Maldives has recently relaxed its tourism rules which was restricting all tourism to resorts on uninhabited islands. The abolishment of this rule has sparked the growth of guest house tourism. Since then guest houses have been developed in many islands in various atolls in the Maldives.
Guest houses are accommodations for tourists which are located on inhabited islands by locals. While some guesthouses are similar to hotels which are all inclusive, others are more like bed and breakfast inns. The luxury amenities, facilities and services are not similar to a resort however, guests have the opportunity for watersports, diving and other activities like night fishing and excursions to uninhabited islands and sandbanks through local dive and watersports providers in the islands.There is a huge variety of guest houses currently available.
The main difference between guesthouses and resorts are that guesthouses do not own their own island, which means guests will have to be respectful of the local community, will need to be more mindful of local customs, in particular, women will need to dress much more modestly than on a resort.
It also means guests can make use of the public transportation in place for the locals, saving one of the exorbitant costs a tourist who comes to a resort spends on seaplane transfers and speed boats to reach the particular resort from the international airport. By staying in a guest house, the guests will also have the opportunity to experience the real Maldivian life on an island and meet and interact with the locals in a more friendly atmosphere.
Beach road Maldives 00070 Maldives
Experience the island life, plunge into the local culture and gorgeous nature of the Maldives. Let us exceed your expectations at Bliss Dhigurah! Bliss is located on Dhigurah, one of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives. We have long sandy beaches and oceans frequented by whale sharks all year round. Turtles and manta rays are no strangers to our shores.
Charming Holiday Lodge
Elhege, Majududhin magu Maldives 19060 Maldives
Charming Holiday Lodge is located in Addu City, Meedhoo. Transfer consists of approximately a 90 minute domestic flight from Male’ International Airport to Gan International Airport, combined with a 20 minute speed boat transfer to the beautiful island where Charming Holiday Lodge is located. Meedhoo is one of the largest islands in the Maldives and the oldest populated island in the northernmost tip of Addu City with a population of 2806 people. It is famous for the scholars and intellectual people it has produced.
Maldives Oceanic Village
Oceanic Village, Beach Road, V. Thinadhoo, Maldives, Vaavu Atoll, Maldives, 10020
Maldives Oceanic Village is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just away, and it normally takes about 90 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Beach Rd Hulhumale 1-866-599-6674
Hotel Lonuveli guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in the capital city Malé and airport for business or pleasure. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just away, and it normally takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations
Beachwood Hotel and Spa
Haveeree higun Maldives 20319 Maldives
Beachwood Hotel and Spa is a great base from which to explore the vibrant Maafushi island. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Arena Lodge Maldives
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of the Maldives, Arena Lodge Maldives is the perfect choice. The excitement of the city center is only 17 km away. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Kandu South, Last Stops.
2nd Floor IMD Building, 9, 20186 Himmafushi, Maldives
Kanbili GH is located on the island of Himmafushi in North Malé Atoll, 15km away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The property provides transfers from the airport by boat, which takes approximately 20 minutes. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Complimentary transport to the bikini beach is provided. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a balcony and a terrace. Private bathroom comes with a shower. You can enjoy sea view from the room. Extras include a minibar and cable channels. At Kanbili you will find a shared lounge and spa bath. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including diving, windsurfing and snorkelling. The Male City is a 45 minute ferry ride away.Standard room
Dhiffushi White Sand Beach Hotel
Dhiffushi White sand beach, 20041 Dhiffushi, Maldives
Located in the lovely area of North Malé Atoll, Dhiffushi White Sand Beach Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the romance, sports, beaches hub of Maldives Islands. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 37 km away, and it normally takes about 180 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa by Atoll Seven
Miskiy Magu, 08090 Maafushi, Maldives
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Maldives Islands, Whiteshell Island Hotel & Spa by Atoll Seven is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Kandu South, Gulhi Kandu.
Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives, 08090 Maafushi, Maldives
Maafushi Village is a guest house newly built in 2015 featuring 7 cozy deluxe rooms. Located in the inhabited island named K. Maafushi in the Maldives, its just 3 minutes’ walk to the famous bikini beach. Maafushi Village is not a guest house that only provides an affordable place to stay but also gives you memories and experiences like no other! Maafushi Village crews are always there to welcome and provide personalized service to the staying guest.
Crystal Sands Beach Hotel
Crystal Sands, Maafushi, 08090 Maafushi, Maldives
Crystal Sands have been a long term dream of symphony Maldives to extend services to hospitality industry. Crystal Sands have been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years.Crystal Sands aim to provide preeminent consistent services from all group of restaurants.Ocean Deluxe
Kaani Beach Hotel
Aabaadhee Hingun Road, 08090 Maafushi, Maldives
Kaani Beach Hotel is the Ideal destination for those looking for a honeymoon or just something a little more out of the way and slower paced. With Sea View rooms and private balcony just in front of the beach and a wide variety of relaxing recreational activities such as fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and diving right at the hotel itself.Deluxe Double Room City View