Embudu Village Hotel is located in the Kaafu Atoll some 6 miles south of the capital Male. To give you an idea of how small the island is, it is possible to walk around the entire Island in around 15 minutes. It is surrounded by its own coral reef near the Embudu Channel famous for its "white knuckle" Embudu Express dive site. The Island has a shallow lagoon ideal for bathing which tends to be a nursery for many different types of fish particularly Black Tip Sharks that are in abundance. The sea water temperature tends to remain constant at around 28-29 degrees Celsius and the clarity of the turquoise blue waters just has to be seen to be believed!
TOTAL NUMBER of ISLANDS: 1,190 within some 90,000 square Km.
NEAREST NEIGHBOURS: Lakshadweep Isl, Sri Lanka, Chagos Archipelago and the Seychelles.
POPULATION: 2,980 842 (2006 estimate).
MALDIVES STANDARD TIME: +5 hours GMT.
RELIGION: 100% Sunni Muslim.
AIR TEMPERATURE (shade): 31.1 degrees C (mean max).
25.5 degrees C (mean min).
MONSOON: South-West May to October.
North- East November to April.
AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL: 1796.3 mm
MAIN INDUSTRY: Tourism, fisheries and boat building.