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White Shell Island Hotel & Spa

Miskih Magu, 08090
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#26 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
White Shell Island Hotel is located at Maafushi Island, near the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. By speed boat it takes 30 minutes scenic ride to Maafushi Island. Daily ferries are also available from Male' to Maafushi. It takes 1.5 hours to reach Maafushi by ferry. The ticket price is $3 per person per trip. White Shell Island Hotel is a small private hotel at Maafushi Island.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Italian
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Lora M wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We are a couple. Our stay was 4 nights in this hotel. Love this place! It is amazing- perfect service, positive team, delicious food & clean rooms. Additional value- welcome drink, many packages for trips, welcome meeting at the port.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Monika M wrote a review Jan 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India5 contributions
Very clean hotel and extremely helpful and friendly staff. The room didn't have a seaview but it didn't bother us at all, as we hardly stayed in it. Everyday someone came to clean the room, make the beds and change all the towells. We had breakfast in the hotel. The choice wasn't the greatest but it was enagh to chose from. The hotel offerd a selection of trips. We went to a luxury island for a day and snorkeling. We all enjoyed it a lot.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Hsu Yee Htoo wrote a review Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria5 contributions1 helpful vote
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are super clean and spacious and also comfortable. Location is really nice, nearby bikini beach. We really enjoyed the food there with a lot of choices and super delicious. We can say that it’s one of the cozy property in Maafushi 🎉
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Raluca O wrote a review Nov 2019
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We've been there for 8 nights and I can say that is very clean! Every single day someone is coming to clean the room, change the sheets and towels! The pictures on Trip Advisor are very old and the hotel don't look like in those pictures now, but still ok! We had breakfast at the hotel every morning and We've been very dissapointed about this, very poor food! We booked a sea view room and it wasn't a proper sea view because there are other buildings in front of the hotel and you can't see the sea as you wished! I give: 5 stars for nice staff; 5 stars for how clean is the hotel; 2 stars for breakfast; 2 stars for sea view;
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sobia P wrote a review Sep 2019
Karachi, Pakistan53 contributions39 helpful votes
So we thought night fishing in middle of see after watching the sunset on a ship followed by barbecue dinner would be great. It was totally a waste of money an tiring and boring. We had this trip pre booked,payment was to be asked after excursion (hotels decision God knows why) but when we reached on pre decided time they started saying that we were too late and that we can’t have that trip. After a while the reception guy took us to the harbor n we boarded a small fisherman boat. Small with uncomfortable sitting arrangement for such a long excursion. The fisherman gave us hooks and we all(10-12 people) sat for an hour or two caught fishes. Then the boat came to maaffushi n we were off boat(no barbecue served on boat n we were hungry by this time! All tourists started walking in totally different directions. We thought we’ve been ripped off n that the trip is over. Tried calling hotel but no answer and this harbor was no way near that hotel rather another end of maaffushi! We started walking n looking for directions. When we got bit exhausted we thought going back to hotel just to fight and confront them would be stupid as we’re in another country so let’s have dinner first at stingray restaurant (beautiful ambiance loved it)after dinner we thought we had to go to white shell to pay (though they hadn’t yet called us for payment given the tour was over for more than an hour)but we already had spent 15 USD (tour was priced 25 USD each)on the dinner n we were upset so avoided going there and went to hotel to sleep we were tired (did a half day snorkeling trip same day for 25 USD). Next day the white shell guys show up to ask for payment. Totally blaming us for not coming to hotel for barbecue (which they never mentioned would be at hotel rather than boat!)they took full payment not even excusing the 15 usd we had to spend on food on our own. WE WERE SCAMMED ! So please avoid this activity from these people. It’s the tour operators duty to inform about the plan or atleast pick up the phone when we’re calling.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
$36 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollMaafushi Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Shell Island Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to White Shell Island Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Shell Island Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at White Shell Island Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to White Shell Island Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fine Bake by Suzy, Arena Beach Restaurant, and Raha Restaurant & Lounge.
Does White Shell Island Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, White Shell Island Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is White Shell Island Hotel & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Maafushi Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Shell Island Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Chinese, and Hindi.