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A decade ago, the first guesthouse opened in the center of the Maldives, on an island of Maafushi. Now, Maafushi has become the country’s most cosmopolitan and progressive inhabited island with more than 50 hotels and guesthouses. Maafushi is famous for its beaches, diving, and excursions markets.
Maafushi may not be the most charming island that the Maldives has to offer, with only a few great beaches that tend to get crowded. Nevertheless, the location of the island is ideal for day trips.
Nearest International Airport: Valena International Airport, Male
How to reach: 15 mins by Ferry from Male airport
Famous for: Vibrant island with lot of water activities
Best time to visit: November to April
WHAT TO SEE
Things to do: Turtle Snorkeling, Dolphin Watching,
Snorkeling day trip,
There are many activities in MaafushiIslandsto indulge the mind and soul, some of them are-
The Maldives is a Muslim country, so it’s respectful to cover up, especially for women. However, Maldives has dedicated a tourist/bikini beach where it’s all good to shed some layers and get all tanned up.
There are thousands of dolphins swimming near the shores of Maldives. The easiest way to glance at them is to ride a cruise.
Off the island, there are a couple of reefs that are home to turtles, they are friendly unless disturbed.
Snorkeling day trip
The trip to the reefs are closer compared to other snorkeling trips, so they are feasible and easy to commute.
Sand Bank Trip
A naturally submerged ridge covered with sand that rises from the bed of the waterbody, near the surface is called a sandbank. Sand Banks are perfect for a picnic lunch, and a swim in the clear waters.
Scuba diving is one of the most celebrated sports in the Maldives, and Maafushi offers plenty of dive centers to hop in and discover the marine life of the country.
Resort Day Trip
Various luxury resorts surround theMaafushi island,that offers a premium experience and various activities.
Maafushi Islandhas a watersport center that offers kitesurfing rental for those who are champions of the sport and training centers who want to become one.
Maafushi offers the fast-paced experience of riding Jet skies in the still waters of the island.
There are floating hotels just off from Maafushi that comprise a floating bar, that serves drinks from a cold beer to an old fashioned.