Vilingili

Vilingili

Vilingili (Vilin’gili) is a small island to the west of the capital and is a haven from the hustle and bustle of Male.

Streets of Vilingili Maldives

Streets of Vilingili Maldives

There is also  Vilingili Island at the south of the Maldives near Gan island and airport, this is a luxury island.

The only places to stay on this island is with friends or one of only a couple of hotels one of which is the Seahouse

There are no motorised vehicles on the island apart from taxis and electric scooters which are being limited in number.

This small island has a couple of public beaches and is only a 10 minute ferry ride away from the capital, there are a couple of cafes, a couple of really nice restaurants, an ATM and a few shops.

As this is an inhabited island there is the same rules as Male and no bikinis are allowed.

Night Swim at Vilingili

Night Swim at Vilingili

There is a great beach here where we were taken on our first night, at 8pm we were asked if we would like a night swim, well we were here for the experience and wow, how relaxing it was to be able to swim in the sea at night, no waves, and as warm as a bath.

The sunsets from this island are superb and yet again, as with K.Maafushi this island can be walked around in less than 1 hour.

This is supposed to be the new greener capital however the compulsion of the population to just throw rubbish on the streets seems to be a hard habit to break and even here there is a lot of discarded rubbish.

Another friend lives on this island and although the homes here are older and more basic the hospitality of the locals is second to none.