Dhiffushi is one of the local islands in Maldives. Only 40 kilometers Northeast of Male the capital of Maldives. Dhiffushi is one of the islands in Maldives where you can go on a budget. We will let you know in this blog post how to get to Dhiffushi island from Male by public boat and speed boat. Feel free to read all the things to do in Dhiffushi Island from swimming, snorkeling to watch sharks.
How to get to Dhiffushi Island
How to get to Dhiffushi Island by Public Boat
The public boat leaves Male at 2 30 pm from Villingili Ferry Terminal. If you are coming from Velana International Airport by taxi will cost you around $6 USD. And it will take you 15 minutes to get there.
The price of the local ferry going to Dhiffushi island from Male is $1.5 USD which is 22 MVR and you don’t have to book in advance. You can purchase the ticket in the ferry terminal. The trip will last 3 hours since is stopping in a few islands like Thulusdhoo, Huraa and Himmafushi.
On the way back to Male the local boat is leaving at 6 30 am Dhiffushi Island except Fridays that there is no boat since is public holiday in Maldives.
How to get to Villingili Ferry Terminal
Apart from taxi you can go by bus which costs $1.5 USD. You can also go by ferry less than $1 USD to the jetty port in Male. And from Male jetty port you can walk 15 minutes walking distance if you aren’t bringing so much luggage. Or you can just grab a taxi that will cost you $3 USD.
How to get to Dhiffushi Island by Speed Boat
You will have to ride the ferry to Male jetty port from the airport. It will cost you 60 cents of USD. Once you are in the port the speedboat leaves at noon and 4 30 pm two times per day except Fridays which is public holiday in Maldives.
The costs is $25 USD one way per person. It will take 45 minutes to reach Dhiffushi Island.
Getting to Dhiffushi Island by Private Boat
If you are coming with more people you can hire a private boat from the airport for $250 USD good enough for 6 people. It will be the fastest way to get there. You ahve to book in advance the speed boat!
Speed boat is leaving Dhiffushi Island 3 times per day except Fridays (only two boats leaving) 7 30 am, 1 30 pm and 5 45 pm. And it takes 40 minutes to reach Male. Prices are going from $25-30 USD.
Where to Stay in Dhiffushi Island
Our choice to stay in Dhiffushi Island was Ranauraa Inn a guesthouse located just one minute walking distance from the port. The place is quiet only 5 rooms close to the beaches (everything is closed in this island ha!).
The staff is friendly, basic breakfast and room big enough for two of us. Prices are going from $40-60 USD depending on the season. Click here to check prices and availability.If you want to take a look to the other places to stay in Dhiffushi luxury and budget options. Click here to compare prices and check availability!
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