Milandhoo was uninhabited in 1997, when the Maldives Minister of Atolls Abdulla Hameed launched a project to construct houses there and relocate residents from the neighboring island Sh. Maakandoodhoo to the island. Maakandoodhoo individuals had to be relocated as their groundwater became seriously contaminated with fertilizers and their island was facing high risk erosion after tsunami wave seriously damaged Maakandhoodhoo in 2004. On 20th March 2005 the government officially recognized Milandhoo as an inhabited island.
In northwestern Milandhoo is a lake, Sikundi Kulhi is a beautiful fresh water lake. Sikundi Kulhi has very fine clay, locally called ‘Mashi’ used for traditional medicine.
There’s also a modern standard restaurant, a guest house and the biggest school in the atoll in the island.
Details of a famous person from the island.
He was the first island chief (Katheeb) and head chief (Bodu katheeb) of the island who is still serving the island.