"A nice little Gem"
Although the island is very small (just one km in length and 200 m large) it is quite charming and a good choice if you want to have a quiet holiday. The mosque is not close, so you can sleep through the night. Dhiffushi used to be - and still is - a fishing island, but besides the 5 or so hotels present, there are about another 10 to be built. Our advice would be to go there before that happens. With 15 hotels, the beaches may get a little crowded, especially during peak season. You can get to the island by local ferry from Male for 1.5 USD one way (3.25 hrs), so no need to fork out 300 $ for the speed boat.(40 min). The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful and made our stay even more memorable. You can snorkel from the beach to two concrete blocks and the amount of underwater fauna is amazing: trigger fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, surgeon fish, parrot fish, porcupine fish, unicorn fish, lion fish, trumpet fish, mooray eel, grouper, snapper, ray, sea urchin,clams, crown of thorns starfish, etc... I even managed to see a white sea snake.
Traveller from from Germany