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Dhiffushi is a local island that stands out for all its attributes and the many natural attractions that it offers around it. Due to its location, this island witnesses the first sunrise in the entire country. Its sunsets, the turquoise color of its waters, the nearby sandbanks and the options for water activities, make it the perfect destination for an unforgettable vacation.


Dhiffushi is an island with a special charm, located north east of the Maldives with a distance of 36.6 km and approximately 40 minutes by speed boat from the capital Male. It is part of the Kaafu Atoll and has approximately 1000 inhabitants. It is 0.95 km (0.59 mi) long and only 0.2 km (0.12 mi) wide

Dhiffushi  main economic activity is fishing and tourism. A positive advantage is that it is relatively close to Male, and the time required to get there is quite fast. Another interesting point is that the island is not exploited for tourism compared to other islands, allowing you to enjoy a pleasant and quiet stay.

Ubicación Dhiffusshi Island
Isla Dhiffushi


Dhiffushi Island has 3 beaches with bikini wear: North Beach, Sunset Beach and Sunrise Beach. The Dhiffushi beaches are with fine white sand and crystalline turquoise waters, characteristics of a natural paradise. On each beach free sunbeds and umbrella service is offered, depending on the hotel booked.

North dhiffushi beach overlooks a luxury resort with overwater villas. Its turquoise color in particular and the tranquility of its water, projects a mixture of tranquility and natural beauty.Also on this beach you can enjoy various water sports activities.

The sunset beach offer an infinite view of the Indian ocean. You can enjoy sun loungers over the water and the depth of the waters allows you to walk a long distance from the island and enjoy sand banks on the way. The sunsets that are seen in this area of ​​the island are unique with a special color every day.

The sunrise beach located in the center of the island offers incredible sunrises with a very particular light and typical of the Indian ocean. It offers views of the barrier reef, accompanied by waves in sequence and magnitude according to weather conditions.

Dhiffushi North Beach
Sunset Beach
Sunrise Beach
South Beach


There is a health center, two mosques, minimarts, souvenir shops, local soccer club, football field and public school on the island. Also, there are some local cafes: Cozy Cafe, Dream Corner View and Ranaaura Restaurant, with reasonable prices on the island. Dream Corner is located on the west coast, it is a small and dark snack bar, the food is average.Cozy Cafe is located near the jetty, large and light, it works until 1 am, tables inside and outside under umbrellas and in the evenings there is a lot of locals, but not noisy. The alcohol is prohibited, so people have a leisurely conversation, polite and friendly. The menu is simple, inexpensive, tasty and the portions are generous.


Depending on the weather, you can enjoy different kinds of activities and excursion around the area. All accommodations provide their own snorkeling equipment & some have kayaks, paddle boards & more. There are some main center to provide you the majority of these activities & excursion such as Araamu Holiday & Spa and Dhiffushi Dive & Recreation which has an in-house water sports & excursion center.

For scuba diving there is a Padi 5 Star Dive Centre Scuba Divine Maldives. Scheduled daily dives are conducted in the morning and afternoon. However, they are flexible and will do their best to facilitate single dives and day trips at a time that best suits you. Their enthusiastic, highly professional and fully trained team adheres to the highest safety standards, and will ensure that you are fully confident to enjoy and explore the magical underwater wonderland in Maldives.

Jet Ski en Dhiffushi

Enjoy the thrill and beauty of the crystal clear Dhiffushi lagoon with your friend or loved one. Jet ski rides can be taken privately or accompanied by a guide. 

Kayak in Dhiffushi

Explore the incredible underwater world of Dhiffushi, in a single or double glass bottom kayak. You’ll see coral reefs, tropical fish, and other marine life as you glide over crystal clear waters in the open ocean.


Sup en Dhiffushi

Paddle boarding provides you with an amazing upper body workout and gives you the chance to re-energize from the ocean. Enjoy the beautiful view and feel the peace of the ocean.

Banana Ride

Ride a banana boat with your friends and family, enjoying the thrilling speed and crystal clear waters of Dhiffushi.


Wake board en Dhiffushi

Dhiffushi Lagoon offers perfect conditions for wakeboarding. Try some jumps or just hang on, for a ride through the stunning Maldivian seascape.


Snorkel en Dhiffushi

Enjoy a magical underwater world around Dhiffushi, with coral gardens, a wide range of colorful fish, turtles and other marine life.

Sand bank en Maldivas

No visit to the Maldives is complete without a memorable trip to the sandbar. Enjoy the “incomparable beauty”, the turquoise color and the tranquility that surrounds these so special places in Maldives.


Crucero con Delfines en Dhiffushi

Enjoy an impressive boat trip at sunset, accompanied by the magical dance of dolphins.


Diving en Maldivas

Select diving in the tourquoise waters of the Maldives from your bucket list. Discover the magical underwater wonderland under the guidance of fully trained and experience divers instructors.

Pesca en Dhiffushi

Head out on a fishing trip as the sunrise or sunset, and enjoy this traditional form of Maldivian entertaiment which has been practiced by locals by generations, using hand lines and bait.

Flyboard en Dhiffushi

The flyboard allows you to experience the thrill of flying with jet propulsion, propelled by a stream of water. It is a sport that offers a lot of adrenaline.



A romantic photo session, with unique and natural landscapes, will be a very special memory that you can keep from your vacation in the paradise of Maldives.


Celebración de Boda en Dhiffushi

Experience the wedding of your dreams, on the shores of the Indian Ocean with a beachside ceremony or take a boat ride out to a nearby sandbank for a beautiful setting with 360 degree views of the ocean.

Cena en la Playa Dhiffushi

Enjoy a table exclusively prepared for you and a romantic dinner. The sound of the sea, under the light of the moon and the stars will make this dinner an unforgettable experience.

Excursión Isla

Each island has its own unique features and flavours. Island hopping will give you the opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Maldives.

Day Pass Resort en Maldivas

A day visit to a nearby resort is the perfect opportunity to experience the resort life. Depending on the package, guests will be able to enjoy meals, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, beach & the pool.

Paseo en Velero en Dhiffushi

Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Dhiffushi and its surroundings on a sailboat, with a local Maldivian guide.

Diversión en Familia Dhiffushi