Felivaru and Naifaru
Half Day Island Hopping / Felivaru and Naifaru
A precious insight into the lives of the Maldivians
A half day trip to Kuredu’s neighbouring islands will open windows to give you a picture of life on the local islands in the Maldives. The excursion entails a visit to Felivaru, the renowned fish factory, before heading to the nearby Naifaru to get a glimpse of the day-to-day life in the capital of the Lhaviyani Atoll.
Half Day Island Hopping - Felivaru and Naifaru
- Felivaru's tuna is caught from the pristine waters surrounding the Maldivian island and the company is proud to be continuing the traditional 'pole and line' fishing techniques, making it dolphin friendly. This first fish canning factory in the Maldives was started as a joint venture with a Japanese firm in 1977. A new cannery and cooling plant was built by NORAD, a Norwegian and British joint venture, and officially opened in October 1987. The plant churns out 150,000 tins per hour, which is still not enough to meet the demand for high quality Maldivian tuna!
FelivaruAfter the visit to Felivaru, we will proceed to the capital of the Lhaviyani Atoll, Naifaru, and walk in the footsteps of people on this island by visiting their school, medical facilities and a mosque. Naifaru has a long history of habitation and therefore forms an important hub of activities in the Lhaviyani Atoll. This island is known for fishing and boat building in very traditional ways.
NaifaruBeing an Islamic country, consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited outside the resorts. To pay respect to the local culture, women are asked to cover their shoulders and knees when visiting a local island. Wearing footwear is advised.
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