If you are looking to visit Thulusdhoo Maldives on a budget, cheap hotels in Thulusdhoo Island is the way to go. Located 28 km from the north of Male’ City (Maldives Capital, near the International Airport), is Thulusdhoo Island, a wonderful local island in Maldives, where adventure awaits.
Thulusdhoo Maldives is known as the surfing paradise of Maldives due to its numerous surf locations, including internationally famous surfing points. Thulusdhoo Island Maldives is home to 1400 Maldivians, and offers a range of budget hotels and guest houses, along with restaurants for you to eat in.
On both sides of Thulusdhoo Island is the highly reputed white sandy beach of the island which includes Thulusdhoo bikini beach, so that you can enjoy a tan under the tropical sun in Maldives. Thulusdhoo is an island which will allow you to experience some of the best things that Maldives has to offer without completely draining your wallet, and at a cheap and affordable price. So, keep reading our Thulusdhoo Island travel guide for budget Maldives holidays.
How to travel to Thulusdhoo Maldives from Male’ - Thulusdhoo speed boat transfers to Male
As mentioned before, Thulusdhoo Island in Maldives is located in the Kaafu Atoll (Male’ Atoll). This means that the island is close to the international airport of Maldives, making it easier for you to travel to Thulusdhoo Island, hence giving Thulusdhoo Island an advantage over some of the other local islands in Maldives.
There are two ways in which you can travel to Thulusdhoo.
Thulusdhoo speed boat transfers to Male
The first one is by a speedboat ride. This option takes about 30–40 minutes depending on the weather conditions. Thulusdhoo speed boat transfers to Male city operates every day except for Fridays. The speedboat costs about $30 - $50 and is considerably cheaper than any resort transfers.
There are multiple third-party speedboat providers which operate to Thulusdhoo Maldives so it’s advisable that you coordinate with the guesthouse you’re staying at or the travel agency that you are contacting with.
Male' to Thulusdhoo Ferry
The speedboat option is certainly the quicker option to get to Thulusdhoo Island. However, if you are on a tight budget and time is not of great essence, then Male' to Thulusdhoo Ferry option would be the way to go.
The local ferry departures from Male’ at 15:00 on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 15:30 pm on Saturdays, and 22:30 pm on Fridays. On Tuesdays the ferry departures from Male’ at 14:30 pm and Makes several stops to other local islands before arriving at Thulusdhoo Maldives. The ferry departures from Thulusdhoo Island at 7:30 am every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 19:20 on Tuesdays while making other stops. The ferry costs about $3 per pax and usually takes about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the weather conditions.
The advisable choice would be to take the ferry as the travel duration to Thulusdhoo Maldives is already short due to its suitable location. Plus, you can get to see the other local islands of Maldives and even set foot in them while the ferry stops at the island for a few minutes.