T he best and fastest (but not the cheapest) way to get around in the Maldives is by Public Speed Boat. Mulakatholhu Atoll’s Maldivian name is the Meemu M Atoll. It’s abbreviation is based off its Maldivian name, M. It is one of the more south-western atolls in the Maldives.


ISLANDS SERVED



There are a handful of local islands with guesthouses in the Mulakatholhu (Meemu – M) Atoll and several speed boat companies that stop at the islands.

For each island, we’ve also linked the maldivian website Dhathuru which is an EXCELLENT resource for looking up schedules and buying tickets.

East-Near
Rakeedhoo [Vaavu] (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Dhiggaru (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Maduvvari (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Raimmandhoo
Veyvah (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Mulah (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Naalaafushi (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Muli (capital) (Apple Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Medhufushi

East-Far
Kolhufushi

We separate them by their distance from Male – Either “Near” or Far” and if they are on the East or West side of the Mulakatholhu (Meemu – M) Atoll.

Most of the easily accessible Local Islands are on the East side of the atoll.


SPEED BOAT COMPANIES



The companies that operate are:
Apple Express
Apple Express – No Website
Apple Express – Facebook
+960 7577476 [Calls ok, Text ok, Viber no, Whatsapp no]
Email: admin@applegroup.com.mv
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: Jetty 1
Cost Tourists (One-Way): $50USD
Cost Locals (One-Way): 450MVR
Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way): ?

Map of Mulakatholhu (Meemu - M) Atoll
Map of Mulakatholhu (Meemu – M) Atoll

Map of Mulakatholhu (Meemu - M) Atoll
Map of Mulakatholhu (Meemu – M) Atoll

Fiji Island Life
Maldivian Island Life


TRAVEL TIMES TO ACCOMMODATIONS / GUEST HOUSES
MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – Sh) ATOLL


MULAKATHOLHU (MEEMU – M) ATOLL – EAST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Rakeedhoo [Vaavu] ?h ?min
Dhiggaru ?h ?min
Maduvvari ?h ?min
Raimmandhoo ?h ?min
Veyvah ?h ?min
Mulah ?h ?min
Naalaafushi ?h ?min
Muli (capital) 2h 30min
Medhufushi ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

MULAKATHOLHU (MEEMU – M) ATOLL – EAST-FAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Kolhufushi ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

2021 APPLE EXPRESS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE CITY <-> RAKEEDHOO <-> DHIGGARU <-> MADUVVARI <-> VEYVAH <-> MULAH <-> NAALAAFUSHI <-> MULI

MALE -> MULI ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS MULI -> MALE
1:30PM — MALE CITY — ~11:00AM
NO STOP — MALE AIRPORT (15m) — NO STOP
~4:00PM Muli (2h 30min) 8:30AM

Note: Bold = Starting Point
Note: Check the latest timetable and message them on Facebook: Apple Express – Facebook. As of 6/2019 they do NOT accept Whatsapp/Viber messages on +960 7577476
Note: Speedboats often take longer than their posted times so plan accordingly. Allow at least 1h30m for delays if you have a same-day connecting flight.


Share Your Experience


How was your experience taking a Public Speedboat in the Mulakatholhu (Meemu – M) Atoll of the Maldives ? Did you use a different company? Any tips to share? Leave your comments below and we would love to hear about your experience.