Thudufushi

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Thudufushi
Skyline of Thudufushi
Thudufushi is located in Maldives
Thudufushi
Thudufushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 3°47′10″N 72°43′52″E / 3.786169°N 72.731091°E / 3.786169; 72.731091Coordinates: 3°47′10″N 72°43′52″E / 3.786169°N 72.731091°E / 3.786169; 72.731091
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollAlif Dhaal Atoll
Distance to Malé99 km (62 mi)
Area
 • Total0.046 km2 (0.018 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.24 km (0.15 mi)
 • Width0.19 km (0.12 mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Thudufushi (sometimes spelled Thundufushi), formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 5 star resort called Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas in 1990. It is currently managed by Planhotel Hospitality Group. Some of the best diving points in the Maldives are located in the Ari Atoll.[1]

Name[edit]

In Divehi, "Thudufushi" means "Point Island".[2]

Geography[edit]

Surrounded by a lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, and encircled by a reef, it is the only resort on the island. It measures about 240 by 194 metres (787 ft × 636 ft) – 11 hectares (27 acres). Seaplane transfer from Male International Airport is a scenic, 25-minute flight. Most tourists, mainly Italians, Swiss, and Germans, reach the island by means of seaplane.

Reef[edit]

Due to the rise in temperature caused by La Niña, the coral reef had suffered but is starting to recover.[3] As the sea life returns, so do many sea creatures such as sharks and turtles. The island has a fully equipped diving centre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lonely Planet, The best places to swim with whale sharks". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "English-Dhivehi-English Dictionary" (PDF). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Global Coral Bleaching 2014-2017: Status and an Appeal for Observations". Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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