The tiny island of Vaavu Thinadhoo is a tourism success story untold. This is an island of about 30 people (official census 55 as per isles.gov.mv) and two guest houses. The guests live freely among locals and there is mutual love and respect on both sides. Most of the tourists that comes to the island are repeat guests who would not need any invitation to join dinner or lunch in any house. The island provides guest with a real living adventurous version of holiday typical resorts do not provide to their guests. However the resort is for the traveller type of guests who would love fishing, snorkelling, playing chess with local elders, playing soccer with locals etc….
The idea of tourism in the island occurred to a local of the island and his Italian wife ( the island medic), both of them are well loved and respected by guests and islanders alike. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to create a fantastic tourism product from scratch and to keep up with guests every expectations continuously day in day out. Bravo to Ellisa and Mongi for a job well done and we wish them success.