About Meedhoo

The Island

Situated on the beautiful peninsulic northeastern tip of Addu Atoll, Meedhoo is a place of time-honoured memories, with the adjoining island of Hulhudhoo, even today stands isolated in their individual glory.

The Geography

It can be described as an island village where the surrounding sea is a rhapsody in blue, hugging one of the largest beaches in the Maldives. From the sky, it looks neat with thick vegetations and long straight roads, and the silvery stream of Kilhi.
It is located 73.23°E of longitude, and 0.58°S of latitude, stretching approximately 10 km long along the eastern rim of the atoll.

The Climate

Warm, humid and yet made pleasant enough by the cool breeze wafting in from the sea. The climate, similar to the rest of the islands in the Maldives, is determined by two monsoons. The rainy South-West monsoon begins during April and continues until October, while the generally fine North-East monsoon prevails from December to March. The mean daily maximum temperature is 30°C while the daily minimum is 25°C.

Significant Features of the Island

Meedhoo, is one of the islands in a group of islands making the southernmost atoll of Addu which is one of the rarest naturally protected atolls in the Maldivian archipelago. Throughout its known history, Meedhoo has been the centre of learning and the birth place of renowned intellectual personalities.

Islamic renaissance heralded in this island at the return of a renowned indigenous scholar, Jamaluddeen, from long residence in Yemen to take responsibility for Islamic law and learning. After training judges in Malé, he retreated to the ancient island of Vaadhoo in Huvadhu atoll and established a small but enduring tradition of education in Islamic law which spread across the Equatorial channel into Meedhoo in Addu atoll. And Meedhoo has been responsible for passing this tradition of education into the present generation.