Ukulhas is of the most favourite touristic islands of Ari Atol. From Male airport is reachable in 1,5 h by speedboat. The island has middle size and about 900 local people is living there. Tourism started already in 2013 so this island is one of the most clean local islands in Maldives.

Ukulhas Maldives

Informations about Ukulhas

Big advantage of the island is huge bikini beach, where is snorkeling possible from. You can see many coral fishes, corals, turtles or baby sharks right from the beach. On the island is small hospital, some shops and restaurant, coffees, children playground and even gym. Also you find there 2 diving centers.

Ukulhas Hotel

Hotel was opened in 2017 and his possition is right by the bikini beach. So you need just about 1-2 minutes walk to find some beach chairs with umbrella for you. Those are for free as well as the snorkeling equipment and beach towels. 

Hotel offeres 25 new and cozy, modern equiped rooms in more cathegories: double deluxe rooms, balcony suites with gardenview or seaview, family apartments and TOP grand ocean view suite  or jacuzzi suite with terasse. 

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There is 24h open reception and fully equiped restaurant with outside and inside seating, where is full board served in form of rich buffet. You can find there local as well as international food. We do recommend it highly to all our guests. Drinking water is unlimited for the guests. 

Photogallery hotel Ukulhas

Prices of accommodation – SEASON 2024

January115 USD135 USD146 USD
February135 USD156 USD172 USD
March – August 95 USD120 USD130 USD
September – November100 USD125 USD135 USD
December146 USD166 USD177 USD

The prices listed in the table include:

  • accommodation for 2 people for 1 night
  • breakfast, half board or full board
  • unlimited filtered drinking water
  • tea and instant coffee during breakfast + prepared juice during meals
  • accommodation taxes TGST 16%
  • green tax USD 3 per person per night
  • service charge 10%


  • Double deluxe rooms – budget rooms (2 x 2 m bed or 2 x 1 m beds)
  • Gardenview and Seaview suites – balcony rooms
  • Family apartments – double bed + twin beds rooms connected by door, 1 bathroom
  • Grand ocean view apartment with terasse
  • Jacuzzi suite with terasse 


Enjoy delicious food served buffet style.

Bikini Beach

The island has a beautiful, sandy beach. It extends over the entire western side of the island. The beach is separated from the rest of the island by a palm grove that offers plenty of shade from the sun. The length of the beach is more than 2 km.

Ukulhas Bikini Beach Photos

Enjoy the view of the island’s beautiful bikini beach.

Beach bars

On the island, you will find restaurants and cafes that offer, in addition to local food, Indian, Thai, as well as Western and Eastern cuisine. There are bars around the beach where you can have soft drinks, fresh juices or a young coconut. Bars offer only soft drinks.

Transport to Ukulhas Island

Transportation Prices from the Airport to Ukulhas.

  • Price is $50 USD per person per journey.
  • Price includes airport pick-up and escort to the boat departure point.
  • Children up to 12 years: $25 USD, up to 2 years: free.
  • Journey time approximately 90 minutes


From Male Airport to Ukulhas

Twice daily at 10:30 (except Fridays, when it’s at 9:30 and 15:30) and 16:00.

From Ukulhas to Male Airport

  • Boat departs twice daily at 7:00 and 13:00.
  • On Fridays at 7:00 and 14:00.
  • For early departures, a boat departure 30 minutes earlier can be arranged.
  • For flights before 10:30, we recommend booking the last night near the airport and departing a day earlier.

Private Speedboat from the Airport to Ukulhas

For larger groups or if the shared speedboat schedule doesn’t fit, we can arrange a private speedboat for $850 USD for up to 18 people.

Ukulhas Island Transportation by Seaplane

  • Flight price is $260 USD per person + speedboat $150 USD per group.
  • Flight duration is about 20 minutes, speedboat journey also around 20 minutes.
  • Seaplane departure approximately 2-3 hours after airplane arrival.
  • Please read the seaplane flight reviews.

Transportation Between Other Islands

Ukulhas to Bodufolhudhoo / Rasdhoo:

Daily shared speedboat between the islands for $15 USD per person – only about 20 minutes’ journey.

Ukulhas to Thoddoo:

For a combination of Thoddoo and Ukulhas islands, we can arrange a private speedboat for $250 USD for up to 10 people.

On Mondays and Thursdays, the public ferry 303 departs at 14:00 from Ukulhas – arriving at 16:20 in Thoddoo. On Sundays and Wednesdays, it departs at 6:30 from Thoddoo – arriving at 8:35 in Ukulhas.

It’s necessary to verify the ferry a day in advance as it’s not reliable.

Ukulhas to Mathiveri:

For a combination of Ukulhas and Mathiveri islands, we can arrange a private speedboat.

Daily except on Tuesdays and Fridays, the ferry 301 should depart at 8:35 from Mathiveri – arriving at 9:35 in Ukulhas and at 14:00 from Ukulhas – arriving at 15:00 in Mathiveri.

It’s necessary to verify the ferry a day in advance as it’s not reliable.

Ukulhas to Feridhoo:

Speedboat transportation – $140 USD


There are many interesting locations around the island. We offer you the most beautiful trips at favorable prices. We recommend, for example, dolphin watching, a trip to an uninhabited island or a one-day visit to a resort.

Big Game Fishing

  • 700 USD for half day or 700 USD for full day – max. 5 people
  • price includes transfer, all equipment + snacks and drinks

Check out our client’s catches

5 Reasons to Visit Ukulhas Island

1 – Eco-Conscious Island

Ukulhas takes pride in its environmental initiatives and is recognized for its efforts in ecological conservation. From waste management to coral reef protection, visitors will find an island that harmoniously blends tourism with eco-conscious practices.

2 – Bikini Beach

Unlike many local islands in the Maldives, Ukulhas offers a gorgeous bikini beach where tourists can sunbathe and swim in swimwear, providing a more relaxed and liberal environment while respecting the local customs in other parts of the island.

3 – Vibrant Local Life

The island boasts a vibrant local life and offers tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the everyday activities of the Maldivians, from joining in traditional fishing trips to participating in local festivities and events.

4 – Proximity to Pristine Dive Sites

Ukulhas is in close proximity to several renowned dive sites, offering divers of all levels the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing underwater world of the Maldives – from vibrant coral reefs to encounters with diverse marine life such as manta rays and sharks.

5 – Affordable Accommodation Options

Unlike the exclusive resort islands, Ukulhas provides a range of more affordable accommodation options, making it an ideal choice for travelers on a budget who want to experience the paradise that is the Maldives without breaking the bank.

Holidays on Ukulhas Island

Enjoy the best holiday in Ukulhas island.

Holidays on Ukulhas Island

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