Tourism Services

What can you expect?

Part of the allure of vising Horsburgh Atoll is being able to disconnect and enjoy the wonders of local, land and marine life. The communities of Horsburgh Atoll have been able to preserve these ecosystems due in part to their remoteness. This means that while the islands provide all the necessary amenities for an unforgettable experience, visitor services are limited.  If you have any questions about any needs you foresee having during your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us


Currency Exchange & ATMs

There are currently no money exchange counters or ATMs in Horsburgh Atoll. We recommend coordinating payment with your guesthouse before your arrival. Most businesses accept cash in MRV and USD, and several establishments also accommodate credit cards. If you require money exchange services or ATMs, many are available at Velena International Airport in Male.


Cash Payment

Restaurants, guesthouses, and tour providers commonly accept cash payments, particularly in MRV and USD. Accommodations with full or half board can be conveniently reserved in advance through this site. However, it's advisable to have local currency on hand for various purchases, such as experiences and artisanal goods, where card payments may not be feasible.

Health & Emergency Services

Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are situated on each of the three inhabited islands within the Horsburgh Atoll.

Baa Fulhadhoo Health Center

Pyrard Hingun, Fulhadhoo

06110, Maldives

Phone: +960 660-0036

Baa Fehendhoo Health Center

Mai Magu, Fehendhoo

06120, Maldives

Phone: +960 660 0038

Baa Goidhoo Health Center

Main Road, Goidhoo
06130, Maldives
+960 660-0329

Other Emergency Numbers

For the entirety of the Maldives

Emergency - 119

Fire Brigade - 118

Police - 119

Coast Guard - 191

Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital - 102

Cultural Considerations


It's important to note that due to religious considerations, alcohol is not available on local islands. Consumption of alcohol is restricted to resorts only. Nevertheless, guesthouses and convenience stores make efforts to provide a variety of non-alcoholic alternatives. It is also prohibited to bring any alcohol to the islands or to travel with alcohol between islands.


When visiting local islands, it is essential for guests to adhere to a modest form of dress. Both men and women should cover their knees and shoulders while traversing the island. Specific tourist beaches, known as Bikini Beach, are designated on each island for the use of Western swimwear. However, when visiting other local beaches, it is advised that both men and women cover up a bit more by wearing looser-fitting clothing that provides more cover. 

Transportation & Getting There

Public Ferries / Speedboats

Public Ferry – A service provided by Atoll Cute can be reserved through HATA by contacting us. This 2-3 hour ferry ride is offered every day, except for Fridays, from the jetty across Male’s Velana International Airport (MLE) to Horsburgh Atoll and provides a cost-efficient way to reach your destination. 

Domestic Flight & Private Transfer

There is daily service from the Male International Airport – Domestic Departures lounge to the island of Dharavandhoo (DRV), in Baa Atoll. From there, HATA can arrange  a private boat transfer.

Sea Plane

Maldivian provides easy access to Horsburgh Atoll with its newly scheduled 25-minute flight to Fulhadhoo. Direct flights are currently departing every Sunday and Thursday. Please contact us in advance to schedule your seaplane flight.

Inter-Island Transportation

Transferring between the three islands of Horsburgh Atoll is easy. Each trip takes between 10 and 15 minutes by boat and transfers are possible by private boat or island ferry. For more information, please contact your guesthouse.

Island Transportation

Upon your arrival at Horsburgh Atoll, the guesthouse where you are staying will coordinate a pick-up for you at the jetty. It's worth noting that there are no more than four cars on any of these islands. The primary modes of transportation within the islands include walking and cycling. Some guesthouses provide golf carts and cargo motorbikes to assist with your luggage and to transport you to locations such as Bikini Beach.