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.
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 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
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
Kaani Village and Spa
Kaani Village and Spa, with Swimming Pool, offers 20 deluxe air-conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms which bring together contemporary and modern style to the travelers looking for an easy going budget alternative to the Maldives resort experience.
Just Surf Villa & Lodge
Just Surf Villa is a unique guesthouse in Maldives with private pool – on the local island Himmafushi home of the famous surf spot “Jailbreaks”. The Villa has 4 spacious rooms with ensuite bathroom and balcony. The 2 huge living rooms with all entertainment gadgets like TV, DVD, Music System and Fussball table offer enough space for a big group. Relax in the pool while the BBQ is sizzling of the fresh fish.
Yonder Retreat Folhudhoo
Located in Alif Alif Atoll, Yonder Retreat Folhudhoo is in the midst of the most popular diving & snorkeling destinations in Maldives.
Arena Beach Maldives
Arena Beach Maldives is located in Maafushi island in South Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll) Maldives. Arena Beach is conveniently situated right across the beachfront giving guests a spectacular view of the northern seashore and blue lagoons of the island.
Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo
Conveniently located, Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city center is merely 28.2 km away and the airport can be reached within 30 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives
Conveniently located in Maldives Islands, Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Situated only 17.00 Miles from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. Also within easy reach are Cocoa Thila Dive Site, Guraidhoo Kandu South, Last Stops.Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as desk, air conditioning, shower, complimentary bottled water, fan to please even the most discerning guest. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized). Whatever your reason for visiting Maldives Islands, the Arora Inn at Maafushi Island Maldives is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.Deluxe Double