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Happy Life Maldives Lodge

Bahuruva, k. Dhiffushi, 08030
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Happy Life Maldives Guesthouse on Dhiffushi together with my girlfriend for 8 days during January 2014. Transfer to the guesthouse -Pickup at the airport didn’t work. After some phone calls and a 1h delay we met our guide. -We spent half of the day in Male. I cannot recommend that city to anybody: too many hectic people,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This intimate lodge with four guest rooms was the first ever guesthouse on Dhiffushi Island and has much experience and quite a history of providing top-notch hospitality to their guests. The friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine. Hassan, the owner, is a fine example of Maldivian hospitality and is always ready to give you an in-depth tour of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

With my husband and our two little girls, I spent in this small guest house 10 wonderful days. The reception was great and during our holiday Hussan and his staff did not miss anything, trying to satisfy all our demands. The rooms are basic, but very clean. The beach is wide and beautiful and all available to guests. The food... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Pleasant room on the upper floor with attached bathroom (not hot water). The stairs to upper floor of 2 rooms would be a little tricky for less able people but there are 2 rooms too on the ground floor. A/C in the rooms. There are sea views from the small upstairs veranda but you have to look to the side... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed as a family of 4. Not cheap, but it offered what we wanted. We had a bad start with the pick up boat being 1.5 hours late. Puzzling when we'd paid 230 dollars for a one hour journey. We were disappointed not to be offered any compensation. When we arrived, the welcome, service and location were marvellous. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

After many hours spent searching the Internet I was delighted to come Cross this gem of a guest house that made a trip to the Maldives possible. As backpackers, resorts really weren't our style especially when you have to add on the cost of speed boat/sea plane transfers on top of food/accommodation. While staying on a local island seemed like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed here for 14 days in april and it was just like I had imagined it. Vanessa patiently answered all the questions I had on forehand, and I had a few, as this was my first holiday alone. In two weeks I absolutely perfectly got used to being on this lovely small island, doing nothing, reading, swimming, snorkeling, looking... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Me and my girlfriend have spent amazing 7 nights (4th to 11th of May 2013) on this beautifull island. Didn't want to stay on resorst with hundreds of other people and for thousand $ and this is definitely the best you can choose. About the weather, trips and beach: The 3hrs boat trip from Male to Dhiffushi on Saturday afternoon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

After reading all the great reviews on tripadvisor we didn't hesitate to book Happy Life Maldives (HLM ) for a 5 night stay at the beginning of May - the start of the rainy season. We knew we were taking a risk coming here at the very start of the "mid-season" (which should really be classified low season due to... More

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Hassan I, Manager at Happy Life Maldives Lodge, responded to this review

Dear EmmyLou11, Thanks for your feedback. While some of your comments were difficult for us to hear, we understand where you are coming from and want to ensure your comments are addressed. Firstly, we appreciate your positive feedback about the local team at Happy Life. We're proud to have such a welcoming and accommodating group of people taking care of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Came across this place on facebook by accident, and finally decided to stay with them mainly cos the price was unbeatable and you get to stay in a village unlike other resorts. Please note that, this place is a small place, and is not a resort but a smaller lodge that is located in a picturesque corner of Island of... More

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Also Known As:
Happy Life Maldives Lodge North Male Atoll
Address: Bahuruva, k. Dhiffushi, 08030
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty lodging in North Male Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our modern lodge was built in 2011 and we opened our doors in January 2012.We are striving for nothing less but your perfect dream holiday! Our mantra is "No news, no shoes" and we offer you the real Maldivian experience. In other words: we are the ideal, affordable alternative to unpersonal, big resorts. This piece of paradise offers everything you need to be happy! From relaxing on the beach and tranquil village life, to unbelievable dive sights, fishing spots and of course amazing unspoiled waves for the perfect surf experience. With us you'll enjoy the local island experience with a la carte flexibility and the personal touch of a boutique guesthouse. We offer four double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom and ocean, beach and palm tree views. The beach is only 20 meters from your doorstep. Our local chef Umar and his crew will spoil you with Maldivian specialties such as sea food dishes or, if you like continental cuisine in our beautiful outdoor restaurant. Happy Life Maldives Guesthouse is also available for exclusive bookings for groups and big families. ... more   less 
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