The SpaceBEAUTY MEETS AT KAASHIDHOO
“Looking at the beauty of Kaashidhoo is the first step of entertaining the mind.”
Kaashidhoo, the fifth largest inhabited island of the Maldivians is synonym with the term natural beauty. The name itself gives a great hint to its natural beauty. The word “kaashi” in Dhivehi means “coconut”. As the name denotes the island is thick with coconut trees. The island is so vegetative so the main source of income is none other than cultivation.
The island’s beauty is also magnified by the corals extant to a considerable distance from the western side of the island. In the eastern side the waves touch our foot. Sometimes we can also find the diving of dolphins on this side. So this point is also known as Dolphin point.
Geographically speaking the island is situated at the northern tip of Male’. But it is only 88 km away from Male’. For the easiness of its administration it is included in the Kaafu Atoll. The exact location is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)″E.
Kaashidhoo is the fifth largest island of the whole of Maldivian archepelago. The Island extents 2.83 km in its length and 1.3 km in its width. About 55% of the land is using for cultivation. There are also some forest areas and mangroves in the uninhabited part of the island. That’s most of the part is thick with plants and trees.
Kaashidhoo is a highly inhabited island as compared with other nearby islands. About 40% of the land is occupied by Maldivians. The total population is about 2000. More people are migrating to this island because of its living facilities.
Kaashidhoo is known in the whole of Maldivian island as well as in the world history. The reason for its fame is that the site is believed to have been used by the Pre –Islamic Maldivians of the 7th and 8th century. There are so many excavation works was done in various times. As a result a large area was excavated revealing 64coral stone structures.
In this island the natives are engaged in various professions. Some of them are teachers of the Kaafu.Atoll school in the island. Among them Nurses is there who work at Kaashidhoo health centre and also in Male’. Police, Administrative officials, farmers, merchants, fishermen all kinds of professionalisms can be seen this island.
Availability of Goods.
Almost all kinds of things which we used in our life are available in this island. Even though the grocery items and other commercial items are importing from Male’ most of the vegetables are cultivating in the island itself.
There are many shops and restaurants in every nook and corner of the island. All kinds of mobile and internet recharging with high speed 3G facilities are available here in low cost.
There are so many boat or ferry services including passenger and Goods service are available from male to here in almost all days. They include a government service ferry namely Huvandho and some locally owned ferries for the transportation facility.
One of the striking features of the island is its climatic condition. Really it’s a God’s gift to those who come here. It’s neither too hot nor too cold. But the island has rainy season as well as the summer season. The cool wind which blows on day time makes the dry day a frozen one. Absolutely have a calm and quite atmosphere on this island. Guest AccessKaashidhoo View
For Eco-Friendly Holidays
Visit to the Black Tortoise Protected Zone;
The black tortoise is a unique species rarely seen in any other place including Maldivian islands. These protected species live in the quite calm jungle where there are no wild animals. Experience them in their natural environment with other endangered animals in the jungle. Get a chance to take pictures with these rare species. Also get the chance see other rare creatures such aswater hens and red crabs around.
Visit the mangroves;
No other island in the Maldives has mangroves as in Kaashidhoo. Get the exciting feeling of walking through the muddy land through the mangroves. Experience climbing the mangroves and enjoy the greenness of the huge mangrove forest area. Some of the trees in the area are over hundred years old. This environment will surely be relaxing and simply natural.
Visits local farms and spent one whole with the farmers. Farms are over a huge area and filled with different types of crops. Farmers are friendly and more than happy to show you the plants and get free gifts from them. You can get practical experience of local farming methods and socialize with the farmers. This will surely be a unique experience and a chance to get fresh fruits and vegetables ready to be handpicked.
Coral beach visit
Spectate the beautiful scenery of the sun rise and observe local fishermen’s activities and dolphins surfing around a distance of just 100-200 feet. The area is famous for body boarding among local youngsters and is the end of the road that cuts the island into half.Many important government places like island office, health center and school are also on this road. You can see different types of beautiful shells and corals of different sizes and collect from the coral beach. The environment around is excellent for sun tanning with fresh air and the coolness from the green forest around.
Visiting the coral gardens
Not far from the white sandy beach, you get to see the beautiful corals being grown naturally, accompanied by the variety of attractive fishes residing among the corals by snorkeling. Capture the beautiful scene in the cameras; get hands on experience on artificial coral gardening in the natural environment and swim around the clear,shallow lagoon waters to observe varieties of gorgeous reef fishes.
Visit to “KuruHinnaTharaagandu” ( Morning Event )
The site is a Buddhist Monastery and is believed to have been used by pre-Islamic Maldivians dating back to 7th-8th centuryAD. The excavation work was done in various periods from February 1996 through 1998. During this period, an area of 1,880m2 was excavated, revealing 64 coral stone structures. For the vast majority, only the lower most parts have been preserved.
Visiting Handcraft Workers
This site visit also include visiting other special places in the island and to observes various forms of local handiwork; visitors will also get chance for hands on experience on the unique activities which may not be seen in any other part of the world.
Visit to a small island within the same lagoon which has a beautiful sandy beach, where visitors can spend time for sun tanning and swimming in the clear water. Varieties of water sport activities will be available during the time spent on the beach. Like water skiing, surfing, wind surfing, banana riding, parasailing act. Refreshing beverages will also be served on this site.
Experience local fishing methods; spend 3 to 4 hours in the morning on a local fishing boat with local crew. Those who feel going on fishing boat not so comfortable can explore the beach around the island and catch some reef fish with pole and line or hand lines.Night fishing trips will also be arranged for those who are interested. You can catch the fish and serve them by frying or barbecuing them on the beach.
Snorkeling in shallow lagoon
This is a marvelous opportunity to witness the amazing the crystal clear shimmering lagoon area of Kaashidhoo. It is surely going to be a most heavenly experience as the lagoon area of Kaashidhoo is a perfect place for snorkeling. This is chance to see different varieties of colourfull fish. Even if you don’t know how to swim, it is not going to be a problem. The lagoon is shallow so even the children can join the fun.
Snorkeling in deep lagoon
Kaashidhoo is surrounded by a three kilometer reef which is almost twenty meters deep. Here we can see giant table corals and some exotic fish. Unlike the lagoon some of the fish are great giants like mantra rays, shrks, turtles, etc. the mast interesting thing is that there are dolphins and good swimmers can enjoy with them.
Boat sailing here is an outstanding experience as the calm shallow lagoon has many fishes. You can learn sailing the boats with experienced fishermen. On the same trip you can also go pole and line fishing.
In the lagoon there are deep places where you can learn diving with expert professionals. Apart from this if you know diving we can provide you with two of the most popular diving spot in Maldives.
Maldivian Night (Over Night )
While Maldives’s unique cultures are reflected in its cuisines, fresh local fruits and vegetables and varieties of local dishes will be served. During site visits, food will be served in the sites in an environmentally friendly manner.Dinners and Barbecues will also be held in unique environments.
The accommodation block is located at the coast of the inhabited area where visitors can enjoy a calm environment. Free from noise and air pollution, visitors get the privacy as local residence area is a little bit far away. Feel free of fear if you wish to experience the pleasure of sleeping in the jungle with your sleeping bag.
You can select both a sight seen and a water sport activity each day. So you can enjoy the whole day long. All the activities will be carefully organized by the experienced people. Our Priority is mainly focused about the safety and pleasure of the guests.