Minicoy Island or Maliku is the second largest and the southernmost among the islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago, Lakshadweep, a Union Territory of India, measuring about 10 km from its northern end to its southernmost point. Minicoy is a long island, almost completely covered with coconut trees. One of the few landmarks of the island is a tall lighthouse which was built in 1885.
The island is near the 90 Channel, one of the busiest shipping routes, and about 130 km from the northern-most island of the Maldives.

It is a very large lagoon on the west coast, measuring about 6 km at two entrances, one at the west and the other at the northernmost point. The lagoon area is 30.60 sq km.

The island is about 2 meters above mean sea level on the west coast and 3 to 4 meters on the eastern side, and is 11 km long.

Tourists can take a long drive through the villages, tuna canning factory, lighthouse, and dense coconut trees and through long village roads.

The shores have bathing huts and changing rooms. You can swim and beach walk, pedal boat, kayak.

Maliku Atoll has a lagoon with two entrances in its northern side, Saalu Magu on the northeast, and Kandimma Magu on the northwest. Its western side is fringed by a narrow reef and coral rocks awash. The interior of the lagoon is sandy and of moderate depth, rarely reaching 4 m. It has some coral patches. One can enjoy Snow-white coral sand, glassy clear water, and underwater flora and fauna. Shallow and calm lagoon with coral reef makes the beaches safe. One can spot starfish, octopus, moray eel, turtle, butterfly, and fishes of various colors and slow-moving sea cucumbers. Common sea sports are scuba diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing which can be enjoyed by the tourists.

Minicoy has a tropical savanna climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. Precipitation falls during most of the year; only January to March is relatively dry. The best season is from November to April. 

Minicoy Island is well-connected with the mainland by sea and air from Cochin. Cochin Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep. Helicopter services are also available. Four passenger ships operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep.