Beach, Ihuru Island, MaldivesIhuru Island beach – Image courtesy of Angsana Resort & Spa

Map of the Maldives

The Maldives is an archipelago of 26 coral atolls, which are fragmented into about 1190 low-lying coral islands that lie scattered in the Indian Ocean around 600km southwest of the southern tip of India and Sri Lanka.

Although stretching 820km from north to south and 130km east to west, no island in the Maldives is more than 45 minutes away by air taxi (sea plane) from Malé’s international airport.

Air taxi, Male Airport

Getting there

Qantas and Singapore Airlines offer convenient flights via Singapore, with connections from all major Australian airports; as well as direct flights from London with connecting flights from major airports in the USA. Maldivian Air Taxi's Twin Otter's routinely serve the outer islands from Malé.

Read more about getting to the Maldives

Latest update: Ihuru Island Maldives: 4 March, 2020

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