Dhiffushi (Kaafu Atoll)

Dhiffushi (Dhivehi: ދިއްފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll.

The island is 36.99 km (23 mi; 20 nmi) northeast of the country’s capital, Malé.[2] Dhiffushi is 0.95 km (0.59 mi) in length and just 0.2 km (0.12 mi) wide, with a total land area of 22.3 ha (55 acres). It is located next to Meerufenfusi.

Dhiffushi is the most eastern inhabited island in the Maldives and hence the island witnesses sunrise first in the country.

Dhiffushi is the leading island in the 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 opened up for business.

The island has a pre school, public school, hospital, two mosques, Magistrate court, gas station, football turf and sewage plant .

A speedboat ride of 40 mins.

From Saturday to Thursday, this ferry leaves from Male’ to Dhiffushi at 4:30 pm in front of the Bank of Ceylon. The return journey from Dhiffushi to Male’ leaves at 7:30 am. On Fridays, the journey from Male to Dhiffushi is at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm. The return journey from Dhiffushi to Male’ is at 5:00 pm.