Faadhippolhu Atoll is a smaller atoll with a well-defined barrier reef to the east, on which the NE monsoon (iruvai) breaks with violence. Its western side has farus and reef patches. There are about 52 islands, of which only 5 are inhabited. The lagoon is fairly open and its general depths are from 25 to 30 fathoms (about 50 m). Its bottom is sandy and there are a number of coral patches and sunken reefs dotting it, except for the south-eastern side.

Faadhippolhu Atoll (code name Lhaviyani) is an administrative division of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name.

There is an industrial island with tuna canning facilities located at Felivaru. Some islands on this atoll like Hinnavaru and Naifaru are overpopulated, being completely covered by buildings. The formerly uninhabited island of Maafilaafushi was resettled in the 1980s in order to relieve the lack of land availability in Malé.

Traditionally, Maldivians call this atoll simply 'Faadhippolhu', without adding the word 'Atholhu' at the end. This is done only with the names of some atolls.


Honeymooners can enjoy spa therapies, diving and the beach. A great place to relax and unwind from the hassle of the city life. 


Atmosphere Kanifushi



Maldives Faadhippolhu

Lat: 4.306752205 - Lng: 73.416130066