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Maafushi Island In Maldives

Maafushi Island- For a Tranquil and Adventurous Holiday
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Maafushi Island Activities (Maldives)

Lying in the Kaafu Atoll at a mere 27 kilometers away from the capital Malé, the charming Maafushi Island is the largest and most popular island in the Maldives. One can travel from Male to Maafushi Island by using local transport such as speed boats, public ferries, and more. Maafushi Island in Maldives amazes tourists with its never-ending charm and surprises them at every step. Maafushi Village Ethereal Inn, Summer Villa Guest House, and Narnia Maldives are popular guesthouses worth staying.

This elongated island houses almost 3,000 people but is far from being overcrowded. It is also one of the places that take you close to the rich Maldivian culture and tradition. If you are on a Maldives tour, go through our essential information column to get some more information.

Things to Do in Maafushi Island

Much of Maafushi’s natural charm is left untouched by urbanization or development. The sandbar to the North of the island offers a plethora of Maafushi Island activities such as sunbathing, and snorkeling, while the Furafathi sandbar to the West in the middle of the sea is teeming with natural underwater flora and fauna. Maafushi island also offers other exciting activities such as fishing, diving, and picnic island excursions. There are also late-night fishing programs to enjoy. Night fishing, in particular, is quite relaxing and many local groups arrange fishing trips with guides, equipment and in some cases even meals.

Attractions of Maafushi Island

Let’s take a look at what are the best experiences to cherish on an expedition to Maafushi Island.

Beaches

If sunbathing is on your list, then you can head to Bikini Beach which is located on the northern side of the Maafushi Island. Apart from this beach, there is no other beach on the island that let you wear a bikini. However, you can always enjoy some time at other public beaches and the water sports beach for some adrenaline rush, solitude, and rejuvenation.

Snorkeling

While exploring the turquoise waters, snorkeling is one of the best activities to partake in and witness a myriad of colorful corals and fishes. You can also enjoy a rendezvous with dolphins, and have a fun-filled experience.

Sandbank

A landform comprising a sandbar in water, the sandbank of Maafushi Island is one of the hundred most beautiful sandbanks in Maldives. Considered as a perfect rest spot, here people can enjoy some blissful moments while cherishing some spectacular views.

Dolphin Safari

Dolphin Safari is another attraction to keep you hooked while exploring the island. This activity lets you take a glimpse of some turtle reefs and fun-filled dolphins that may just make your day. Irrespective of how old you and your tribe are, a dolphin safari is a must to experience.

Luxury Resort Excursion

Book an excursion to the luxury resorts of Maldives Island, and get to experience a royal sojourn with a sumptuous buffet lunch. On Maldives excursion, if you couldn’t get to book a stay on any of its luxury resorts, you can still choose to explore these resorts for a day.

Maafushi Island Travel Guide

Maafushi Island in Maldives has a tourist zone to it's North. This zone is completely dedicated to tourism because at this place one can find guest houses, restaurants, gift shops, and Maafushi Island resorts. To its south is Maldives’ only prison. Right at the heart of the island is a central mosque, a school, stadium and administrative offices. The addition of guest houses has led to a boom in tourism, as well as in the local population with several locals moving over to tap into the growing tourism trade.

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    It is one of the biggest islands in Maldives, with a population of about 2692 people.

     

     

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    This island is located on the Kaafu Atoll in the Maldives.

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