Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reef
“A great vacation on a local island! To mention immediately: not a luxury like on the tourist islands, but a luxury to be able to get to know the culture, the real life of the Maldives and the ordinary people. The contact with Yoosuf was very pleasant, he answered all questions quickly. The accommodation is very clean, each room has its own bathroom with toilet and has good air conditioning. There is a communal kitchen in the house with a stove, fridge and cooking utensils. Yoosuf also organizes transfers (if desired) to and from the airport. So that you are welcomed at the airport and brought to the island. ATTENTION: Fridays in the Maldives is a holiday, do not make our mistake, and it is best to arrive on Thursday or Saturday, otherwise it is almost impossible to reach the island and you have to stay one night in Male. Yoosuf also organizes it, but there are additional costs. Ahmed and Abbas take care of you on the island. You try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. You can book day packages with 3 meals (traditional Maldivian food is prepared for you, as the island residents do for you) and 2 activities (snorkeling, night fishing, island tour). The island itself is relatively small, but there is a lot to see. The locals are friendly and like to talk to you. Many also stare :) There are no tourist attractions, no souvenir shops and no restaurants. You can't go out great here. We were on a coffee in the Café Ginger Garden and the staff were really cool, very nice and funny. When night fishing, if the prey is not grilled immediately afterwards, you should ask for the fish immediately, otherwise you will no longer see them. In that case, you basically pay to catch other people's dinners themselves. So ask. Abbas takes you to the good places for snorkeling, and Ahmed organized fresh coconuts, papayas and bananas for the good price. Island tour is also great! You visit the coconut plantations and can get to know and try many interesting things. And the jungles are very impressive and beautiful. These people also care about the environment. It is important to mention that the bikini beach is about 20 minutes away. Walk from the property. So if you are looking for something interesting, but not luxurious, and relatively cheap, then you have come to the right place. Thank you Yoosuf, Ahmed and Abbas for a great vacation !!!”
Rejoice the serene aura of Kaashidhoo in this newly built, solicitously furnished, modernistic guest house. Each and every room comprises of comfortable beds and linens. Every twin bedroom is with attached bathroom and private patio. Every double room comes with private bathroom and a balcony.
OLD TOWN INN- Gaafaru,Your Home away from home located in North Male’ Atoll. Designed to meet your day to day needs and comforts. Experience our crystal clear lagoon and sandy beach.
“First, the response from the host was really good, quick and precise. Hospitality from the host, his friends, people from the town and our guide was awesome. The way they built the house of awesome.... it's unique... I personally loved it a lot. Rooms were super clean. Food...ha what to say....ultimate. We specially asked for their local food...the chef over there is very very good. We took food from home town but we never touched that after having our first dinner made by the chef. Then comes the activities, they conduct water sports and diving activity at a cheap cost. We went for shipwreck, tortoise snorkeling, normal snorkeling, tuna catching, dolphin watching. all the locations were nearby the island, so you can do your activity and take rest and spend time on the island. Our host for the activities Mr. Shan took good care and never urged, gave us the time to see and enjoy things over there. We also enjoyed playing football in their turf court with the home people. simply just book and forget about everything. They will take good care of us. Most importantly they were very responsible for everything. Everyone thinks that the Maldives is a very expensive country. It's not. You can spend a week time by doing all the activities for less than 500$. The host made my trip as the most memorable one of my life. They live in a different world, we also tried living and enjoyed their world.”