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Lh.Atoll Kurendhoo Maldives

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Private Island Trips ookohlu finolhu 1 hour from kurendhoo by dhoni

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Kurendhoo is on the south-western side of Lhaviyani atoll. and it is on the ocean side of the atoll. However the island was settled as early as the Buddhist period of Maldivian history. The ruins of a stupa and other things have been found on the south-eastern side of the island.

This locale island located near uninhabited island which you can go for sand bank trip, excursions to other locale island and uninhabited,agriculture island, grate for snorkeling,fishing and has a surfing point which you can reach withing 2 minute from your room,

The apartment is fully furnished with a cooking facilities which guest can cook themselves.

why its good for vacation.

* long stay for 29 night for a cheaper price

* have a house reef for snorkeling (free)

* surf point which you can surf (free)

* experiencing the locale life of Maldivian

* tasting the locale food of Maldives

* owner has a private island near to kurendhoo for a visit by a boat (small charge for transfer by boat)

* cooking your self (feel your own house)

* Can arrange a private beach stay (chargeable)

* sand Bank visit (feel the privacy on sand bank)

* BBQ (chargeable)

* locale fishing (chargeable)

The History of kurendhoo island in year 1578 (Historical place in attached photo album)

Historically it has been an agricultural island rather than a fishing one. Underneath the soil is a very hard sedimentary layer of sand and stone which holds moisture in the soil facilitating the composting of buried vegetable matter. There is evidence that the people of this island had cultivated gardens in other islands as well. They were renowned for their shallots.

Kurendhoo is famous among Maldivians because the tomb of Sheikh Najeebul Habashee is there. The tomb was built on the very spot where the sheikh died and was buried. What we see now was built early in the reign of Sultan Mohamed Shamsudheen at the beginning of this century. At this time many holy places and mosques were repaired and renovated.

historical documents Faiykolhu record that in 1578, Kalhu Hussein Kaloa and his wife Fathma Kan'buloa built a mosque attached to the tomb of the sheikh. When they reported what they had done to the Sultan Al-Ghaazee Utheemu Radhun 1573-85, the sultan officially created a waquf (title and trust) for the mosque. This building has since been restored by the Maldivian Government's National Council for Linguistic and Historic Research.

It is believed that Sheikh Najeeb Habashee came from Habush (Ethiopia). He arrived at Male' in an African merchant ship, and decided to stay. He used to make his late night and early morning prayers on a spot at the east end of the island... Sheikh Najeeb had a beautiful voice. He used to recite the Quran beautifully. He is said to have taught Quran to many Male' people.

One story is told that during the reign of Sultan Sayyidh Ahmed Shareeful Makkee 1510-1513, Sheikh Najeeb was among the royal clerics who recited Quran and other prayers while sitting on the benches in the inner chamber of the royal palace. The wife of the sultan fell in love with the holy man's voice. The sheikh was annoyed by her attentions and left Male' for another island in the atolls.

Sheikh Najeeb happened to arrive at Kurendhoo in Faadhippolhu atoll. Since there was no one on the island he knew, he left his dhoani (small sailing vessel), washed at a well nearby and began to pray in a clear spot in the bush. During the prayer a toddy man in a coconut tree noticed him. The man approached the sheikh and gave him two cups of toddy to drink, and then invited him to his house. But that night the sheikh didn't arrive and the toddy man went searching for him. The sheikh had passed away at the very spot he had been praying.

The toddy man reported everything to the island chief and they buried the sheikh where he had died. As they were digging the grave they discovered an old well, now known as the Kurendhoo Tomb Well. They'd never seen this well before. It's water was used to wash the sheikh's body. The discovery was considered a divine revelation, and until recently the well was treated as sacred.

The bottom half was fashioned from a single rock, and the top section from coral stones. During the tomb's construction, a small house was built over the well to protect it from the weather. It became known as the 'sheltered well'.

When royal women got pregnant, palace dhoani would be sent to collect water from this well. They also got water from the well in front of a tomb in Matheerah [in western Haa Alifu atoll], and from the Utheemu Palace coral stone well [in southern Haa Alifu atoll]. This well is said to have come originally from Vaadhoo in south-eastern Huvadhu atoll.

The construction of Kurendhoo Tomb was carried out by Manippulhu of Kanzudhoshuge, Male', and Ibrahim Fulhu (M. Fadidhuvvaa, Male'), who were sent to Kurendhoo with materials supplied by the Treasury. The chief of Kurendhoo, Abdul Rahman Kaleyfaan, worked with them and later he became the keeper of the tomb. It took four years to complete the structure. First a low wall was built around the base. Over this a frame was placed. The sides were teak planks, and the roof was made of coconut frond thatch. Then a sliding door was put in between the grave and the well, to conceal the grave.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach kurendhoo beach 100 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Male international airport to kurendhoo 158.58 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Boat available
General Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Lhaviyani Atoll region

The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, about 500 Km from the southern tip of both India and Sri Lanka. It is the ideal exotic tropical island paradise. Independent since 1965, and a republic since 1968, the Maldives is a member of the United Nations, the commonwealth and the non-aligned movement. It maintains a very cordial relationship with the international community.

Under the leadership of President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, the country is a champion of global peace and preservation of the environment. The population of the country currently stands at 2011 est about 320,081. A common language (Dhivehi) and religion (Islam) unite the people into a cohesive, peaceful society. The country has been inhabited for at least 25 centuries.

The Maldives comprises of about more than 1190 islands grouped into atolls protected by surrounding coral reefs, which attracts various species of marine life. Coconut palms and tropical plants grow in abundance on most islands. The Maldives straddles the equator and has a tropical climate. The southwest monsoon brings the most of the rain, mostly around June and July. Normally, the skies are clear during the north east monsoon. As of the early 1970's tourism has burgeoned in the Maldives. Surfers, divers, beach buffs, game fisherman and the sea lovers find the Maldives this year 2013 Maldives Locale Island Guest Houses is Increasing more and more which their will be an estimation of more than 50 Guest houses in Locale islands.

The Maldives has increasingly become extremely accessible, especially by air. Scheduled and charter flights operate on a regular basis from points of origin in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Visitors are issued thirty-day tourist visa on arrival for All countries.

Maldives at a glance

Official name of the country: Republic of Maldives

Location: Indian Ocean, about 500km from Sri-Lankaand India.

Geography: Coral islands grouped into atolls with fringing reefs

Area: 90,000 sq km

Political Status: Independent Republic

Religion: Islam

Capital: Male' (1.77 sq km)

International Airport Male' Ibrahim naasir International Airport

Literacy rate: 98.2%

Maldives standard time: +5 hrs GMT

Language: Dhivehi (English is widely spoken)

Currency: Rufiyaa (Rf. 1 = 100 Laari)

Exchange rate: 1US$ = 15.52 RF

Population: 320,018 (2011)

International dialing code: +960 Telecommunication organization (Dhiraag and wataniya)


Lhaviyani Atoll is located between 5° 15" and 5° 35" N and between 73° 20" and 74° 40" E. The capital of the atoll is Naifaru. There are a total of 54 islands in the atoll of which only 5 are inhabited, namely Naifaru, Hinnavaru, Kurendhoo, Olhuvelifushi and the recently settled Maafilaafushi.

The island of Maafilaafushi was resettled in the 1980s in order to relieve the lack of land availability in Malé. The island once served as the capital of the separatist Kingdom of Boduthiladhunmathi. In Mohamed Rannabadeyri Thakuru with the help of Adhi Raja of Cannanore attacked Male' and tried to overthrow the kingdom of Ibrahim Kalaafaanu (Sultan Ibrahim III 1585-1609) in However being unable to take control of the capital Male' they fled to Faadhippolhu where Mohamed Rannabadeyri controlled the northern atolls of the Maldives until he was overthrown by Sultan Muhammad Imaduddin I (1620-1648).

There are four resorts in the atoll, namely Kuredhu, Komandoo, Kanuhuraa and Palmbeach . The only canning factory in the country is in Felivaru located between Naifaru and Hinnavaru.

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      Calendar last updated:27 Oct 2013

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