How to get to Maafushi Island

How to get to Maafushi Island

Maafushi island is the most popular island for traveling on a budget in Maldives. There are many things to do in Maafushi since relaxing in the bikini beach to day trips for activities. We will tell you in this blog post how to get to Maafushi Island by public boat and speed boat.

Maafushi Island is located 26 kilometers far from Male the capital of Maldives. The island is 1.2 kilometers long and only 300 meters width. It’s easy to walk around and you can reach most of the places in 15 minutes walking distance.

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Read here travel guide of local islands in Maldives: DhiffushiThulusdhooGulhi IslandMale and Omadhoo Island.

How to get to Maafushi Island

How to get to Maafushi Island by Public Boat

How to get to Maafushi Island, getting to Maafushi by public boat

If you want to get to Maafushi Island by public boat. You have to get to Villigili ferry terminal in Male. There are daily boats leaving to Maafushi at 3 pm except Fridays (it’s public holiday in Maldives don’t forget for transportation). The ticket costs $1.5 USD. The trip will take you around 2 hours and it’s stopping by Gulhi island first to drop passengers.

On the way back there are two boats leaving at 7 30 am. Prices are similar around $2 USD. One boat is going direct to Male. And the other boat will stop in Gulhi Island. Both boats departure is in the jetty port in Maafushi Island.

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 Maafushi Island by Speed Boat

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There are a few speed boats leaving from Male and the airport going to Maafushi Island. It will take 30 minutes to reach Maafushi Island and the prices are $25 USD. The best way to arrange them is thru your guesthouse in Maafushi.

How to get to Maafushi Island by Private Boat

This option can be great if you are traveling in a group. Prices can be around $200 USDto reach Maafushi from the Velana International Airport.

Where to Stay in Maafushi Island

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There are prices for all the budgets starting from $40-60 USD and more luxury $100 USD. We stayed in a local guesthouse by Airbnb and everything was great wifi, breakfast and the staff was so friendly. You click here to get $30 USD of your first booking with AirBnB.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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