The Maldives is an independent country in Asia. The country consists of a network of beautiful coral islands and the sea between them, with a land surface area of 1% of the country’s territory.
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Welcome to Holiday Cottage Maldives! Located in the beautiful and scenic Ari Atoll Thoddoo Island, it is an ideal, budget guest house for tourists to relax and relish under the glorious sunlight of the Maldives. What better place to stay then in a affordable local guest house located near a magnificent beach area, where the crystal clear sea meets the beautiful white sands of Thoddoo? It is well known for its enticing sand banks, diving spots, sunsets and plentiful encounters with manta rays and uniquely glamorous turtles. Holiday Cottage provides endless varieties of activities and entertainment that allow you to experience the culture of Maldives, fashioned to achieve the complete satisfaction of your stay here.
- Room service
- Transfer arrangement
- Laundry and ironing Service
- Dinning service
- Money exchange
The Maldives is made up of a small island group scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, roughly 500 km from the southernmost tips of Sri Lanka and India. The country’s territory covers an area of 90,000 square kilometres and consists of approximately 1,200 coral islands. Average temperature on the Maldives is 29 degrees Celsius.
The Maldives is represented in the Common Wealth and the United Nations. The country is a democracy and has a population of circa 336 416 citizens. ( January 2016). The closest neighbouring countries are India and Sri Lanka. Only 200 of the 1200 islands are inhabited and the rest are resorts, uninhabited islands.
The Maldivian capital Male’ is only 10 minutes by boat from the international airport.
Set in North Ari Atoll, Thoddoo island is located 67.29 km west of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and the island is over 1.6 km long, 1.2 km width with the population of 1800 people.
Thoddoo is actually a single, separate, oval island about 20 km from the northern edge of the main atoll.
Thoddoo (Dhivehi: ތޮއްޑޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.
* White sandy bikini Beach Area
* Variety of excursions
* Picnic Island
* Famous Diving points
* Cultural and historical places
* Souvenir Shopping
* Agricultural area
Travel to Maldives is conveniently accessible via airplanes from major cities of the world. Male' International Airport is the only international airport situated on the capital city Male' from where flights transfers to and from other major parts of the world.
There are regular and well-maintained flights to and from Thrivananthapuram (India), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Vienna (Austria), Paris (France), Moscow (Russia), Narita (Japan), Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dubai (UAE), London (UK), Dhoha (Qatar), Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and many other major part of the world.
There will be four different transfer options available to choose from to reach Holiday Cottage after you reach Maldives;
1 Speed Boat Transfer
2 Local Ferry Transfer
3 MTCC Route 303 Ferry
4 Air Taxi
1: SPEED BOAT TRANSFER: (Direct)
Departure Time: 4 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Route: Airport / Thoddoo Island
Charge: $35 per person one way
Speed Boat Return Transfer: (Direct)
Departure time: 7 am
Duration: 1 hours
Route: Thoddoo Island/Male’ or Airport
2: LOCAL FERRY TRANSFER: (Direct)
Departure time: 11: 45 pm
Duration: 4 hours
Route: Male’ City/Thoddoo
Location: In front of Salt Restaurant, Male' City
Charge: $10 per person one way
Local Ferry Return Transfer: (Direct)
Departure time: 1 am
Duration: 4 hours
Route: Thoddoo Island/Male’ City
Charge: $10 per person one way
3: MTCC ROUTE 303 FERRY : (Indirect | Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday)
Departure time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours Traveling time
Waiting time: 3 hours
Terminal: Viligili Ferry Terminal, Male' City
Route: Male’ City/Rasdhoo/Thoddoo
Charge: $5 per person one way
MTCC Route 303 Return Ferry (Indirect | Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
Departure time: 7:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours Traveling
Waiting time: 3 hours
Location: Thoddoo Jetty
Route: Thoddoo/Rasdhoo/Male’ City
Charge: $5 per person one way
4: AIR TAXI TRANSFER: (Everyday | Only day time)
Since there are no available air taxi's which go directly to Thoddoo, we offer the nearest air taxi route which takes you to Kuramathi resort, straight from the TMA platform near the airport. From there, we guide the guests from the platform to a speed boat (Extra charge applicable). It is required to book the air taxi in advance before five days.
Things To Do
Snorkel into the great Thoddoo reef which is famous for having the most amount of manta rays in the Maldives, with plentiful encounters to many other marine life such as sea turtles, lion fish, sea urchins and many more. This is the reason why Thoddoo reef is considered to be one of the best diving spots in Maldives!
We allow you to empathize with the Maldivian customs and culture by experiencing one of the trademark industries of Maldives, the fishing industry. Embark on an adventure into the grand sea filled with plentiful fishes with the equipment provided, and have a fun time experiencing and understanding the way of the Maldivian customs related to fishing. Upon request at day or night, you can go fishing in the magnificent Thoddoo reef.
What better way to enjoy the beauty of the white sandy beaches and the crystal clear oceans than walking on the beautiful and unique sand banks in the Maldivian sea. Enjoy the scenery as we take you to the beautiful and enticing sand banks of Madivaru Finolhu. Sand banks are a bed of sand in a small island from which you can experience the most clean and beautiful scenes of the Maldivian ocean and pure white sand.
Experience the freedom and feeling of exemption as we take you to an uninhabited island to relax and set down a small picnic. The discretion of the island will make you comfortable and help you relax further away from anything that may worry you, so put away your worries and visit picnic island with us.
Immerse yourself within a local island filled with the exciting Maldivian culture. This is a chance to visit the nearby island Rasdhoo from which the Maldivian community is rich with its customs and cultural exquisiteness. We travel to the island at morning and return at dusk. Take this time to venture into the souvenir shops to buy souvenirs, snacks and refreshment while taking a glimpse of a different culture.
Dive into the Thoddoo seas to experience the beautiful Thoddoo reef which is always abundant with marine life and varieties of reef fish. The Ari atoll is well known for having many different diving spots, complete with the mesmerizing beauty of the Maldivian oceans. Holiday Cottage provides you with qualified instructors that will show you the ropes in diving to venture into these oceans. We will take you to different famous diving areas near the island to experience the beauty of the reef to the best.
Set cruise on a small speed boat to experience and meet the dolphins of the Thoddoo seas. Thoddoo is known for its having a very high potential of being able to encounter dolphins and many other marine life. The beautiful seas of Thoddoo is an eden for dolphin and marine life lovers, the oceans are as lively as it is beautiful.
Join our team out on an adventure among the bountiful seas of Thoddoo which have the highest potential to encounter Manta rays much many like other marine life. Snorkle with the Manta rays and experience these graceful creatures in their own habitats in the beautiful oceans of the Maldives.
Why not try out some water sports? As the ocean and the seas are one of the key attractions of Maldives, Holiday Cottage offers many varieties of water sports from Water skiing, fun tube, banana boat to wake boarding. Upon request we give sailing lessons and instructions on how to snorkel.
Want to spend a romantic night with a candle light dinner in an open air scenery? We offer to set up an amazing dinner night for you and your beloved one, in the clean white beaches of Thoddoo.
Watch the sun set into the horizon as it gives the ocean new colors as we cruise the oceans admiring the view. It is perfect for couples looking for a romantic setting and scenery. This is a chance to experience the unique and extraordinarily beautiful sunsets of the Maldives.
Experience the musical culture of Maldives with local dancers and musicians performing the cultural musical activity known as "Bodu Beru", which translates literally to big drum. It is unique to itself to portray Maldivian culture and traditions.
Venture into the large fields of Thoddoo famous for being the largest producers of fruits and Vegetables in all of Maldives. You will find the uniquely large watermelon fields of Thoddoo is a quite a spectacle for lovers of nature and agriculture. Experience learn how the Maldivian farmers grow and treat their crops. You can survey through the fields enriched with fruits and vegetables of many variety including papayas, carrots, cabbages, beans, bringals and many more.
To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required. As compared to other countries, Maldives has a relatively lenient visa policy, as it offers a free 30-day visa on arrival to all nationalities.
Prohibited goods are goods that are banned completely:
* Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
* Pornographic material (including sex toys) such as books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software.
* Religious materials offensive to Islam.
* Live pigs.
* Idols (for worship).
Liquor and Alcoholic Products
Pork and Its By-products
Chemical and Chemical Products
Firearms/Explosives/Weapons and Ammunition
Live Plants and Animals
In the Maldives the currency is called "Ruffia" or Rf. One US dollar is equivalent to 15.42 Rf.
All resorts, guesthouses and most souvenir shops accept major cards and cash payments in US dollars.
The Maldives are five hours ahead (GMT +05:00) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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