If you like fishing, a night fishing can be organized with the resort.
They take you at sundown with a dhoni in places where they usually go fishing. The crew give you a line and bites. You throw the line in the sea and wait for the fish to bite! If the fish is not very big, it is easy to get in onboard, but if the fish is big then the fun starts! At the end of the fishing tour you're dirty, smell of fish and cannot stop laughing. It is really very fun, especially if the catch is good!
Obviously, the catch finishes on your dinner table the day after and you can taste the fruits of your labour!
The beaches around Asdu are graced with very white and powdery sand.
There are two deep beaches: one on the left and one on the right of the jetty, while the others are small coves where you can enjoy almost total privacy as, when there's high tide, you have to walk with through the langoon and with the water nearly a knee high, to reach them.
The one to the right of the jetty has a rather deep lagoon, so you can swim and directly exit the reef, while the left one has a long stretch of send that reaches to the small island when the tide is right and the lagoon there is very shallow - perfect to lay half in and half out the water: fantastic!
In my opinion, one do not go to the Maldives for a nighlife, and on Asdu there's no nightlife that can be defined such.
Instead, before dinner, you can drink a coctail (for a very reasonable price for Maldives - abour 7 US$) and enjoy a chat with other guests. Or you can do the same thing after dinner if you prefer.
The guest make the nightlife on Asdu: at the end of your vacation you'll have many new friends!
To reach Asdu from the Male airport you can take:
- a dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat) - about two or three hours trip
- a speed boat - about one hour trip
The trip is pleasant when the sea is calm, but if it is rough and you suffer sea-sikness it would be advisable to take something like Travelgum or similar to ease it.
Departing from airport is organized by the resort. They wait for you as soon as you exit the customs and, if there are more guest arriving in a short time, you're made to wait in the area in front of the airport. Then they accompany you to the main jetty and put you onboard.
If you have to wait for the boat, you will be ask to wait in the bar on the left side of the airport. Beware if you take something to drink (and you will be tempted) as the prices they charge are rather high. The first time we came there we took two small bottles of water and they charged us 6UD$ - and it was in year 2000!!!
After that we always preferred to wait in the free area directly in front of the airport as there are some plastic chairs and tables put there as a free waiting area.
Luggage and bags:
On Asdu you will not need fancy clothes. A small bag is more than enough if you don't bring your diving equipment.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As I said, no fancy clothes are needed. Bring some shirts, shorts, pareo (that you can use as gown/skirt) and bathing suites. Don't bring shoes, just a flip-flops or similar - mostly you'll go around bar-footed.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual medicines you bring always: Aspirin, something against headache, bellyache, fever, some antistaminic... and something against sunburnes. On this matter, remeber to appy cream with high sun protection and maybe you'll avoid it!
Photo Equipment: Remember to bring an underwater camera, as you will surely want to take pictures of the many fishes you'll see during smorkelling
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: DO NOT FORGET TO BRING A BEACH TOWEL as they do not supply it.
Miscellaneous: I always bring my mask, snorkel and fins, even if they are available for rent, as I consider them too personal to rent. The mask has to fit you very well or it will allow water inside and ruin your snorkelling; the snorkell is something you put into your mouth ... it's a matter of hygiene....; if the fin are not right for your feet, you'll have trouble if you find current during your snorkelling.
The snokelling is very nice on Asdu's house reef.
The reef encompasses the whole island and you can snorkel around the island with no problem, but still beware of strong currents.
You'll see a lot of fishes, so remeber to bring your underwater camera!