Favahmulah is one of the few islands in Maldives that will take you to a dreamland free of all the worldly worries and rush. It is located in the South Province between Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Addu Atoll, at an approximate distance of 500 kilometers from Male. Favahmulah is the only one island atoll in the Maldives. But that’s not the only thing that sets it apart from the rest of the islands. It is famous for being home to a fish and a bird that are native to this island, which means that you will not find them anywhere else in the island nation. In addition to this, the island is also one of the very few to have its own fresh water lakes. Favahmulah is a gorgeous island with a unique type of sand that almost feels pebble-like. Also, those who are fond of adventure can explore the reef being at a very close distance from the shore. Photogenic and almost surreal, it is the perfect place to be for having some great beach fun.
Located in its own atoll between Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Addu City, the city of Fuvahmulah is the only one-island City in the Maldives. It has many distinctive features that make Fuvahmulah different from rest of the islands in the Maldives. Fuvahmulah has a fish and a bird native to this island. That fish and bird are not found in any other part of the Maldives. It is also one of the few islands that have freshwater lakes.
A pool of pebble-like sand forms a unique beach at Fuvahmulah. The reef drops off being so close to shore the beach often gets banged by huge waves. Children and youth find it an interesting adventure. Strong wave activity makes the beach even whiter and crushing waves produce the white form that resembles a picture square moment to capture.
Promethichthys Prometheus, locally called Kattelhi, is native to the waters around Fuvahmulah. This rare species is also found in some other countries, but not in other parts of the Maldives. The atolls of Gaafu Dhaalu and Gaafu Alif, collectively called as Huvandhoo, is the closest atoll to Fuvahmulah and Kattelhi has never been found there. This rare catch lives below 200 meters. Kattelhi Rarudhiya is the locals’ favourite soup and they say anyone who tastes this soup will come back to Fuvahmulah.
Common Moorhen, locally called Valikukulhu, is the native bird of Fuvahmulah. It has the black body with some white feathers in the lower back. Its beak shines red with yellowish tip, legs are yellowish with a red smear. Its bodily features are similar to that of water-hen which is commonly found throughout the Maldives. Locals love to keep Valikukulhu as a pet bird.
Fuvahmulah is among the closest to the equator which runs across the seas between Fuvahmulah and Huvadhoo Atoll. The mid-point between North pole and South pole is known as the equator and runs around the earth.
Fruits and vegetation
Fertile lands of Fuvahmulah grow a variety of fruits including mango, guava, pineapple, orange and pomegranate. Taro grows naturally in the wetlands without any human effort. There are also some types of berries and unusual fruits in the wild. Visitors often like to explore the woods with friends.