JOURNEY UPDATE: Rathafandhoo on the Reef


Two days in Nadellaa didn’t feel quite enough, but we had to press on if we want to see the rest of Huvadhu before everyone moves to Male’.

The ferries on this side of the atoll are a little more frequent, and you can move down the seemingly endless reef – which makes up around a third of all Huvadhu’s isles – four times a week.

With most islands separated by only few shallow feet of water, the ferry trip seems to skirt along a single huge island, before fleeting flashes of breaking ocean surf reveal the chain of Indian Ocean pearls along which it sails.

The next gem is Rathafandhoo, particularly precious as the second smallest island in Gaafu Dhaalu, by population. We’ll be gentle.

LocationArrival
1Addu City, Seenu AtollFebruary 1, 2017
2Fuvahmulah, Gnaviyani AtollApril 20, 2017
3Addu City, Seenu AtollMay 3, 2017
4Nilandhoo, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 7, 2017
5Gemanafushi, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 12, 2017
6Kondey, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 15, 2017
7Kanduhulhudhoo, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 15, 2017
8Dhaandhoo, Gaafu Alif atollMay 18, 2017
9Nilandhoo, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 19, 2017
10Maamendhoo, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 23, 2017
11Villingili, Gaafu Alif AtollMay 25, 2017
12Kolamaafushi, Gaafu AlifMay 28, 2017
13Dhevvadhoo, Gaafu Alif AtollJune 1, 2017
14Thinadhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 3, 2017
15Madaveli, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 8, 2017
16Hoandedhdhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 10, 2017
17Madaveli, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 10, 2017
18Nadallaa, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 13, 2017
19Rathafandhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 15, 2017
20Fiyoari, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 18, 2017
21Faresmaathodaa, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 20, 2017
22Gadhdhoo, Gaafu Dhaalu AtollJune 24, 2017