Basic Facts about Maafushi Island
“Maa-fuushi” is a local name derived from the combination of 2 words: “Maa” which means big, and “fushi” which means the island. “The Big Island” may be its nickname, but Maafushi is an average sized island with 1200 metres in length and 250 metres in its width. You can walk around the island in less than one hour.
The native language of the Maldives is called “Dhivehi” which is a mix of Arabic and Sri Lankan Language. However, the English language is commonly and widely used all around the Maldives.
Since Maafushi is a local island, an appropriate dressing is required in the island. Commonly acceptable dress code in the island include shorts, shirts, vests, jeans, pants, and other casual clothes. Bathing suits like a bikini is not allowed at anywhere in the island except for private beach. Transparent and see-through dresses are also not allowed at anywhere in the island.