We are a family with two children, 7 and 4 years old, and we stayed at Stingray Beach Inn for a week at the end of march 2013.
Keeping in mind that we are not talking about a luxury resort but a guesthouse, everything was absolutely nice.
The room was clean and confortable, the staff very kind, friendly and always helpful.
The food was very good (I like very much hot spicy food but if you don't like it remember to ask in advance!), fish is excellent and some recipes have often an indian flavour (curry).
Maafushi is a very beautiful island, with a lot of space more than the usual dimension of resort islands. The sea is stunning, and you can easily reach a beautiful reef (50-100 meters from the beach). In my opinion Maafushi has a lot of potential undiscovered: with a little effort could be absolutely wonderful, removing empty plastic bottles and taking care a little bit more of the overall coast (substituting little pieces of concrete with sand could be possible to extend the actual beach).
We spent a couple of days in Maafushi, visiting the island and enjoying the beach and the sea.
In the other days we organized excursions and we loved this way of discovering Maldives. We stayed one day in Biyadhoo, one in Fihalhohi, one in Picnic Island and one in Rihiveli. Each place has something special and something magic (Biyadhoo the nature and the sea, Fihalhohi the beaches and the reef, Picnic Island the lagoon, Rihiveli the dolphins and the spectacular lagoon. If you organize excursions in the evening often other people of the hotel will join the excursion so you can reduce the costs of transportation.
People of Maafushi are always kind, and so beatiful.
Special thanks to Hibrahim, Hassan, Ronack and all the staff!
We hope to have the possibility to come back soon.
- Also Known As:
- Stingray Beach Inn Maldives/Maafushi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stingray Beach Inn, a small boutique hotel, is purpose built to suit the needs of travelers looking for an easy going budget alternative to the Maldives resort experience.Stingray Beach Inn, offers 10 deluxe airconditioned rooms with attached bathrooms which bring together contemporary and modern style to the discerning guests.All our rooms feature tropical décor, a king size or twin beds. Rooms are also equipped with individually controlled air-conditions with overhead ceiling fans and modern furniture. Stocked mini bar with complementary tea and coffee making facilities available at the lobby. Each room has its own attached bath room with quality bathroom amenities such as water heater and rain showers.The hotel lobby also consists of an attached restaurant where our guests can enjoy themselves sipping tropical cocktails, fresh juices and gastronomical delights before heading off for a big day of activities. Our facilities also include free wifi internet to catch up with friends and family while on their holiday. ... more less
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