Vashafaru is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and is geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Vashafaru Island Council.
The island is famous for its long white sand spit- the Vashafaru-thundi. People of Vashafaru are skilled carpenters and boat-builders known throughout the Maldives.
The island is 303.46 km (189 mi; 164 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.