What to See, Do, Eat, and Experience on Fulidhoo Island

Fulidhoo is one of dozens upon dozens of local islands in the Maldives and is one that is quickly becoming a popular destination for tourists.

This is due to many reasons, but two of the most important are the island's size (it is about 2000 feet long by 800 feet wide) and its location relative to Male (about an hour by speedboat). Couple that with a fairly decent infrastructure for visitors as far as local islands are concerned and you have the makings of a really great destination to visit and unwind for several days!

In this one, we wanted to share some of the biggest things you should know before visiting Fulidhoo!

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Conrad Rangali Review – The Perfect Maldives Hotel Stay

If you're reading this and are trying to decide if you should visit the Conrad Rangali in the Maldives, I'll make it easy for you. The question is not a matter of if you should visit, but rather when and for how long. 

I can safely say that the Conrad Rangali was the highlight of our Maldives vacation, and, in fact, it is the first resort we've ever visited where we could imagine returning again in the future. Considering most guests we met were on their 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th visit to the property, I can also safely say this- we are not alone in that thought.

In this review, we're going to share why that is.

Notes: As with all of our Hilton stays, we used points for booking this hotel. Our ~$1,300/night overwater bungalow cost 95,000 points per night and we used a buy four get the fifth-night free promo to extend our stay. As such, our bill was reduced by nearly $7,000. This should be kept in mind when reading and will be addressed at the end.

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Should You Visit a Resort or Local Island in the Maldives?

The Maldives is made up of over 1,000 islands spanning hundreds of miles in the Indian Ocean. Some are several miles wide, while others can be a few thousand feet wide (or less!).

While most of these islands are uninhabited, several hundred are occupied either with local villages or with resorts- often just one per island. This makes picking islands to visit a difficult endeavor for a number of reasons, with sheer quantity to choose from being one of the biggest.

In this one, we want to look at one aspect of the decision-making process you need to consider, and that is whether you want to visit a local Maldives island or one occupied by a resort. Your choice here could significantly impact your experience overall, and deciding between these two general categories is the first step in figuring out what island is ultimately best for you.

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15 Photos to Enjoy a Virtual Trip to the Maldives

Not being able to travel is rough. We get it. There is nothing fun about being stuck at home with no plans for the future.

To help things out, we're starting a virtual trip series where we share 15 of our favorite photos from a previous trip and share some of the backstories behind the images.

For our first entry, we're traveling to the not-so-distant past of early 2020 when we were in the stunning Maldives!

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