Dhigurah, (meaning long island) is in Alifu Dhaalu atoll, about 20 minutes by plane from the capital, Male’. The island is narrow but 3 km in length which is considered to be a reasonably long island in the Maldives. With more than 3 km of natural white sandy beach, it is also considered to be a beautiful inhabited island.
With a population of about 600, Dhigurah has all the necessary facilities for human habitation, a school, medical centre and a generous harbor. The population is concentrated on a small area in the north of the island and the rest is mostly for fruit and vegetable gardening and natural vegetation.
Nearby have some of the most famous dive spots in the country, such as Kuda Rah Thila, Manta Point and Reethi Thila. Dhigurah is also around the corner from the whale-shark watching locations.