About DHIFFUSHI ISLAND
The island is 36.99 km northeast of the country’s capital, Malé. Dhiffushi is 0.95 km in length and just 0.2 km wide, with a total land area of 22.3 ha (55 acres). It is located next to Meeru Island Resort. The island has Maldivian flora and fauna with coconut palms along the shoreline. Dhiffushi is famous for its beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoon. Population of Dhiffushi is approx. 700 people. The island has a hospital, two mosques and public school.
Dhiffushi is the leading island in Local Guesthouse industry the Maldives. The island is famous for its hospitality and friendliness of the people while there are a variety of guesthouses run by locals along with a few guest shops, spas and watersports & dive centers opened up for business.
Dhiffushi has a very open, family-like community where everybody knows each other. Our guests are welcome and very often we spot them playing soccer with our youth, sitting in the café, chatting and playing cards or Carome with the locals. Don’t be afraid to interact and don’t leave Dhiffushi without having visited the Mosque, the café, the school and the local shops.
Dhiffushi is the most eastern inhabited island in the Maldives and hence the island witnesses sunrise first in the country. There are about six sandbanks at very close proximity to the island along with snorkelling and diving sites. The island’s house reef is more than 10 km (6.2 mi) long housing colorful corals, many varieties of fishes and other marine flora and fauna.
The island has a Dive & Water Sports Centres, hospital, mosque, Restaurants, Coffee bars, shops, fishing vessels,gueshouses and entertainment facilities. Soccer is one of the favorite sports. Traditionally Dhiffushi is island of Entertainment with local music bands and entertainment clubs. This island as known for its “Bandiyaa Group” – traditional music group featuring various entertainment items.
Bikini Beach and Island Culture
We are a Beach Hotel and our lobby and restaurant area is a beautiful beach. As our beach is private and Bikini allowed beach, our guests can enjoy private beach without any restrictions. However, when you go into the island near locals proper attire is compulsory. For ladies Bikini is not allowed. As we are a tourist Island, people are friendly and welcoming. You can visit any part of the island anytime without any restrictions and observe and mingle with locals.
Unlike resort of Maldives, local island tourism provide opportunity for guests to experience real Maldives. We provide you an affordable holiday in Maldives. You can enjoy beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, under water beauty just like a Resort Holiday. In addition, learn about Maldivian culture, local food, Island life and experience Maldivian hospitality.
We make your Maldivian Holiday affordable so that you can enjoy your holiday longer and visit more frequently.