It was great to see the locals from Maafushi Island playing football and swimming during sunset
While we were conducting research for our trip to the Maldives I became increasingly excited to see Maafushi. Sure it’s smack dab in the middle of the Andaman and surrounded by some of the nicest resort islands in the world, but my excitement was also due to the unique cultural fusion occurring there. I had so many questions about what was appropriate to do on Maafushi and what were the things considered to be culturally insensitive. Would alcohol be served at the guesthouses? Which language(s) would the locals speak? After I took the extremely affordable public ferry from Malé to Maafushi these questions were finally answered.
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Here is my story about our trip to Maafushi Island.
First Impressions of Maafushi
Upon arrival at Maafushi, we were quickly greeted by one of the guesthouse staff members. He quickly whisked our luggage to our room. His level of English proficiency was quite low, but his smile was bright and genuine. Our guesthouse room was bigger than expected. It was clean, nicely decorated and overall much nicer than a typical guesthouse room in South East Asia.