was inhabited in the past. Some excavations were conducted during Thor Heyerdahl's visit by a team of Norwegian archaeologists.

Things to See & Do

* Scuba diving
* Snorkeling
* Surfing
* Island excursions
* Mosques

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Language – Dhivehi
Population – 4,645 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 960

Travel Links – It takes 35 minutes on the seaplane and just over 2 hours by speedboat to reach this island from the Male' International Airport.

All visitors to the Maldives arrive at Malé International Airport located on Hulhulé Island right next to the capital Male. The airport is served by a wide array of flights to China, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as an increasing number of charters from Europe. Many flights stop in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on the way.

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