About the island
Island

Rasdhoo

Atoll

Alifu Alifu

Population

Known for


Rasdhoo is a small island in Northern Ari Atoll (also known as Alif Alif Atoll or Ari Atoll). As an atoll capital, Rasdhoo has an ATM and a bank, a few restaurants, souvenir magazines as well as a 24-hour medical center and a police station. Rasdhoo is surrounded by excellent coral reefs that provide a superb delectation for snorkelers. The region nearby, sometimes called Rasdhoo Atoll, is famed among divers and connoisseurs of the underwater world as great giants like mantas, hammerhead sharks and myriads of colorful fish, sea turtles, dolphins and harmless reef sharks. Divers have even dubbed the atoll ‘fish soup’ for its sheer variety of underwater creatures. Two beautiful sandbanks lie some 200 meters into the ocean. An uninhabited Madivaru island is also nearby.The trip to Rasdhoo from Male takes about four hours with the public ferry, which goes to the capital three times a week, or about an hour on the speedboat six times a week.