K Kaashidhoo

The land of coconut

Kaashidhoo (lit: the land of coconut) lies 88 km north of Male’, roughly in the middle of a channel known as ‘Kaashidhoo Kandu’; the fifth largest island and is blesses with wealth of coconut trees. Kaashidhoo with its vast land and rich soils make it one of the Maldives islands famed for agriculture. Almost every family owns a farm land and bulk of fruits and vegetables sold on Male’ fruit market are products directly from Kaashidhoo.

Kaashidhoo, naturally a single island atoll, separated from the chain of Male atoll by a channel, served shelter for vessels from further north on their way to Male or to the respective island. Kaashodhoo channel detaching Male’ atoll and Lhaviyani atoll, over the years was relied by fishermen in surrounding islands for their livelihood. It is a proven fun ride passing the channel and sighting varieties of fishes living in the vast channel with dolphins and flying fish trailing your passage.

An evidence of early settlement and one of the largest pre-islamic remnants of a Buddhist Monastery built almost entirely with coral stone, dating back to 7th or 8th century BC, lies in the midst of thick jungle is a prime attraction for tourists and local visitors alike.

A schedule speed boat ferry operates daily between Kaashidhoo and Male’ which takes about 2 hour to reach, and a slow boat ferry is available every other day taking about 8 hours to reach.

  • Restaurant
  • Convenience Store
  • Health Centre
  • Pharmacy
  • Police
  • 3G Mobile Internet
  • Population 1865
  • Size 2.765 Square Kilometre
Share this destination with your friends:
Travel to K Kaashidhoo:
Book a ferry

Available Services & Vendors

Kaashidhoo View

  • Private beach area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Free Wifi
  • Daily Cleaning Service
  • Ironing
  • Laundry
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air Conditioning

Other activities offered:

Available Ferries


  • K Guraidhoo

  • K Maafushi

  • K Gulhi

  • Male' City Male'

  • K Gaafaru

  • K Kaashidhoo


Departure Time: 7:00