Sandbank is literally paradise on earth, an oasis of calm and beauty that can be found in the middle of the sea. It creates a perfect combination between amazing nature and a wonderful panorama. You will arrive here by boat
Visit with us the most famous island in the Maldives. Maafushi Island is the true center of tourism in the Maldives. It was here that the first hotel on a local Maldivian island was opened in 2010.
Maafushi Island, Maldives While we wouldn’t necessarily count this island among our favorites, we do know whom to recommend it to.
If you don’t mind a higher concentration of tourists and seek an action-packed holiday with beautiful excursions at low costs, Maafushi is precisely the island for you.
Maafushi is one of the largest islands of the Kaafu Atoll, the journey by boat from Male takes about 25 minutes. The northern part of the island belongs to tourists. Here you will find many hotels, a bikini beach, shops and restaurants. In the center of the island there is a school, a mosque, the administrative center of the island and a football field. There is a prison on the southern tip of the island. There is a bikini beach on the island intended for tourists.
Because there are many hotels on the island, the beach is often crowded, especially in the high season from November to March. Maafushi is quite different from other islands in the Maldives, you won’t find so many hotels on one island on any other island. You won’t find the peace and privacy you find on other islands in the Maldives at Maafushi.
An ATM is available on the island.
To get to Maafushi island from the airport, you can either take a Speedboat or use the Ferry Service. While many tourists opt for the Speedboat due to its speed and availability, the ferry offers a much more affordable option.
Maafushi Island in the Maldives boasts a number of serene beaches. The shores, characterized by soft white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, offer a tranquil escape. While the island isn’t the largest or the most secluded in the Maldives, its beaches are popular for water activities such as snorkeling and diving. However, it’s important to note that Maafushi is a local island, so visitors are reminded to dress modestly when not on designated bikini beaches.