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A beach on Maafushi

Maafushi is in the Maldives.



Maafushi is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll. Tourism is growing fast because there are a lot of hotels and guesthouses.

Get in

The port of Maafushi

It's possible to arrive by public MTCC ferry and it cost is about 22 MVR, there are two options:

  • 311: This ferry departures from the new extension in front of the Villingili Ferry Terminal of Malé. It departures at 15:00 all days except Friday and the trip is about 1h45.
  • 310: This ferry departures from the Villingili Ferry Terminal of Malé. It departures at 10:00 on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

There are some speed boats that links Malé and Maafushi in 30 minutes, the cost is about $25.

Get around


Maafushi is a small island, so you can go walking to all places. Some hotels lend bikes to ride.


  • There is a small bikini beach in the north of the island.
  • Water sports: jet-ski, parasailing, banana ride, wake boarding, etc.
  • Diving and snorkelling: There are at least five dive companies and a lot of hotels where you can do dive or snorkelling tours.
  • Visit a resort island.
  • Visit another inhabited islands.
  • Fishing.



There are shops to buy food, drinks or sun cream.

A shop on Maafushi

There are a lot of shops to buy souvenirs, t-shirts, gifts, etc.



There are a variety of restaurants offering western, Indian, and Thai dishes. There is an Italian restaurant (Pizza & Pasta Mamma Mia.) and a Bengali restaurant too.



Alcohol is not permitted in the island, but there is a boat near of the beach where you can drink alcohol. Hotel staff call the boat and they send a transfer for free. The trip is about 5 minutes.

Maafushi street scene

Beer costs $5.



There are a lot of hotels and guesthouses.



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