A Historical Journey to Faafu Atoll’s Largest Island

A Historical Journey to Faafu Atoll’s Largest Island

Monday 11th of January 2021

If you’ve ever wondered whether you can have a blasting time in the Maldives without a hefty cheque, the answer is yes. You can have an amazing vacation at this tropical paradise even if you’re not staying at a luxury resort. Little secret: you even get to enjoy more perks in your island escape. Get to experience the warm hospitality of locals, take some great Instagram shots and visit some cool historical sites at Faafu Nilandhoo, the atoll’s largest and most populated island.

Nilandhoo lies on the southern edge of the beautiful Faafu Atoll. The idyllic island is home to the country’s second-oldest mosque, Aasaari Miskiiy, built during the reign of the first sultan, Sultan Mohammed Ibn Abdullah. The mosque was built from the ruins of Hindu Temples in the 12th Century and the interior is decorated with carved woodwork.

Explore deeper into the island and you’ll find Foah’mathi, a historical site with a Buddist temple under it. When you’re done diving into the rich history of the Maldives, walk towards tha beach and you’ll find the most Instagrammable spots ever. As the sun gracefully sinks below the blue ocean, spreading the aesthetic colors over the sky and reflecting it on the water, take a shot that’s worth remembering for the rest of your life.

If you’re wondering where to stay, the Remora Inn features a restaurant, garden, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property and is perfect for families. You’ll find rooms that have a patio and garden view,and are equipped with a private bathroom and a desk.

Photos: Nilandhoo