Maafushi travel guide

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You're Going to Love Maafushi Island

Maafushi is a beautiful island in the Maldives with a total population of just over 2,000 people. Tourism drives the local economy, with over 50 guesthouses in the region. The area is world-renowned for its sandy white beaches, blue ocean, and alluring coral reefs.

Since the tsunami in 2004, the area has undergone massive restructuring, with a majority of the population switching from fishing to being directly employed in the tourism industry. Here, the hospitality is heartwarming, the beaches are stunning, and the tropical climate will put you in a holiday mood.

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When to Visit Maafushi Island

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It is best to visit Maafushi Island between the months of January to April seeing as there is no extensive rainfall coverage during this time, which means that you can walk around in your beach attire in the warming sun. The temperature is generally recorded at highs of 87.8 and lows of 80.6 on average.

How to Get to Maafushi Island

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Where to Stay in Maafushi Island

Maafushi Island is not short of wonderful 5-star, 4-star, and excellent 3-star resorts such as the Kaani Grand Seaview, Shadow Palm Hotel, Kuredhi Beach Inn, and 3 Palm, all of which are fairly priced. If you are not shy of spending top dollar on accommodation, then perhaps the Arena Beach Hotel will interest you. The northern part of the island is filled with hotels and restaurants and is a good area to base yourself in. Head to Husnuheena Magu Road for a host of eateries.

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Mirihi Magu road has some of the best souvenir and bikini shops, as well as restaurants. Here, you can buy anything from coral shells to a sea turtle sculpted from lacquered wood.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

There is a fish market on the beach where you can buy tuna and tilapia. If you are looking for groceries along with other foodstuffs and general commodities, then the Land Pro supermarket has everything you are looking for, from packed noodles retailing at MVR15 to lotions and sunblock going for MVR45 to MVR62. You can also buy fresh tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables.

Where to Eat in Maafushi Island

Pizza & Pasta Mamma Mia serves Italian fare, and it has a coffee shop adjoining it. This eatery focuses on traditional forms of cooking such as preparing the pizza on a charcoal grill; you'll pay MVR125. Summer Kitchen and Bakery is a sand-floor restaurant with a vibrantly lit interior adorned with bright lights. You can literally take your shoes or sandals off as you step on the beach beneath your feet while eating fresh pastries such as black forest cake, which costs MVR30 a slice.