A part of the luxury resort Maafushivaru is the small deserted island called Lonubo, a little sandy piece of heaven, and it can be your private island on Maldives for a single night. Everything seems a bit better on Lonubo – the soft sand is even softer, the clear water is even clearer, and life is even better. Maafushivaru offers free transfer by Dhoni 3 times a day, where you can go and explore here on your own. On the island, you find a few sun chairs and parasols. Remember some water, a tower and of course your snorkeling kit and underwater camera. Like a lot of other parts of Maldives, the beauty becomes even higher.
The reef of Lonubo offers world-class snorkeling, right from the beach or jetty. You can simply walk in the water, put on you fins and snorkel out on the outside of the reef using one of the small paths marked with a blue pole and a yellow flag. Or if you wish to avoid sand while putting your fins on, there is a latter you the jetty. Be aware of the current between the two islands, as it can be a bit strong in the northern direction, so you need to be an excellent swimmer to take a trip around the island. You can see the difference in the swimming pace on the video at the end of the post. A bit of advice for the “not-so-strong” swimmers, is to go out on the northern or southern tip of the reef and stay in the area of the path.
But what if I don’t like snorkeling? Not a problem, because Lonubo is still the most calming piece of sand you will find in the Indian ocean, and because Maafushivaru is quite limited in size, there will only be a few other guests on the island at the same time. The last day of our stay, we were actually the only once there. The resort also offers private dining and picnic tours to the island if you like.
Would you like to have Lonubo all for yourself for the night? Then this is also possible, with the Deserted Island Getaway, to which we will return in the next post…. combined with a little surprise.