Dhiffushi (Dhivehi: ދިއްފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll. It is located next to Meerufenfusi. The island has a hospital, two mosques and a public school. Currently, there are 3 local cafes which operate from morning 6 am until 11 pm, 7 local shops, and a few restaurants serving international menus open from morning 11 am till 11:45 pm. About a dozen guesthouses are in operation ever since local islands are opened up for guesthouse business. Many new boutiques and island-style tourist accommodations are budding on the island. There are a local soccer club and a soccer field.
As of the beginning of 2012 Dhiffushi council has started to build an industrial area next to the harbour in order to claim additional land, the land has been used for commercial industrial use.
The island doesn't have a police station due to the extremely low crime rate. However, the island council and the community ensures the safety and security of visitors/community.
|Visa requirements||All tourists from all countries are granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival. However, all visitors need to have a valid passport. If a passport expiry date falls within 30 days of arrival, tourists cannot extend their stay beyond the passport’s expiry date.|
|Languages spoken||English, Dhivehi|
|Currency used||United States Dollar (USD), Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)|
|Area (km2)||36.99 km|