Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

Hondaafushi water sports offers numerous motorized and non motorized equipment and indoor and outdoor activities and also a fully equipped gym
Diving
H.Dh Atoll is an unspoiled atoll with numerous world class diving spots at a close proximity to Hondaafushi. World renown Werner Lau diving center leads diving with local knowledge and cutting edge diving equipment.
House Reef

If you’re both certified divers, once you’ve completed an orientation dive, you’re free to discover the house reef with your buddy. Highlights include ghost pipefish, napoleon wrasse, frogfish, reef sharks, nurse sharks, small caves and one wrecks.

Flokati Thila

A real sensation! This beautifully overgrown Thila , is located south of Hondaafushi. Like a flokati carpet, hard corals, red, yellow and blue soft corals cover the reef top, the overhangs and its two large canyons on the south-east and north-west sides. In addition to mackerels and fusilier swarms, sleeping nurse sharks, whitetip and gray reef sharks can also be seen here.

Fish & Friends (Manta Point)

This dive site is located on the north side of the island Mulidhoo. There are lots of colorful fish to see. In addition to swarms of blue fusiliers, yellow snappers, tunas and mackerels, turtles are not uncommon. During the north-east monsoon mantas can be seen at the small cleaner blocks

Rainbow Canyon

A colorful Thila located in the south of the island Finey. The reef starts at a depth of 15m and drops steeply on all sides to 30m. The south side is traversed by large overhangs covered with blue, red and orange soft corals. In the overhangs you can encounter nudibranchs and other microorganisms. But also look into the blue water. There are various types of rays and Napoleon wrasses to see

Shark hole

We start our dive in blue water, about 100m away from a big Thila. In a depth of 30m we find a reef edge overgrown with blue soft corals. Now we just need to wait because the big fish comes by itself. At the edge you can see gray reef sharks, silver tip sharks, big barracudas and a lot of swarming fish.

Purple Cave

A nice drift dive at the house reef of the island Alidhoo. The steeply sloping reef is overgrown with purple sea whips. In the large overhangs you have the possibility to see resting stingrays. Also Lobster, large Barakudas and Reefsharks can be seen here.

Activities
Hondaafushi Island Resort runs a variety of excursions per day including half day snorkeling adventures, night fishing while watching the sun set. We also visit the local villages surrounding Hondaafushi Island Resort each week to give you an insight on how the Maldivian people live in this beautiful paradise. Our guest relation officers can assist you with any questions or you can take a look at the excursion board in the arrival lobby.
Island Hopping

Local Island Visit 

Every Monday & Wednesday morning:

Departure from reception at 09:00hrs and returns at 13:00hrs.

Historical Utheemu

Utheemu is famed as the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu, who with his brothers and his companions fought an eight-year-long war to drive out the Portuguese invaders who occupied the Maldives from 1558 to 1573. Utheemu Ganduvaru is the wooden palace in which Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu lived and grew up. It is well preserved and evokes more than any other existing building in the Maldives, the lifestyle of the rich, centuries ago. 

Night Fishing

Every Saturday & Thursday nights 

Departure from reception at 17:30hrs and returns at 19:30hrs

Fish caught can be cooked by our chefs for you on the next day for lunch or for dinner in the main restaurant, free of charge. The fish can also be served in the Sunset Restaurant at an additional rate of $15.00 US per person. Additional food is not included in this rate.

Recreation

We have a library, billiards and 24-hour air-conditioned gym as well as board games, table tennis, darts, beach volleyball and football.