Minicoy means "Majestic" in the
regional dialect. Mahl is the spoken language unlike the other
islands where Malayalam is used. As you enter this unique eco
system, exciting possibilities open up. Starting with its
crescent shape and lingering romantic beauty, the largest lagoon in
Minicoy, slowly make you aware how different it is from the other
There is more to minicoy than meet the eye. Its charm will
descend on you, as people and places unfold before you. The
culture, the democratic institutions and life styles of Minicoy make
it an exciting locale for the vacationer.
The light house built in 1885 is a dominant landmark and gives one a
peep into the history. A long leisurely walk through the
coconut groves and village pathways will enliven your spirits.
The beaches offer bathing huts and changing rooms, enabling one to
swim, beach walk, pedal boat, sail, kayak and indulge in a host of
A visit to the traditional houses at Minicoy offers deep insights
into a distant, yet vibrant culture. Being closer to Maldives,
traces of the Maldivian culture are obvious.