Kinan Retreat is a small, intimate hotel on the inhabited island of Fulidhoo
On-site restaurant serving a fusion of cuisine to guests
Excursions offered to stunning locations across Fulidhoo Island
Atoll is well-known for large pelagics, including grey reef sharks and big eye trevallies
Night dives to the Alimatha house reef bring divers closer to large populations of nurse sharks
Kinan Retreat offers nine comfortable rooms on beautiful Fulidhoo Island, located a few miles from the capital Male and a four-minute walk from the beach.
The resort offers a quieter atmosphere, with Fulidhoo Island home to around 200 people. There's a crystal clear lagoon steps from the guesthouse and the dive center is located next door.
The restaurant offers on-site dining influenced by local and western options. Kinan Retreat is located on a local island in the Maldives, offering guests an authentic Maldivian experience away from the larger resort islands.
Kinan Retreat offers a range of excursions to guests including a sandbank tour to rest, enjoy the sun and watch the bird flocks head out over the lagoon. There's also dolphin cruising and shark point snorkeling for you to enjoy.
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What to see
This atoll is the Maldives’ most easterly and isn’t protected from the currents during the north-east monsoon. This helps attract sharks and mantas. There is also the possibility of seeing the ocean’s placid giant – a whale shark.
The upper parts of the channels’ outer reefs tend to have better corals. Some of the hard corals burst with color as though Jackson Pollock flicked paint on them.
The variety of marine life around the Vaavu atoll is extensive. Your dive log will fill up faster than you drift through the atoll’s channels.
Fulidhoo Dive is a PADI 5* Dive Resort center on Fulidhoo Island in the Maldives
Channel dives allow you to watch all marine life passing through the atolls
Night dives to Alimatha to see nurse sharks up close
Hammerhead safari dives, reached via speedboat
Access to east and west of atoll, so perfect for year-round diving
Fulidhoo Dive is the only PADI-registered 5* dive center on Fulidhoo.
The dive center is in the heart of channel diving territory in the area. Night dives are particularly popular, especially to Alimatha house reef, where divers can encounter dozens of schooling nurse sharks (apparently one of the world's largest congregations). Being comfortable in medium-strong current is advisable for this atoll. In the channels, divers can expect to see large numbers of nurse sharks all year round, as well as abundant pelagic life.
We offer a range of equipment to divers. All our fins are the latest from ScubaPro, as are our BCDs, regulators, masks and snorkels. We also provide custom wetsuits from Aqualung and Uwatech dive computers from ScubaPro. We were among the first dive centers in the local area to be certified as a Pure Air Station by Bauer.
Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Rescue Diver Certification
Deep Diver Certification
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
Tanks With Din Valves
Rental Equipment ($)
Dive Computer ($)
Battery Charging Station
Fish Id And Diving Books
Emergency Oxygen Kit
First Aid Kits
PADI membership level
Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
Padi 5 Star
Facilities For Disabled Guests
External Guests Allowed
Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
Entertainment and family
Food and drink
Cash (Local Currency)
How to get there
On arrival at Malé International Airport (MLE), you have a choice of transfer options
Please contact the resort directly about transfer options before you travel to get an up-to-date speedboat schedule as well as information on other options
Speedboats take one hour and cost approximately $40 pp [this refers to scheduled speedboats; private options are more expensive]
The public ferry takes 3.5 hours and costs approximately $4 pp
A private transfer can be arranged with the hotel and costs $400