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T he best and fastest (but not the cheapest) way to get around in the Maldives is by Public Speed Boat. The South Ari Atoll’s Maldivian name is the Alif Dhaal Atoll. It’s abbreviation is based off its Maldivian name, ADh. It is one of the more popular atolls in the Maldives.

There are a handful of local islands with guesthouses in the South Ari (Alif Dhaal) Atoll and Several speed boat companies that stop at the islands:

Near-East
Hangnaameedhoo (HMHI Travels and Myna)
Omadhoo (HMHI Travels and Myna)
Mahibadhoo [Capital] (HMHI Travels and Myna)
Kunburudhoo (HMHI Travels and Myna)

Far-East
Dhangheti (Endheri Express)
Dhigurah (Endheri Express)

South
Maamigili

Far-West
Mandhoo

We separate them by their distance from Male – Either “Near” or Far” and if they are on the East or West side of the South Ari Atoll.

Most of the Local Island are on the East side of the atoll.

The companies that operate are:
HMHI Travels **HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**
HMHI Travels – Facebook
+960 9980462
+960 7980462
Email: travels@hmhicompany.com
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male:
Cost Tourists (One-Way) $25USD
Cost Locals (One-Way) $20USD

Myna Express
Myna Express – Facebook
+960 7797904
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: 6
Cost Tourists (One-Way) $25USD
Cost Locals (One-Way) $20USD

Endheri Express
Endheri Express – Schedule Facebook
+960 7622711
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male:
Cost Tourists (One-Way) $35USD
Cost Locals (One-Way) $20USD

SOUTH ARI ATOLL – NEAR ISLANDS TIME FROM/TO MALE
Hangnaameedhoo
Detour Beach View Guesthouse [GH]
Two Star Meedhoo Maldives [GH]
Ocean Beach Inn [GH]
Ocean Beach Lodge [GH]
Local Island Inn [GH]
By The Shade [GH]
1h 15min
Omadhoo
Kirulhiya Maldives **HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** [GH]
Noomuraka Inn [GH]
Scuba Inn [GH]
Nemo Inn [GH]
Kuri Inn [GH]
Kuri Beach View Inn [GH]
1h 25m
Mahibadhoo
Noovilu Suites Maldives
Sundive Lodge Maldives
Liberty Guest House

1h 35m
Kunburudhoo 1h 45m
SOUTH ARI ATOLL – FAR ISLANDS TIME FROM MALE
Dhangheti
Ariston Dhangethi Inn [GH]
Mala Boutique Maldives [GH]
Mala Maldives Dhangethi [GH]
Hideaway Inn [GH]
Banyan Villa Maldives [GH]
South Ari Dive Center [GH]
arianna maldives [GH]
2h
Dhigurah
White Sand Dhigurah [GH]
Boutique Beach All Inclusive Diving Hotel [GH]
Dhiguveli Maldives [GH]
Bliss Dhigurah [GH]
Dhigurah Retreat Beach [GH]
Athiri Beach Maldives [GH]
TME Retreats Dhigurah [GH]
UFA ESCAPE [GH]
Holiday Home @Dhigura [GH]
2h 15m

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT
As you can see its pretty easy to get around the Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands In Fiji.


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Map of South Ari /Alif Dhaal Atoll

Island Sandbar
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2020 HMHI TRAVELS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE <-> HANGNAAMEEDHOO <-> OMADHOO <-> MAHIBADHOO <-> KUNBURUDHOO

MAHIBAHOO/SW-BOUND ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS MALE/NE-BOUND
9:00AM (FRI)
11:00AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
4:00PM (SUN,M,TU,W,TH,SAT)
— MALE — 7:38AM (SUN)
8:38AM (M,TU,WED,TH,FRI,SAT)
12:08AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
— SOUTH ARI ATOLL —
10:15AM (FRI)
12:15AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
5:15PM (SUN,M,TU,W,TH,SAT)
Hangnaameedhoo (1h 15min) 6:23AM (SUN)
7:23AM (M,TU,WED,TH,FRI,SAT)
10:53AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
10:24AM (FRI)
12:24AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
5:24PM (SUN,M,TU,W,TH,SAT)
Omadhoo (+9min) 6:14AM (SUN)
7:14AM (M,TU,WED,TH,FRI,SAT)
10:44AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
10:31AM (FRI)
12:31AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
5:31PM (SUN,M,TU,W,TH,SAT)
Mahibadhoo (Capital of South Ari Atoll) (+7min) 6:00AM (SUN)
7:00AM (M,TU,WED,TH,FRI,SAT)
10:30AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
10:38AM (FRI)
12:38AM (SUN,TH,SAT)
5:38PM (SUN,M,TU,W,TH,SAT)
Kunburudhoo (+7min) 6:07AM (SUN)
7:07AM (M,TU,WED,TH,FRI,SAT)
10:37AM (SUN,TH,SAT)>

Note: Check the latest timetable at: HMHI Travels – Facebook
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.


2020 MYNA EXPRESS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE (CITY) <-> HANGNAAMEEDHOO <-> OMADHOO <-> MAHIBADHOO <-> KUNBURUDHOO

MAHIBAHOO/SW-BOUND ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS MALE/NE-BOUND
4:00PM (EVERYDAY) — MALE — 8:38AM (EVERYDAY)
— SOUTH ARI ATOLL —
5:15PM (EVERYDAY) Hangnaameedhoo (1h 15min) 7:23AM (EVERYDAY)
5:24PM (EVERYDAY) Omadhoo (+9min) 7:14AM (EVERYDAY)
5:31PM (EVERYDAY) Mahibadhoo (Capital of South Ari Atoll) (+7min) 7:00AM (EVERYDAY)
5:38PM (EVERYDAY) Kunburudhoo (+7min) 7:07AM (EVERYDAY)

Note: Check the latest timetables on Facebook at: Myna Express – Facebook
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.


2020 ENDHERI EXPRESS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE (CITY) <-> DHANGETHI <-> DHIGURAH

DHANGHETHI/SW-BOUND ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS MALE/NE-BOUND
4:00PM (EVERYDAY) — MALE — 9:15AM (EVERYDAY)
— SOUTH ARI ATOLL —
6:00PM (EVERYDAY) Dhangethi (2h) 7:00AM (EVERYDAY)
6:15PM (EVERYDAY) Dhigurah (+ 15min) 7:15AM (EVERYDAY)

Note: Check the latest timetables on Facebook at: Endheri Express – Schedule Facebook
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.


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