There are a dozen shops scattered around the Maafushi Island. You can expect to get almost any thing necessary during your vacation in the Island from these shops. Fruits, snacks, drinks, clothes, cosmetics, souvenir and even some electronics are available in these shops and the prices are very competitive, almost same in all shops.
The shops in the Island are small compared to those huge shopping malls or super markets. But there are a few shops which sell a lot of varieties. Some shops specialize in a certain variety such as clothes and souvenir. There is also a pharmacy in the Island if you need some medicines. Most of the shops are located on “Haveeree Hingun” the main road of the Island.
Most shops will open at 9:00 am in the morning till 11:00 pm in the night. All shops will close for at-least 15 minutes during prayer time. Even if the shops are closed, the owners will be kind enough to open their shops on request. Almost all the shops will accept major foreign currencies such as USD, Euro and Pounds.
Since there is a regular daily ferry (except Fridays) to Male’, the economic center of the Maldives, you can easily buy anything which might not be available in Maafushi from Male’.