Dhiffushi (Kaafu Atoll)

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Dhiffushi
Inhabited local island
Dhiffushi is located in Maldives
Dhiffushi
Dhiffushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°26′28″N 73°42′40″E / 4.44111°N 73.71111°E / 4.44111; 73.71111Coordinates: 4°26′28″N 73°42′40″E / 4.44111°N 73.71111°E / 4.44111; 73.71111
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Kaafu Atoll
Distance to Malé 36.64 km (22.77 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.950 km (0.590 mi)
 • Width 0.200 km (0.124 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,030
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
For other islands, see Dhiffushi (disambiguation).

Dhiffushi (Dhivehi: ދިއްފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll. It is located next to Meerufenfushi. The island has a hospital, a mosque, 2 local cafe which operates from morning 6am until 11pm, 7 local shops, and a restaurant open from morning 11am till 11:45pm,10 guesthouses open for business ever since local islands are opened up for guesthouse business and there is a local soccer club and a soccer field . As of beginning of 2012 Dhiffushi council has started to build an industrial area next to the harbour in order to claim additional land, the land has been used for commercial industrial use ! Dhiffushi is the first local island to see the sunrise here in Maldives. Diving can be done along with wide variety of water sports activity.

Island is famous for its hospitality and friendliness of the people while there are guest shops opened up for business. Island doesn't have a police station due to the less crime rate. One of the best island for a getaway as the island is 40mins away from the Ibrahim Nasir international airport via speed boat ! Daily schedule transfers are available except Friday.

Public ferry

  • everyday except Friday
  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • 20MVR per head
  • leaves at villingili ferry terminal
  • departure time 2:30pm from male' / departure from dhiffushi to male' 6:30am

Speed ferry

  • everyday except Friday
  • 40 mins
  • $25 per head
  • leaves in front of bank of Ceylon
  • departure from male' 4:30pm / departure from dhiffushi to male' 7:30am