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Maafushi Island, Maldives

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Maafushi is one of the biggest and most popular local island in Maldives and the proposed capital for the Medhu Uthuru Province of the Maldives. It is noted for the Maafushi Prison. The island is 26.08 km (16 mi; 14 nmi) south of the country’s capital, Malé. Maafushi is one of the islands in Maldives with a thriving local economy. While more than sixty families benefit directly from fishing, tourism industry has taken a new turn since 2010. Tourism has been started in 2012 from the President Nasheed. In fact, the president did a lot of things to establish the budget segment of tourism in the Maldives, and he began with Maafushi.

It’s amazing how so many people can live on such a small piece of land, but as on other island, you won’t feel that the place is overcrowded. Most guest houses are funded by direct investments by local residents of the island. However, recently there have been investments by businessmen in Male’ and elsewhere. Tourists from neighboring resort islands also visit Maafushi for island hopping and Maafushi provides them with shopping opportunity with souvenir shops at assigned areas of the island. There are so many activities that can be done in Maafushi. Guest houses provide various excursions, including, snorkeling, fishing, water sports, and picnic island excursions. There are also four main beaches as Bikini Beach, Public Beach, Water Sports Beach, Coral Beach. You also can go on the Dolphin Safari. When considering about food, the choice of food on Maafushi is limited, if you aren’t a fan of rice or noodles then you are pretty screwed, especially if you are wanting to do it on the cheap. If you want to purchase anything, the shops does have a great variety of souvenir available, ranging from fridge magnets, ocean shells and reefs, candle stands, mugs, etc. Anglo shop is the best in maafushi! It has everything you need at the cheapest price.. very nice souvenir items like key-chains, bags, shirts, ref magnets, Ceylon tea and many more…

Maafushi is a pretty island with a lots of activities to do. Explore Maafushi and Experience the Local Culture.

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