White Sand Beaches & Sand Banks

Wild white sand beaches and vast sandbanks await!

The islands of Goidhoo, Fehendhoo, and Fulhadhoo have some of the most stunning white-sand beaches in the Maldives—some might say the most beautiful in the world! For those looking to experience the ultimate beach vacation, free from crowds and immersed in nature, you have come to the right place. Our islands are home to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the Maldives, each with its own unique charm and character.

Remember that in Horsburgh Atoll, you are a guest of the local communities—not an exclusive resort. Appropriate and modest attire must be worn at all times, unless you are on a designated "Bikini Beach" or guest beach where you are permitted to wear bikinis or other swimwear (swimwear of some form must be worn). If you are unsure, ask your guest house owner who can help you understand the rules.


For those seeking a bit more adventure, we highly recommend exploring the beaches of Goidhoo. Guest Beach at the Southern tip of the island is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing in hammocks or hanging local chairs, or snapping a photo in an over-water swing. Head to Secret Beach for the best snorkeling on the island, where you can float above a pristine seagrass meadow and witness turtles munching on the grass. In Banyan Beach, this secluded spot you can discover exotic shells, watch the local fishermen casting their nets, and even catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the nearby waters.


If you're looking for a beach that's easily accessible and perfect for a leisurely stroll, we recommend heading to the beautiful white sand beaches of Fehendhoo. These beaches are perfect for families and couples alike, with soft sand, calm waters and stunning vistas that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Fehendhoo has two Bikini Beaches—one is nearby the village through the trees, secluded beneath a palm grove; the other is at the far Western side of the island and the perfect spot to watch the sunset. The first beach is about a five minute walk, with the second around a 30 minute walk. Both beaches offer soft white sand, shallow waters perfect for swimming, and plenty of shade to escape the heat of the day.


For those who want to enjoy sunbathing, the beaches of Fulhadhoo are the perfect choice. Fulhadhoo Island is known for its long stretches of pristine white sand beaches. On the side of the island opposite from the harbor, near Village Hideaway, you can walk slightly further up the beach away from town where you will see a clear sign marking the rest of the beach as "Bikini Beach" Feel free to swim here or continue to stroll up the length of the long white sand bank, where you can relax and watch the sunset at the far end of the island.

Enjoy your day at the beach, and remember to always wear appropriate attire when you return into the town.

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